Octanauts 1

 

By completing this Award, with or without  flotation equipment or support, you will be able to:

  1. Enter the water safely.

  2. Move forward 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 the face.

  6. Be comfortable with water showered from overhead.

  7. Move from a flat floating position on the back and return to standing.

  8. Move from 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.

Whilst swimming in stage 1 our swimmers

  • Gain confidence

  • Learn how to safely enter and exit the pool

  • Become comfortable with moving around the pool in a variety of directions

  • Learn to confidently float on their front and back which is an essential survival skill

  • Learn to become streamlined to make them more efficient in the water

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