Beginners are non swimming school age children. They normally stay in the small pool until they are swimming a length on their front & back and have air control through their nose.
The aim is always good flat body position on the front and back and a correct leg kick.
Introduction 2 minutes
Underwater bubbles 2 minutes
Warm Up 4 minutes
Main theme see below 12 minutes
Floating Animal fair 2 minutes
Contrast activity 3 minutes
Playtime 4 minutes
Pirate song 1 minute
First they attempt to swim, in waves. Give them names or numbers.
Legs only on the back “Chin up, Tummy up, toes up.”
If they can do this try arms as well
Same on front.
Now you have assessed them, work in waves or a continuous circle.
Start by using a woggle, then progress to two floats, one float, no float on back and front. Move them on only when they are ready.
Constantly encourage eyes down, blowing and fast feet.
To progress from this group they should swim be able to swim 5m legs only backstroke and flat on their front attempting windmill arms.