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The primary aim of this level is for children to comfortably submerge for 2 metres on top of the water, with perfect breath control. Holding the breath is the first step to submerging safely and comfortably, which will eventually make your child safer in this environment. We also aim to develop the required strength to hold on to the edge of the pool and get children to comfortably float in a 2-handed, assisted back-float. The main challenge of the Squirts level is for both child and parent to become comfortable in this new environment.
Average time in level: 6 months
2m front-float with correct body position and conditioning
2 handed back-float for 5 seconds
Hold onto wall for 5 seconds