Swiming Instruction Program

10 Schools

Skills

Polliwog
  1. Physical and mental orientation to water
  2. Breath holding and submerging entire body
  3. Floating and front glide and recovery
Guppy
  1. Front glide, 10 ft.
  2. Front glide with flutter kick, 20 ft.
  3. Back float
Minnow
  1. Back glide, 6ft.
  2. Back glide with flutter kick and sculling, 20 ft.
  3. Front crawl stroke, 20 ft. (beginners)
Goldfish
  1. Front crawl stroke, 20 yds.
  2. Beginning back crawl stroke, 10 yds.
  3. Changing direction
  4. Turning over
  5. Leveling off
  6. Jump – chest deep water
  7. Jump – deep water
  8. Front dive – (beginners)

Beginners Test

Goldfish Test:

Camper jumps or dives into deep water, levels off, swims beginner or front crawl stroke down the lane, changes direction, turns over onto back and floats 1/2 minute, then turns back over and swims front crawl back to the starting point. Awareness and understanding of basic safety skills and attitudes.

Baracuda
  1. Rhythmic breathing
  2. Front crawl stroke, 20 yds. with good rhythmic breathing
  3. Back crawl stroke, 20 yds.
  4. Survival float 1 min.
  5. Tread water 30 sec.
  6. Diving and underwater swimming 30 ft
Catfish
  1. Elementary back stroke 25 yds.
  2. Front crawl stroke, 25 yds. review/improve
  3. Back crawl stroke, 25 yds. review/improve
  4. Treading water, 1 min.
  5. Survival float 1 min.
  6. Bobbing

Advanced Beginners Test

Catfish Test:

Part I – Camper dives into deep water, swims under water approx. 1/2 lane, surfaces, treads water 1 min., swims front crawl stroke remainder of lane, changes direction, and swims front crawl back down the lane.

Part II – Camper jumps into deep water, swims 1/2 lane under water, surfaces and performs survival float 2 min., swims elementary backstroke remainder of the lane, changes direction, swims back down the lane doing elementary backstroke.

Dolphin
  1. Front crawl stroke, 20 yds. review/improve
  2. Sidestroke (arms), 20 yds.
  3. Scissors kick, 20 yds.
  4. Sidestroke, 20 yds.
  5. Tread water, 1 min.
  6. Survival float, 2 min.
Porpoise
  1. Breaststroke (arms), 20 yds.
  2. Breaststroke kick, 20 yds.
  3. Breaststroke, 20 yds.
  4. Sculling, 10 yds.
  5. Survival floating 5 min.

Intermediate Test

Porpoise Test:

  1. Camper swims 50 yds. doing the elementary backstroke
  2. Camper dives into deep water and swims 50 yds. doing the crawl stroke
  3. Camper swims 50 yds. doing the sidestroke
  4. Student jumps into deep water, swims under water 3 body lengths, surfaces, treads water for 1 minute using arms and legs, then swims survival stroke 15 yds.
  5. Camper swims nonstop for 5 minutes using any combination of strokes
Shark
  1. Sidestroke, review/improve
  2. Back crawl stroke, review/improve
  3. Crawl stroke, review/improve
  4. Breaststroke, review/improve
  5. Surface dives – pike, tuck, and feet first
  6. Long shallow dive
  7. Stride jumpInverted scissors kick
  8. Sculling
  9. Open turns, front, side, back
  10. Survival stroke/float
  11. Underwater swim, 20 ft.
  12. Basic rescues
  13. Artificial respiration

Swimmers Test

Shark Test:

  1. Camper swims breaststroke 50 yds.
  2. Camper swims back crawl stroke 50 yds.
  3. Camper swims crawl stroke 100 yds.
  4. Camper swims sidestroke 100 yds.
  5. Camper surfaces dives, (pike or tuck) to 8 ft. swims 20 ft. underwater, surfaces and survival floats 5 min.
  6. Nonstop 10 minute swim
Whale
  1. Elementary backstroke, review/improve
  2. Back crawl stroke, review/improve
  3. Breaststroke, review/improve
  4. Sidestroke, scissors and inverted scissors kick
  5. Front crawl stroke, review/improve
  6. Overarm sidestroke
  7. Inverted breaststroke
  8. Trudgen stroke
  9. Open turns, review/improve
  10. Surface dives, review/improve
  11. Survival float/stroke clothed
  12. Standing dives, review/improve
  13. Rescues

Advanced Swimmers Test

Whale Test:

  1. Camper swims continuously using sidestroke 50 yds. followed by the overarm sidestroke 50 yds. (each stroke performed on both sides with scissors kick 25 yds.)
  2. Camper swims crawl stroke 100 yds.
  3. Camper swims back crawl stroke 100 yds.
  4. Camper swims breaststroke 100 yds.
  5. Camper swims inverted breaststroke 50. yds. followed by the elementary backstroke for 50 yds.
  6. Camper swims trudgen stroke 50 yds.
  7. Camper performs survival stroke 5 min. fully clothed
  8. Camper swims continuously for 30 min.