Key focus areas:

  • Streamline on front and back on top and under water
  • Kicking freestyle, backstroke and butterfly
  • Floating and balance while carrying out movement
  • Backstroke arm movement
  • Freestyle bi-lateral breathing

To graduate to Whale the swimmer must demonstrate proficiency in:

  1. Butterfly kick in streamline position with a board for three meters.
  2. Log rolls to both sides for five meters each.
  3. Dolphin (underwater butterfly kick in streamline position) for three meters.
  4. Lay still on the bottom for five seconds.
  5. Bi-lateral (breathing to both sides) Freestyle on a board for five meters.
  6. Backstroke on a board for five meters.
  7. Sculling in one spot with head out of the water for ten seconds.
  8. Dive in from the side off two feet.