Level Four: Stroke Improvement

This level develops confidence in the skills learned and improves other aquatic skills. Learn-to-Swim Level 4 participants receive a "Waddles in the Deep" full-color booklet that reinforces class instruction to help swimmers develop confidence in their strokes and improve other aquatic skills. Level 4 participants learn to:
  • Perform a dive from a standing or stride position
  • Swim underwater
  • Perform feet-first surface dive
  • Perform open turns on front and back
  • Tread water using sculling arm motions and with different kicks
Perform the following:
  • Front and back crawl
  • Breaststroke
  • Butterfly
  • Elementary backstroke
  • Swim on side using scissors-like kick
  • Perform compact jump into water from a height while wearing a life jacket