Our Aqua School staff are highly qualified, experienced teachers and instructors. We offer a comprehensive range of swimming classes that cater for children of all ages and abilities.Foundation
Adult & Baby – Recommended from 6 weeks old up to 24 months
This is the first introduction in to a swimming pool, accompanied by a parent or significant adult. The focus at this key stage is water familiarisation and water confidence.
Adult and Child – Recommended from 24 months – 36 months
This session is a progression from Adult and Baby. The focus is still on water familiarisation and water confidence however children begin to become more independant from parents or significant adult.
Starfish – From 3-4yrs
This session begins to focus on independance, water confidence skills, basic movement skills, basic safety awareness and the ‘class scenario’ using games, play and songs to encourage the child.
Developing basic safety awareness, the “class” scenario, basic movement skills and water confidence skills. Swimmers may useaids, e.g. arm bands, floats etc.
Developing safe entries to the water, including jumping in, basic floating, travel and rotation unaided to regain upright positions. Swimmers may use aids, e.g. arm bands, floats etc.
Developing safe entries including submersion, travel up to 10 metres on the front and back, progress rotation skills and water safety knowledge.
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 the ASA.
Developing ‘watermanship’ through sculling and treading water skills, and complete rotation, also performing all strokes to the given standard as directed by the ASA.
Developing effective swimming skills including coordinated breathing ; deveoping the water safety aspects and understanding of preparation for excersise.
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.
In Aqua Club your get the chance to develop further quality stroke technique, stamina and fitness. In the very near future you will also be able to sample water polo and other aquatic sports in a fun & friendly atmosphere, without the challenge of early starts and rigorous training routines.
This course is designed for children aged 8 to 12 to have the opportunity to follow a planned Lifesaving skills programme, including Water Safety, Rescue, Self Rescue and Emergency Responses. The aims of Rookies is to:
- Teach Lifesaving Skills
- Increase Swimming Competence
- Develop Survival Skills in Water
- Develop Confidence, Initiative and Judgement
- Develop Teamwork and Leadership