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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

I like that we are being kept up to date with her progress on what she needs to practice, sometimes it would be better for teacher to talked through their thoughts on her abilities, know its very busy.

Like the idea of the 49 week schedule for lessons, this in only Aiden’s second week here, so not got much more to add at the moment.

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