Babies 0 - 4

BABIES 0-4 AWARD SCHEME

 

“BRONZE FISH” SKILLS
Bronze Skills
SKILLS

Happy Infant
Breath holding
Kicks
Paddle
Splashes
Recognising Bubble blowing
Back cradle/float
Kickboard awareness
“ready go” submersion upright hands on
“ready go” submersion upright hands off
Short swims hands on – two handed/one handed
Short swims hands off
Hold on
Piggy back rides
Tummy Tickles
“Ready Splash” no submersion
“Ready Splash” with submersion
Deep swim to knee level
Relax: play with toys
 

 

“SILVER FISH” SKILLS
Silver Skills
SKILLS

Kicks, splashes, bubbles
Kickboards – flutter kicks
Swims to hold on aided
Turns aided
3 upright submersions ina row
3 short swims across pool 2 handed
Blowing bubbles
Basic back float
Back float: shoulder hold
Back float: head hold
Free swims
Hold on piggy back rides
First dive
Hold on to side swim pass hands to adult
Swim towards parent from side
Pullside submersion with assistance
Plunge steps 1, 2 & 3 with assistance
Ready splash: developing letting go
Ready splash: turn aided
Swim around the world
Swimming deep taking 3 steps
Dolphin swims
 

 

“GOLD FISH” SKILLS
Gold Skills
SKILLS

Legs – independent kicking
Arms – windmills/circles
Kickboard – flutter kicks
Child blowing bubbles
Swim to hold on unaided
Turns unaided
Swim across pool – up to breath – holding one hand then the other
Deep swims to pool side – letting go to hold on
Free swimming
Pick up sinking toy from bottom of pool – shallow end
Dive and swim through hoop
Jumping in unaided
Jumping in turn unaided back to side
Poolside submersion independently
Plunges 1/2/3 unaided
Push away from side front/back – rockets
Using tubes to assist independent swims
Swim through legs
Holding on to side – letting go – swim to adult
Holding on moving hand by hand