Section 10

Marlin stage


  • To continue to build the swimmers endurance and refine technique in freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and lifesaving backstroke.
  • Introduce butterfly.
  • Introduce basic freestyle tumble turn.


  • Freestyle and backstroke kicking drills 100 metres (continuous of both strokes).
  • Freestyle and backstroke without fins 100 metres (must show good technique).
  • Breaststroke 50 metres (well co-ordinated and performed in a slow controlled manner).
  • Butterfly 25 metres (must show good knowledge of skills and master the basic co-ordination).
  • Freestyle tumble turns (must be able to master the basic skill involved).
  • Lifesaving backstroke (safety stroke to be performed in a slow relaxed manner).