Child help by parent or instructor.
Parent holding child, or ready to receive child.
Progression based on comfort:
Hold child in front of body with child horizontal in the water.
Have child facing the parent who is ready to receive child with a smile, arms outstretched.
Count “1, 2, 3, GO!” gently scoop child forward and let go once parent accepts child with palms up on child’s chest, or catching like a football (thumbs on chest, fingers on back).
Beginner: Pass with up to the lips under the water
Intermediate: Pass with up to the NOSE in the water
Advanced: Pass child fully submerged.