For younger babies use a lying entry: the baby lies on a baby mat on poolside. The adult sits on the side and enters close to the baby without splashing. The adult then lifts the baby into the water under the armpits and with the head supported if needed.
Learner to comfortably lie on the back, fully supported by an adult using a cheek-to-cheek, shoulder support or yoke hold. Once fully supported the adult will move backwards in the water supporting the learner to maintain a streamlined position.
Learner to comfortably lie on the back or front fully supported by an adult using a cheek-to-cheek, shoulder support or yoke hold. Adult to then move comfortably forwards or backwards around the water with shoulders submerged.
Adult to fully support the learner and encourage them to hold on to the side of the pool or rail, by placing the learner's hands on the wall and then placing theirs on top. This can be encouraged through the use of games and placing toys on the side of the pool.