Swim a Song™ Stages

 

Swim a Song™ Stage 1 1. Enter the water comfortably supported fully by an adult
2. Kick/move legs with adult support
3. Allow for their face to be wet by adult
4. Float with adult support on their front or back
5. Place feet on wall with adult support. Adult then supports a push off wall and glide
6. Travel in different directions with adult support
7. Splash water with their hands
8. Reach and grab a toy
9. Move from horizontal to vertical position with adult support
10. Exit the water safely with adult support
Swim a Song™ Stage 2 1. Enter the water comfortably supported by an adult. Swimmers should wait for adult instruction before entering the water
2. Kick and move legs continuously
3. Put face in the water and dip chin and mouth in and out independently
4. Travel on front and back for two metres with adult support
5. Float on front with/without adult support
6. Float on back with/without adult support
7. Push and glide off wall with adult support
8. Paddle with hands and feel the water
9. Reach, grab and throw toys in the water
10. Rotate 180 degrees either horizontally and vertically with adult support
11. Exit the water safely with adult support
Swim a Song™ Stage 3 1. Enter the water safely where safe and reasonably practical without adult support but under close supervision
2.Kick legs simultaneously and travel two metres with adult support
3. Put face in the water and blow bubbles
4. Travel on front for two metres using aids with adult support
5. Travel on back for two metres using aids with adult support
6. Push and glide from wall without support of parent
7. Perform a star float on back with adult support behind the head and return to vertical position
8. Use arms and legs to travel two metres in any direction without support
9. Reach and catch toys on top and under the surface of the water
10. Rotate 180 degrees either horizontally or vertically without adult support
11. Exit the water safely with adult supervision