Introduction to deep water
If confidence, ability and water depth permit, students may be introduced to swimming in deep water prior to skill no. 22
If deep water is unavailable, you should use the deepest suitable part of the venue available and note the depth on student’s certificate. Submerging, resting and changing body position should still be practiced.
NOTE: Ensure adequate supervision of class. Students should be visible at all times.
An extra instructor (with an aid) should be present.
Water depth should be progressively increased as swimmers gain confidence.
Initial immersion in deep water should be performed one at a time.