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Swim Level Comparison Chart: Red Cross to YMCA Lessons

Preschool Levels (6 months to 5 years)

Note: Comparison chart as of February 2011. The chart should be used as a guide only. These are program equivalencies. For example, if your child has successfully completed Red Cross Swim Kid 1, he or she would enrol in YMCA Seal level.

Red Cross Swim Preschool YMCA
Starfish Splashers (3-18 months)
Duck Bubblers (19 months - 3 years)
Sea Turtle Bobbers (19 months - 3 years) (parented)
Sea Otter Bobbers (unparented)
Salamander Floaters / Gliders
Sunfish Divers
Crocodile Surfers
Whale Surfers
  Dipper
(Incomplete: Ready for RC Swim Kids 3 or 4)
(Complete: Ready for RC Swim Kids 4 or 5)

Click here for YMCA Preschool/Lil' Dipper swim level descriptions

Learn to Swim and Star Levels (6 years and up)

Red Cross Swim Kids YMCA
Red Cross Swim Kids 1 Otter
Red Cross Swim Kids 2 Seal
Red Cross Swim Kids 3 Seal
Red Cross Swim Kids 4 Dolphin
Red Cross Swim Kids 5 Swimmer
Red Cross Swim Kids 6 Star 1
Red Cross Swim Kids 7 Star 2
Red Cross Swim Kids 8 Star 3
Red Cross Swim Kids 9 Star 4
Red Cross Swim Kids 10 - incomplete Star 5
Red Cross Swim Kids 10 - complete Star 6

Click here for YMCA Learn to Swim level descriptions
Click here for YMCA Star level descriptions

Youth, Teen and Adult Levels

Contact us for program equivalencies