At Aquatic achievers our goal is for every child to swim 1 kilometer continuous Freestyle, unassisted. The following are some of the reasons why we think this is a great milestone for children to Achieve. It’s difficult 1km is a long way, and takes roughly a half hour to complete Safety Although never completely safe, swimming 1km means a child has a good chance to save themselves from dangerous aquatic situations Proves stamina Swimming this distance shows that a child has the stamina Guarantees technique A child must have good breathing technique for them to get into a rhythm to complete the distance Can be accomplished by young children We have had children as young as 4 years, 9 months complete the 1km