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Completion Requirements for Preschool Level 4

  1. Swim underwater, 3 feet
    • Student must fully submerge and then swim underwater 3 feet.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Sculling arms on back, 10 feet
    • Student must remain in a supine position with his or her ears in the water.
    • The arms have to use a sculling motion. Finning is not acceptable here.
    • The student may use a small flutter kick for propulsion.
  6. Front Crawl, 5 yards
    • The body may be up to 30 degrees but the face must be in the water.
    • 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Swim on back, 15 feet
    • Student must make forward progress using any form of kicking and arm action.
    • The ears must be in the water.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Introduction to deep water
    • Student will enter water over their head from the side and will appear comfortable in deep water.
  12. Jump into deep water
    • Student will jump independently into water over their head and then swim back to the wall.
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