Babies

 

Age:                  Recommend 9 months –  years

Duration:           30 minutes, parent involvement

Maximum:         8 swimmers

Location:            Middle – Deep end of pool

 

Baby classes are the ideal opportunity to introduce your child to the aquatic environment through the use of nursery rhymes & activities – Òlearning through playÓ.

 

There are both physical & mental advantages in starting children at this age to learn to swim.

 The three most important being:-

þ  Water familiarization       

þ  Exercise & motor skill development

þ  Bonding between parent & child

 

With play as the foundation, confidence and basic survival skills are learned through repetition & extension.

 

Learning and achieving

 

Beginners

 

Age:                  2½ - 6 year (Dependant on individual ability & previous swimming experience)

Duration:           30 minutes

Maximum:         5 swimmers

Location:            Shallow end with some deep water work

 

Learning and achieving

á       Confidence, independence and water safety skills

¯  Torpedo with freestyle arms (Big round arms)

¯  Assisted freestyle arms & breathing ( Breath Arm, Bubble Arm)

¯  Assisted freestyle arms & breathing with board

 

Arms & Breathing

 

Age:                  6 – 11 years (Dependant on individual ability & previous swimming experience)

Duration:           30 minutes

Maximum:         6 swimmers

Location:            Lane Swimming – Middle to Deep end

Learning and achieving

á       Freestyle

¯  Arms & breathing with board (unassisted)

¯  Arms & breathing without board

¯   6 x Laps freestyle (continuous with good technique)

á       Backstroke

¯  Kicking on back without board

¯  Kicking on back with continuous arm action

¯   6 x Laps backstroke (continuous with good technique)

á       Breaststroke

¯  Introduction to breaststroke (Assisted frog kick on back)

¯  Frog kick on back (unassisted)

¯  Frog kick on front with board

¯  Breaststroke with arm action

¯  Breaststroke with correct arm action & timing

¯   6 x Laps backstroke (continuous with good technique)

á       Swimming more continuous laps

Squad

 

Age:      9 > (Dependant on individual ability & previous swimming experience)

Duration:   60 minute squad

Location:    Full length lane

 

Learning and achieving