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The learner must take a deep breath and hold their breath to ensure they are floating at the surface of the water. Encourage the learner to stretch into a star float, maintaining the position with adult support behind the head.
Learner to confidently exhale at the surface of the water. Teacher must be able to see bubbles being blown.
Demonstration must show wetting the head in an activity whilst remaining calm throughout.
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.