Courage - Preschool Program

A program that builds water confidence for preschool aged children between the ages of 3 - 5 years. Below are the progression criteria for each level. Students must be able to competently perform each Criteria point to progress the next level. 

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Courage 1

  • Wall Recovery from seated position
  • Assisted float, roll & recover
  • Push & glide on back
  • Submerged glide to wall on front
  • Push and glide from instructors legs
  • Streamline kick with board and noodle under hips
  • Back kick with board on chest

 

Level Progression

  • If under 5 years old Progress to Courage 2
  • If over 5 years old and going to school Progress to Developing 1
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  • Fall in Wall Recovery from standing position
  • Float, roll & recover
  • Push & glide 3m
  • Push, glide & kick 5m
  • Push & glide from instructors legs & paddle to platform (NO KICKING)
  • Push & glide into back kick 5m (arms by side)
  • Sculling arms on back with kick

 

Level Progression

  • If under 5 years old Progress to Courage 3
  • If over 5 years old and going to school Progress to Developing 1
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Courage 3

  • Step in, roll into back float & recover to wall
  • Push, glide & kick 5m from seated position
  • Extended push, paddle & kick 5m
  • Push & glide (streamline position) on back 3m
  • Push, glide & kick (streamline position) on back 5m
  • Front paddle kick, roll to back scull and kick 5m

 

Level Progression

  • If under 5 years old Progress to Courage 4
  • If over 5 years old and going to school Progress to Active 1
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Courage 4

  • Push, glide & kick on front & roll onto back, arms by side 6m
  • Push, glide & Freestyle arms 6m  NO KICKING
  • Push, glide, kick & Freestyle arms 6m
  • Push, glide, Backstroke arms 6m NO KICKING
  • Push, glide, kick & Backstroke arms 6m
  • Push, glide & somersault

 

Level Progression

  • If child has turned 5yrs and hasn’t completed all skills Progress to – Active 2
  • If Child has completed all Criteria competently progress to Active 3