PRE-SCHOOL BEGINNERS

Children who can swim 3 metres or more on their front or back.

Aims: Children will be taught basic stroke technique in front and back crawl for a distance of 5 metres without aids.  A strong emphasis will be on a good streamlined body position.  Breaststroke and Butterfly leg kick are also introduced.

Badges that can be achieved: – I Can Swim or Learn to Swim Stage 1.

I Can Swim

Learn to Swim 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.