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GRETA THE GREAT WHITE Meet The Aquatots Characters

Hi there, my name is Greta and I'm a Great White Shark, I've come along to help you complete the last of the Aquatots levels. I am one of the most feared animals in the world so I have come along to teach you to be the strongest swimmer you can be!

Are you ready to put our Butterfly legs and arms together to complete the stroke? We are going to have lots of fun for this last current Aquatots term, making our stroke work as fast as possible and using your Finns to do butterfly legs so you may almost feel like you have a real Finn like me! Enjoy and have fun!

Let me tell you a little bit more …

What we shall learn with Greta in Level 29 of the Aquatots Programme The serious bits for Mums & Dads

We are going to have lots of fun this term putting our butterfly legs and arms together to try to achieve the full stroke! We will continue to use our legs to practice our "underwater work" to start off that butterfly stroke with an efficient glide. As well as that, we are going to try the Butterfly stroke with our fins on which enables your child to swim faster and more streamlined through the water.

We have more techniques to show you like "finger drag" which enables the children to achieve a faster, more efficient front crawl stroke, as well as the usual self rescue, snorkeling and distance day. By this level the strokes often resemble the "near perfect stroke" we have been working towards! This is currently the last Aquatots level and we hope you have enjoyed seeing your child develop into a great swimmer as much as we have. Due to popular demand we are working on more levels so watch this space! In the meantime enjoy and have a fantastic term.


Now a little bit more about me and my family More about Greta and The Great White family

I am a fantastic streamlined swimmer, which makes me brilliant at catching lots of food! I have a torpedo-shaped body and am known for my dorsal fin on top of my back that often sticks out of the water when I swim, so you can often see when I am coming! But, I'm sneeky too, as my white belly means i blend in with the sun when you swim under me, but my darker upper body make me hard to see if i swim below you. When I am hunting my prey from below the Ocean waves, swimming deep beneath the surface, I locate my prey then burst up out of the water with my lunch in mouth!

I love my food and can have up to 3000 teeth at any one time, which are in rows around my mouth. I am lucky because if a tooth breaks I can easily grow a new one to replace it straight away! I am not very good at chewing my food and am known to swallow my meals whole but once I have a big meal it can keep me satisfied for up to two months! Now when I'm hungry I am not the fussiest eater and will eat almost anything. If I'm just a little peckish i'll maybe have a little Tuna for lunch, or maybe a Seal, but if i'm really hungry I have been known to eat other sharks and even Whales!

I usually live near shores along most of the temperate (not very hot and not very cold) coastlines around the world but my mum swam to warmer waters to give birth. One of my favourite places to hang out with all my Great White buddies is Dyer Island off of the coast of South Africa.

Hope you have had as much fun swimming with me and my friends as we have! We hope to see you in the near future but in the meantime swim well and have fun!