Children must learn how to independently enter the water, travel five yards, bob 5-10 times, glide two body lengths, rotate onto their back and float for five seconds, then recover to a vertical position and exit the water.
Children must push off the bottom of the pool, tread for 15-30 seconds, and swim independently on their front and back for fifteen yards.
Children must jump into deep water, recover to the surface, tread/float for one minute, rotate one full turn (looking for exit points), swim freestyle/front crawl, elementary backstroke, and backstroke for 25 yards. They must also push off in a streamlined position and swim for 15 yards.
Children must be able to swim breaststroke, backstroke, freestyle, and sidestroke for 25 yards, as well as 15 yards of butterfly. They must perform a feet first entry and locate the exit point, then swim a full 25 of freestyle and elementary backstroke to complete swim lessons.