Swim Kids (6+ years)

Our Swim Kids program includes children aged 6 years and above as we focus on skill building technique as your child progresses through each of our Swim Kids levels. We have set the skills in this program to enhance what children can do when they reach particular milestones in development. 

As these key skills improve each lesson, their swimming will improve:

  • confidence/independence
  • muscle memory
  • feel of water
  • balance
  • relaxation
  • breath control

Each child will spend approximately three terms of consistent swimming lessons in each level if they commence the program from three years of age. Your child needs to grow and develop as they progress through our program. Consistency is vital, if you miss classes or take time off, the progress of your child will slow down.

Creating safer behaviour around water is a key focus for our Swim Kids program. During the term your child will participate in safety extension skills and safety week at the end of the term. 

Swim Kids Program

  • Swim Kids 1
  • Swim Kids 2
  • Swim Kids 3
  • Swim Kids 4
  • Swim Kids 5
  • Swim Kids 6
  • Swim Kids 7
  • Swim Kids 8

Swim Kids 1 (6+ years)

Swim Kids 1 is designed for children aged from 6 years who are first time swimmers, or who have transitioned from our Learn to Swim program.

This class focuses on water familiarisation, building confidence and happy participation in the lesson, while learning basic swimming skills including moving through water, recovering from floating to standing, exhaling in the water, face/body submersion, breathe control, kicking, paddling and floating with assistance.

If your child is 6 years and a beginner – they will participate in Stage 1 of the Swim Kids program.

1.    Entry and exit (unassisted)

2.    Breath control

3.    Submerge (unassisted)

4.    Pick up object (assisted)

5.    Crocodile

6.    Front float

7.    Back float

8.    Flutter kick with noodle (attempt with head under water)

9.    Long dog with noodle (attempt with head under water)

10. Safety extension skills

Swim Kids 2 (6+ years)

Swim Kids 2 is designed for children aged from 6 years, and children will spend three terms in this level.  

This class focuses on progressing young swimmers to streamline swimming with the focus on a long-leg kick from their hip, with long relaxed feet on their front and back. We build their paddle and kick to have a fluent motion and they will be able to maintain a horizontal body position for three to five metres.

Long-leg kicking takes time to develop, sometimes they have a good kick/good paddle but not at the same time. Please be patient through this level.

1.  Entry and exit

2.  Breath control

3.  Pick up object

4.  Streamline glide

5.  Three metre streamline torpedo

6.  3m kick on back

7.  3m long dog

8.  Safety extension skills

Swim Kids 3 (7 +years)

Swim Kids 3 is designed for children aged from 6 years due to gross motor skill development.

This class focuses on building young swimmers to five metres of streamline swimming with the focus on a long-leg kick from their hip, with long relaxed feet on their front and back. We build their paddle and kick to have a fluent motion and they will be able to maintain a horizontal body position for five metres. Five metre basic freestyle and backstroke will be introduced when they have good foundations of body position and kick.  

1.  Entry and exit

2.  Breath control 

3.  Pick up object

4.  5m streamline torpedo

5.  5m kick on back

6.  5m streamline long dog

7.  5m freestyle (no breathing)

8.  5m backstroke

9.  Safety extension skills

Swim Kids 4 (7 years +)

Swim Kids 4 is designed for children aged from 7 years due to gross motor skill development.

This class focuses on skill building young swimmers to streamline swimming with the focus on a long-leg kick from their hip, with long relaxed feet on their front and back. We introduce freestyle with side breathing with a board and backstroke. Breathe control is an important skill in this class to be able to learn freestyle and takes time for each child to be able to blow bubbles efficiently in the water, to be able to complete the skills required.

1.  Entry and exit

2.  Breath control 

3.  Pick up object

4.  5-8m streamline torpedo

5.  10m kick on back

6.  5-8m streamline long dog

7.  10m freestyle (side breathing)

8.  10m backstroke

9.  Breaststroke kick on back with board (attempt)

10.  Safety extension skills

Swim Kids 5 ( 7+years)

Swim Kids 5 is designed for children aged from years due to their gross motor skill development.

This class focuses on skill building young swimmers to streamline swimming on their front and back, building freestyle with side breathing and backstroke to 10m repetitions with strong technique. Survival Backstroke is the first survival stroke introduced.

1.    Entry and exit

2.    Breath control

3.    Pick up object

4.    5-8m streamline torpedo

5.    10m kick on back

6.    5-8m streamline long dog

7.    10m freestyle repetitions

8.    10m backstroke repetitions

9.    10m Survival Backstroke

10. Safety extension skills

Swim Kids 6 (7+ years)

Swim Kids 6 is designed for children aged from 7 years due to their gross motor skill development. This class is designed to have our young swimmers become the eldest kids in their class and continue to grow and develop with children of similar ability and maturity.

This class focuses on skill building young swimmers to streamline swimming on their front and back. We build freestyle and backstroke to 15m repetitions with strong technique. Survival backstroke is refined and separated breaststroke arm and leg drills.

1.  Entry and exit

2.  Breath control

3.  Pick up object

4.  8-10m streamline torpedo

5.  15m kick on back

6.  8-10m streamling long dog

7.  15m freestyle repetitions

8.  15m backstroke repetitions

9.  15m survival backstroke

10. Breaststroke (attempt at separate arms and legs)

11. Safety extension skills

Swim Kids 7 (7+ years)

Swim Kids 7 is designed for children aged from 7 years due to their gross motor skill development. This class is designed to have our young swimmers become the eldest kids in their class and continue to grow and develop with children of similar ability and maturity.

This class focuses on skill building young swimmers to streamline swimming on their front and back. We build freestyle, backstroke and survival backstroke to 25m repetitions with strong technique. Breaststroke is progressed to full stroke.

1.  Entry and exit

2.  Breath control

3.  Pick up object

4.  25m streamline torpedo (can take breathe)

5.  25m kick on back

6.  8-10m streamling long dog

7.  25m freestyle repetitions

8.  25m backstroke repetitions

9.  25m survival backstroke

10. 25m Breaststroke

11. 25m Sidestroke

12. 200m continuous swim (mix of strokes)

13. Safety extension skills

Swim Kids 8 (7+ years)

Swim Kids 8 is designed for children aged from 7 years due to their gross motor skill development. This class is designed to have our young swimmers become the eldest kids in their class and continue to grow and develop with children of similar ability and maturity.

This class focuses on skill building young swimmers to streamline swimming on their front and back. We build strokes to 50m repetitions

1.  Entry and exit

2.  Breath control

3.  Pick up object

4.  25m streamline torpedo (can take breathe)

5.  25m kick on back

6.  Dolphin kick

7.  50m freestyle repetitions

8.  50m backstroke repetitions

9.  50m survival backstroke

10. 50m Breaststroke

11. 50m Sidestroke

12. 25m Butterfly

13. 400m continuous swim (mix of strokes)

13. Safety extension skills

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