Active - School Age Program

A swimming and water safety program for school aged children between the ages of 5 - 14 years. Below are the progression criteria for each level. Students must be able to competently perform each Criteria point to progress the next level.

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Developing 1

  • Wall recovery from standing    position (fall in)
  • Float, roll & recover (Unassisted)  
  • Push and glide on front 3m     
  • Push, glide, kick 5m
  • Push & glide & paddle to platform   
  • Push & glide on back (arms by side)
  • Push & glide into back kick 5m (arms by side) 
  • Sculling arms on back with kick   
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Active 1

  • Step in, turn onto their back, float & recover to wall   
  • Unassisted push, glide & kick 5m from seated position
  • Extended push, paddle & kick 5m
  • Push & glide (streamline position) on back 3m
  • NO KICKING
  • Push, glide & kick (streamline position) on back 5m
  • Front paddle kick, roll to back scull and kick 5m
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Active 2

  • Push, glide & kick on front & roll to back streamline position 6m
  • Push, glide & freestyle arms 6m NO KICKING
  • Push, glide, kick & freestyle arms 6m
  • Push, glide, backstroke arms 6 NO KICKING               
  • Push, glide, kick & backstroke arms 6m
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Active 3

  • Freestyle 16m - breathing to one side
  • Backstroke 16m
  • Breaststroke kick on board 8m - with or   without a board
  • Breaststroke kick on back with board
  • Dolphin dives
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Active 4

  • Freestyle 20m
  • Backstroke 20m
  • Freestyle and Backstroke Starts
  • Breaststroke 20m
  • Butterfly kick 20m
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Active 5

  • Freestyle 50m
  • Backstroke 50m
  • Breaststroke 50m
  • Butterfly 50m
  • Starts, turns & finishes

Level Progression

  • Progress to Mini Squads