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Swimming Lessons Level Progression Chart

Infrant (6 months- 3 years)



Starfish / Periwinkle / Minnow
Introduce your little one to the water in the safe surrounds of an Infants class. Available to babies as young as six months, this class is ideal for any parent who wants their baby or toddler to learn to swim early and gain water safety skills for life.

The program will provide education for parent/carers about aquatic environments, swimming and water safety.

Preschools (3-5 Years)

Tadpoles 
Our beginner preschool level where participants will learn water safety and familiarisation, buoyancy and floatation, body position and rotation, underwater skills, stroke development including extended arm paddle, back sculling, aided kick on front and back.

Goldfish
Our second preschool where participants will learn buoyancy and floatation, body position and rotation, underwater skills, entries and exits, water safety, stroke development including torpedoes, independent kick on back, big arms introducing freestyle arms and backstroke arms.

Flying Fish 
An advanced Preschool class where participants learn buoyancy and floatation, underwater skills, entries and exits, water safety, stroke development including kicking on front with aid and side breathing, backstroke with correct arm and hand position, freestyle whilst attempting side breathing, survival backstroke and breaststroke kick with aid.

School Age (5 Years and above)

Octopus
A beginner school aged level where participants will learn water safety & familiarisation, buoyancy and floatation, body position and rotation, underwater skills, stroke development including extended arm paddle, back sculling, aided kick on front and back and torpedos 3 metres.
 

Sardine
Participants will learn underwater skills, entries and exits, water safety, stroke development including torpedoes, independent kick on back, big arms introducing freestyle arms and side breathing and backstroke arms for 10m.

Salmon
Participants will learn underwater skills, entries and exits, water safety, stroke development including freestyle with correct action and body position 12 metres, backstroke with correct action and body position 12 metres, survival backstroke kick with aid 5 metres, and breaststroke kick with aid 5 metres. 

Tuna 
Participants will learn underwater skills, water safety, stroke development including correct freestyle action 25 metres, correct backstroke action 25 metres, survival backstroke unaided 12 metres, correct breaststroke kick with breathing for 12 metres. 

Dolphin
Participants will learn underwater skills, entries and exits, water safety, stroke development including freestyle 50 metres, backstroke 50 metres, survival backstroke25 metres, breaststroke 25 metres with correct arms, breathing and timing and dolphin kick for 12 metres. 

Shark
Participants will learn underwater skills, entries and exits, water safety, stroke development including freestyle 100 metres, backstroke 100 metres, survival backstroke 50 metres, breaststroke 50 metres, sidestroke, 50 metres and butterfly 15 metres.

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