Skill 1 - Breath Control
Step 1: Taking a breath
Your child know how to take a breath while standing up or sitting down.
Step 2: Hold the breath
Your child know how to hold the breath for a few seconds.
Step 3: Face in water
Your child can put full face in water with support from the teacher.
Step 4: Face in water in extended time.
Your child are comfortable putting their in water for approximately 5-10 seconds.Goal: The child can take a breath, hold it and place their face in the water for approximately 10 seconds.
Skill 2 - Streamline Float
Step 1: Supported shoulder float
The child is in torpedo floating position with the child's hand resting on teacher's shoulder.
Step 2: Independent shoulder float
The child is in torpedo floating position without help from teacher.
Step 3: Supported board float
The child is in torpredo floating position with both hands on the board.
Step 4: Independent board float
Finally, the child is comfortable doing torpredo board float independently.Goal: The child can float in streamline or torpedo position.
Skill 3 - Free Float
Step 1: Shoulder supported
Your child can comfortably rest the back of the head on teacher's shoulder
Step 2: 2 hands supported
Your child can back float supported by teacher's hands on the child's back and neck.
Step 3: 1 hand supported
Your child can back float comfortably with teacher holding the back of the child's head with one hand.
Step 4: Independent back float
Your child can back float for 5-10 seconds after teacher gradually release the hands from the child.Goal: The child can float freely on their back.
Skill 4 - Independent propulsion
Step 1: Kicking
Your child can kick comfortably on poolside, shoulder supported, and board with nice floppy feet.
Step 2: Paddling
Your child catch water with long arms in paddling motion.
Step 3: Paddling and Kicking
Your child can paddle and kick toward a target for approximately 5 meter.
Step 4: Independence kicking and paddling
Your child can paddle and kick longer distance without help from the teacher.Goal: The child can independently propel themselves in the water to safety or teacher.
Skill 5 - Back Kicking
Step 1: Float with board
Your child's hand is placed gently over the board with head looking backward mainting the position.
Step 2: Kicking drills
The child is able to kick with legs fairly straight with nice floppy feet.
Step 3: Supported board kick
The child is comfortable holding the kickboard, kicking while lying on their back.
Step 4: Back kicking with board
The child can get off the wall, back kicking with little help from teacher.Goal: The child can turn in the water and recover to poolside.
Skill 6: Safety Awareness
Step 1: Entry & Exit
Your child can safely enter and exit the water with proper techniques.
Step 2: Finding safety
Your child can back float, roll over and paddle back to the nearest wall.
Step 3: Helping others
Your child understand not to jump into water to save others.
Step 4: Swimming with pajamas
Your child can back float, roll over and paddle back to safety with clothes on.Goal: The child is safer in and around the water, exposing them to different possible situations.