Level 6

The objectives of Level 6 are to refine strokes so students swim them with more ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over greater distance.


Valid American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Level 5: Stroke Refinement certificate


Successful demonstration of all completion requirements from Level 5

Learning Objectives

  • Increase endurance while swimming the following strokes:
  • Front crawl–100 yards
  • Back crawl–100 yards
  • Butterfly–50 yards
  • Elementary backstroke–50 yards
  • Breaststroke–50 yards
  • Sidestroke–50 yards
  • Demonstrate the following turns while swimming:
  • Front crawl open turn
  • Backstroke open turn
  • Sidestroke turn
  • Front flip turn
  • Backstroke flip turn
  • Breaststroke turn
  • Butterfly turn
  • Demonstrate etiquette in fitness swimming
  • Discuss and demonstrate how to use the following equipment while swimming:
  • Pull buoy
  • Fins
  • Pace clock
  • Paddles
  • Describe the principles of setting up a fitness program
  • Demonstrate various training techniques
  • Calculate target heart rate
  • Apply the principles of water exercise