Must have completed Swimmer 2, or be at that standard. Teachers are on the side of the pool.

Skills taught in this ability:

  • Swim 30 metres basic front crawl with regular side breathing
  • Swim 30 metres basic backstroke
  • Swim 20 metres breaststroke showing correct timing of breathing
  • Swim 10 metres dolphin-leg kick
  • Straddle entry without goggles
  • Push and glide into a forward somersault
  • Tread water for one minute
  • Swim five metres feet first sculling

Once all these skills have been completed the swimmer is ready for Improver 2