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Learner should demonstrate long legs with a small splash, the kick originating from the hip and hips near the surface of the water. Floatation equipment can be used. The adult supports the head.
Travel may be with or without floatation equipment. Walking or paddling in deep or shallow water.
Learner sits or stands on the side unsupported but under close supervision and is drawn in toward the adult in the water. Adult then rotates and returns to poolside.
Learner may make use of a ladder or steps, beach pool approach, climbing, or use an adult to assist. A disability hoist may also be used.