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Parent Child Level 3-Stroke Development <br /> Learn to ask permission before entering the water Enter water by jumping from the side <br /> Learn how to enter and exit the water in a safe manner Headfirst entries from the side in sitting and kneeling positions <br /> Feel comfortable in the water Bobbing while moving toward safety <br /> Explore submerging to the mouth,nose and eyes completely Rotary breathing <br /> Explore buoyancy on the front and back position Survival float <br /> Change body position in the water with support Back float <br /> Learn basic water safety rules and how to avoid water hazards around home Change from vertical to horizontal position on front and back <br /> Learn the importance of wearing a life jacket and experience wearing one Tread water <br /> Learn how to stay safe in,on and around the water,including knowing how Flutter,scissor,dolphin and breaststroke kicks on front <br /> to stay safe in the sun and how to avoid recreational water illness Front crawl and elementary backstroke <br /> Learn how to call for help and the importance of first aid and CPR Learn to look carefully before entering the water <br /> Certification Requirements: Learn to perform simple nonswimming assists <br /> Participation Learn to recognize,prevent and respond to cold water emergencies <br /> Certification Requirements: <br /> Preschool Level 1 Demonstrate competency in all require skills&activities,including in-water <br /> Enter and exit water using ladder,steps or side skills <br /> Blow bubbles through mouth and nose Successfully complete the following exit skills assessment: <br /> Submerge mouth,nose and eyes Jump into deep water from the side,swim front crawl for 15 yards,maintain <br /> Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects position by treading or floating for 30 seconds and swim elementary <br /> Front and back glides and recover to a vertical position backstroke for 15 yards <br /> Back float and recover to a vertical position <br /> Roll from front to back and back to front Level 4-Stroke Improvement <br /> Tread with arm and hand actions Headfirst entries from the side in compact and stride positions <br /> Alternating and simultaneous leg actions on front and back Swim under water <br /> Alternating and simultaneous arm actions on front and back Feetfirst surface dive <br /> Experience wearing a life jacket in the water Survival swimming <br /> Learn how to stay safe,including recognizing an emergency and knowing Front crawl and backstroke open turns <br /> how to call for help Tread water using 2 different kicks <br /> Learn how to stay safe in,on and around the water,including the use of a Front and back crawl,elementary backstroke,breaststroke,sidestroke and <br /> life jacket,recognizing lifeguards and sun safety butterfly <br /> Certification Requirements: Flutter and dolphin kicks on back <br /> Demonstrate competency in all require skills&activities,including in-water Learn to look carefully before entering the water <br /> skills Learn what to think about and do when exhausted or caught in a dangerous <br /> Successfully complete the following(can be done with support) situation <br /> Enter independently,using either the ladder,steps or side,travel 5 yards, Learn to perform simple nonswimming assists <br /> submerge to mouth and blow bubbles for at least 3 seconds then exit water Learn about recreational water illness and how to prevent it <br /> While in shallow water,glide on front at least 2 body lengths,then roll to Certification Requirements: <br /> back and float on back for 3 seconds then recover to vertical position Demonstrate competency in all require skills&activities,including in-water <br /> skills <br /> Level 1-Introduction to Water Skills Successfully complete the following exit skills assessment: <br /> Enter and exit water using ladder,steps or side Perform a feetfirst entry into deep water,swim front crawl for 25 yards, <br /> Blow bubbles through mouth and nose change direction and position as necessary to swim elementary backstroke <br /> Bobbing for 25 yards <br /> Open eyes under water to retrieve submerged objects Swim breaststroke for 15 yards,change direction and position as necessary <br /> Front and back glides recover to a vertical position and swim back crawl for 15 yards <br /> Back float <br /> Roll from front to back and back to front Level 5-Stroke Refinement <br /> Tread water using arm and hand actions Shallow-angle dive from the side then glide and begin a front stroke <br /> Alternating and simultaneous arm and let actions on front and back Tuck and pike surface dives,submerge completely <br /> Learn how to stay safe,including recognizing an emergency and knowing Front flip turn and backstroke flip turn while swimming <br /> how to call for help Front and back crawl,elementary backstroke,breaststroke,sidestroke and <br /> Learn how to stay safe in,on and around the water,including the use of a butterfly <br /> life jacket,recognizing lifeguards and sun safety Sculling <br /> Certification Requirements: Learn to look carefully before entering the water <br /> Demonstrate competency in all require skills&activities,including in-water Learn what to think about and do when exhausted or caught in a dangerous <br /> skills situation <br /> Successfully complete the following exit skills assessment: Learn to perform simple nonswimming assists <br /> Enter independently,using either the ladder,steps or side,travel at least 5 Learn about recreational water illnesses and how to prevent them <br /> yards,bob 3 times then safely exit the water Learn how to call for help and the importance of knowing first aid and CPR <br /> Glide on front at least 2 body lengths,roll to back float for 3 seconds and Learn basic safety guidelines for participating in aquatic activities at <br /> recover to a vertical position(can be performed with support) waterparks <br /> Certification Requirements: <br /> Demonstrate competency in all require skills&activities,including in-water <br /> Level 2-Fundamental Aquatic Skills skills <br /> Enter and exit water by stepping or jumping from the side Successfully complete the following exit skills assessment: <br /> Fully submerge and hold breath Perform a shallow-angle dive into deep water,swim front crawl for 50 yards, <br /> Bobbing change direction and position of travel as necessary and swim elementary <br /> Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects backstroke for 50 yards <br /> Front,jellyfish and tuck floats Swim breaststroke for 25 yards,change direction and position of travel as <br /> Front&back glide,recover to vertical position necessary and swim back crawl for 25 yards <br /> Roll from front to back and back to front <br /> Change direction of travel while swimming on front or back <br /> Tread water using arm and leg actions <br /> Combined arm and leg actions on front and back <br /> Rotary breathing Level 2 Certification Requirements: <br /> Finning arm action Demonstrate competency in all require skills and activities,including in-water skills <br /> Learn how to stay safe,including recognizing an emergency and knowing Successfully complete the following exit skills assessment: <br /> how to call for help and perform simple nonswimming assists Step from side into chest-deep water,move into front float for 5 seconds,roll to <br /> Learn how to stay safe in,on and around the water,including the use of a back,float for 5 seconds,then return to vertical position <br /> life jacket,recognizing lifeguards and sun safety Move into a back float for 5 seconds,roll to front then recover to a vertical position <br /> Learn to look carefully before entering the water Push off and swim using combined arm and leg actions on front for 5 body lengths, <br /> Learn what to think about and do when exhausted or caught in a dangerous roll to back,float for 15 seconds,roll to the front then continue <br /> situation swimming for 5 body lengths(participant can be assisted when taking a breath) <br />