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Excerpt — Complete Guide to Primary Swimming

Establish an idea of where to begin

As you begin your swimming programme, it is useful to establish a few principles that help you to formulate your ideas on how to approach the task in hand.

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Making the transition from vertical to horizontal

Having completed unit 4, Face in the Water, learners should be comfortable moving in the water, participating in games and fun activities, having their faces in the water and having water in their mouths.

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The similarities and positive transfer between front and back stroke

These strokes are often referred to as the alternating strokes because of the nature of the arm and leg movements.

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