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Completion Requirements for Parent / Child B

  1. Water Entry
    • Student tries each of these - seated entry, rolling over and sliding in, stepping or jumping in and using a ladder or stairs.
  2. Explore the Pool
    • Child tries to touch the bottom of the pool at 1’, 2’, and 3’ depths.
  3. Front Float with Assistance
    • Child explores floating in a prone position with or without assistance from parents or equipment.
    • Child's face may be in or out of the water.
  4. Front Glide with Assistance
    • Child explores gliding in a prone position with assistance from parent or equipment.
    • Instructor passes child to parent or parent passes child to wall.
    • Child’s face may be in or out of the water.
  5. Kick on Front with Assistance
    • Child uses alternating or simultaneous kicks on front with assistance from parent or a floatation device.
  6. Reach and Pull Arms with Assistance
    • Child explores alternating or simultaneous arm movement in a prone position with assistance of parent or equipment.
  7. Passing Between Adults
    • Parent and instructor stand about 6 feet apart, cue the child then push the child toward the parent in a gliding motion.
  8. Drafting with Breathing
    • Parent drafts the child with the face in the water for 3 seconds, regains support, cues the child to breathe and repeat while child is comfortable and happy.
  9. Back Float with Assistance
    • Child explores floating in a supine position with assistance from parents or equipment.
    • Child's ears may be in or out of the water.
  10. Back Glide with Assistance
    • Child explores gliding in a supine position with assistance from parent or equipment.
    • Child's ears may be in or out of the water.
  11. Kick on Back with Assistance
    • Child uses alternating or simultaneous kicks on back with assistance from parent.
  12. Arms on Back with Assistance
    • Child explores alternating or simultaneous arm movement in a supine position with assistance of parent or equipment.
  13. Swim on Back with Assistance
    • Child moves forward in a supine position using arms and legs in any format with assistance from parent or equipment.
  14. Underwater Exploration
    • Child explores submerging mouth, nose, and eyes underwater.
    • Child explores opening eyes underwater and picking up a submerged object.
  15. Using a Lifejacket
    • Parents are given information about how to properly choose a US Coast Guard approved PFD.
    • Parents put a US Coast Guard approved PFD on the child.
  16. Water Safety Topics
    • Reaching assists
    • Basic water safety rules review
    • Safety at the beach and water park
    • Water toys and their limitations
  17. Water Exit/Self Exiting
    • Child explores exiting the pool by pulling himself or herself out onto the deck with support or supervision of parent.
    • Child explores exiting the pool using the ladder with support of parent.
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