NON SWIMMERS

Children who have little or no experience of the water and are unable to swim without the use of aids.

Aims: To become totally water confident, moving freely around the pool both on the surface and under the water.  To learn to swim unaided on both front and back and to understand pool rules.

Badges that can be achieved: – NPTS Stage 1 or Puffin.

 

 

NPTS 1 250 wide

      NPTS Stage 1

  1. Enter the water safely.
  2. Move forwards for a distance of 5 metres, feet may be on or off the floor.
  3. Move backwards for a distance of 5 metres, feet may be on or off the floor.
  4. Move sideways for a distance of 5 metres, feet may be on or off the floor..
  5. Scoop the water and wash face.
  6. Be at ease with water showered from overhead.
  7. Move into a flat floating position on the back and return to standing.
  8. Move into a flat floating position on the front and return to standing.
  9. Push and glide in a flat position on the front from a wall.
  10. Push and glide in a flat position on the back from a wall
  11. Give examples of two pool rules.
  12. Exit the water safely.



 PUFFIN NEW 250 wide

     Puffin

  1. To swim 5 metres using any buoyancy aid.