Pre School Programme 

Adult & Baby (0 - 12 Months)

Participants:

Parent is in the water with the child

Aim: 

To introduce the adult and baby to a swimming environment and develop the confidence and skills of the adult to ensure the safe and effective handling of the baby in the water.

Objectives:

  • The adult will have the range of skills and knowledge necessary to handle their baby confidently and safely in the water
  • The 'quality time' aspect will be a key element of the adult and baby aquatic experience
  • Adult and baby will have experienced basic body positions and a range of movements in the water
  • Adult and baby will have developed water confidence and enjoyment in the aquatic environment

Adult & Toddler (1 - 2 years)

Participants:

Parent is in the water with the child

Aim:

To encourage independent movement and develop the water confidence and core aquatic skills of the toddler through structured play.

Objectives:

  • The toddler will have been involved in interaction with other adults and children
  • The toddler will have experienced independent movement with buoyancy aids
  • The toddler will have developed some basic core aquatic skills through structured play focusing on enjoyment, fun and self-discovery
  • The toddler will have developed greater water confidence

Adult & Child (2 - 3 1/2 years)

Participants:

Parent is in the water with the child

Aim:

To further develop the core aquatic skills through structured play and develop the independence necessary for the next level (without an adult in the water).

Objectives:

  • The child will demonstrate independent movement and a range of core aquatic skills
  • The child will have developed confident submersion and aquatic breathing
  • The child will have been involved in interaction with other adults and children
  • The child will be become more attentive to the teacher's instruction and less reliant on adult support in preparation for the next level

Pre School A and B (3 - 4 1/2 years)

Participants:

Pre School A - Parent is in the water with the child

Pre School B - Child is in the water without a parent

Aim:

To become water confident and develop core aquatic skills (without adult assistance but with buoyancy aids as required.

Objectives:

  • Introduce complete non-swimmers to the aquatic environment and establish an understanding of safety in and around water
  • Develop and progress water confidence
  • Establish an understanding of basic core aquatic skills
  • Encourage independent movement
  • Develop skills through enjoyment, fun and self-discovery

School Age Programme (from 4 1/2 years upwards)

Swim Skills 1 - 4 (from 4 1/2 years onwards)

Swim Skills 1 (A and B)

Aim:

To further develop water confidence and develop core aquatic skills without aids.

Objectives:

  • Develop confidence and ability to perform a wide range of core aquatic skills without buoyancy aids
  • Develop the basic technique of the 4 strokes
  • Introduce the basic technique of sculling
  • Develop balance and buoyancy through a variety of activities

Swim Skills 2 (A and B)

Aim:

To increase the competency of the core aquatic skills and develop basic stroke technique.

Objectives:

  • Introduce and progress new core aquatic skills
  • Develop stroke technique to include all 4 strokes
  • Introduction to diving (pool permitting)
  • Develop awareness and feel for the water through a variety of core aquatic skills

Swim Skills 3

Aim:

Introduce more advanced stroke technique and achieve Triple S standard.

Objectives:

  • Further develop competency in all four strokes
  • Development of Diving
  • Further develop Butterfly and Breastroke aiming to achieve legal technique

Swim Skills 4

Aim:

To improve the quality of stroke technique, introduce multi-aquatic skills/disciplines and basic lifesaving skills.

Objectives:

  • To demonstrate competent technique in all four strokes
  • Introduce lifesaving skills and basic aquatic discipline skills
  • To provide basic skills to enable progression in to all aquatic disciplines including lifesaving

Club Ready (School Age)

Aim:

To improve and maintain stroke technique over distance and develop basic training and race skills producing a swimmer who is 'Club Ready'.

Objectives:

  • Advance swimming stamina in all four strokes while maintaining technique
  • Improve efficiency in all 4 strokes
  • Develop turn technique for all 4 strokes
  • Knowledge and understanding of club training practices in a variety of core aquatic skills