In this stage, swimmers will be developing basic safety awareness, basic movement skills and water confidence skills. Swimmers may use aids, e.g. arm bands, floats, etc.
Swimmers will develop safe entries to the water, including jumping in, basic floating, travel and unaided rotation to regain upright positions. Swimmers may use aids.
Swimmers will develop safe entries including submersion, travel up to 10 meters on the front and back, progress rotation skills and water safety knowledge.
Developing the understanding of buoyancy through a range of skills, refining kicking technique for all strokes and swimming 10 meters to a given standard as directed by the ASA.
Developing watermanship through sculling, treading water skills, complete rotation and performing all strokes to ASA standards.
Developing effective swimming skills including coordinated breathing, developing the water safety aspects and understanding of preparation for exercise.
During this stage, children develop quality stroke techniques up to 100 meters incorporating the skills they have learned, and combine them to develop a linked routine. They also complete successfully an obstacle course that combines a variety of skills accomplished through stages 1-7.
All of our classes are taught by experienced, STA/ASA qualified swimming instructors; who are all DBS checked.