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School Aged Levels

Our caring and qualified teachers will help guide students through our structured levels at their own pace. Classes incorporate water familiarisation, water safety skills and stroke development.

The ARC Swim School program is strongly technique based, with distances being kept short until children have mastered the essential skills and techniques.

Level 1: Octopus

ARC Learn to Swim Program - OctopusMaximum number of students: 4
Duration: 30 minutes
Ability: Suitable for non-swimmers who are 5 years old and above.

AIMS:
  • Slide in entry
  • Face wet and blowing bubbles
  • Push and glide off wall on front without board
  • Basic kicking action
  • Independent back kick with flotation aid and independent recovery
  • Submerge underwater and identify object
  • Front float with assistance and recover to a secure position
  • Back float with assistance and recover to a secure position
  • Basic underwater paddling arm action
  • Jump into deep water and swim back to wall with assistance

Level 2: Frog

ARC Learn to Swim Program - FrogMaximum number of students: 5
Duration: 30 minutes
Eligibility: Students graduated from Octopus level or students who have graduated from Junior Frog class (Preschool level 2).

AIMS:
  • 5m torpedo
  • 5m freestyle arms (with board & no breathing)
  • Push and glide off wall on back
  • 5m confident back kick with straight legs (no board)
  • Front float without assistance
  • Back float without assistance
  • Introduction to sculling arm action
  • Submerge and pick up object
  • Jump into deep water and swim back to wall unaided
  • Be pulled to safety by holding a rescue aid

Level 3: Squid

ARC Learn to Swim Program - SquidMaximum number of students: 5
Duration: 30 minutes
Eligibility: Students graduated from Frog level.

AIMS:
  • 5m freestyle breathing technique with board
  • 5m backstroke arms without board
  • Scull head first on back without kicking
  • Float on front and back in deep water without assistance
  • Demonstrate lock hands/lock head/steer up position
  • Pin drop into deep water
  • Be rescued using a flotation aid

Level 4: Penguin

ARC Learn to Swim Program - PenguinMaximum number of students: 5
Duration: 30 minutes

AIMS:
  • 10m freestyle breathing
  • 10m backstroke with windmill arms
  • 5m basic survival backstroke
  • Introduction to treading water leg action in deep water with assistance/flotation aid swap with penguin
  • Perform a sitting dive
  • Perform a reach rescue to partner

Level 5: Stingray

ARC Learn to Swim Program - StingrayMaximum number of students: 6
Duration: 30 minutes

AIMS:
  • 15m Freestyle – introduction to bilateral breathing
  • 15m Backstroke
  • 15m Survival backstroke
  • Introduction to breaststroke kick
  • Tread water for 30 seconds
  • Duck dive and pick up object from chest depth water
  • Perform a kneeling dive
  • Perform a throw rescue to partner

Level 6: Swordfish

ARC Learn to Swim Program - SwordfishMaximum number of students: 6
Duration: 30 minutes

AIMS:
  • 25m Freestyle with bilateral breathing
  • 25m Backstroke
  • 25m survival backstroke
  • 15m effective breaststroke kick
  • Feet first surface dive and search with feet
  • Perform a crouch dive
  • Perform a stride entry
  • Introduction to dolphin kick

Level 7: Dolphin

ARC Learn to Swim Program - DolphinMaximum number of students: 6
Duration: 45 minutes

AIMS:
  • 50m freestyle with bilateral breathing
  • 50m backstroke
  • 50m survival backstroke
  • 25m breaststroke with correct timing
  • Forwards somersault
  • 10m effective dolphin kick
  • Fit a PFD, perform a compact jump, swim 50m survival strokes, float/scull/tread water for 2min
  • Perform a throw rescue using a weighted rope
  • Tread water using correct eggbeater technique
  • Shallow dive

Level 8: Shark

ARC Learn to Swim Program - SharkMaximum number of students: 6
Duration: 45 minutes

AIMS:
  • 100m Freestyle (bilateral breathing)
  • 100m Backstroke
  • 100m breaststroke
  • 100m survival backstroke
  • 15m effective butterfly
  • 25m effective sidestroke
  • Swim 200m continuously using survival strokes
  • Perform a throw rescue using an unweighted rope
  • Perform a racing dive

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Opening Hours

Monday - Friday
6am - 9pm

Weekends
7am - 7pm

Public Holidays
7am - 7pm*

Contact Us

531 Lower North East Road
Campbelltown SA 5074

Phone
+618 8366 9350

Email
arc@campbelltown.sa.gov.au