CLASSES

Our small class sizes, graded levels and competency based curriculum provide students with optimal conditions to progress in our swimming lessons.

Our class levels range from mums and bubs (level one) through to squads (level nine) and our student to instructor ratio ranges from 4 to 1 in learn to swim to 10 to 1 in squads and mums & bubs.

Private lessons are available in 30 minute or 60 minute timeslots for ten week terms. School Holiday intensives run morning and afternoons for one to two weeks of the school holidays and are the same levels and class sizes as regular Learn to Swim.

Our term based lessons run for ten weeks with the Public School terms. In week 8 of each term we evaluate each student against the documented competencies for their level. A certificate is issued identifying the competencies achieved and a brief meeting is held with each parent/guardian to discuss their child’s progress.

Week 9 is priority rebooking week for students currently enrolled. Week 10 is safety week, where the lesson focuses on water safety and emergency survival skills. At the beginning of week 10, any vacant positions for the following term are made available for new bookings.

See ENROLLING for details.

Below is a brief description of each of the Learn to Swim levels:
    

 
   

Level 1: Aqua Babies

This is a mums and bubs beginner level with students aged six to 18 months. In this level babies are learning to be happy and confident in, around and under the water. Lessons are fun and light hearted and involve games and songs for enjoyment.                                    

   

Level 2: Aqua Tots

This is an advanced level mums and bubs class with students aged 18 months to three years. In this level children are developing confidence and basic survival skills in the water. Lessons are fun and light hearted and involve games and songs for enjoyment.      

 

Level 3: Platypus

This is a Learn To Swim beginner level with students aged between two and five years. In this level children are building confidence and learning to move and kick (front and back) in the water, to blow bubbles and submerge, and basic survival skills.     

 

Level 4: Seahorse

This is a Learn To Swim level with students aged two to five years. In this level students are developing skills already learnt, like kicking and blowing bubbles, while using arms to move through the water. Students will also learn some basic survival skills.       

 

Level 5: Octopus

This is a Learn To Swim level with students usually beginning at school age. In this level students are building on skills already learnt and are beginning to Learn big arm freestyle and backstroke. Freestyle breathing is also introduced at this level.         

   

Level 6: Crayfish

This is an intermediate Learn To Swim level. In this level students are building on their freestyle and backstroke skills as well as developing correct breaststroke technique. Basic butterfly skills are also developed at this level.

   

Level 7: Swordfish

This is an advanced Learn To Swim level. At this level students are continuing their development of freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly skills, as well as increasing endurance by swimming the full length of the 25 metre pool.

   

Level 8: Crocodile (Beginner Squad)

This is a beginner Squad level with focus placed on stroke correction and swimming endurance. Students at this level must be able to swim 25 metres without stopping. This is a 45 minute session and is classed as non-competitive.

   

Level 9: Dolphin (Intermediate Squad)

This is an intermediate squad level with focus placed on stroke correction and swimming endurance. Students at this level must be able to swim 50 metres without stopping. This is a 45 minute session and is classed as non-competitive.

   

Level 10: Shark (Advanced Squad)

This is an advanced level squad with focus placed on stroke correction, increasing strength, flexibility, endurance and speed. Students at this level must be able to swim 100 metres without stopping. This is a 60 minute session and is classed as non-competitive.

   

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