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Level 4

LEVEL 4 CLASSIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

 Level 4 is for our most advanced students. This is the final step before being eligible to join GPAC’s Swim Team. The final 2 strokes, breaststroke and butterfly, are the emphasis. By the end of Level 4, students will have both strokes mastered.

Goal:
- Increase proficiency in freestyle

- Increase proficiency in backstroke
- Increase proficiency in butterfly
-Introduction of breaststroke

Prerequisites:
-  In order to be placed in Level 4, swimmers must be able to complete all 5 Level 3 Objectives.

Water Skills Taught:
-  A legal breaststroke kick.
-  A legal breaststroke stroke.

Level 4 Objectives:
Before any Level 4 swimmer can advance to our swim team, he/she must be able to complete the following objectives. Once an objective is achieved, the instructor will punch a hole in their band.

1 – Freestyle Swimming- Swim freestyle with side breathing without stopping for 12.5 yards

2 – Backstroke Swimming- Swim backstroke with proper body position without stopping for 12.5 yards

3 – Butterfly Swimming - Swim proper butterfly for 12.5 yards with simultaneous arms and legs

4 – Breaststroke Kick- Demonstrate proper breaststroke kick for 12.5 yards

5 – Breaststroke Swim- Swim breaststroke with proper pull, kick, and breath timing for 12.5 yards

Swimmers must master ALL exercises in the Objective category before they can be considered for the swim team.  Some swimmers may have to stay in this Level for more than one round of lessons in order to accomplish all Objective tasks and move on.