Which Class Is Right For My Child?
Child stage 0 - 1:
These classes work for children who have been in the water before but are by no means swimming independently. We develop basic safety awareness, basic movement skills and water confidence skills. Swimmers may use aids, such as woggles, floats, etc.
Child stage 1 - 2:
These classes work well for children who are on the verge of swimming independent doggy paddle. We work on developing safe entries to the water, including jumping in, basic floating, travel on the front and back up to a distance of five metres, and rotating the body to regain an upright position. Swimmers may use aids such as woggles, floats, etc. A degree of water confidence is necessary for these classes.
Child stage 2 - 3:
These classes are concerned with developing basic doggy paddle, backstroke and safe entries into the water – including submersion. Swimmers must be able to travel up to 10metres on the front and back, They will also progress water safety knowledge and body rotation skills from the previous Stage.
Child stage 3 - 4:
These classes are aimed at children who can swim 10 - 15m of a basic front crawl, backstroke and breast stroke. This stage aids the learner in developing the understanding of buoyancy through a range of skills. Also covered is refining kicking techniques for all strokes.
Child stage 4 - 5:
These classes start to expand on other water based skills such as sculling, treading water and body complete rotation. Children will be able to perform all strokes for 20m to a good standard showing good technique and rhythm.
Child stage 5 - 6:
These classes are aimed at children who can swim all 4 strokes well. Developing effective swimming skills – including coordinated breathing – across all strokes is the focus of this stage. Learners also have to swim a distance of 25metres using a stroke of the swimmer’s choice. Children also learn about aspects of water safety and about preparing properly for exercise.
Child stage 6 - 7+:
During this stage, children develop quality stroke techniques up to 100metres incorporating the skills they have learned, and combine them to develop a linked routine. We will also cover dives, starts and turns.