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encouraged, supported, admired, 

protected, nurtured, respected,

emulated...

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LEARN TO SWIM

Learn to Swim with Swim West Lothian

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Level 1

  • Understanding of basic pool rules
  • Walking in water with water at shoulder level
  • Enter and exit pool safety with assistance
  • Float on front and back with an aid and assistance
  • Get face wet without submerging
  • Blowing bubbles
  • Regain feet from a floating position with an aid and assistance
  • Kick on front and back with an  aid

 

Level 2

  • Understanding of basic pool rules
  • Pick up objects from the bottom of the pool in shallow water
  • Enter and exit pool safely without assistance
  • Using a board/aid, float on back unassisted
  • Bob up and down repeatedly, submerging body and blow bubbles through nose and month
  • Roll 180 degrees from front to back then regain feet
  • Kick on front with aid unassisted
  • Kick on back with an aid unassisted

 

Level 3

  • Perform a surface dive
  • Safe pool entry from a standing and sitting position
  • Demonstrate a floating position on front and back for 10 seconds
  • Push off wall and glide on front and back then regain feet
  • Demonstrate rotary breathing - show heed turning to the side to breathe
  • Rotate 360 degrees without touching the pool floor
  • Demonstrate a freestyle arm action with a board for 5 metres
  • Demonstrate a backstroke arm action a with a board for 5 meters

Level 4

  • Using an aid, tread water using a cycle kicking action and a breaststroke type leg action for 20 seconds
  • Demonstrate a handstand from the bottom of the pool
  • Demonstrate a sitting dive and glide
  • From a floating position, swim through submerged hop
  • Push and glide on front and back holding glide for 2 metres
  • Swim 5 metres freestyle breathing to the side
  • Swim 5 metres backstroke tummy up
  • Swim 5 metres froggy arms
  • Kick on front and back with board for 10 metres

Level 5

  • Demonstrate a forward somersault from a standing position
  • Demonstrate a kneeling dive
  • Demonstrate 3 different floating positions
  • Demonstrate a good push off from the wall on front and kick in a streamline position
  • Demonstrate understanding of bi-lateral breathing
  • Swim 10 metres freestyle breathing to the side
  • Swim 10 metres backstroke keeping head still
  • Swim 10 metres on front showing breaststroke type action
  • Kick on front and back for 15 metres with no support

Level 6

  • Tread water for 30 seconds keeping the head clear of the water and then swim 15 metres
  • Surface dive and retrieve an object from the pool floor in deep water
  • Demonstrate a kneeling dive and swim out
  • Demonstrate a good push off with streamlining, on front and back from good starting position
  • Using a pull buoy, scull 10 metres on front in a forward direction
  • Swim 2 x 15metre freestyle showing good technique and breathing without stopping
  • Swim 2 x 15 metres backstroke showing good technique without stopping
  • Using a kickboard, kick 2 x 15 metres breaststroke
  • Kick 10 metres arms by side using a butterfly style undulating action
  • Swim 4 x 10 metres each of freestyle and backstroke without stopping

Level 7

  • Demonstrate life jacket use/survival position i.e. H.E.L.P or huddle
  • Demonstrate a front somersault from floating position
  • Demonstrate a crouching dive
  • Using a pull buoy, scull 15 metres on front head first and feet first
  • Swim 25 metres freestyle with good technique
  • Swim 25 metres backstroke with good technique
  • Swim 15 metres breaststroke with correct timing
  • Attempt butterfly arms and legs together for 5 metres
  • Tread water attempting eggbeater kick for 45 seconds then swim 25 metres
  • Swim 50 metres using 2 different strokes holding good technique, attempting turns without stopping

Level 8

  • Demonstrate a standing dive into deep water
  • Demonstrate a good push, glide and streamline on front and back; hold and kick under water for 5 metres
  • Using a pull buoy, scull 15 metres on front and back head first and feet first
  • Swim 50 metres freestyle demonstrating good rhythm and breathing
  • Swim 50 metres backstroke demonstrating good rhythm and breathing
  • Swim 25 metres breaststroke attempting pull out and regular breathing
  • Swim 10 metres using a butterfly action
  • Using a kickboard, kick 4 x 25 metres freestyle and backstroke
  • Pull 25 metres freestyle using a pull buoy
  • Swim 100 metres using 2 different stroke holding good technique and turn without stopping

A Few Testimonials

Having 4 kids it would be good if the family changing area at Deans was open on a Saturday morning.

No feedback at deans on how children are doing. Regular feedback would be beneficial.

  • Aquanauts Livingston
  • Bathgate ASC
  • Broxburn ASC
  • Fauldhouse Penguins
  • Livingston District Doplhins ASC
  • Trojan Swimming Club