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Develop the previous skills further through new techinques, pick up objects through submersion and to swim 15 metres.


At this stage children learn safe entries into the water including submersion, travelling on front and back to 10 metres, water safety knowledge and rotation skills.

Before they can progress to the next stage they must be able to: 

  • Jump in from poolside and submerge (min depth 0.9m) and swim off

  • Sink, push away from wall on side and maintain a streamlined position

  • Push and glide on the front with arms extended and log roll onto the back

  • Push and glide on the back with arms extended and log roll onto the front

  • Travel on the front, tuck to rotate around the horizontal axis to return on the back.

  • Fully submerge to pick up an object

  • Answer correctly three question on the Water Safety Code

  • Swim 15m on the back

  • Swim 15m on the front

  • Swim 25m arms out of the water with face in water

  • Introduce breastroke/butterfly kick

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