Completion Requirements for Preschool Level 4
- Swim underwater, 3 feet
- Student must fully submerge and then swim underwater 3 feet.
- Survival float, 15 seconds
- Student float limply with hands and feet dangling, take a breath
with an arm pull, kick and then return to a floating position.
- The kick should start looking like a modified scissors kick.
- Front glide and kick, 10 feet
- Student must be in a streamlined position with their face in the
water throughout the exercise.
- The flutter kick must provide good propulsion.
- Rotary breathing with flutter kicking, 10 feet
- Student must demonstrate their ability to exhale underwater,
turn their head to side, take a breath and then return his or her
face to the water to blow bubbles while flutter kicking.
- The breathing must be smooth without gasping for breath.
- The student may use the instructor or equipment for support.
- Sculling arms on back, 10 feet
- Student must remain in a supine position with his or her ears in
- The arms have to use a sculling motion. Finning is not
- The student may use a small flutter kick for propulsion.
- Front Crawl, 5 yards
- The body may be up to 30 degrees but the face must be in the
- The arms must move in an alternating fashion and need to break
the surface during recovery.
- The kick must provide good propulsion.
- Student must exhale underwater.
- Butterfly, kick and body motion, 15 feet
- Student must perform a dolphin kick.
- The hips should move up and down in a rhythmic manner.
- It is acceptable if the feet separate occasionally.
- Swim on back, 15 feet
- Student must make forward progress using any form of kicking and
- The ears must be in the water.
- Jump into water and recover to wall
- Student will jump into water at least 3 ½ feet deep, swim to the
surface, and then swim back to the wall.
- Tread water, 15 seconds
- Student will stay in one place with their face out of the water.
- The arms should be using a sculling motion.
- The kick may occasionally turn to a flutter kick.
- Introduction to deep water
- Student will enter water over their head from the side and will
appear comfortable in deep water.
- Jump into deep water
- Student will jump independently into water over their head and
then swim back to the wall.