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Completion Requirements for Youth Level 2

  1. Jump from Side
    • Students will jump from side safely without fear.
  2. Exit Water Using Side, Ladder or Steps
    • Students will climb up independently from chest deep water.
  3. Submerge Entire Head – 5 Seconds
    • Students will stay underwater comfortably for 5 seconds.
  4. Bobbing - 5 Times
    • Students will exhale while submerged and inhale when they are above water.
    • The bobs need to be in a continuous rhythmic pattern.
  5. Recover an Item
    • Students must recover a submerged object with eyes open underwater at least two times.
  6. Front Float & Recovery - 5 Seconds
    • Students must show comfort as they remain in a front float position with face in the water.
    • Students must recover from a front float to a standing position.
  7. Jellyfish Float - 5 Seconds
    • Students will float in a face down position with arms and legs relaxed.
  8. Tuck Float – 5 Seconds
    • Students will bring their knees to their chest and hold their legs.  The face must be in the water.
  9. Front Glide - 2 Body Lengths
    • Students must be in a streamlined position with their face in the water.
  10. Back Float and Recovery - 15 Seconds
    • Students must show comfort as they remain in a back float position.
    • Students must recover from a back float to a standing position.
  11. Back Glide - 2 Body Lengths
    • Students must be in a streamlined position.
  12. Roll Over
    • Students roll over from front to back.
    • Students roll over from back to front.
  13. Change Direction
    • Students must change direction of travel while paddling on front or back.
  14. Treading Water - 15 Seconds
    • Students will explore different arm and leg movements in shoulder deep water.
  15. Swim on Front – 5 Body Lengths
    • Students must propel themselves through the water using any combination of alternating or simultaneous arms and legs.
    • Student's body must be at less than a 45 degree angle.
  16. Finning Arm Action on Back – 5 Body Lengths
    • Students will explore finning arms and propel themselves through the water.
  17. Swim on Back – 5 Body Lengths
    • Students must propel themselves through the water using any combination of alternating or simultaneous arms and legs.
    • Student's body must be at less than a 45 degree angle.
  18. Discuss Personal Water Safety
    • Staying Safe Around Aquatic Environments
    • Too Much Sun is No Fun
    • Don't Just Pack It, Wear your Jacket - Demonstrate proper fitting and wearing of a life jacket
    • Look Before you Leap
    • Think So You Don't Stink
    • Recognizing an Emergency
    • How to Call for Help
    • Reach of Throw, Don't Go
  19. Exit Skill I
    • Students will step from side into chest deep water, move into a front float for 5 seconds, roll over to a back float for 5 seconds, return to standing position.
  20. Exit Skill II
    • Move into a back float for 5 seconds, roll to front then recover to a vertical position.
  21. Exit Skill III
    • Students will push off and swim using combined arm and leg actions for 5 body lengths on the front, roll to back for 15 seconds, roll to the front then continue swimming for 5 body lengths.
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