Preschool Water Confidence Classes

PRESCHOOL WATER CONFIDENCE PROGRAM

NOTE: These programs have currently been incorporated into other areas of our swim school

Yabbies are only Saturday morning 10.40am

Starfish and Seahorses are in the mornings during the week and is more swimming based


Parents/carers may be in the water with child. For children aged 3 to 5 years old. To develop water confidence, some independence, and survival swimming skills (breath control, buoyancy, propulsion and streamlining). To progress to school age Learn-to-Swim classes.

LEVEL 1

yabbie watercolour

Yabbies – 3 to 5 years

 RECOMMENDED AGE GROUP 3-5 Years (5 children).  Carers MUST be in the water with them. For children with little water experience, confidence or skills.

 TIME  Saturday mornings  10.40am 30 minute lessons.

 AIMS to build confidence, put eyes and ears in water, blow bubbles, open eyes under water, float on front and back supported, introduce movement, and become familiar with getting head wet and submerging. Progress to Starfish or Tadpoles, depending on age.

 REQUIRED EQUIPMENT goggles.

 OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT  swim cap, tight fitting wet-suit on cold or windy days.

 COST

LEVEL 2

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Starfish – 3 to 5 years

 RECOMMENDED AGE GROUP 3 to 5 years. (3 Children) transition group – parents may be asked to assist.

 TIME Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday  mornings 30 minute lessons.

 AIMS to be able to submerge happily, blow bubbles, kick on front and back, float independently, fall in and return to edge, use a streamlined position, move through the water unassisted for 1 to 4 metres. Progress to Seahorses or Tadpoles, depending on age.

 REQUIRED EQUIPMENT goggles.

 OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT  swim cap, tight fitting wet-suit on cold or windy days.

 COST 

LEVEL 3

seahorse watercolour

Seahorses – 3 to 5 years

 RECOMMENDED AGE GROUP 3 to 5 years. 3 Children (no parents in water).

 TIME Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday  mornings 30 minute lessons.

 AIMS blow bubbles, timed float independently, use a streamlined position, kick on front and back, fall in and return to edge with confidence, independent movement to 4m, movement with kickboard to 5m, introductory freestyle movements. Progress to Frogs.

 REQUIRED EQUIPMENT goggles.

 OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT  swim cap, tight fitting wet-suit on cold or windy days.

 COST 

If not fully toilet trained, swimming nappies MUST be worn.

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