Level 1

*Prerequisite: over 6 years old OR passed Preschool Level 2

Level 1 introduces basic aquatic skills, which participants continue to build on as they progress through Learn-to-Swim. Participants start developing positive attitudes, effective swimming habits and safe practices in and around the water. Level 1 skills overlap with the Preschool Aquatics Level 1 and 2 skills.

  • Continued emphasis on correct entry and exit techniques
  • Bobbing, opening eyes underwater and retrieve submerged objects, explore arm and hand movements
  • Bobbing for toys and going to either Safety Zone
  • Continued emphasis on a strong freestyle kick and how to go from kicking to Safety Zone
  • Roll from front to back and back to front - Combining arm and leg actions
  • Treading water using arm and leg actions
  • Alternating and simultaneous arm and leg actions on front and back
  • Combined arm and leg actions on front and back
  • How to incorporate using freestyle arms while kicking and when tired remembering to go to Safety Zone
  • Backstroke kick