Parent and child programme

​​​​​​​​We have five levels in our parent and child programme which are a blend of age and ability groupings. Young children learn better when with their own age group. 

Once the child is 3 ½ years of age they can then go into their lesson on their own without a parent/caregiver.​​ Our philosophy is to encourage children to move actively and confidently in the aquatic environment while having fun!A little boy in the swimming pool.

Enrolment

​​​​To enrol your pre-schooler in one of our programmes just pop into the centre. For more information call us ​on 03 433 0410 or email: aquaticcentre@waitaki.govt.nz.​

Fees

Fees for all programme can be found at swim school fees page​.

Pre-school progr​amme to 3 1/2 years​​​​

​​Programme​Description​Suitable for
​Jellyfish​Happy in aquatic environment, happy in water, introduction to watering cans, ​introduction to buckets, introduction to movement front and back, submerging comfortably​.​​​​​​​4 months- 10 months​​
​Frog​Submerging comfortably, buckets, parents, parent/teacher, off matt/wall, 'Monkey Monkey​ ' supported, kicking prone, kicking supine.​​10 months – 18 months​
​Penguin​​Unassisted entry into the pool, prone and supine position, kicking, blowing bubbles, submersion, digging, '​​Monkey Mon​key'​​.​​18 months – 2 ½ years
​Mini Dolphin​​Safe entry/exit unassisted, Monkey Monkey  independently, submerge independently, moving in front float dig/kick, independent back float with wings, independent front float with wings, push/glide/kick to and from step.​​2 years – 3 years
​Whale​Move independently in the water, kick/glide/recover, rollover front to back with wings, float with wings kicking on back, leave wall/swim back, learner and main pool, Monkey Monkey ​ main pool.
2 ½ years – 3 ½ years


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