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OSA Swim Level Breakdown

Beginner Levels

Moderate Levels

Advance Levels

Beginner Levels

Key Points

Teaching the foundations and becoming comfortable in the water

Pre-Beginner

  • Blowing Bubbles
  • Face in Water
  • Front and Back Float
  • Kicking

Beginner

  • Full Head Submersion
  • Front Float Rollover
  • Front and Back Kick with Board (5 meters)
  • Superhero push off
  • Water Safety – Climb out of pool and Jump to Teacher while partially assisted

Advanced Beginner

  • Nose Bubbles
  • Front and Back Float
  • Front and Back Kick with Board (10 meters partially assisted)
  • Water Safety – Climb out of pool, Jump to Teacher and Treading Water (assisted)

Pre-Junior Levels

Key Points

Focusing on short distances for front and back crawl. Improving technique, side breathing and independence.

Pre-Junior Bronze

  • Front Kick with Board (20 meters assisted)
  • Front Crawl and Back Crawl 5 meters
  • Back Kick with Board 9 (20 meters unassisted)
  • Treading Water 5 sec (unassisted)

Pre-Junior Silver

  • Front and Back Kick with Board (40 meters)
  • Front and Back Crawl 3 meters
  • Diving (partially assisted)
  • Treading Water 15 seconds

Pre-Junior Gold

  • Front Crawl 10 meters (unassisted)
  • Back Crawl 3 meters (unassisted)
  • Side Glide 5 meters (unassisted)
  • Diving (unassisted)
  • Treading Water 30 seconds

Junior Levels

Key Points

Increasing the distance for front and back crawl from half lengths to full lengths of the pool 

Junior Bronze

  • Front Streamline 10 meters
  • Back Streamline 40 meters
  • Treading water 45 seconds
  • Diving (hand entry first)

Junior Silver

  • Front Craw and Back Crawl 40 meters
  • Dolphin Kick 20 meters
  • Treading water 90 seconds

Junior Gold

  • Front Crawl 60 meters
  • Back Crawl 40 meters
  • Dolphin Kick on Back 20 meters
  • Treading Water 2 minutes

Intermediate Levels

Key Points

There will be more focus on drills involving techniques and endurance throughout each level

Intermediate Bronze

  • Front Crawl and Back Crawl 60 meters
  • One Arm Butterfly 20 meters
  • Treading water 2 ½ minutes

Intermediate Silver

  • Front Crawl and Back Crawl 60 meters
  • Butterfly
  • Treading Water 3 minutes
  • Diving with arms and legs entering same spot

Intermediate Gold

  • Front Crawl and Back Crawl 60 meters

Senior Levels

Key Points

There will be more focus on drills involving techniques and endurance throughout each level

Senior Bronze

  • Front Crawl and Back Crawl 80 meters
  • Butterfly 60 meters
  • Whip Kick 20 meters
  • Treading Water 3 ½ minutes, Eggbeater kick

Senior Silver

  • Front Crawl and Back Crawl 80 meters
  • Butterfly 80 meters
  • Breaststroke 20 meters
  • Whip Kick on Back
  • Treading Water, Eggbeater 90 Seconds

Senior Gold

  • Front Crawl and Back Crawl 100 meters
  • Butterfly 80 meters
  • Breaststroke 40 meters
  • Treading Water, Eggbeater 3 minutes

Master Levels

Key Points

Within the Master Levels technique is key and there will be high focus on drills involving techniques and endurance throughout each level.  For those swimmers who are in this level tend to be focused towards wanting to join swim teams.

Master Bronze

  • Front Crawl and Back Crawl 120 meters
  • Butterfly 80 meters
  • Breaststroke 40 meters
  • Flip Turn

Master Silver

  • Front Crawl and Back Crawl 120 meters
  • Butterfly 80 meters
  • Breaststroke 40 meters
  • Treading Water, Eggbeater 3 Minutes, with hands out 30 seconds.

Master Gold

  • Timed Swims involving specific drills
  • Front Crawl and Back Crawl 120 meters
  • Butterfly 100 meters
  • Breaststroke 60 meters
  • Treading Water, Eggbeater 4 Minutes

Royal Olympic Levels

Key Points

Within the Royal Olympic Levels technique is important however the key focus is endurance timed swims. For those swimmers who are in this level tend to be focused towards wanting to join swim teams, or work on their endurance preparing for leadership in the Aquatics field. 

Royal Olympic

Royal Olympic 1

  • Front Crawl timed swim under 2:30

Royal Olympic 2

  • Front Crawl timed swim under 2:15
  • Back Crawl timed swim under 2:30

Royal Olympic 3

  • Front Crawl timed swim under 2:00
  • Back Crawl timed swim under 2:15
  • Butterfly technique and timed drills

Royal Olympic 4

  • Breaststroke timed swim under 2:30
  • Front Crawl timed swim under 1:45
  • Back Crawl timed swim under 2:00

Royal Olympic 5

  • Breaststroke timed swim under 2:15
  • Front Crawl timed swim under 1:30
  • Back Crawl timed swim under 1:45

Royal Olympic 6

  • Breaststroke timed swim under 2:00
  • Front Crawl timed swim under 1:15
  • Back Crawl timed swim under 1:30