4/STROKE INTRODUCTION (A = Previously STARFISH), (B = Previously MINNOW)
Students in stage 4 develop stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and learn the breaststroke kick and butterfly kick. Water safety is reinforced through treading water and elementary backstroke.
5/STROKE DEVELOPMENT (B = Previously FISH)
Students in stage 5 work on stroke technique and learn all major competitive strokes. The emphasis on water safety continues through treading water and sidestroke.
6/STROKE MECHANICS (B = Previously FLYING FISH, SHARK)
In stage 6, students refine stroke technique on all major competitive strokes, learn about competitive swimming, and discover how to incorporate swimming into a healthy lifestyle.