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Face and head either in or close to surface of water throughout. Start from a wall on front with the face in/face out with arms to the side or above the head. Learners may choose to perform the movement towards or away from a wall.
Learner starts with hands placed on the wall/bar/trough and feet placed on the wall, toes under the water surface. Push in a controlled manner into a stretched position with arms by the side.
Led by the teacher with learners responding. Examples may include learners
showing an understanding of basic pool rules, such as ‘no running', etc.
Learner may make use of: ladder or steps, beach pool exit, climbing, or a Level 1 Swimming Assistant to assist. A disability hoist may also be used.