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.

  

 

Goldfish          

(4 - 6  months)

Duration:    lessons are 30 minutes in duration, parent involvement 

Maximum:   5 swimmers and 5 parents (maximum 1 parent per child)

Swim Safe offers a Free 6 week swimming program for babies between 4 - 6 months of age

The person enrolling must have a date of birth which indicates and age of 4 months and 4 months 3 weeks of age on the date of their first lesson.  Lessons cannot be postponed and we do not offer make-up lessons 

 

Our Goldfish class operates on a Sunday at 11.30 am during our term times 

 

Learning and achieving

  • Baby’s first swim in a gentle, warm, nurturing environment

  • Introduction to infant water familiarisation, and getting you both comfortable and confident in the water

  • Instruction on ways to hold your baby in the water 

  • Prepare baby for their first underwater experience by conditioning 

  • Infants are not submerged during this class, as baby must master conditining before parents attempt submersions 

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jellyfish

(6 months to 2 years 6 months)

Duration:     30 minutes, parent involvement

Maximum:    5 swimmers and 5 parents (maximum 1 parent per child)

Location:     Middle section of pool

Flotation aids are introduced in this class  

                                 

Learning and achieving

  • Water familiarisation for your child that is fun, and full of purpose
  • Confidence and water sense and awareness
  • Floating, balance and movement through water
  • Conditioning and submerging



 

 

 

 

Turtles

(2 years 6 months - 4 years)

Duration:     30 minutes

Maximum:    4 swimmers

Flotation aids are used in this class

 

Learning and achieving

  • Push off and swim without floats 
    with head above the water 
  • Kicking on back with floats 
  • Back float
  • Jump in and return to wall unaided

 

 

 


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Clownfish

(3 years 6 months - 4 years 6 months)

Duration:     30 minutes

Maximum:    4 swimmers

Location:     Middle section of pool

 

Learning and achieving

  • Push off and swim with face in the water, blowing bubbles and lifting head to breathe 
  • Kicking on board with face in the water blowing bubbles
  • Backstroke kick with board
  • Swim out and roll to back float unassisted
  • Jump in, swim to rope and return to wall unaided

 

 

 

 

 

 

Penguins

(Beginners 4 years and over)

Duration:     30 minutes

Maximum:    2 swimmers

 

Learning and achieving

  • Blowing bubbles
  • Putting face and head under the water 
  • Kicking on board with face in the water blowing bubbles
  • Backstroke kick with board 
  • Water safety skills
                                                                                     

 

Seals

(4 years and over)

Duration:     30 minutes

Maximum:    4 swimmers

 

Learning and achieving

  • Freestyle kick with board
  • Streamlined torpedo 
  • Backstroke kick with board 
  • Water safety skills

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Octopus

Duration:     30 minutes

Maximum:    4 swimmers

 

Learning and achieving

  • Torpedo with freestyle arm strokes
  • Backstroke with board 
  • Water safety skills

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Platypus

Duration:     30 minutes

Maximum:    4 swimmers

 

Learning and achieving

  • Freestyle with board
  • Backstroke with board
  • Water safety skills

 

 

 

 

 

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Fish

Duration:     30 minutes

Maximum:    5 swimmers

Class suitable for children who have achieved their Platypus Certificate and

are confident swimming in deeper water 

    

Learning and achieving

  • Freestyle and backstroke 
  • Swimming more continuous laps 
  • Water safety skills
  • Push, glide and steer up 

 

 

 

 

 


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Starfish

Duration:     45 minutes

Maximum:    5 swimmers

 

Learning and achieving

  • Freestyle and backstroke
  • Introduce breaststroke 
  • Water safety skills
  • Crouch dve

 

 

 

 

 
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Dolphin

Duration:     60 minutes

Maximum:    5 swimmers

 

Learning and achieving

  • Freestyle with bi-lateral breathing
  • Backstroke
  • Breaststroke
  • Butterfly
  • Freestyle Tumble turns 
  • Water safety skills 
  • Crouch dive

 

 

 

 

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Sharks

Duration:     60 minutes squad

Maximum:    5 swimmers per lane

 

Learning and achieving

    • Technique, strength and stamina in freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly
    • Individual medley
    • Time Trials 
    • Distance swims
    • Starts, turns and finishes in all strokes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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

 

                   Click here to download pdf version of Class Info Brochure

 

 

 

 

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