Swimmer

The Lifesaving Society Swimmer program makes sure children learn how to swim before they get in too deep. Progressions accomodate 5 to 12-year-olds inncluding beginners and swimmers who want to build on the basics. Lots of in-water practice develops solid swimming strokes and skills. Targeted Water Smart® drowning prevention messages are an integram part of the Swim for Life® program. These messages are delivered in all Swimmer levels. 

Swimmer Levels

Swimmer 4

These swimmers will swim further with their front crawl and back crawl. They'll get introduced to breaststroke arms drills, underwater swims and front crawl sprints. Interval training will add to their fitness level.By the end they'll be able to meet the Swim to Survive standard: Roll into deep water, tread water (1 min.) and swim (50 m).

Swimmer 5

These swimmers will try eggbeater kick, head up front crawl, and shallow dives, as well as ‘tuck' jumps and underwater back somersaults. They'll easily go the distance with a strong front crawl, back crawl and breaststroke.

Swimmer 6

These swimmers will master eggbeater and scissor kicks, front crawl, breaststroke and back crawl. With the interval training and sprint racing drills they'll be ready to make the 300 m endurance workout. And just for fun they'll try stride jumps and compact jumps.