Hi there, my name is Florrie The Flying Fish.
Are you ready for that first 5 metres swim now? I am going to help you get there and we shall take it slow and steady to make sure that all-important swim is a great one! I am fantastic at flying through the water so I'll be able to help you jump in and make a big splash with all the fun skills we have to come this term!
Let me tell you a little bit more …
At this level, we encourage your child to develop more basic stroke techniques and become more independent in the water. By the end of Level 12, the aim is that all of them can swim 5 metres on their back and are getting that bit closer to achieving the same on their front.
"Jumping in, Diving for Toys from standing" and bring the ring back to the side and "Backwards Roll Entry" are great fun! We also try to get your child happy and confident to swim in the deep end of the pool. Throughout the next couple of levels we start to spend more time focusing on our 5 metres and start to challenge the little ones further. We continue to take care to ensure all skills build confidence, however encourage parents to give your little one the opportunity to see what that can achieve unaided!
I am a very special fish and am able to jump out of the sea and leap through the air! I do this by swimming up to 37 miles per hour, point my head towards the surface and beat my tail to shoot upwards! I can jump up to 4 feet in the air. It comes in very handy when I am trying to swim away from other large fish that are trying to eat me!
I like to live in warm waters in oceans all over the world. I like to swim with my friends in a "school" and am only small and will grow up to 45cm long. I have a torpedo, streamlined shape body which helps me shoot through the water and pectoral wing-like fins, which help me fly through the air. I like to eat lots of plankton.
As my friends and I like to hang out in big groups we won't be able to fit into your swimming pool, but we will be watching you from the side as you do your reduced assisted swim breathe swim and your diving for toys from standing!
Next term, you will be meeting Stanley The Swordfish