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Improver lessons are for children that are able to swim independently over a distance of 10 metres, but may need buoyancy aids on occasions to further develop the strokes.

All three main strokes (front, back and breaststroke) are covered and further distances achieved, together with the introduction of poolside rescues, surface dives, advanced sculling, personal survival ‘help’ position, basic CPR and the dolphin leg kick.

With practice, progression will lead to competence in the perfomance of the skills. To confirm competence the student should be able to perform the skill with consistent reliabilty, based on:- Introduction, Development, Competence and Consistence.

Stingray - Level 21

  1. Answer 2 questions on water safety at home.
  2. Swim 15 metres front and back paddle; one after the other.
  3. Regain the feet from a front and back floating position.
  4. Scull on the back head first for 5 metres and then return sculling feet first.
  5. Push and glide 1 metre on the front and back.
  6. Swim 2 metres back crawl with alternating arm action.
  7. Holding a float/s swim 5 metres alternating leg kick on the back and front.
  8. Swim 5 metres front crawl using, using an arm action that clears the surface during the recovery phase.

Stingray - Level 22

  1. Rescue a weak swim from the poolside by verbal encouragement/instruction.
  2. Swim 20 metres front and back paddle; one after the other.
  3. Pick up an object from a depth of 0.5 metres below the surface.
  4. Push and glide 2 metres on the front and back.
  5. Swim 10 metres front crawl, breathing to the side.
  6. Swim 10 metres back crawl.
  7. Treading water rotate 360 degrees.
  8. Swim 2 metres holding a float/s breaststroke type leg action.

Stingray - Level 23

  1. Check response, open airway, check for breathing and signs of circulation.
  2. Swim 25 metres front and back paddle; one after the other.
  3. Standing in shallow water/poolside demonstrate breaststroke arm action.
  4. Swim 2 metres holding a float/s breaststroke leg action.
  5. Swim 15 metres front crawl, breathing to the side/s.
  6. Perform a feet first surface dive, to a depth greater than the student’s height with hands extended above the head.
  7. Push and Glide below the surface and return, over a short distance.
  8. Adopt the “HELP” position for 5 seconds.

Stingray - Level 24

  1. Answer 2 questions on the action to be taken in the event of an aquatic emergency.
  2. Swim 5 metres holding a float/s breaststroke leg action.
  3. Swim 20 metres front crawl.
  4. Swim 20 metres back crawl.
  5. Perform a head first surface dive, to a depth greater than 1metre.
  6. Tread water for 1 minute.
  7. Perform a push and glide to a depth of 1 metre and return to the surface
  8. Support scull, in a sitting tucked position, turn 360 degrees to the left and right.

Stingray - Level 25

  1. Demonstrate the appropriate use of 2 pieces of lifesaving equipment.
  2. Swim 5 metres of breaststroke leg and arm action.
  3. Swim 25 metres of a recognised stroke.
  4. Holding a float with 2 hands demonstrate lifesaving backstroke leg action.
  5. Treading water for 30 seconds, perform a head or feet first surface dive.
  6. Regain feet from; an extended face down position, follow rotation through until on the back.
  7. Perform a non-contact tow over a distance of 2 metres.
  8. Demonstrate 3 recognised floating position each for 5 seconds.