Group Classes Overview

Discovery 1

- No prior swim lesson or aquatic experience required.

- Gentle introduction to the water and lessons.

- Focus on building water confidence and water safety with the use of aids, toys and fun activities.

- In water teacher/helper support.

Discovery 2

 - No prior swim lesson experience is required.

- Swimmers must have some level of water confidence.

- Swimmers will build on their water confidence whilst introducing the FUNdamentals of swimming using swimming aids.

- In water teacher/helper support.

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Novice 1

- No prior swim lesson experience is required but aquatic experience is necessary.

- Swimmers must have some level of water confidence.

- Swimmers must be happy swimming around independently with aids and floating on their front and back with aids.

- Swimmers will be introduced to 3 main swimming strokes.

- Swimmers will develop their floating, submersion and gliding skills.

Novice 2

- Prior swim lesson experience is required.

- Swimmers must be confident floating in the water with aids.

- Swimmers must be able to swim a width on their front and back with aids.

- Swimmers will continue to develop the 3 main swimming strokes.

- Swimmers will progress to swimming short distances without aids.

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Intermediate 1

- Swimmers must be comfortable swimming where they may not be able to touch the floor (height of swimmer dependent).

- Swimmers must be able to float on their front and back for 5 seconds independently.

- Swimmers must be able to swim a width on their front and back without aids.

- Swimmers will continue to develop the 3 main swimming strokes.

- Swimmers will be introduced to the 4th swimming stroke.

Intermediate 2

- Swimmers must be comfortable swimming where they may not be able to touch the floor (height of swimmer dependent).

- Swimmers must be able to float on their front and back for 10 seconds independently.

- Swimmers must be able to swim a width on their front and back without aids using both arms and legs.

- Swimmers will start to refine their technique on Frontcrawl, Backstroke and Breaststroke.

- Swimmers will be introduced to Frontcrawl breathing to the side.

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Advanced 1

- Swimmers must be comfortable swimming out of their depth in deep water.

- Swimmers must be able to tread water for 15 seconds.

- Swimmers must be confident submerging underwater.

- Swimmers must have the basic skill of breathing to the side on Frontcrawl, this skill will continue to be developed in this class.

- Swimmers will have a strong focus on Breaststroke, specifically getting their feet turned out on their kick.

Advanced 2

- Swimmers must be comfortable swimming out of their depth in deep water.

- Swimmers must be able to tread water for 30 seconds.

- Swimmers must be confident swimming down to collect an object from the bottom of the pool.

- Swimmers will start refining their stroke technique and start to build on their stamina in preparation for lengths.

 

Advanced 2+

- A half length group for swimmers who are transitioning to lengths.

- Swimmers must be comfortable swimming out of their depth in deep water.

- Swimmers must be able to tread water for 30 seconds.

- Swimmers must be confident swimming down to collect an object from the bottom of the pool.

- Swimmers will start refining their stroke technique and start to build on their stamina in preparation for lengths.

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Lengths Beginner

- Swimmers must easily be able to swim the length of the pool.

- Swimmers must be able to tread water for 45 seconds.

- Swimmers must be able to swim all of the 4 swimming strokes.

- Swimmers will continue building on their stroke technique over greater distances.

- Swimmers will develop their sculling, somersaults and submersion skills.

Lengths Intermediate

- Swimmers must be able to swim all of the 4 swimming strokes.

- Swimmers must be able to tread water for 1 minute.

- Swimmers will be taught a variety of drills to make their strokes more efficient.

- Swimmers will be introduced to diving and tumble turns.

Lengths Advanced

- Swimmers must be able to swim all of the 4 swimming strokes over greater distances.

- Swimmers will be introduced to some of the competitive rules of swimming.

- Swimmers will continue to perfect all of their strokes building on both speed and stamina.

- Swimmers will develop their diving and tumble turns skills.

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