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Coloured Hat Progression

Coloured Hat Progression

 

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

Skills Badges - Yellow Swan 1 and 2

Backstroke

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

Skills Badges - Orange Swan 1 and 2

Frontcrawl

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

Skills Badges - Red Swan 1 – 3

Breaststroke

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