To teach treading water, surface diving and underwater swimming
Depth of Water
- Working in groups of 8, half the group form a circle in the deep end holding a hula hoop between them and the next member. The hula hoops should float on the surface of the water.
- The remaining 4 swimmers must tread water inside of the floating hula hoops which are held in position by the inital 4 swimmers
- When the teacher says “move one spot”, each free swimmer does a feet first dive to clear the hoop and then swims underwater to the next one to the right, surfacing within it.
- This process is continued, however the teacher may specify a two or three spot change