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Coloured Hat Progression

Swim School Progression - quick refer guide

The standards shown here are for reference purposes only to give a guide to a swimmers progression through the stages and skills in the swim school. All levels are progressive, recapping learned skills and developing new.

Groups shown in progression order.

 

 

     Class      

      Stage

                     Badges                            Progression Criteria                                   

White Hats  

   Beginners      

 Skills Badges - White Swan 1 - 8

 Distance Badge - 5m unaided

Safe entry in the pool

Blow bubbles through mouth and nose

Float on front and back

Propulsive leg kick on front and back

Collect sinker from bottom of pool

Jump in from poolside aided

Basic pool safety knowledge

Yellow Hats 

    Backstroke

Skills Badges - Yellow Swan 1 and 2

Diving 1

Distance Badges - 10m and 15m 

Submerge and blow bubbles through mouth and nose

Strong propulsive leg kick front and back

Safely jump into the pool unaided

Climb out unaided

Proficient backstroke

Bubbles, Bubbles back and breathe

Somersault

swim 5m no goggles face in the water

Push and glide 5m

Orange Hats 

    Frontcrawl

Skills Badges - Orange Swan 1 and 2

Diving 2

Distance Badges - 25m Backstroke

25m Frontcrawl 

Strong backstroke little finger enters first

Proficient Frontcrawl side to breathe no head lift

Head first sculling

Feet first sculling

Handstand on bottom of pool

Underwater swimming 

Pencil Jump and basic knee dive

Somersault unaided

Red Hats Breaststroke

Skills Badges - Red Swan 1 - 3

Diving 3

Distance Badges - 25m Breaststroke

50m Backstroke and Frontcrawl

Proficient Breaststroke with 3 second glide

Strong Backstroke and Frontcrawl

Basic Frontcrawl tumble

Proficient dolphin kick 5m

Ability to treadwater

Handstand hold

Backward somersault