To begin with, our qualified swimming instructors assessed what we could do in the water already. We learnt these skills through a variety of fun water games and activities.
The students learning involved:
entering/exiting the water safely
moving in the water confidently
submerging our body completely
picking up objects underwater with our eyes open
floating on our tummies and backs
freestyle arms, legs and breathing
backstroke arms and legs.
I learnt to do the froggy kick. It was tricky so I kept trying. May
I learnt to glide. Gliding is when you're at the wall and then you kick off and just glide. Avery
I learnt how to fall backwards and go under the water. At the start I was worried about it. Harrison
I learnt to do the froggy swim. It's when you pull your ankles up to your bottom and tuck in your arms and then move your arms and legs into a star fish. Then you glide with a straight body in the water for about 3 seconds. Alyssa
I can do freestyle and breath once I have done three circles of my arms. Thea
On our last day at the AC Baths we participated in a water safety day where we learnt all about life jackets. Our instructors taught us what to do if we found ourselves floating in the deep water like using our whistles, how to call for help, staying together and keeping warm. We feel so much more prepared now if we were to find ourselves in that situation.
Lifejackets make people see you, help you float and keep you warm. Faith
We learnt how to huddle up together to keep warm in the water. This helps people see us and come to help us. Max. S
Our class made a train of people so people can come rescue us. It is easier for the helicopter to spot the reflectors on our lifejackets. Andi
Keywords: Swimming, water safety, floating, sculling, freestyle, backstroke, kicking, submerging, bubbles, froggy kick, lifejackets