Outdoor Pools – Holiday Learn to Swim Lessons Level Information

Infant program levels

Teachers assess and progress children through the program levels, based on their individual ability.

Level Description

Starfish


Ages: 6-12 months
Class size: 8 students

  • Parent or carer in water with child
  • Parent or carer water safety education
  • Socialising with group activities
  • Water exploration activities
  • Buoyancy and flotation activities with attempted movement towards a target, with and without aids

Perwinkle


Ages: 1-2 years
Class size: 8 students

  • Parent/carer in water with child
  • Parent/carer water safety education
  • Comfortable and confident in water
  • Independently follows simple requests
  • Comfortable and confident submersion on request

Minnow


Ages: 2-3.5 years
Class size: 8 students

  • Buoyancy and flotation activities
  • Introduction to kicking and arm movement
  • Introduction to blowing bubbles
  • Deliberate movement towards a target


Preschool program levels

Teachers assess and progress children through the program levels, based on their individual ability.

Level Description

Tadpole


Ages: 3.5-5 years
Class size: 4 students

  • Push and glide with bubbles
  • Independent submersion with bubbles
  • Aided jump entry and return to edge
  • Extended arm paddle
  • Aided kick on front and back
  • Aided treading water
  • Torpedo three metres

Goldfish


Ages: 3.5-5 years
Class size: 5 students

  • Jump entry and return to edge
  • Independent rollover
  • Recover object from chest-deep water
  • Introductory whip kick
  • Freestyle and backstroke arms
  • Tread water for 15 seconds

Flying fish


Ages: 3.5-5 years
Class size: 5 students

  • Step in entry and recover
  • Freestyle and backstroke 10 metres
  • Introduction to breaststroke, survival backstroke and butterfly kick
  • Duck dive, swim underwater and recover an object
  • Throw a buoyant aid and direct a partner to safety


School-age program levels

Teachers assess and progress children through the program levels, based on their individual ability.

Level Description

Octopus


Ages: 5+ years
Class size: 5 students

  • Kick on front and back with aid 5 metres
  • Paddle and kick
  • Torpedo 3 metres
  • Treading water
  • Introduction to freestyle and backstroke arms

Sardine


Ages: 5+ years
Class size: 6 students

  • Jump entry into deep water and recover
  • Kick on front with aid and side breathing 10 metres
  • Introductory whip kick
  • Backstroke, freestyle and torpedo 5 metres
  • Float, scull and tread water for 30 seconds and signal for help
  • Duck dive

Salmon


Ages: 5+ years
Class size: 6 students

  • Kneeling dive
  • Step in entry and recover
  • Freestyle and backstroke 12 metres
  • Survival backstroke with aid 5 metres
  • Breaststroke kick with aid 5 metres
  • Float, scull and tread water for 1 minute and signal for help
  • Duck dive, swim underwater for 3 metres and recover object

Tuna


Ages: 5+ years
Class size: 6 students

  • Stride entry
  • Freestyle and backstroke 25 metres
  • Survival backstroke 25 metres
  • Breaststroke kick 12 metres
  • Forward somersault
  • Crouch dive

Dolphin


Ages: 5+ years
Class size: 8 students

  • Freestyle and backstroke 50 metres
  • Survival backstroke and breaststroke 25 metres
  • Tumble turn
  • Dolphin kick and sidestroke 12 metres
  • Shallow dive

Shark


Ages: 5+ years
Class size: 8 students

  • Feet first surface dive
  • Freestyle and backstroke 100 metres
  • Survival backstroke and breaststroke 50 metres
  • Butterfly 15 metres
  • Sidestroke 25 metres
  • Using combination of strokes 400 metre swim
  • Clothed swim, float, scull and tread water for 5 minutes, remove clothes and swim for 5 minutes