THE STA OCTOPUS SERIES

THIS LEVEL IS FOR CHILDREN BETWEEN 5 YEARS - 8 YEARS OLD WHO ARE BEGINNERS.

THESE AWARDS ARE FOR CHILDREN WHO ARE TOO OLD TO JOIN THE STANLEY SWIMMERS SO THIS IS A BEGINNERS LEVEL ESPECIALLY FOR THEM TO ENABLE THEM TO DEVELOP THEIR CONFIDENCE AND SWIMMING SKILLS.

Contains a series of 3 progressive awards....

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 – walk, hop, jump, skip, gallop, march

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

  5. Push and glide on the front and back

  6. Attempt a simultaneous circle action with legs while on the back for 2 metres, using a woggle or floats

  7. Travel under a woggle waterfall, experiencing water over the head

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

  9. Perform a treading water action with legs using a woggle (sea horses), or floats

  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 of front paddle, and 2 metres of back paddle, unaided

  4. Use a woggle to kick across 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. Rotate from back float to front float, and return back to a back float, using a woggle

  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 or 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 – may use a woggle for support

  9. Tread water for 10 seconds

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

POOL LOCATION:
Aqualife Swim Centre
Unit 1B
Littlehampton Marina
Ferry Road
Littlehampton
West Sussex
BN17 5DS
MY DETAILS:
Ali Beyer
Mobile number:  07565 437982
Email:  Babystepsswimschool@gmail.com