Appropriate age: 6 years – 10 years
Appropriate Level: Angelfish, Stingray, Dolphin
Why is this skill important: Practicing these basic skills on land will enhance skills and provide opportunity for the child to succeed when developing their skills in the pool. This is a difficult skill so additional practice will assist in learning and progression.
Key points include;
-Turning feet to an outward pointing position (plantar Flexion)
-Knees remain close together, no wider than shoulder width
-Key language to assist with kicking action “bend, flex, kick, glide”