What levels are offered on the learn to swim program at Berwick?
Our swim school at Berwick, like all Aquastar Swim Schools, offer nine learn to swim levels, in addition to Junior Squad and Squad levels. Each program is broken down into Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced groupings, with each grouping consisting of three levels each. Although you are encouraged to indicate the level your child is most suited to, we will still do a thorough swimming assessment on the first day of the program to ensure all students are placed correctly.
How long will it take before my child moves to the next level?
Our instructors and assessment team continuously assess all students enrolled for children’s swimming lessons at Berwick and will move them to the next level as soon as they believe they are ready. This can happen at any stage during each term, but it is important to remember that each child will learn new skills at different rates, so some will progress to new levels faster than others. If you have any concerns or queries about the rate at which your child is progressing at our Berwick swim school, you can discuss these with the coordinator on duty.
How long is each swim lesson class at Berwick?
All our classes, from infant swimming lessons through to kids swimming lessons at Berwick are 30 minutes each. Once your child progresses through to Junior Squad, lessons increase to 45 minutes each, with swimming lessons at Squad level lasting 60 minutes each.
How are infant swimming lessons at Berwick structured?
Our infant swimming lessons at Berwick are broken into three phases, with each phase involving both the child and the parent. The first phase is Baby & Parent, designed as an introduction to water and safety skills for babies aged 6 to 12 months. Toddler & Parent is designed for toddlers aged 12 months to 2 years and introduces a more structured class environment with new skills being taught. Finally, the Child & Parent phase is intended for children aged 2 to 3 years old and is focused on water independence and more advanced swimming techniques. All phases of infant and baby swimming lessons at Berwick are limited to a maximum of 8 children per class.