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Completion Requirements for Preschool Level 1

  1. Enter water using ladder, steps or side
    • Student must be able to safely and independently enter the water other than walking in on the beach.
  2. Exit water using ladder steps or side
    • Student must be able to safely and independently exit the water other than walking out on the beach.
  3. Submerge mouth, nose, and eyes
    • Student must be comfortable with their mouth, nose and eyes underwater.
  4. Blow bubbles through mouth and nose, 3 seconds
    • Student must be comfortably able to exhale bubbles through both mouth and nose.
  5. Front float & recovery with support, 3 seconds
    • Student must remain comfortably prone with their face in the water.
    • Student must remain relaxed throughout the float.
    • They may use the instructor, the wall, or any floatation device for support.
  6. Back float and recovery with support, 3 seconds
    • Student must remain comfortably supine in the water.
    • Student must remain relaxed throughout the float.
    • They may use the instructor, the floor, or any floatation device for support.
  7. Flutter kick on front with support
    • Student must be able to move their legs in an alternating motion.
    • A bicycle kick is still acceptable.
    • The kick must provide some propulsion through the water.
  8. Flutter kick on back with support
    • Student must be able to move their legs in an alternating motion.
    • A bicycle kick is still acceptable.
    • The kick must provide some propulsion through the water.
  9. Alternating arm action on front with support, 5 feet
    • Student must demonstrate moving their arms independently in an alternating circular motion.
    • The arms must rotate forward in a rough crawl stroke motion.
    • Student may walk, crawl, or be supported by the instructor or equipment.
  10. Discuss water safety rules
    • Discuss pool rules such as running, showering, etc.
    • Talk about never swimming alone or “Always swim with a buddy in a supervised area.”
  11. Discuss how to get help
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