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Octopus Series

Octopus Series is designed for school aged learners.

This enables a route into 'Learn to Swim' for older learners building and developing thier confidence, knowledge and skills.  On completion of the Octopus series learners progress through to the Goldfish Series, Anglefish Series and Shark Series.

 

Octopus 1

1. Answer 2 water safety questions

2. Enter the pool safely, steps, ramp, swivel

3. Move through the water confidently in different ways

4. Use a woggle to swim front paddle  and back paddle for 5 metres

5. Push and glide on the front and back

6. Use a woggle or floats to attempt a simulaneous circle action with legs while on the back for 2 metres

7. Travel under a woggle bridge and through a shower created by a watering can

8. Return to standing from a star float on the back

9. Use a woggle or floats to perform a treading water action with legs

10. Exit the pool safely and unassisted

 

Octopus 2

1. Answer 2 water safety questions

2. Enter the pool safely with a step or jump

3. Swim 2 metres front paddle, and 2 metres back paddle unaided

4. Use a woggle to kick across the pool while blowing bubbles

5. Demonstrate front crawl arm action while standing

6. Demonstrate back crawl arm action while standing

7. Push and glide on the front with face in the water

8. Push and glide on the back, arms by the side

9.  Use a woggle, rotate from back float to front float and return to a back float

10. Submerge under water and retrieve an object

 

Octopus 3

1. Answer 2 water safety questions

2. Enter the water with a step or jump entry, turn around and swim back to poolside

3. Push and glide into either front crawl or breaststroke for 5 metres

4. Push and glide into back crawl and swim for 5 metres

5. Perform a star float on the front and back and hold for 3 seconds

6. Perform dolphin leg kick on the front or back for 2 metres

7. Scull head first using a woggle

8. Attempt breaststroke

9. Tread water for 10 seconds

10. Swim forward for 2 metres, then roll onto back, swim on the back for 2 metres and roll into a standing position