Stage 4: Stroke Introduction
(Ages 6-11 years)

Children entering School Age Swim Stage 4 should be able to swim 15 yards on their front and back independently. Students develop stroke technique in front and back crawl and learn the breaststroke kick and butterfly kick. Treading is also introduced.

Kettle Moraine YMCA Swim Lesson Levels

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In Stroke Introduction, your child will:

  • Swim the front crawl with rhythmic breathing for 15 yards
  • Breaststroke kick for 15 yards
  • Butterfly kick for 15 yards
  • Swim elementary backstroke for 15 yards
  • Dive from a sitting position (West Washington Branch only)
  • Tread water using a scissor and whip kick for one minute
  • Swim any combination of strokes for the length of the pool