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Learn to Swim - Water Comfort

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Our program begins with the Water Comfort levels. These are for babies and toddlers that need to master the first and most important steps to swimming, water acclimation and confidence. In the Water Comfort levels, swimmers will learn and practice foundation swimming skills such as conditioning, submersions, free floats, turns, safety swims, recovery swims and wall climbs. The final level in the Water Comfort stream will ensure the children learn to comfortably function in a class setting without a parent.

starfish   Starfish

In Starfish, babies and toddlers learn to understand and respect the water, and to become comfortable and confident in the aquatic environment. They will also develop the initial fundamental skills which are important to help children gain complete independence in the water. Mums, dads and carers will also learn how they can best assist in developing brave and courageous little swimmers.

Starfish Class Information

Class Duration: 30 minutes

Age Requirement: minimum 5 months of age

Classes offered: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings

Assessment Required: No assessment is required as no water experience is necessary

Maximum Class Number: 8 students per class

Extra Information: This class requires a parent or responsible adult to be in the water at all times.

Equipment Required:

  • Child: Swim nappy for all children, tightly secured by a swimming costume
  • Responsible Adult: A t-shirt for wearing in the pool. This will assist with our teaching program

Learn to Swim - Hermit Crabs   Hermit Crabs

This is the level where children learn to put the basic and fundamental water skills into action. Get ready for an exciting ride, as we focus on further developing water independence, submersions and floating skills, while gaining a real understanding of propulsion through the water. These skills will always be practised in a fun and relaxed environment, to ensure the aquatic experience is a fearless and exciting one for children and their parents!

Hermit Crab Class Information

Class Duration: 30 minutes

Age Requirement: 18 months to 36 months of age

Classification: Pre-school Learn to Swim

Classes offered: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings

Assessment Required: Trial class will determine level suitability or progression from Starfish level

Maximum Class Number: 6 students per class

Extra Information: This class requires a parent or responsible adult to be in the water at all times.

Equipment Required:

  • Child: Swim Nappy for all children, tightly secured by a swimming costume
  • Responsible Adult: A t-shirt for wearing in the pool. This will assist with our teaching program.

blue-ring-octopus   Blue Ring Octopus

As courageous and brave Blue Rings, children will now make the transition into classes without their parents. Our teachers will guide your child while they learn to explore the water with lots of fun activities and become comfortable with their new class structure and environment. They will learn how to develop breath control under the water and confidently self submerge as well as practicing front and back floats, deep pool submersions, kicking and safety swims.

Blue Ring Class Information

Class Duration: 30 minutes

Age Requirement: Minimum 24 months of age

Classes offered: Monday to Saturday mornings

Assessment Required: Progression from Hermit Crabs if child is under 3 years of age. Skills-based assesment is required for children over 3 years of age.

Maximum Class Number: 3 students per class

Extra Information: This class requires swimmers to wear swimming cap and goggles.

Equipment Required: 

Child: Swim nappy for all children under the age of three. Swimming cap and goggles required for Blue Ring classes.

Next: Independence Stream

Prior to enrolling into the program, all new members are required to book an assessment to determine their level within the program.