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STAnley First Steps Series

STAnley- First Steps Series

The STAnley First Steps Series is designed to teach young learners to swim.  The Series incorporates fun activities, skill development and water safety awareness in a structured progressive programme.

 

STAnley 1

1. Identify the teacher

2. Enter the water safely

3. Splash feet at water's surface while supported and then return to a standing position

4. Walk forwards, backwards and sideways through the water unaided for 5 minutes

5. Move through the water on the front for 2 metres, turn around and move back to start position

6. Move through the water 2 metres on the back, roll to regain feet

7. Blow a small object across the pool for 2 metres

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

9. Push and glide on the front

10. Exit pool safely

 

STAnley 2

1. Show an understanding of poolside safetly

2. Enter the water from the poolside safely

3. Blow bubbles into the water, with mouth or nose and mouth, submerged

4. Move through the water for 2 metres on the front, blowing bubbles, return to a standing position

5. Move through the water for 2 metres on the back and return to a standing position

6. Perform a star floating position

7. Use front paddle action to move a ball across the pool

8. Push and glide on the back

9. Roll fron front to back

10. Climb out of the pool safely

 

STAnely 3

1. Answer a question on poolside safety rules

2. Enter the water from poolside, move forward 1 metre then return and exit the pool unassisted

3. Blow bubbles into the water with face submerged

4. Perform a star float while on the back and regain the feet

5. Move through the water while on the back for 5 metres

6. Use a front paddle action to move through the water 5 metres on the front

7. Complete a 360 degree turntable with feet off the pool floor

8. Roll from back to front and then back onto the back

9. Jump or step into the water from poolside, with hand support from a swimming teacher

10. Show treading water action with legs on woggle

 

STAnley 4

1. Answer 2 questions on poolside safety

2. Swim 5 metres of front paddle, roll onto back and swim 5 metres on the back

3. Bob up and down, submerging the face 4 times

4. Pick up an object from below the water surface

5. Perform 2 float positions, which may be in a sequence and performed on the front or back

6. Push and glide on back, tuck and roll forward to return to poolside

7. Use arms and legs for a treading water action

8. Attempt a circular action of either arms or legs

9. Jump or step into the pool safely unadied

10. Climb out of pool safely unaided

 

STAnley 5

1. Answer 2 questions on poolside rules

2. Swim 2 metres of front paddle or back paddle without support

3. Hold 3 different types of floating positions, wach for 3 seconds

4. Breathe rhythmically for 4 cycles, either supported or moving

5. Jump or step in from poolside, tread water, turn and swim back to poolside

6. Push off on the back and kick with a simulaneous leg action for 5 metres

7. Perform a push and glide on the front, keeping the face in the water and blowing bubbles

8. Retrieve an object from the bottom of the pool

9. Demonstrate front crawl arm action

10. Demonstrate back crawl arm action

 

STAnley 6

1. Answer 2 water safety questions

2. Push and glide on the back

3. Swim through a submerged hoop

4. Swim 3 metres on front using a breaststroke-type leg action

5. Swim 2 metres on the front and 2 metres back paddle with a smooth transition in between

6. Step, star or pencil jump into the pool, tread water then return to poolside

7. Hold the side of the pool and push off on the side under water

8. Swim on front, tuck up and return swimming on the back

9. Swim 5 metres, either front crawl or back crawl

10. Use a woggle to scull forwards, backwards or in a circle

 

STAnley 7

1. Answer 3 water sfety questions

2. Perform a  star float, change to a narrow float and return to a star float

3. Push and glide on back with arms stretched, then roll onto float

4. Swim 2 metres, dolphin leg kick on the front or back

5. Tread water for 10 seconds

6. Swim 5 metres using a frog breaststroke-type action of the arms and legs

7. Swim 10 metres of front crawl confidently, attempting side breathing

8. Swim 10 metres on the back confidently

9. Swim through a submerged hoop and retrieve an object

10. Use a woggle and scull head first using arms only

 

STAnley STAR

1. Answer 4 water safety questions

2. Push and Glide into a confident 10 metre swim

3. From a push and glide, or swim, travel through a submerged hoop, retrieve an object and return to poolside

4. Using a float, collect 4 floating objects scattered around the pool and return to poolside

5. Swim 2 metres on back, rolling over to swim 2 metres on front,rolling over to finish with a back star float

6. Push and glide from poolside on the back and kick 2 metres, tuck up and roll forward to swim back to poolside

7. Kick for 5 metres on back, balancing a toy on a float

8. Jump into the water, swim to a raft and climb onto it

9. Jump into the water, tread water while turning around and swimming back to poolside

10. Exit the pool safely