Babies (Under 2.5 Years)

Platypus (For children 6-12 months old and their parent)

 

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  • Happy swimming

  • Blowing ping pong balls
  • Blow bubbles
  • Sponging water over face and head
  • Froggy dive without submersion followed by immediately rolling on to the back with help
  • Go down slide with instructor holding on to child the whole time

Safety Skills

 

  • Back float on parent shoulder with assistance

  • Monkey walking and climbing out of the pool with help
  • One or two hand jump into pool (no submersion required) and swimming back to edge with help

To Pass The Platypus Level, The Child MUST:

 

  1. be over 12 months of age, or

  2. if 6-12 months of age, be a consistently happy swimmer with parent or caregiver, and float on the back with minimal fussiness.

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Turtle (For children 13-21 months old and their parent)

 

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  • Happy swimming

  • Blow bubbles
  • Submersions
  • Submersions to wall
  • Swim or float to parent
  • Eyes open underwater
  • Froggy dive (with submersion) with help
  • Froggy dive followed by immediately rolling on to their back with help
  • Independent rollovers, if appropriate

Safety Skills

 

  • Back float off shoulder (and rolling over w/ help)

  • Monkey walking and climbing out of the pool with help
  • Swimming 3 ft to steps and regain balance
  • Jump into pool and swimming back to edge or step with help
  • Sitting on the steps safely

To Pass The Turtle Level, The Child MUST:

 

  1. be over 19 months old, or

  2. if 13-19 months old, be a consistently happy swimmer in and UNDER the water with the parent or caregiver, and float on his or her back with minimal fussiness.

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Mudskipper (For children 22-30 months old and their parent)

 

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  • Happy swimming

  • Blowing bubbles
  • Opening eyesunderwater
  • Floating on back calmly off the adult’s shoulder with help
  • Kickers
  • Diving for rings and surfacing alone
  • Longer breaths during all surface and underwater submersions
  • Independent swimming 3 ft to steps and regaining balance alone
  • Froggy dive and roll onto back with help

Safety Skills

 

  • Front float or glide and rolling over (with help)

  • Monkey walking and climbing out of pool
  • Sitting on steps safely
  • Entering and exiting pool safely
  • One hand jumping into pool and swimming back to edge with help

To Pass The Mudskipper Level, The Child MUST:

 

  1. be over 30 months of age, or

  2. if 20-30 months of age, be a happy swimmer (no crying) while performing skills 5 continuous minutes with the instructor, float on back without fussiness, and sit on the steps and listen to instructions by the teacher for 15 seconds.

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