Little Dippers: This class is for children who have little to no experience of being in and around water. This class is well suited to those who are extremely nervous of swimming and are aiming to build water confidence.
Developing basic safety awareness, Stage 1 will focus on introducing basic movement skills and water confidence skills. Swimmers may use aids e.g. arm bands, floats etc.
Stage 2 (Improvers Widths):
Developing safe entries into water including jumping in, basic floating, travel and rotation unaided to regain upright positions. Swimmers may use aids, e.g. arm bands, floats etc.
Stage 3 (Improvers Widths):
Developing safe entries including submersion, travel up to 10 metres on the front and back, progress rotation skills and water safety knowledge.
Stage 4 (Improvers Widths):
Developing the understanding of buoyancy through a range of skills, refining kicking technique for all strokes, and swimming 10 metres to a given standard as directed by Swim England.
Stage 5 (Improvers Lengths):
Developing ‘watermanship’ through sculling and treading water skills, and complete rotation, also performing all strokes to a given standard as directed by the Swim England.
Stage 6 (Intermediate/Advanced):
Developing effective swimming skills including coordinated breathing; developing the water safety aspects and understanding of preparation for exercise.
Stage 7 (Intermediate/Advanced):
Developing quality stroke technique up to 100 metres, incorporating skills learnt and combining them to develop a linked routine and complete successfully an obstacle course that combines a variety of skills accomplished throughout stages 1 – 7.
Aquatic Skills Framework, Stages 8 – 10:
Once the swimmer has developed the core range of skills required to be confident, competent and safe in the water through stages 1 – 7, the swimmer can focus on the development of competitive swimming techniques such as advanced skills for speed on all four strokes, starts, turns and following specified training sets and programmes.
To enquire about current swimming lesson availability do not hesitate to contact us.