Class Levels

 

At Swim Safe we have been teaching children to swim for over 40 years, we offer a wide range of classes for all ages and abilities that have been specially designed to teach children all the skills they will ever need to know to be safe and have fun in and around water. Our small graded classes ensure maximum opportunity for learning, and achievement is acknowledged as swimmers progress through each level of our program. This together with our friendly learning environment will ensure you and your family find our swimming lessons an enjoyable and rewarding experience.


 

Jellyfish

(4 months to 3 years)

Duration:     30 minutes, parent involvement

Maximum:    8 swimmers

Location:     Middle section of pool

Flotation aids are introduced in this class

 

Learning and achieving

  • Water discovery for your child that is fun, and full of purpose
  • Confidence and mobility, water sense and awareness
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Turtles

(2 years 6 months - 4 years)

Duration:     30 minutes

Maximum:    4 swimmers

Location:     Middle section of pool

Flotation aids are used in this class

 

Learning and achieving

  • Confidence, independence and water safety skills
  • Underarm crawl, progressing to swim comfortably without floatation aids with good breathing control, and head above the water
  • Kicking on front and back with board
  • Floating and submerging
  • Safe entries and exits
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Seals

(Beginners 4 years and over, no swimming experience necessary)

Duration:     30 minutes

Maximum:    4 swimmers

Location:     Shallow end 

 

Learning and achieving

  • Streamlined torpedo with a freestyle kick 3 metres
  • Backstroke kick with board (arms across chest) 3 metres
  • Deep water skills
  • Submerging and retrieving objects
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Octopus

(4 years and over, class suitable for children who can perform the torpedo skill adequately)

Duration:     30 minutes

Maximum:    4 swimmers

Location:     Shallow end

 

Learning and achieving

  • Torpedo with freestyle arms 5 metres
  • Backstroke kick with board (arms outstretched) 5 metres
  • Backstroke torpedo 3 metres
  • Deep water skills
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Platypus

Duration:     30 minutes

Maximum:    4 swimmers

Location:     Shallow end

 

Learning and achieving

  • Freestyle arms and breathing with board 7 metres
  • Backstroke arms with board 7 metres
  • Front and back floats
  • Deep water skills (Treading water 30 seconds)
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Fish

Duration:     30 minutes

Maximum:    4 swimmers

Location:     Deeper end (confidence to progress to deeper water)

 

Learning and achieving

  • 14 metres freestyle (correct breathing)
  • 14 metres backstroke
  • Swimming more continuous laps
  • Deep water skills (Treading water 30 seconds)
  • 21metres freestyle Merit Award
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Starfish

Duration:     45 minutes

Maximum:    5 swimmers

Location:     Deeper end, left or right lane

 

Learning and achieving

  • 28 metres freestyle
  • 28 metres backstroke
  • 14 metres breaststroke
  • Increase strength and stamina in freestyle and backstroke, and begin to learn breaststroke
  • 100 metre Distance Award
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Dolphin

Duration:     60 minutes

Maximum:    6 swimmers

Location:     Deeper end, middle lane

 

Learning and achieving

  • 56 metres freestyle (bi-lateral breathing)
  • 56 metres backstroke
  • 56 metres breaststroke
  • 28 metres butterfly
  • Tumble turns, and diving
  • Swim confidently and in good style over longer distances
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Stingrays

Duration:     60 minute squad

Maximum:    6 swimmers

Location:     Full length lane

 

Learning and achieving

  • Technique, strength and stamina in freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly
  • Individual medley
  • Time Trials
  • Starts, turns and finishes in all strokes
  • 200 and 400 metre Distance Award
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Sharks

Duration:     60 minute squad

Maximum:    6 swimmers

Location:     Full length lane

 

Learning and achieving

  • Technique, strength and stamina in freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly
  • Individual medley
  • Time Trials
  • Starts, turns and finishes in all strokes
  • 800 metre Distance Award
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Adult Learn to Swim

Duration:     60 minutes

Maximum:    4 swimmers

Location:     Full length lane

 

Learning and achieving

  • Basic stroke skills
  • Mobility and confidence
 

Medal_Sm.gif - smallDistance Awards Program

  • Our Distance Award Program aims to teach children swimming profieciency and water survival skills.  
  • Children will be required to swim a continuous aquatic sequence with ease, efficeiency and strength over 400 and 800 meters.  
  • Survivial and rescue skills will focus on life saving readiness.  
  • Each child will be awarded a Certificate and Medal on successful completion.  

Assessment

  • On your first lesson we will assess your child to ensure they are in the class most suitable for them.  
  • Assessment will require your child to entering the pool with our Instructors, and during the lesson our experienced Pool Deck Supervisor will assess your childs swimming skills.  
  • At the end of the lesson our Pool Supervisor will discuss with you the most appropriate class level for your child, and requirements to progress to the next class level.
  • Your child's progress is vey important to us, if you have any questions the best person to talk to is our Pool Deck Supervisor.  The Pool Deck Suoervisor is always avaialble to answer any questions and give feedback in relation to your childs progress and provide tips to support your child's learning.

 

Certificates

  • Learning to swim is all about practice.  When your child repeats swim strokes, it rienforces learning and becomes memory and therefore more easier to do.  
  • Swimmers are assessed contantly by our Pool Deck Supervisor in conjunction with their instructor, and certificates are awarded as they progress through our program. 
  • Merit Certificates are awarded at each class level to swimmers in recognition of specific swimming milestones and achievements important to progress to the next skill.
  • Merits are also awarded and as an incentive for working well and continuing to make progress.
  • Our Pool Deck Supervisor is available at any time to discuss your child's progress towards their next certificate.

 

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