Level 1: Water Exploration

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Purpose: Orient to aquatic environment; create a sound foundation for aquatic and safety skills. 1. Understand the basic water safety rules 2. Know the fundamentals of using a life jacket 3. Know how to handle a cramp 4. Know how to get help Perform reaching assists without equipment 5. Enter and exit water independently 6. Fully submerge face for 3 seconds 7. Blow bubbles Bounce in chest-deep water (bob) to chin level 10 times 8. Walk 5 yards in chest-deep water, maintaining balance 9. Float, while supported, on front & back Kick, while supported, on front & back 10. Practice basic alternating arm action

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