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News: American Red Cross - Swim Lessons- Level 4

Date Published Author
7/23/2020 12:00:00 AM  Pam Hogan 

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Swim Lessons- Level 4

Level 4- Stroke Improvement

Purpose:  Develops confidence in the skills learned and improves other aquatic skills.  Learn-to-Swim Level 4 participants receive a Waddles in the Deep full-color booklet that reinforces class instruction to help swimmers develop confidence in their strokes and improve other aquatic skills.  In addition to improving the front crawl and back crawl, Level 4 participants learn to.

1.  Dive from compact or stride position
2.  Swim breaststroke
3.  Tread water using sculling arm motions and kick
4.  Swim underwater
5. Swim elementary backstroke
6. Use safe diving rules
7. Perform throwing assists
8. Perform feet-first surface dive
9. Swim on side using scissors kick
10.  Care for conscious choking victim
11. Coordinate butterfly
12. Perform open turns on front and back
13. Perform compact jump into water from a height while wearing life jacket

Certification Requirements:

Successfully complete the following exit skills assessment:

1. Perform a feet-first entry into chest-deep water, swim front crawl for 35 yards, maintain position on back 1 minute in deep water (float or sculling) and swim elementary backstroke for 15 yards.

2.  Swim breaststroke 15 yards, tread water for 1minute, swim back crawl 25  yards.

If student is successful continue to Level 5.

Stay safe and enjoy the summer!