Level Three: Stroke Development

Purpose
This level builds on the skills in Level 2 through additional guided practice. Learn-to-Swim Level 3 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 Three participants learn to:
  • Jump into deep water from the side
  • Dive from kneeling or standing position
  • Submerge and retrieve an object in chest deep water
  • Bob with the head fully submerged
  • Rotary breathing in horizontal position
  • Perform front and back glide using 2 different kicks
  • Float on front and back in deep water
  • Change from horizontal to vertical position on front and back
  • Tread water using hand and leg movements
  • Perform front and back crawl
  • Butterfly-kick and body motion
  • Perform the HELP and Huddle position