The Seal class consolidates safe pool entry, introduces streamlining, freestyle kicking with and without a pod board (torpedo), freestyle arms and kicking, and backstroke kicking with and without a pod board, as well as an extension of deep water skills with an emphasis on floating, jumping into the pool, returning to poolside unaided and climbing out independently. Swimmers are also taught the 'signal for help'.

Once the required skill level has been achieved, the pupil will be assessed for promotion to the Starfish class.

Major Milestones

Mascot seal


  • An unassisted torpedo
  • Kicking unaided on back
  • Torpedo with arms