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Is 3 to 12 months old and ready to learn to enjoy the water with a parent.  Starfish Parent & Tot 1 AquaTots 1 Continuing Splashers
 Is 12 to 24 months old Is Is 12 to 24 months old and ready to learn to enjoy the water with a parent.  Duck Parent & Tot 2 AquaTots 2 Continuing Bubblers
 Is 2 to 3 years old and ready to learn to enjoy the water with a parent.  Sea Turtle Parent & Tot 3 AquaTots 3 Continuing Bubblers
 Is 3 to 7 years and just starting out on his or her own. Sea Turtle Preschool 1 Continuing Preschool AQ 1 Continuing Bobbers
 Can get in and out alone, jump into shallow water, float and glide in a PFD on front and back, blow bubbles and get face wet.Sea OtterPreschool 2 Completed  Preschool AQ 1 Completed Bobbers
 Can get in and out alone, jump into shallow water, submerge and exhale underwater, and with a buoyant aid move through the water on front and back.SalamanderPreschool 3 Completed Preschool AQ 2 Continuing Floaters
 Can jump into chest-deep water and deep water wearing a PFD; recover objects from the bottom; move through water on front and back, and while wearing a PFD.SunfishPreschool 4 Completed Preschool AQ 3 Continuing Floaters
 Can do solo jumps into deeper water and get out by themselves; surface support by themselves; and swim 3 - 5 m on front and back.CrocodilePreschool 5 Completed Preschool AQ 4 Completed Floaters
 Is 5 to 12 years and just starting out. Swim Kids 1 Swimmer 1 Completed AQ 1 Continuing :Floaters/Learn to Swim I:Otter
 Can jump into water with and without a PFD; open eyes and exhale underwater, get objects off the bottom, and float and move through the water on front and back. Swim Kids 2 Swimmer 2 Completed  AQ 2 Completed: Divers/Learn to Swim II: Seal
 Can jump into deeper water; fall sideways into water wearing a PFD; support self at the surface without an aid; do whip kick; and swim 10 - 15m on front and back. Swim Kids 3 Swimmer 3 Completed AQ 3/4Completed Learn to Swim IV: Swimmer
 Does cannonballs, dives and rolls into deep water; can tread water; swim underwater; swim front and back crawl; and can do endurance swims of 25-50m. Swim Kids 4  Swimmer 4 Completed AQ 5/6 Completed Star 1
Swim Kids 5
 Can do dives and stride entries; eggbeater kick; foot-first surface dives; front and back crawl; whip kick; breaststroke arms with breathing; and endurance swims of 50-100m. Swim Kids 6 Swimmer 5 Completed AQ 7 Completed Star 2
 Can do shallow dives; eggbeater kick; foot-first sculling; surface dives with underwater swim; front and back crawl and breaststroke over 50m; sprint 25m; and endurance swims of 100-200m. Swim Kids 7 Swimmer 6 Completed AQ 8 Completed Star 3
 Can do compact jumps; eggbeater kick for 1 min.; head-up front crawl or breaststroke over 25m; 100m front crawl, back crawl, and breaststroke; and endurance swims 200-300m. Swim Kids 8 Swim Patrol – Rookie Completed AQ 9 Completed Star 4
Successful completion of Swim Kids 8 Swim Kids 9 Swim Patrol – Range Completed AQ 10 Completed Star 5
Successful completion of Swim Kids 9 Swim Kids 10 Swim Patrol – Star Completed AQ 11 Completed Star 6
Preferred successful completion of Swim Kids 10Bronze StarCompleted AQ 12 Completed Master Swimmer