The objective of
Level 1 is to help students feel comfortable in the water and
to enjoy the water safely. In Level 1 we teach elementary aquatic
skills which students build on as they progress through the
more advanced levels. Students work on beginning breath control,
submerging their face and eventually their head, basic body
coordination, floating with assistance and learning water safety.
Students who have had pleasant water experiences often complete
this Level quickly.
At Starfish Swim School we have split Red Cross Level 1 into
two groups; Starfish and Sea Horse. Starfish are just beginning
in Level 1 and Sea Horses are working towards entering Level
2. During the early Levels this gives the students a sense
of accomplishment as they see themselves progressing to another
are tested during their first lesson and placed in the appropriate
Level. At the completion of each "Starfish Level"
the student receives a Certificate of Achievement.