The Starfish class builds on skills learned in the Seal class and introduces freestyle breathing, full freestyle with the pod board and full backstroke with the pod board. Water safety skills practiced include 10m 'doggy paddle', front and back floating and a revision of signalling for help.

Once the required standard is achieved the pupil is assessed for promotion to Marlin.

Major Milestones

Mascot starfish


  • Single arm freestyle with a pod board
  • 5m freestyle with a pod board
  • 5m backstroke with a pod board