Parent Tot – Scooping – Going Underwater

Child in the water held by parent.
Parent Holding child thumbs over collar bones with fingers and palm on chest, or like catching football (thumbs on chest, fingers on back)

Progression based on comfort.

Beginner: Count “1, 2, 3, GO!” Take a step backwards and scoop child down to water in a “U” shape, getting lips in the water.

Intermediate: Count “1, 2, 3, GO!” Take a step backwards and scoop child down to water in a “U” shape, getting up to the nose in the water.

Advanced: Count “1, 2, 3, GO!” Take a step backwards and scoop child down to water in a “U” shape, getting whole head underwater.

Smile and Laugh when complete.


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