Swim school lessons

​​​​Parent and child progr​amme - Four months to 3 1/2 years​​​​ old

​​Programme​​Description
​Jellyfish​​Happy in aquatic environment, happy in water, introduction to watering cans, ​introduction to buckets, introduction to movement front and back, submerging comfortably​.
​Frog​Submerging comfortably, buckets, parents, parent/teacher, off matt/wall, 'Monkey Monkey​ ' supported, kicking prone, kicking supine.
​Penguin​​Unassisted entry into the pool, prone and supine position, kicking, blowing bubbles, submersion, digging, 'Monkey Monkey'​​.
​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.
​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.

​Technique and water safety ~ (level 1-6​)​

​Level 1-4 lessons: 25 minutes | Level 5 lessons : 45 minutes | Level 6 lessons : 60 minutes.​

Each child will be given a swim school ​passport during the enrolment time, which well take them through until Level 6. ​

​Level​​DescriptionLessons
​​Level 1​

The focus of this level is water entry and​​ exit, bubble blowing, underwater exploration, kicking,  arm movements, correct body position and independent floating.​ 

We also run this level for pre-school children in the mornings.

  • Safe entry
  • Float on front
  • Submerge and Blow bubbles
  • Submerge and  Retrieve objects
Water safety: Pool safety rules | Enter and exit the water safely | Floating independently
Level 2

 

​Your child will build on prior water skills focusing ​on: floating, gliding, correct body position a​nd independent swimming on front and back. 

We also run this level for pre-school children in the mornings.​

  • Kicking on front 
  • Float on back
  • Freestyle armstrokes
  • Kicking on back
  Lifejackets | Buoyancy and flotation | Rope and stick rescues
Level 3

 

​This level will build on prior learning and provide the opportunity to swim longer distances. Treading water, breathing skills and water safety all feature in this level. Most skills will be performed independently. Swimmers will move to the Main Pool half way through the term.​​

  • Bilateral breathing​
  • Backstroke arms
  • Freestyle breathing
  • 25m freestyle

Water safety: Treading in deep water | Boat safety

Level 4

 

In this level swimmers will be working on their endurance in freestyle and backstroke. Breaststroke techniques are introduced alongside building on existing treading water and breath​ing skills.​

  • 100m freestyle
  • 50m freestyle
  • 50m backstroke
  • 2 minutes treading water
​​  Boat safety | Open water skills
Level 5

 

The focus of this level is extending the distance to swim, perfecting timing and technique while working on their endurance. Tumble turns and diving are introduced and practised. 200 ​​metres is the goal for this level.

  • 200m Freestyle
  • 25m Sculling
  • 100m Breaststroke Kick
  • 100m Backstroke

Water safety: Combine lifejackets and boat safety | Simulate real life situations​​
Level 6

 

Swimmers will work on​​​ their endurance and  technique in freestyle, backstroke & breaststroke.​ Continue to focus on tumble turns and diving. Butterfly techniques are introduced. Matching technique with longer distances in any swimming stroke is the goal.​​

  • 100m Breaststroke
  • 200m Backstroke
  • 400m Freestyle
  • 25m Butterfly Kick

​​ High water entries ​| Assisting others​


​Adult swimming lessons 

The program caters for adults by providing lessons in an encouraging and social atmosphere. All ability levels and backgrounds are catered for.​ The program​ run in a 5 week term and the cost is $55.00 (depending on numbers).​

​​​Private lessons

We provide private lessons for anyone needing individual instruction to help achieve personal goals. These lessons are available for all ability levels, the cost is $31.00 for 20 minutes.​​​​​

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