Wednesday 23 January 2019

Developmental

Objectives:

  • Water Safety
  • Water confidence
  • Development of motor skills
  • Strengthen & refine the basics
  • Parent education

 Levels:

  • Starfish - maximum of 4 per class - 1st lesson without parent in the water, age of child must be 3 years +
  • Seahorses - maximum of 4 per class - working on strong kicking, correct body position & the beginnings of freestyle

Graduation Criteria Starfish

  • Assisted Torpedo (glides and kicks)
  • Assisted Front float (eyes in - 5 seconds)
  • Assisted Back Float (ears in - 5 seconds)
  • Kick & Paddle with pop up breath for 12.5m
  • Assisted Front Kick with board for 12.5m
  • Assisted Back Kick with board for 12.5m
  • Independent return to side
  • Independently pull themselves out of the pool
  • Independent seated dives
  • Know and apply Safety Skills

Graduation Criteria Seahorses

  • Torpedo with kick – independently for 6m
  • Swim with 4 Big Arms – independently for 12.5m
  • Independent front float (5 seconds)
  • Independent back float (5 seconds)
  • Freestyle kick with board, eyes in, long arms for 12.5m
  • Back kick without a board – independently for 12.5m
  • Kneeling dives
  • Know and apply Safety Skills

 

Free Assessment:

  • If your child is over 3 years of age they will be booked straight in for a free swimming assessment.
  • This complimentary assessment is an important part of the Enrolment process as it ensures that your child gets placed into the correct level in our program rather than trying to guess their swimming skills over the phone!
  • The assessment usually takes about 10 minutes and is organised at a time suitable to you Monday - Friday afternoon after school depending on availability.

Once your child has been assessed we will organise a class day and time suitable to your family. You are now ready to start lessons and will need to be kitted out with goggles and cap which, if you don't already have, can be purchased at our Centre Kiosk.