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Dutch Inn Preschool Kids

Placement in Red Cross Swim programs depends on many variables including age, skill  proficiency, previous experience and readiness. The following chart is a guide only. Red Cross  Swim Preschool has options for swimmers with disabilities. Please check with your facility.

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Red Cross Swim  Kids 1

At least 5 years of age, no  previous swimming  

experience required

Swimmers develop front and back float,  front and back glide, flutter kick (assisted),  shallow water entries and exits, and swim  5 meters.

Red Cross Swim  Kids 3

At least 5 years of age,  

successful completion of the  skills in Red Cross Swim Kids  2

Swimmers increase their distance on front  and back glide with flutter kick, perform  flutter kick unassisted, wear a PFD in  deep water, float in deep water, and swim  15 meters continuously.

Red Cross Swim  Kids 5

At least 5 years of age,  

successful completion of the  skills in Red Cross Swim Kids  4

Swimmers develop front crawl (15m),  learn back crawl (15m) and whip kick on  back, learn stride dive and treading water,  perform head-first sculling on back, and  swim 50 meters continuously.

Red Cross Swim  Kids 7

At least 5 years of age,  

successful completion of the  skills in Red Cross Swim Kids  6

Swimmers increase their distance on front  and back crawl (50m) and elementary  back stroke (25m), learn front scull,  perform whip kick on front and dolphin  kick, learn stride entry and swim 150  meters continuously.

Red Cross Swim  Kids 9

At least 5 years of age,  

successful completion of the  skills in Red Cross Swim Kids  8

Swimmers increase their distance on front  and back crawl (100m), elementary back  stroke (50m) and breast stroke (25m),  learn sidestroke kick, perform head-first  surface dive, and swim 400 meters  continuously.

Red Cross Swim  Kids 2

At least 5 years of age,  

successful completion of the  skills in Red Cross Swim Kids  2

Swimmers learn front and back glide with  flutter kick, develop front swim, complete deep-water activities (assisted) and swim  10 meters continuously.

Red Cross Swim  Kids 4

At least 5 years of age,  

successful completion of the  skills in Red Cross Swim Kids  3

Swimmers learn back swim with shoulder  roll and front crawl (10m), work on flutter  kick on back, perform kneeling dive,  introduction to sculling and swim 25  meters continuously.

Red Cross Swim  Kids 6

At least 5 years of age,  

successful completion of the  skills in Red Cross Swim Kids  5

Swimmers increase their distance on front  and back crawl (25m), learn elementary  back stroke (15m), learn dolphin kick,  tread water in deep water, perform front  dive, and swim 75 meters continuously.

Red Cross Swim  Kids 8

At least 5 years of age,  

successful completion of the  skills in Red Cross Swim Kids  7

Swimmers increase their distance on front  and back crawl (75m) and elementary  back stroke (25m), learn breast stroke (15m), learn eggbeater/tread water,  perform feet-first surface dive and  standing shallow dive, and swim 300  meters continuously.

Red Cross Swim  Kids 10

At least 5 years of age,  

successful completion of the  skills in Red Cross Swim Kids  9

Swimmers increase their distance on front  and back crawl (100m), elementary back  stroke (50m) and breast stroke (50m),  learn sidestroke (25m), perform dolphin  kick (vertical), learn feet- and head-first  surface dives with underwater swim, and  swim 500 meters continuously.

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