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Rec Sports
Adult Level Information
Updated 5/5/14

Adult Level Information

Adult Level 1

  • Enter/Exit water using ladder, steps, or side
  • Blow bubbles through mouth and nose
  • Fully submerged bobs
  • Front/Back glides, 2 body lengths
  • Recover from a horizontal to vertical position 
  • Roll from front to back and back to front 
  • Learn arm and hand motions for treading water 
  • Alternation/Simultaneous arm/ leg actions of front and back, 2–3 body lengths 

Adult Level 2

  • Enter water by jumping from the side 
  • Headfirst entries from the side in a sitting and kneeling position 
  • Rotary breathing (turning the head to the side to take breaths) 
  • Front/Back floats, 15 seconds
  • Treading water, 30 seconds 
  • Flutter/Scissor/Dolphin/Breaststroke kicking on the front, 15 yards 
  • Front Crawl/Elementary Backstroke, 15 yards 

Adult Level 3

  • Shallow-angle dive from the side, kick 2–3 body lengths underwater, begin any front stroke 
  • Tuck and pike surface dives, submerging completely 
  • Front and back flip-turns 
  • Tread water, 3 minutes 
  • Front Crawl/Breaststroke/Butterfly, 25 yards 
  • Elementary Backstroke/Back Crawl/Side Stroke, 25 yards