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Duckling Level

Adult & Child 4 months up to 2 1/2 years

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These lessons develop the child’s first water skills. The children are taught simple survival skills, in the form of treading water and recovery to help prepare them for any incident that may occur in and around water.

With the use of buoyancy aids and through play, the children are taught to float, move and become independent in the water.

Learning to swim at an early age reduces the chances of your child developing fears, and will build your child’s water confidence.

With practice, progression will lead to competence in the perfomance of the skills. To confirm competence the student should be able to perform the skill with consistent reliabilty, based on:- Introduction, Development, Competence and Consistence.

Duckling - Level 6

Adult to complete 1-3

  1. Answer 2 questions on Adult and Toddler Pool hygiene.
  2. Answer 2 questions on toddler safety a round the pool.
  3. Prepare toddler by fitting buoyancy aids correctly.
  4. Demonstrate a safe method of entry and exit.
  5. Support toddler in a tummy down position.
  6. Demonstrate how to turn around a situation were a toddler is distressed.
  7. Using an appropriate method of support splash legs.
  8. Wet the face by either submerging or having water poured over the head.

Duckling - Level 7

Adult to complete 1-3

  1. State 2 potential aquatic hazardous at home and the control measures.
  2. Give 2 examples of characteristics of a toddler.
  3. Instruct toddler how to exit and enter the pool safely, with a positive outcome.
  4. Demonstrate a floating position.
  5. Perform a safe entry from a standing position on poolside and return to the side.
  6. Paddle 2 metres using the arms and legs for propulsion.
  7. Paddle backwards for 2 metres using the arms and legs for propulsion.
  8. Blow bubbles in the water.

Duckling - Level 8

Adult to complete 1-3

  1. Explain the advantages and disadvantages of using buoyancy aids.
  2. Give 2 examples of good pool hygiene rules.
  3. Instruct the toddler from the pool to find a safe place to get out.
  4. Demonstrate a 3 floating position.
  5. Wet the face by either submerging or having water poured over the head.
  6. Move forwards for 5 metres using the arms and legs for propulsion.
  7. Move backwards for 5 metres using the arms and legs for propulsion.
  8. Using a treading water type action turn 360 degrees.

Duckling - Level 9

Adult to complete 1-3

  1. Explain the safety principles for, a poolside entry from a standing position.
  2. Instruct the toddler to enter and exit the pool safely.
  3. Demonstrate to the toddler how to submerge the head below the surface.
  4. Submerge the head or face below the surface.
  5. From a feet up paddling position, return to a vertical position.
  6. Paddle for 3 metres changing direction at least twice.
  7. Place chin on the water and extend legs out behind for 5 seconds
  8. Splash with the feet up, while paddling in a tummy down position.

Duckling - Level 10

Adult to instruct 1-8 Toddler to perform without direct physical support

  1. Paddle 2 metres in the tummy up and down position.
  2. Using a treading water type action turn 360 degrees in a vertical position.
  3. Perform a safe entry and exit.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to float motionless for 5 seconds
  5. Submerge face below surface and blow out.
  6. Paddle 3 metres in the tummy down position, small splashes on surface.
  7. Demonstrate from a front paddle position regaining the feet.
  8. A safe jump entry from the poolside, turn and return to poolside.