Swim Kids (6 – 14 years)

Swim Kids 1

Children work on a distance swim of 5 meters, shallow water entries and exits, submersion of head and exhaling through moth and/or nose. Other skills include front float and recovery for 3 seconds (without goggles), front glide for 5 seconds, front glide with kick for 5 meters, back float and recovery for 3 seconds (without goggles), back glide for 5 seconds, roll-over glides for 5 seconds (assisted) and a 5 meter front swim.

Pre-requisite: Minimum 6 years of age, Incomplete or Complete Sea Otter, Salamander, Incomplete Sunfish

Swim Kids 2

Children work on flutter kick for 10 meters (assisted) and a distance swim of 10 meters. Other skills include assisted deep water activities, front glide with flutter kick for 10 meters (unassisted), back glide with flutter kick 5 meters (unassisted), side glide with flutter kick 5 meters (assisted), roll-over glide with flutter kick for 5 meters and a 5 meter front swim.

Pre-requisite: Completion of Swim Kids, Complete Sunfish or Incomplete Crocodile

Swim Kids 3

Children work on flutter kick for 15 meters and a distance swim of 15 meters. Other skills include deep water floats for 5 seconds, surface support in deep water for 20 seconds, sitting dives, front glide with flutter kick for 15 meters, back glide with flutter kick for 10 meters, side glide with flutter kick for 10 meters (unassisted), as well as front glide/side glide combination for 10 meters (assisted) and a 10 meter front swim.

Pre-requisite: Completion of Swim Kids 2, Complete Crocodile or Incomplete Whale

Swim Kids 4

Participants work on flutter kick on back for 15 meters and a distance swim of 25 meters. Other skills include introduction to sculling, kneeling dives, surface support of 45 seconds in deep water, front glide/side glide combination for 15 meters, back swim with shoulder roll for 15 meters and front crawl for 10 meters.

Pre-requisite: Completion of Swim Kids 3 or Completion of Whale

Swim Kids 5

Participants work on flutter kick for 25 meters and a distance swim of 50 meters. Other skills include disorienting entries, treading water for 1 minute, stride dives, head-first sculling on back for 5 meters, as well as front crawl for 15 meters, back crawl for 15 meters and introduction to whip kick on back for 10 meters.

Pre-requisite: Completion of Swim Kids 4

Swim Kids 6

Participants work on dolphin kick for 10 meters and a distance swim of 75 meters. Other skills include treading deep water for 90 seconds, front dives, front crawl for 25 meters, back crawl for 25 meters and elementary back stroke for 15 meters.

Pre-requisite: Completion of Swim Kids 5

Swim Kids 7

Participants work on a distance swim of 150 meters. Other skills include stride entry, front crawl for 50 meters, back crawl for 50 meters, elementary back stroke for 25 meters, front scull for 15 meters and whip kick on front for 15 meters.

Pre-requisite: Completion of Swim Kids 6

Swim Kids 8

Participants work on eggbeater/treading water for 3 minutes and a distance swim of 300 meters. Other skills include feet-first surface dives, standing shallow dives, front crawl for 75 meters, back crawl for 75 meters, elementary back stroke for 25 meters and breast stroke for 15 meters.

Pre-requisite: Completion of Swim Kids 7

Swim Kids 9

Participants work on travelling, legs only for 3 minutes and a distance swim of 400 meters. Other skills include head-first surface dives, front crawl for 100 meters, back crawl for 100 meters, elementary back stroke for 50 meters, breast stroke for 25 meters and sidestroke kick for 15 meters.

Pre-requisite: Completion of Swim Kids 8

Swim Kids 10

Candidates will work on a distance swim of 500 meters. Other swimming skills include front crawl for 100 meters, back crawl for 100 meters, elementary back stroke for 50 meters, breast stroke for 50 meters and sidestroke for 25 meters.

Pre-requisite: Completion of Swim Kids 9