STA Octopus 1 - Course Criteria

1. Answer two water safety questions - Click here for questions
2. Enter the pool safely – steps, ramp, swivel
3. Move through the water confidently in different ways - walk, hop, jump, skip, gallop, march
4. Use a woggle and swim Front paddle and back paddle for 5 metres
5. Push and glide on the front and back
6. Attempt a simultaneous circle action with legs while on the back for 2 metres, using a woggle or floats
6. Travel under a woggle bridge and through a shower created by a watering can
8. Return to standing from a star float on the back
9. Perform a treading water action with legs using a woggle (sea horses), or floats
10. Exit the pool safely and unassisted

STA Octopus 2 - Course Criteria

1. Answer two water safety questions - Click here for questions
2. Enter the pool safely with a step or jump
3. Swim 2 metres front paddle, and 2 metres back paddle, unaided
4. Use a woggle to kick across pool while blowing bubbles
5. Demonstrate front crawl arm action while standing
6. Demonstrate back crawl arm action while standing
7. Push and glide on the front with face in the water
8. Push and glide on the back arms by the side
9. Rotate from back float to front float, and return back to a back float, using a woggle
10. Submerge under water and retrieve an object

STA Octopus 3 - Course Criteria

1. Answer two water safety questions - Click here for questions
2. Enter the water with a step or jump entry, turn around and swim back to poolside
3. Push and glide into either front crawl or breaststroke for 5 metres
4. Push and glide into back crawl and swim for 5 metres
5. Perform a star float on the Front or back and hold for 3 seconds
6. Perform dolphin leg kick on the front or back for 2 metres
7. Scull head first using a woggle
8. Attempt breaststroke - may use a woggle for support
9. Tread water for 10 seconds
10. Swim forward for 2 metres and then roll onto back, swim on the back for 2 metres
and roll into a standing position (regaining feet)

Before progressing to Goldfish 1 in the main pool, for safety reasons we expect the pupil
to be able to swim 10 metres on the front and 10 meters on the back in the main pool
between end and deep water steps.

 

 
   
   
 
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