Toddlers and school age children
This class introduces the child to their first level of swimming education without the parent or carer. Elementary swimming skills such as kicking, paddling and breathing are taught as well as safety skills including floating, entries and exits.
With water safety and elementary skills firmly in place, this class further develops dogpaddle to include breathing and distance as well as introducing basic freestyle arms. Streamlining torpedoes and backstroke kicking skills are also established. Frogs will also be introduced to various types of floating, which will aid body position in future levels.
Basic freestyle is refined and the first stages of teaching side breathing are added. Elementary backstroke is introduced combining arm action and breathing with the already mastered back kick. Many intermediate safety skills are introduced, aimed at individual survival.
The combination of side breathing, freestyle arms and flutter kick are coordinated to produce freestyle with bilateral breathing. The swimming distance is increased to 20m for freestyle and backstroke and elementary breaststroke kicking is demonstrated. Advanced safety skills are introduced.
This level aims to refine freestyle and backstroke technique, while increasing the swimmer’s stamina over longer distances. Breaststroke kick is further developed and butterfly kick is also established. Much of the safety is taken outdoors to continue the challenge for swimmers in this level.
This is the advanced stroke correction class. Freestyle and backstroke endurance is continued and extended. Breaststroke kick is further developed, with butterfly arms and standing dives are introduced for the first time. Sharks safety week takes on an endurance focus with survival and rescue sequences attempted by students.