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 20 minutes in duration, parent involvement 

Maximum:   5 swimmers

Location:     Middle section of pool

Babies swim for FREE in our Goldfish Class untike they reach 6 months of age.  

Enroll today and have up to 8 weeks of FREE baby swimming lessons!

 

Learning and achieving

  • Baby’s first swim in a fun, warm, nuturing 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 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 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

Location:     Middle section of pool

Flotation aids are used in this class

 

Learning and achieving

  • Push off and swim comfortably without floatation aids
    with head above the water for 3 metres
  • Kicking on back with floats for 3 metres
  • Assisted back float
  • Underwater turn to grab the wall (near edge)
  • Assisted fall into the pool and roll to back float 
  • Unassisted climb out of pool 

 

 

 


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Clownfish

(3 years 6 months - 4 years 6 months)

Duration:     30 minutes

Maximum:    3 swimmers

Location:     Middle section of pool

Class suitable for children who have achieved their Turtle Certificate

 

Learning and achieving

  • Push off and swim comfortably without floatation aids,
    turn and swim back to the side of the pool for 6 metres
  • Kicking on front and back with board
  • Swim out and roll to back float unassisted
  • Standing jump, turn around and swim 
    back to the side of the pool unassisted
  • Unassisted climb out of the pool

 

 

 

 

 

 

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)

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

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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
  • 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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Sharks

Duration:     60 minute squad

Maximum:    5 - 6 swimmers per lane

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
  • Long distance swims

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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

 

 

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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