Level 3 – I Can Swim Underwater

1. I Can Swim Underwater 

Why:  Breath Control.

How:  Sink a hula hoop underwater water.  Encourage students to swim toward the bottom by adjusting their body position and aiming for the the hoop. You may initially start this skill by holding the hoop just below the surface. and dive slightly below the surface to submerge and swim through the hoop.

2.  I Can Swim Across the Pool with Roll Overs!

Why: Increasing the distance of a familiar Movement and Safety skill is a great way to build confidence!

How: Students swim from dock to dock rolling over for at least a 5 second back float to rest in between. The docks should be positioned half way across the pool at first, then as the students gain confidence you may increase the distance.

3.  I Can Swim Across the Pool with Pop Ups!

Why: Increasing the distance of a familiar Movement and Safety skill is a great way to build confidence!

How: Students swim from dock to dock and pop up for a breath when needed.  Encourage them to exhale when their face is in and inhale when they pop up.  The docks should be positioned half way across the pool at first. Then as the students gain confidence you may increase the distance.

4.  I Can Swim Elementary Backstroke!

Why: The Elementary Backstroke is a great way for students to swim further distances without expending a lot of energy and has simple arm and leg Movements!

How: Encourage students to practice the simultaneous movements of the Elementary Backstroke by putting it all together using the arms and legs!

5. I Can Swim With Big Arms and Flutter Kick!

Why: Introducing simple arm and leg Movement individually can help with a better understanding of the stroke.

How: Use drills to practice the kick separately and the arms separately.

6. I Can Swim With Pizza Arms and Frog Legs!

Why: Introducing simple arm and leg Movement individually can help with a better understanding of the stroke.

How: Use drills to practice the kick separately and the arms separately.

7. I Can Jump, Swim and Climb!

Why: This Safety skill prepares students for how to react if they were to fall into the pool.

How: Students feet first jump into the pool roll to the back and swim across (using any arm and leg movements) once they reach their destination have them climb out independently.  You can have two students jump at once or stagger their jumps to speed things up and keep everyone moving!

 

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