Welcome to Squids

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About this level

The primary aim of this level is for children to comfortably paddle 2 to 3 metres, roll on to their back and back-float with the assistance of a parent. Paddling and rolling improves the core strength and motor skills required to generate propulsion in the water, which will eventually make your child safer in this environment. We also teach kids to independently turn around and grab onto the edge of the pool, back-float for 5 seconds unassisted and paddle for 3 to 4 metres in a horizontal body position. The main challenge of the Squids level is to maintain a horizontal body position while swimming independently. Average time in level: 8 months

Primary Aim

Independent 2m paddle kick with assisted roll

Secondary Aims

Independent safety fall

Independent back-float

Independent re-surface and grab wall

Independent back-float, roll and swim to wall


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