Level 2 (Red Cross Preschool Level 2)

  • Enter / Exit water by stepping in
  • Bobbing, 3 times
  • Opening eyes under water and retrieving submerged objects, 2 times (in chest-deep water)
  • Front float, 3 seconds
  • Front glide, 2 body lengths
  • Recover from a front float or glide to a vertical position (in chest deep water)
  • Back float, 5 seconds
  • Back glide, 2 body lengths
  • Recover from a back float or glide to a vertical position (in chest deep water)
  • Roll from front to back
  • Roll from back to front
  • Treading using arm and leg actions, 5 seconds (in shoulder deep water)
  • Combined arm and leg actions on front, 3 body lengths
  • Finning arm action on back, 3 body lengths
  • Combined arm and leg actions on back, 3 body lengths

Safety Topics

  • Staying safe around aquatic environments
  • Recognizing the lifeguards
  • Don’t just pack it, wear your jacket
  • Recognizing an emergency
  • How to call for help
  • Too much sun is no fun

Exit Skills Assessment

  • Glide on front at least 2 body lengths, roll to back, float on back for 5 seconds then recover to a vertical position.
  • Glide on back for at least 2 body lengths, roll to front, float for 5 seconds then recover to a vertical position.
  • Swim using combined arm and leg actions on front for 3 body lengths, roll to back, float for 5 seconds, roll to front then continue swimming on front for 3 body lengths.
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