Class
Level

Children enroling in each level should be achieving the following for each level, if they have achieved what is needed for that level move to the next level.   Teacher / Student Ratio
Pool Open Water

A

enrolling in level A are achieving the following

  • Little or no previous water experience.
  • Not confident in or around water.
  • Not comfortable putting their face in the water.
  • Unable to keep themselves afloat

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B

enrolling in level B are achieving the following

  • Push and glide to 3 metres kick
  • Kick on back with flotation aid
  • Submerge body while blowing bubbles
  • Push off the floor and glide; confident recovery to stand position.

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C

enrolling in level C are  achieving the following

  • Kick on front with a board, face in water, for 10 metres.
  • Kick on back with a board, for 10 metres.
  • Torpedo 5 metres.
  • Float on front and back without assistance.

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D

enrolling in level D are achieving the following

  • Swim 15 metres of backstroke and freestyle using efficient technique.
  • Swim 10m lifesaving backstroke kick with board.
  • Be comfortable in deep water.
  • Tread water for 15 seconds.
  • Float comfortably without assistance.
  • Submerge and recover an object from chest depth water.

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E

enrolling in level E are achieving the following

  • Swim 25 metres of freestyle and backstroke using efficient technique.
  • Swim lifesaving backstroke using efficient technique.
  • Swim 10 metres breaststroke kick with board.
  • Tread water for 30 seconds and survival scull for 1 minute whilst wearing a t-shirt.
  • Surface dive, swim underwater and recover an object from chest depth water.

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F

enrolling in level F are achieving the following

  • Swim continuously for 100 metres using efficient technique in freestyle, backstroke, lifesaving backstroke and breaststroke.
  • Survival scull, float or tread water for 4 minutes whilst wearing long-sleeved shirt and trousers.
  • Swim sidestroke using efficient technique.
  • Swim slowly for 6 minutes using survival strokes whilst wearing long-sleeved shirt and trousers.
  • Surface dive and recover items in depth equivalent to height.
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