Learn to Swim Class Descriptions
Baby Splash (Parent and baby) 3-6 months
A free introductory water familiarisation class aimed at parent/infant bonding, comfort in the water, social interaction and sensory exploration.
Jellyfish (Parent and baby – maximum 6) 6-15 months
Helping parents to feel more confident with their baby in the water to ensure their child’s water experiences are safe and happy. Establishing breath control for safe, trauma free submersions and introduction to front and back floating.
Hermit Crab (Parent and baby – maximum 6) 15 months – 2 ½ years
Repetition of activities and play encourage basic skills including: safe entries and exits, submerging, floating, kicking and paddling, developing confidence and independence in the water.
Goldfish (Parent and baby – maximum 6) 2 ½ – 4 years
Consolidating the skills learnt in the previous levels, while extending their propulsive skills of kicking, paddling and breathing as well as safety skills. Developing independence from the parent in preparation for transitioning into a class without a parent in the water.
Seahorse (Depending on ability – maximum 3) 3 – 4 years
Independent from parent. Focusing on establishing propulsive straight legs on tummy and back. Improving floating, body position, safety skills and lots of fun.
Flying Fish (Confident Pre-Schooler/Beginner School Age – maximum 4)
Independent from parent. Focus on floating, submerging, good body position and developing propulsive kick in readiness for introduction of arms in next level. Safe entries and exits in deep water.
Eel (Confident Pre-Schooler/School Age – maximum 5)
Introduction of freestyle and backstroke arms. Developing good coordination of arms while maintaining good body position and strong propulsive kick.
Dolphin (School Age – maximum 5)
Introduction to side breathing in freestyle. Developing correct timing of breathing together with the co-ordination of arm and leg movements. Extending backstroke development and dolphin kick.
Crayfish (School Age – maximum 5)
Consolidating freestyle and backstroke focusing on improving technique while increasing distance. Introduction of breaststroke kick, streamlines starts and crouch dives.