This course will teach you how to help students enrolled in the Starfish Swim School green stage to tread water and survival float for 30 seconds (safety benchmark), and start in side glide, swim overam pulls with kick 9 metres/30 feet with a 1-2-3 breathe pattern (swim benchmark).  

Course curriculum

  1. 1
    • Introduction

    • Benchmarks

    • Benchmark Performance

    • Words to Know

    • Safety

    • Check Your Knowledge

  2. 2
    • Survival Float

    • Breathing, Overarm Pulls, Back Pulls

    • Head First Dives

    • Head First Surface Dive

    • Check Your Knowledge

  3. 3
    • Practicum and Reflection

    • Swim School Green Stage Practicum Workbook

Learning Objective

Upon completion of this course you should be able to:

  • Describe methods for increasing buoyancy during survival float

  • Identify the starting position for 1-2-3 breathe drills

  • Describe the benefits of teaching beginning freestyle using the 1-2-3 breathe method

  • Identify the first three stages for teaching head first diving into the water

  • Conduct learning activities for teaching integrated movement (basic freestyle and backstroke) and head first entry