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Lifesaving Society Swimmer Program Levels 1-9

9-level program

6 – 12 year old children

Children learn to swim, be fit, and stay safe in a fun environment that promotes achieving a personal best and celebrates personal success. The program teaches competitive and survival strokes, as well as increasing the distance and speed that each swimmer can achieve, while focusing on making safe decisions in, on and around the water.

Program Structure

Skills & Water Safety are taught throughout the program and are targeted to each age group, with an increased focus on staying active and safe in the water.

Swimming Strokes are built throughout the levels, using solid, proven progressions with a focus on drills & distance.

Fitness Activities build endurance and promote individual success and improvement. They also encourage lifelong physical activity as part of a healthy lifestyle.


The program is based on a foundation of continuous evaluation that challenges the individual swimmers to continually go beyond what they have acquired. The Water Safety Instructors use performance criteria on the Instructor worksheets to determine the minimum standards for each item in the level, while targeting feedback and practice opportunities to the learning needs of each swimmer.


LEVEL 1 – Front Glide, Back Glide, Side Glide, Rollover Glide, 5m Front Swim
LEVEL 2 – 10m Front Glide & Kick, 5m Back Glide/Side Glide & Kick, 5m Front Swim
LEVEL 3 – 15m Front Glide & Kick, 10m Back Glide/Side Glide & Kick, 10m Front Swim
LEVEL 4 – 15m Front/Side Glide Combo, 15m Back Swim w/ Shoulder Roll, 10m Front Crawl
LEVEL 5 – 15m Front Crawl, 15m Back Crawl, 10m Back Whip Kick
LEVEL 6 – 25m Front Crawl, 25m Back Crawl, 15m Elementary Back
ROOKIE PATROL (LEVEL 7) – 50m Front Crawl, 50m Back Crawl, 25m Elementary Back, 15m Front Whip Kick
RANGER PATROL (LEVEL 8) – 75m Front Crawl, 75m Back Crawl, 25m Elementary Back, 15m Breast Stroke
STAR PATROL (LEVEL 9) – 100m Front Crawl, 100m Back Crawl, 50m Elementary Back, 50m Breast Stroke

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