Hyannis Youth & Community Center, 141 Bassett Lane, Hyannis, MA. 02601

Swimming Skill Levels

 

Skills needed to pass each level
 

Level 1

  • Fully submerge face (3 seconds)
  • Bobs in shallow water
  • Bubble blowing

· Supported float, kick, arm action, glide on front and back

Level 2

  • Fully submerge head (5 seconds)
  • Retrieve objects in chest deep water
  • Under water bobs
  • Face down float (5 seconds)
  • Back float (15 seconds)
  • Kick, glide, combined stroke on front and back

Level 3

  • Front crawl (15 yards)
  • Elementary backstroke (15 yards)

· Streamline front glide with flutter and dolphin kick

  • Scissors kick (10 yards)
  • Tread water (30 seconds)
  • Kneeling dive off rescue board
  • Rotary breathing (10x)

Level 4

  • Front crawl (25 yards)
  • Elementary backstroke (25 yards)
  • Back crawl (15 yards)
  • Breaststroke (15 yards)
  • Butterfly (15 yards)
  • Side stroke (15 yards)
  • Swim underwater (3-5 body lengths)
  • Tread water (2 minutes with 2 different kicks)
  • Standing dive off rescue board

Level 5

  • Front crawl (50 yards)
  • Elementary backstroke (50 yards)
  • Back crawl (25 yards)
  • Breaststroke (25 yards)
  • Butterfly (25 yards)
  • Sidestroke (25 yards)
  • Tread water (5 minutes)

· Dive off board, glide 2 body lengths and begin any front stroke

  • Flip turn for freestyle and backstroke

Level 6

  • Front crawl (100 yards)
  • Elementary backstroke (100 yards)
  • Backstroke (50 yards)
  • Breaststroke (50 yards)
  • Butterfly (50 yards)
  • Sidestroke (50 yards)
  • Survival float/back float (5 minutes)
  • Tread water (kicking only) (2 minutes)
  • Survival swimming (10 minutes)

 

  

 


   
   

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