Level 4

*Prerequisite: Passed level 3 or demonstrate level 3 skills

Participants improve their aquatic skills and increase their endurance by swimming the strokes learned in Level 3, for greater distances and with more advanced proficiency. Participants add arm actions to the previously learned scissors kick and breaststroke kick to perform the rudimentary sidestroke and to learn the breaststroke. Participants learn the back crawl and butterfly, as well as open turns.

  • Builds on Level 3 skills plus;
  • Entry from the side in compact and stride positions, feet first surface dive.
  • Headfirst entry from the side in sitting and kneeling positions.
  • Swim underwater and survival swimming.
  • Front crawl and backstroke open turns.
  • Tread water using 2 different kicks.
  • Further progression into diving.
  • Development of front crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke, regular backstroke and butterfly.
  • Swimming responsibly.