• Suitable for children aged three years.
• Children must be happy and independent in the water and able to take instruction from the teachers.
• Teachers are in the water for this class.
• Parents view the lessons from the viewing area.

Skills taught in this ability:

  • Jump into shallow water (0.9m minimum) confidently and unaided
  • Push and glide on front – hold glide for three secs
  • Push and glide on back – hold glide for three secs
  • Swim either one width of front paddle confidently with face in the water, demonstrating lifting head to breathe or swim one width of back paddle confidently
  • Half width on front rollover to half width on back – unaided
  • Swim five metres breaststroke kick with two floats
  • Tuck float – hold for three secs
  • Submerge three times blowing bubbles without goggles – only one breath between submersions

Once all these skills have been completed the swimmer is ready for Non-Swimmer 1