Divers are learning the fundamental skills that are the basis for all dive groups. It is essential to develop strong fundamentals early on so progressions have a strong base to grow from. If fundamentals are not learned or not learned properly, it can be difficult and/or unsafe for a diver to learn advanced skills.
Approaches, hurdles and water entry are the focus for this group, as well as beginning to learn the different dive groups and positions. Basic tumbling is also taught to help in skill progression later on and safety skills.
Divers are fine tuning their fundamentals as well as learning skill progression in all dive groups (forward, back, reverse or gainer, inward and twist). The different diving positions are taught in all dive groups. The divers learn how to “spot” somersaulting, perform twisting actions and improve on their entries.