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Your Swimming Journey

Stage 1:

  • Let’s get wet
  • Develop basic safety awareness
  • Get a feel for the water

Stage 2:

  • Let’s jump in
  • Blow bubbles under water, build confidence
  • Learn to float and travel

Stage 3:

  • Let’s be brave
  • Go under water to retrieve an object
  • Push and glide on the front and back with arms extended

Stage 4:

  • Let’s get kicking
  • Kick 10 metres backstroke, front crawl, butterfly, and breaststroke
  • Perform a sequence of shapes

Stage 5:

  • Let’s get skilful
  • Develop confidence in the deep end
  • Perform three different shape jumps into deep water
  • Push, glide, and swim 10 metres backstroke, front crawl, butterfly, and breaststroke

Stage 6:

  • Let’s dive in!
  • Perform a surface dive
  • Develop coordinated breathing, swim all strokes with at least six rhythmical breaths
  • Understand water safety, perform a ‘shout and signal’ rescue
  • Swim 10m with clothes on, swim 25 metres (optional stroke)

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