To register for this level, your child should be at least 8 years old by the date of the first class. This is a combined level class for kids in either Swimmer 7, 8 or 9 level. Swimmer 8, Ranger Patrol, enhances capability in the water including stride entries, and underwater forward and backward somersaults. Swimmers learn lifesaving sport skills with a lifesaving stroke medley, timed object support and a non-contact rescue with a buoyant aid. Eggbeater kick and increased fitness levels are developed to meet a 200 metre timed swim. First aid focuses on unconscious victims and obstructed airway procedures.