In Stage1 of the ASA Learn to Swim Framework a pupil will develop basic movement skills, water confidence and safety awareness. Don’t forget the swimmers will be able to use aids e.g. arm bands and floats to help complete this stage.
Games are a great way to encourage your pupils to practice the skills needed to complete this stage. The "Bean Game" is particularly useful for Stage 1 if you as the teacher take the lead and put the pupils into pairs.
Each child takes turns to copy the bean shape that the teacher calls out the name of. The player performs the movement or shape suggested by the type of bean e.g.
Agility, balance and co-ordination will be just some of the skill your pupils will improve with this game.