Learner to comfortably lie on the front 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.
With full adult support, the learner holds on to the wall or rail. The learner is then encouraged to move using a hand on hand motion toward the steps or ladder. Floatation equipment such as noodles or arm discs can be used along with full adult support.