Glide Forward and Recover

Water depth: waist deep

No set time or distance required

SUGGESTED STEPS & TEACHING POINTS

Glide in waist deep water

  • Teach recovery first
  • Introduce horizontal body position in paddling areas where available
  • Parent/teacher support ‘palm on palm’ if required
  • Floatation aid if required

Step 1 – Starting position

  • Shoulders under
  • Arms forward (extended at surface)
  • Face in water

Step 2 – Glide

  • Push off
  • Glide

Step 3 – Recover

  • Head up
  • Knees up
  • Pull down with arms and hands
  • Stand

MUST SEE:

  • Face in the water – exhaling
  • Near horizontal body position
  • Arms extended in front of the head
  • Recovery to a standing position

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