Penguin Dives

Our preferred method for starting to dive, rather than sitting dives. Should have learnt to somersault, handstand and be comfortable in deep water

On both knees at the pool edge

Teacher’s arm across their knees

“Arms like an arrow”

“Hands Flat like a pancake”

“Squeeze your ears, chin on your chest”

“Slide into the water like a penguin sliding off the ice into the sea to catch a big juicy fish”

“Head down, bottom up”

“Eyes down, aim for the bottom of the pool.”

“See how far you can go with your arms like a rocket”

Guide their fingers with your free hand into the pool.

Progress by adding  stacked large play floats on top of each other, raising the height.