LEVEL 3—STROKE DEVELOPMENT
The objectives of Learn-to-Swim Level 3 are to expand proficiency of previously learned skills by providing additional guided practice. Participants learn and practice survival floating and learn to swim front crawl at rudimentary proficiency levels. We introduce the scissors and dolphin kicks and extend the time duration for treading water. Participants also learn rules for headfirst entries and begin to learn to enter the water headfirst from a seated position at the poolside. Participants who successfully complete Level 3 have achieved basic water competency in a pool environment.
LEVEL 4—STROKE IMPROVEMENT
In Learn-to-Swim Level 4, participants improve their aquatic skills and increase their endurance by swimming the strokes learned in Level 3 (i.e., front crawl) for greater distances and with more advanced proficiency. Participants add arm actions to the previously learned scissors kick and breaststroke kick to perform the rudimentary sidestroke and to learn the breaststroke. Participants also begin to learn the back crawl and butterfly, as well as the basics of performing a simple open turn at a wall.
LEVEL 5—STROKE REFINEMENT
In Level 5, participants refine their performance of all four strokes (i.e., front crawl, back crawl, butterfly, breaststroke) and increase the distances that they swim. Participants also learn to perform flip turns on the front and back.
LEVEL 6—SWIMMING AND SKILL PROFICIENCY
The objective of this level is to refine strokes, so participants swim them with greater efficiency and effectiveness over longer distances, and focuses on preparing participants for more advanced courses, such as Elite League or Swim Team.