Appropriate age: 5 years – 10 years
Appropriate Level: Starfish, Penguin, Jellyfish, Seahorse, Platypus, Angelfish, Stingray, Dolphin
Why is this skill important: Practicing basic skills on land with visual feedback will enhance skills and provide opportunity for the child to self correct. Therefore in the pool the swimmer can identify their own mistakes.
Key points include;
-Straight arm action
-Arm passes the leg and ear
-Arms are always opposite – one arm up, one arm down
-Arms are continuously moving