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Starfish (4 - 12 months of age, participates with parent/caregiver)

Babies and their caregivers work on getting wet, buoyance and movement, front, back and vertical position in the water, and shallow water entries and exits.

Duck (12 - 24 months of age, participates with parent/caregiver)

Babies and their caregivers work on rhythmic breathing, moving forward and backward, front and back float with recover, and shallow water entries and exits.

Sea Turtle (24 - 36 months of age, participates with parent/caregiver)

Toddlers and their caregivers work on submersion, front and back floats and glides, jumping in to chest-deep water with assistance, kicking on front and front swim.

Sea Otter (3 - 5 years of age, participates with parent/caregiver)

Swimmers work on front and back floats and glides, kicking on front with a buoyant object, and will be able to swim 1 metre upon completion of this level.

Salamander (3 - 5 years of age, successful completion of Sea Otter)

Swimmers work on improving their front and back float and jumping in to chest-deep water unassisted.  Kicking is added to the front and back glide and swimmers will be able to swim 2 metres upon completion.

Sunfish (3 - 6 years, successful completion of Salamander)

Swimmers work on kicking and can perform glifes (front and back), enter deep water safely, float in deep water, swim with a PFD, and swim 5 metres continuously.

Crocodile (3 - 6 years, successful completion of Sunfish)

Swimmers further develop the front and back glide with kick, front and back swim, jump in to deep water, swim with a PFD in deep water, and swim 10 metres continuously.

Whale (3 - 6 years, successful completion of Crocodile)

Swimmers increase their distance on front and back glide with kick, increase distance on front and back swim, learn the sitting dive, and will be able to swim 15 metres continuously.

Swim Kids 1 (at least 5 years of age, no previous swimming experience required)

Swimmers develop front and back float, front and back glide, flutter kick (assisted), shallow water entries and exits, and swim 5 metres.

Swim Kids 2 (at least 5 years of age, successful completion of Swim Kids 1)

Swimmers learn front and back glide with flutter kick, develop front swim, complete deep-water activities (assisted) and swim 10 metres continuously.

Swim Kids 3 (at least 5 years of age, succussful completion of Swim Kids 2)

Swimmers increase their distance on front and back glide with flutter kick, perform flutter kick unassisted, wear a PFD in deep water, float in deep water, and swim 15 metres continuously.

Swim Kids 4 (at leat 5 years of age, successful completion of Swim Kids 3)

Swimmers learn back swim with shoulder roll and front crawl (10m), work on flutter kick on back, perform kneeling dive, introduction to sculling and swim 25 metres continuously.

Swim Kids 5 (at least 5 years of age, successful completion of Swim Kids 4)

Swimmers develop front crawl (15m), learn back crawl (15m) and whip kick on back, learn stride dive and treading water, perform head-first sculling on back, and swim 50 metres continuously.

Swim Kids 6 (at least 5 years of age, successful completion of Swim Kids 5)

Swimmers increase their distance on front and back crawl (25m), learn elementary back stroke (15m), learn dolphin kick, tread water in deep water, perform front dive, and swim 75 metres continuosly.

Swim Kids 7 (at least 5 years of age, successful completion of Swim Kids 6)

Swimmers increase their distance on front and back crawl (50m) and elementary back stroke (25m), learn front scull, perform whip kick on front and dolphin kick, learn stride entry and swim 150 metres continuously.

Swim Kids 8 (at least 5 years of age, successful completion of Swim Kids 7)

Swimmers increase their distance on front and back crawl (75m) and elementary back stroke (25m), learn breast stroke (15m), learn eggbeater/tread water, perform feet-first surface dive and standing shallow dive, and swim 300 metres continuously.

Swim Kids 9 (at least 5 years of age, successful completion of Swim Kids 8)

Swimmers increase their distance on front and back crawl (100m), elementary back stroke (50m) and breast stroke (25m), learn sidestroke kick, perform head-first surface dive, and swim 400 metres continuously.

Swim Kids 10 (at least 5 years of age, successful completion of Swim Kids 9)

Swimmers increase their distance onf ront and back crawl (100m), elementary back stroke (50m) and breast stroke (50m), learn sidestroke (25m), perform dolphin kick (vertical), learn feet and head first surface dives with underwater swim, and swim 500 metres continuously.