If your child can control their breath and is comfortable floating on the front and back, then we can begin to teach them how to move around in the pool. The first stroke or technique used to get around is ‘Dog paddle’, named because the action resembles how dogs swim in the water. The arms make a paddling motion while the legs perform a flutter kick, otherwise known as Freestyle kick.
There are 4 easy steps to propulsion:
1. Kicking drills
2. Paddling drills
3. Combining paddling and kicking