Marlins is the third stage in the 400 Gold Program

Max 4 pupils per class / Duration 30 minutes

Progressing to our Marlins level is an exciting time for your child. To compliment the "torpedo" kick learned in the Torpedoes class, our Marlins swimming lessons teach the arm stroking part of freestyle; we call this a “torpedo with arms.”

Performing a “torpedo with arms” requires swimmers to concentrate on their arms and legs at the same time - which can be tricky! However, this is exactly why the stroke is broken up into stages to make sure swimmers have the right foundations before a new skill is introduced. Our Marlins swimming classes are about getting a beautiful arm stroke technique before we introduce breathing technique in the Dolphins classes.

Marlins swimming lessons also teach backstroke arm stroking. Both the “torpedo with arms” and backstroke arm stroking are basic skills, fundamental in developing future swimming abilities. Once your child can demonstrate these skills to the required standard, they will graduate to the Dolphins level of our 400 Gold swimming lesson program.


  • Commence Freestyle arm stroking
  • Commence Backstroke arm stroking