Level One: Introduction to Water Skills

Purpose
This level helps students feel comfortable in the water. Learn-to-Swim Level One participants receive a Raffy Learns to Swim full-color booklet that reinforces learning and provides parents with additional information about their child's progress. Level One participants learn to:
  • Enter and exit water safely
  • Submerge mouth, nose, and eyes
  • Exhale underwater through mouth and nose
  • Open eyes underwater and pick up a submerged object
  • Change direction while walking or paddling
  • Roll over from front to back and back to front with support
  • Explore floating on front and back with support
  • Explore swimming on front and back using arm and leg actions with support
  • Use a life jacket