Teaching 1 year olds forward propulsion while submerged

Updated: Jun 24


Our little one year olds are very capable as they have the ability to hold their breath on cue for 5 seconds and move themselves forward through the water.


At this age the most effective skill to create forward movement is by asking them to kick their legs once submerged, and when combined with correct head positioning and a successful breath hold cue, enables forward movement.


Below we can see a clever little swimmer kicking her way over to mum in our 18-24 month old class.



These skills are a fundamental foundation for a swimming toddler. If you would like to book your child in for our classes where these skills are developed you can enrol in one of our swim levels for your baby or toddler.


To allow successful completion of this activity, students will practice timed submersions as well as kicking cues and activities. These are all taught

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