Stage 3: Water Stamina
(Ages 6-11 years)

Children entering this level should be able to front and back float independently. Students learn to swim to safety from a longer distance. They are introduced to rhythmic breathing and integrated arm and leg action. School Age Swim Stage 3 is for students who aren’t yet able to swim 10-15 yards on their front and back.

Kettle Moraine YMCA Swim Lesson Levels

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In Water Stamina, your child will:

  • Retrieve an object in chest-deep water
  • Swim on their front and back for 15 yards
  • Roll from back to front and front to back
  • Jump, push, turn, grab
  • Swim, float, swim the length of the pool
  • Tread water for 1 minute
  • Exit the water