LIST OF SWIMMING SKILLS FOR BABIES AGES 0.5-4

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American Red Cross swimming levels:

 

Level 1  

  • Water entry and exit using ramps or ladder
  • Climbing up the wall
  • Submerge mouth to the water
  • Submerge nose to the water
  • Close nose and moth and submerging face 
  • Blow bubbles
  • Open eyes under the water and count number of items on the floor
  • Retrieve rings, toys, and other items from the floor
  • Gliding on the stomach with standing  on their feet
  • Gliding on the back with standing on the feet
  • Breath control and underwater swimming
  • Buoyancy on front for 5 seconds
  • Buoyancy on back for 5 seconds
  • Rolling from the back  to the front
  • Circulate arms on the back simultaneously and alternatively
  • Circulate arms on the front simultaneously and alternately
  • Using legs on the back simultaneously and alternatively 
  • Using legs on the front simultaneously and alternatively 
  • Jumping to the water
  • Swim on Front
  • Swim on Back


Level 2

  •  Water entry by jumping in from the wall or a block 
  • Do bubbles for 5 times
  • Wear and adjust goggles properly
  • Open eyes under the water in order to pick up rings, toys, or other objects from the bottom of the pool 
  • Gliding on the stomach and standing up
  • Gliding on the back and standing up
  • Rolling from back to the front
  • Rolling from front to the back
  • Breath control and underwater swimming
  • Buoyancy on front
  • Buoyancy on back
  • Treading water using hands, flutter kick or breastroke kick for 10 sec
  • Using arms and legs on back at the same time
  • Using arms and legs on stomach at the same time
  • Pushing off from the wall, gliding, and catching instructor's hands
  • Pushing off from instructors hands, gliding,  catching the wall
  • Jumping to the deep  water and swimming to the wall
  • Swim on Front for 10 meters
  • Swim on Back for 10 meters
  • Climbing up the stairs


Level 3 - Stroke Development

  •   Water entry by jumping in from the wall or a block 
  • Do bubbles 10 times
  • Holding breath under the water for 10 sec
  • Using hands and legs simultaneously swim for 5-10 meters
  • Floating on back, and floating on front for 10 seconds
  • Climbing up the stairs
  • Breathing to the left side
  • Breathing to the right side
  • Breath control and underwater swimming
  • Changing directions and positions
  • Jumping to the water
  • Swim on Front
  • Swim on Back
  • Treading water for 15 sec