- Jump in from poolside safely
- Blow bubbles a minimum of three times rhythmically with nose and mouth submerged
- Regain upright position from the back without support
- Regain an upright position from the front without support
- Push from wall and glide on the back
- Push from wall and glide on the front
- Travel on the back for 5 metres, aids or equipment may be used
- Travel on the front for 5 metres, aids or equipment may be used
- Perform a rotation from the front to the back to gain an upright position
- Perform a rotation from the back to the front to gain an upright position
She is now working towards her final Duckling award – Grade 5 and towards her Stage 3 award, alongside her 10 metre badge which she is very close to gaining now.
Not bad for a 4 year old!!
Also in the swimming pool Emmy has been testing some new shoes – they are actually made for outside however more for the summer weather than this freezing cold winter, so I decided they would be perfect for walking from the changing rooms to the poolside.
These are shoes which aren’t rigid at all and they bend and move with the natural movement of feet. They have a wide base for the natural spread of the toes, not cramped at all and they are the next best thing to being barefooted, which is actually best for children’s feet.
I can see how these would be beneficial for growing feet, sadly the weather hasn’t been helpful to trying these to their full potential, however they are great for poolside as they are easy to get on and off even with wet feet.
Vivobarefoot shoes come in a wide range of styles for adults and children. These ones are Ultra Kids and are priced at £35.