From 3.5 years old
The independent swim programme involves small groups of children in the water without parents. We keep the teacher/student ratio low and teachers are always in the water with beginners to ensure each child has personal attention (between 3 and 6 students per class depending on level).
Our program is designed to teach each child a specific set of skills in a sequential manner to successfully progress them to the next level. Each level is structured to build from the previous level, adding new skills. The program is based on the Australian teaching methodology, where new skills are learnt in a fun and comfortable environment.
Our program has a strong focus on technique and form. The fundamentals of swimming, such as streamlined gliding and developing a strong kick are critical. We believe that even if it means keeping a child in a particular level for a bit longer, giving the necessary attention to the fundamental building blocks of swimming is essential for your child’s future swimming ability and efficiency.
The three most important skills children need to learn before being able to move to another level are putting their full head in the water, being able to glide without aid and having a strong kick.