This course will teach you how to instruct swimmers enrolled in the Starfish Swim School white stage to always ask permission before getting in the water (safety benchmark), and perform assisted submersion, relaxed, for 5 seconds and then come up to breathe (swim benchmark).  

In This Course

  1. 1
    • Introduction

    • Benchmarks

    • Benchmark Performance

    • Check Your Knowledge

    • Safety and Class Organization

    • Words to Know

    • Check Your Knowledge

  2. 2
    • Asking Permission

    • Building Trust

    • Face Submersion

    • Body Submersion

    • Check Your Knowledge

  3. 3
    • Practicum and Reflection

    • Swim School White Stage Practicum Worksheet

Learning Objectives

After completing this training module you should be able to:

  • Identify effective ways to communicate with a student who is fearful of submersion

  • Identify learning activities to develop safe entries and exits from the pool

  • Identify the benefits of using counting cues and use them when teaching

  • Select equipment useful for submersion learning activities

  • Identify the benchmarks and performance criteria for the Swim School white stage

  • Conduct learning activities for teaching submersion and asking permission