Enrolments are based on students working on achieving the following criteria per level. If the student has achieved the requirements outlined below for that level, they are eligible to move to the next skill level.

For example, enrolling your child in a Level C, means that the child is aiming to achieve and complete the skills outlined in the Level C. They are not expected to have already achieved these skills.


Level A – Max 4 Students

Level B – Max 4 Students

Level C – Max 6 Students

Level D – Max 6 Students

Level E,F,G – Max 8 Students

  • Little or no previous water experience
  • Safe entry and exit of water
  • Whole face in water and blow bubbles
  • Kick on front with aid – recover to stand
  • Kick on back with aid – recover to stand
  • Grasp and be rescued with a rigid object
  • Push and glide to flutter kick 3 metres, face in the water
  • Kick on back 5 metre with flotation aid, ears in the water
  • Submerge body while blowing bubbles
  • Push off the floor and glide; confident recovery to stand position
  • Aided 30 second float signal for help
  • Safely jump from the edge to the teacher
  • Be rescued with a rope
  • Entry and exit from deep water
  • 10 metres backstroke – introduction only
  • 10 metres freestyle – introduction – only
  • Introduction to freestyle breathing
  • Torpedo 5 metres streamline position
  • Float on front and back without assistance
  • Submerge and recover object from water of chest depth
  • Introductory Survival Sequence
  • 15 metres of backstroke and freestyle using efficient technique
  • 5 metres introduction to lifesaving backstroke kick with board
  • 5 metres introduction to breaststroke kick with a board
  • Be comfortable in deep water
  • Survival Sequence
  • Float comfortably without assistance.
  • Surface dive, underwater swim 3 metres and recover an object of chest depth
  • 25 metres of freestyle and backstroke using efficient technique.
  • 10 metres lifesaving backstroke using efficient technique
  • Introduction to Breaststroke and sidestroke
  • Survival Sequence with clothes
  • Surface dive, swim underwater and recover an object equivalent to students height
  • Swim continuously for 100 metres using efficient technique in
    freestyle, backstroke, lifesaving backstroke and breaststroke.
  • 15 metres of breaststroke using efficient technique
  • 10 metres of sidestroke kick using efficient technique
  • Survival scull, float or tread water for 4 minutes whilst wearing
    long-sleeved shirt and trousers.
  • 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.
  • Introductory to eggbeater kick
  • Rope rescue 5 metres
  • Swim continuously for 250 metres using efficient technique in freestyle, backstroke, lifesaving backstroke, breaststroke and sidestroke.
  • 25 metres butterfly
  • Stride entry, entry selected by teacher & two other safety entries.
  • Efficient eggbeater kick without the use of arms
  • Survival scull, float, tread water or eggbeater kick for 3 minutes.
  • Submerge feet first – scull on back under water for 3 metres
  • Swim 50 metres quickly, swim 50 metres slowly
  • Demonstrate for 1 minute the use of a buoyant aid to provide support
  • Advanced lifejacket activity