Learn Bronze

  

Learn BronzeTeacher in Water

The aim of these swimming lessons is to introduce both frontcrawl and backcrawl arms and to improve on the skills learnt in the previous class set. Also trying to build on the confidence they have.

 

The focus is to implement the correct techniques from early on in their swimming journey so that when the children progress that they have a solid base which they can draw from.


  • Building on confidence.
  • Introduction to Frontcrawl and Backcrawl. 
  • Frontcrawl and Backcrawl kick unaided (With a float no teacher) between 5 – 10m.
  • Basic arm movements in Frontcrawl and Backcrawl.
  • Face in the water while doing Frontcrawl.
  • Jumping into the water without any help from teacher, use of noodle is allowed. 
  • Collecting objects from shallow water. 
  • Introducing the idea of push off on front and back.

The teachers in the water will only help when necessary and will use minimal manipulation of the child to ensure the technique stays as natural as possible.   

Learn Silver

   

Learn Silver Teacher in Water

The aim of these swimming lessons is to introduce Breaststroke and continue the development of the other strokes already covered in previous lessons. In this group children will be encouraged to start swimming unaided and will have their first opportunity to start dive practice.


The focus is to make sure that correct technique is taught, especially on Breaststroke as this is where a lot of long-term problems develop early and can be very difficult to rectify. When swimming unaided children  will continually be prompted to use the proper techniques even if only a small distance to begin with. 



Targets:

  • Introduction to the basics of Breaststroke
  • Swim unaided Frontcrawl and Backcrawl 10m. (with correct technique)
  • Push off on front and back in streamline position
  • Jumping into the pool and able to swim to safety unaided
  • Breaststroke kick with a float 10m 
  • Basic Sitting Dive
  • Further progression of Frontcrawl and Backcrawl techniques 
  • First opportunity to swim small amounts unaided
  • Introduce dive practice (sitting dive)