Level 2—Fundamental Aquatic Skills builds on skills learned in Level 1. Your child begins to perform skills at a slightly more advanced level and begins gaining rudimentary propulsive skills on both the front and the back. This level marks the beginning of independent aquatic locomotion skills.
Our instructors follow a plan to introduce new swimming and water safety skills and build on previously learned skills, including the development of water competency (the SWIMMING AND WATER SAFETY NEWS Welcome to American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Level 2! The American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim is made up of six levels of swimming and water safety instruction. We are thrilled that your child is ready for the fun and challenge of Learn-to-Swim Level 2—Fundamental Aquatic Skills. As participants progress through the levels and develop these aquatic skills, they become safer and better swimmers. Learn-to-Swim Level 2—Fundamental Aquatic Skills basic minimum skills needed for water safety). Each class is loaded with fun, engaging and challenging activities that motivate children to want to perform and learn to swim.
Some of the milestones that are necessary for successful completion of Level 2 include:
• Stepping from the side into chest-deep water. • Fully submerging and holding breath.
• Pushing off the bottom, moving into a treading or floating position for at least 15 seconds, swimming on front and/ or back for 5 body lengths and then exiting the water.
• Moving into a back float for 15 seconds, rolling to front and then recovering to a vertical position.
• Pushing off and swimming using combined arm and leg actions on front for 5 body lengths, rolling to back, floating for 15 seconds, rolling to the front and then continue swimming for 5 body lengths.