SWIM LEVELS

YABBIES

Student must be 3 years of age to move to the next level.

Children must display the following and meet the requirements to move to the next level:
Getting wet: student with parental support must do a jump in turn around and get back to the wall and climb out.
Breathing: Student must be able to blow bubbles, with face fully submerged.
Safe entry: Enter and exit the water safely with a parent. Attempt to climb out with little assistance from a parent. Display a safety slide entry.
Going under the water: Initiate own submersion for a short distance.
Keeping balance: Rotate body in a vertical Position whilst holding a flotation aid and with assistance.
Kicking and arm action: Display kicking and some arm action with assistance.
Confidence: Student must show enough confidence and cognitive ability to be without a parent in the water, but with a LTS instructor.
Flotation: Student should be able to do an assisted back float with parent.

DUCKS

Approximately 3 to 6 years

To move to the next level a student must achieve the following before moving up:
Entry and exits: Slide -in entry using the edge.
Floating: Moving from back to a front float and to a back float.
Breathing: Blowing bubbles in the water with face fully submerged, breathe, repeat sequence at least 3 times.
Movement: Swim 3m using underwater reach and arm pull. Float on back with the start of kicking legs for 3m. Standing using sculling motion, feeling the water.
Underwater skills: Submerge and swim through an obstacle.
Ability related for this level and the next 5 levels.

EELS

Streamlining

To move to the next level a student must achieve the following before moving up:
Entry and exit: Enter the water in a safe manner through safety slides or ladders provided.
Floating: being able to float front and back to secure position.
Breathing: Being able to blow, bubbles with a face submerged then back up or to the side.
Swimming technique: Front torpedo 3m streamlining with kicks at least 3 consecutive times. Back kick for 3m using a kickboard (Streamline). Swim underwater arm action for 3m, with very little body roll. Scull, float and tread water for 2mins
Underwater skills:  Be able to submerge in waste deep water open eyes and blow bubbles and retrieve a toy.
Diving: Demonstrate lock hands, lock head and steer up position.
Flotation: Student should be able to do an assisted back float with parent.

TURTLES

Arms introduced

To move to the next level a student must achieve the following before moving up:
Entry and exit: Slide-in entry using the edge.
Floating: Front and back float in deep water.
Swimming techniques: Be able to swim over arm freestyle for 10m. Be able to swim 10m backstroke. Demonstrate breaststroke kick on the side of the pool.  Demonstrate 5m of survival backstroke.  Scull, float and tread water for 3 mins.
Underwater skills: Submerge and recover an object from water of chest depth.

FROGS

To move to the next level a student must achieve the following before moving up:
Entry: Step and entry.
Swimming techniques: Swim 25m freestyle with bilateral breathing. Swim 25m Backstroke with correct arm rotation and arm movement. Swim 15m survival backstroke. Demonstrate 10m breaststroke kick. The ability to start breaststroke arms with kick for 10m (timing is not essential).
Underwater skills: Surface dive, swim underwater recover an object from water from chest depth.
Diving: Kneeling dive.
Extra skills: Demonstrate dolphin kick for 5m.

PLATYPUS

To move to the next level a student must achieve the following before moving up:
Entries and exit: Compact Jump from deep water in the 50m pool.
Swimming technique: Swim 50m of correct freestyle. Swim 50m backstroke. Swim 25m survival backstroke. Swim 15m breaststroke full stroke. Scull, float tread for 4mins.
Underwater skill: Surface dive and recover an object from the bottom of the pool at a deep level.
Dives:  Crouch Dive.
Extension: Demonstrate Butterfly arm action for 5m. Butterfly kick for 10m.

BASS

To move to the next level a student must achieve the following before moving up:
Entry and exit: Fall in entry from deep water.
Stroke technique: Swim continuously 100m: 25m freestyle, 25m butterfly, 25m backstroke, 25m breaststroke, Scull, float tread for 5mins
Turns: Display ability to do tumble turns with Freestyle outcome.
Dives: Shallow dive
Extension: Backstroke starts.

WATER DRAGONS

To move to the next level a student must achieve the following before moving up:
Entry: Stride entry.
Swimming movement and stroke technique. Be able to swim 200m: 50m freestyle, 25m butterfly, 25m survival backstroke, 50m backstroke, 50m breaststroke, Scull float tread for 5mins.
Dives and turns: Race diving starts. Freestyle and backstroke turns.
Extension: Backstroke starts.

MAGPIE GEESE

This is the last level before our squad

Students must be able to achieve the following:
Technique: Correct technique for the following strokes: 100m freestyle, 50m breaststroke, 50m backstroke, 25m butterfly, 25m sidestroke, Scull, float, tread for 6mins.
Dives/starts/ finishes: Sprint starts. All turns and start requirements. Knowledge of all turn and touch rules. Knowledge of Squad expectations. Capable endurance levels for Squad step up.

Lessons and Duration

Yabbies (Babies): 8 plus parents – Duration 30 minutes
Duck: 4 students – Duration 30 minutes
Eels: 4 students – Duration 30 minutes
Turtles: 4 students – Duration 30 minutes
Frogs: 4 students – Duration 30 minutes
Platypus: 8 students – Duration 40 minutes
Bass: 8 students – Duration 40 minutes
Water Dragons: 10 students – Duration 50 minutes
Magpie Geese: 15 students – Duration 1 hour

Contact Grammar Swim School

372 Mons Road, Forest Glen QLD 4556 Australia

Phone: +61 7 5477 4499
Email:  aquatics@scgs.qld.edu.au

Operating Hours

Monday: 5:30am – 6:00pm
Tuesday: 5:30am – 6:00pm
Wednesday: 7:30am – 6:00pm
Thursday: 5:30am – 6:00pm
Friday: 5:30am – 3:00pm
Saturday: 5:30am – 12:00pm
Sunday: Closed

Contact Grammar Swim School

372 Mons Road,
Forest Glen QLD 4556 Australia

Phone: +61 7 5477 4499
Email: aquatics@scgs.qld.edu.au

 

Operating Hours

Monday: 5:30am – 6:00pm
Tuesday: 5:30am – 6:00pm
Wednesday: 7:30am – 6:00pm
Thursday: 5:30am – 6:00pm
Friday: 5:30am – 3:00pm
Saturday: 5:30am – 12:00pm
Sunday: Closed