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Learn to Swim 2018-05-31T17:10:15+00:00

LEARN TO SWIM PROGRAM

Safeguard your child with Aquastar’s Learn to Swim program.

Learning how to swim is an essential part of Australian life. Aquastar Swim Schools will give you the confidence that you are providing your family with the skills they need to reduce the risks this summer and begin a positive, life-long and respectful relationship with the water.

Lessons include water safety skills to help build confidence as well as stroke correction and development in a fun, safe and interactive environment.

We are an established and trusted Learn to Swim program.

We maintain small class ratios to give students the attention they need.

Our program consists of 14 levels, Infant to Squad, designed to provide all children with optimum progression.

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INFANT

Aquastar Learn to Swim Beginner

BEGINNER

Aquastar Learn to Swim Intermediate

INTERMEDIATE

Aquastar Learn to Swim Advanced

ADVANCED

Aquastar Learn to Swim Elite

SQUAD

BABY & PARENT

Class Size: Maximum of 8 children
Class Duration: 30 minutes
Approximate Age: 6 months – 12 months

An introduction for parent and baby into water and safety skills through games, singing, and playing. Designed to develop awareness and confidence in the water. Children learn skills such as breath control, kicking, and floating in a relaxed and supportive environment.

TODDLER & PARENT

Class Size: Maximum of 8 children
Class Duration: 30 minutes
Approximate Age: 12 months – 2 years

A more structure class environment with an emphasis on developing the child’s body position in the water and crucial survival skills. Children are also taught how to submerge themselves, initiate independent movements, and develop their kicking skills.

CHILD & PARENT

Class Size: Maximum of 8 children
Class Duration: 30 minutes
Approximate Age: 2 years – 3 years

More focus is on the child gaining water independence and learning to swim over greater distances. Safety skills, such as slide entry and independently grabbing and climbing out, are encouraged.

After participating in Child & Parent, by the age of 3 years the child should be able to meet all the Beginner 1 criteria and can go directly to Beginner 2.

BEGINNER 1

Class Size: Maximum of 4 students
Class Duration: 30 minutes

For new swimmers, this class encourages water confidence and submersion. The main goals include unassisted movement through the water (walking, running, kicking with a noodle) and an assisted relaxed back float. Safe pool entries and exits are encouraged.

BEGINNER 2

Class Size: Maximum of 4 students
Class Duration: 30 minutes

This class is for children who are confident in the water but have a limited swimming ability. Our aim is to begin streamlining the swimmer and developing a strong freestyle kick (often referred to as a “torpedo”). For water safety, the students are taught to float on their back without assistance, and recover confidently to an upright position.

BEGINNER 3

Class Size: Maximum of 4 students
Class Duration: 30 minutes

At this level students are starting to develop a strong freestyle kick and are now ready to be introduced to “big arms”. Students will begin to swim unassisted over distances of 5m. We begin to teach students how to tread water and other survival skills.

INTERMEDIATE 1

Class Size: Maximum of 4 students
Class Duration: 30 minutes

At this level students will work on increasing the distance they can swim in both freestyle and backstroke. A side breath is introduced in freestyle, and diving is taught from a sitting position. Students will continue to work on survival skills with the introduction of sculling and a longer period treading water.

INTERMEDIATE 2

Class Size: Maximum of 4 students
Class Duration: 30 minutes

Students will be introduced to 4 new skills – bilateral breathing for freestyle, continuous backstroke arms, breaststroke kick, and dolphin kick. The basic dive is progressed from sitting to crouching. The water safety component at this level will introduce the student to survival backstroke and continue to build on the length of time treading water.

INTERMEDIATE 3

Class Size: Maximum of 5 students
Class Duration: 30 minutes

The emphasis here is on correcting freestyle and backstroke technique – distances of 25m will be attempted. We introduce of breaststroke arms, breath, and timing. A distance of 25m is expected to be performed using survival backstroke. Students will continue to work on dolphin kick and sculling.

ADVANCED 1

Class Size: 1:6 teacher student ratio
Class Duration: 30 minutes

Significant emphasis is placed on stroke techniques. Students are taught a forward somersault (in preparation for tumble turns), and a standing dive maintaining a glide. As part of water safety, students will be introduced to sidestroke and the ability to tread water will increase in duration.

ADVANCED 2

Class Size: 1:6 teacher student ratio
Class Duration: 30 minutes

Students will continue to work on all aspects of stroke development and increasing endurance. Full butterfly is introduced. Sculling in different directions and 25m of sidestroke should be able to be achieved. A racing dive is taught.

ADVANCED 3

Class Size: 1:6 teacher student ratio
Class Duration: 30 minutes

Further correction of strokes and techniques taught and distance is increased. 15m of recognisable butterfly is expected, as well as a 50m survival swim using a combination of all survival strokes.

This is the final Learn to Swim level and students completing this stage will advance into our two-tier Squad program – Junior Squad and eventually Squad.

Our Squad program allows coaches to work on a term-by-term planned program, which focuses on one of the four competitive strokes each week. The sessions will consist of the relevant skills and drills for each level. All components of the stroke will be touched on, including the correct starts, turns, and finishes. There will also be weeks dedicated to time trials.

JUNIOR SQUAD

Class Duration: 45 minutes

Junior Squad aims to improve freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke technique, and develop strong butterfly skills. There is an objective to increase distance while maintaining form. It also focuses on the correct starts, turns, and finishes for each stroke. A 200m survival swim incorporating the three survival strokes is incorporated.

SQUAD

Class Duration: 60 minutes

Swimmers will continue to further develop their technique with a greater focus on stroke efficiency. With increased efficiency, speed will increase and endurance will develop. Race techniques are taught and achieving a time of under 1min 50sec for 100m freestyle is a major goal. A 600m unaided continuous survival swim should be able to be achieved.

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Aquastar Swim School’s Learn to Swim classes are set by ability rather than age, which is why we assess every child’s ability to ensure they begin swimming at the correct level within the swim school program. Each learn to swim assessment will only take 5-10 minutes where the instructor will ask your child to perform a few simple tasks in the water.

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