Level Four of the Swim School for Kids program.

There are seven levels in our Swim School for Kids

As your child's skills grow, they move through the ranks, tackling bigger and better challenges, and growing their confidence in the water.

In Platypus, your child will learn important skills to:

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  • Swim 50m freestyle with bilateral breathing and tumble turns
  • Swim 50m backstroke with straight arm recovery
  • Swim 25m breaststroke with correct timing
  • Swim 15m butterfly without fins
  • Swim 25m survival backstroke with extended glide
  • Scull 25m feet-first on back
  • Tread water for 30 seconds, float on back, then signal for help
  • Explore deep water entries and exits, and practical safety skills and rescues
  • Demonstrate a streamline underwater push-off
  • Perform kneeling dives

Once your child has mastered these skills, they move into Dolphins.

Fun Facts about Platypus

There have been sightings of platypus in the Onkaparinga River and the River Torrens, but the only place in SA where you can be certain to see a platypus is Kangaroo Island

Platypus paddle with their front webbed feet and steer with their hind feet and beaverlike tail

Platypus are monotreme (egg-laying) mammals

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