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Ray (Level 3): Intermediate Skills & Swimming Readiness
Prerequisites: Instructor recommendation for this level OR Passed Eel Level OR Front and back floats without assistance, flutter kick, comfortable submersion of entire body for 5+ seconds.
Skills Learned: Bobs (with emphasis on breath control), front kicking, back kicking, arm motion for freestyle and backstroke, intro to whip kick, intro to treading water, proper push-off position.
Requirements to Pass: Master breath control while doing bobs, rudimentary independent freestyle and backstroke, idea of whip kick, rotary breathing, treading water.
Remember, it is perfectly normal for a child to repeat a level 2 or 3 or even up to 4+ times. The YMCA recognizes that children learn at their own rate and we keep this in mind for all levels. If specialty training is needed, private swim lessons are available.
YMCA Pool at Helena Family YMCA
Helena Family YMCA