The Marlin class builds on freestyle and backstroke skills with an emphasis on more work without a pod board. Chain swimming is introduced to encourage children to swim 10m distances, working on breathing techniques and stamina. Water safety components include floating and sculling on back in shallow end and once the 10m freestyle milestone has been achieved, sculling and treading water is practiced at the deeper end of the pool.

Once the required skill level is achieved the pupil is assessed for promotion to Dolphin.

Major Milestones

Mascot marlin


  • 10m Freestyle without the pod board at the shallow end
  • 10 Backstroke without the pod board at the shallow end