Expected Standards Learn to Swim Framework
Stage 4 Outcome 1
Perform a sequence of changing shapes (minimum of three) whilst floating on the surface and demonstrate an understanding of floating.
Learners must ensure controlled, flowing/ linking movements throughout the sequence, whilst pausing at each shape and ensuring a minimum of three shapes within the sequence.
An understanding of floating can be achieved through teacher/learner discussion and by showing understanding through use of equipment/via activity e.g. use of games such as ‘go to a piece of equipment that can help you float/sink.’ The following equipment may be used in an activity: water bottle, float, brick, star float, swimming through a hoop.
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Stage 4 Outcome 2
Starting position may be two hands on the wall or no hands on the wall with learner standing arms out in front ready. Arms cover the ears, hands one on top of the other and face in. Hips/bottom move upward as the learner pushes downward toward the floor. This should not be a surface dive but a gr...
Stage 4 Outcome 3
Stage 4 Outcome 4
Long legs with a small splash, the kick originating from the hip and hips near the surface of the water. Loose ankles throughout. Must ensure no use of hands. Face may be in or out of the water.