Advanced progression 2

Develop horizontal body position on back

Use paddling areas (where available) for initial buoyancy skills. Floatation aids may be used to assist with development of confidence. Progress to deeper water and teach recovery skills.

Float or gentle glide on back

  • Partner/teacher to support from behind:
    • under shoulders
    • under head
    • under chin

A ‘star float’ position with arms well back is recommended initially


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

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