Level 4

Stroke Refinement
In Learn-to-Swim Level 4, our instructors follow a plan to introduce new swimming and water safety skills and to build on previously learned skills, improving the swimming stroke proficiency and swimming for longer distances. Each class is loaded with fun, engaging and challenging activities that motivate children to want to perform and learn to swim.

Some of the milestones in Level 4—
  • Swimming the front crawl for 25 yards.
  • Swimming the elementary backstroke for 25 yards.
  • Swimming the breaststroke for 15 yards.
  • Swimming the butterfly for 15 yards.
  • Swimming the back crawl for 15 yards.
  • Swimming the sidestroke for 15 yards.
  • Headfirst entry* from a stride position (*Only if water is 9 feet deep)
  • Open turns on the front and back

Stroke refinement / mastering skills
Develop overall confidence in all water and safety skills while refining and mastering strokes.


  • Successful demonstration of the Lear-to-Swim Level 3 exit skills assessment


  • Improve participants' proficiency in performing the swimming strokes that were introduced in Level 3


  • Builds on Level 3 skills plus; 

  • Recreational water illnesses, think so you don’t sink, look before you leap
  • Entry from the side in compact and stride positions, feet first surface dive
  • Headfirst entry from the side in sitting and kneeling positions
  • Swim underwater and survival swimming
  • Front crawl and backstroke open turns
  • Tread water using 2 different kicks
  • Further progression into diving
  • Development of front crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke, regular backstroke and butterfly
  • Swimming responsibly