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Learn to Swim

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Learn to Swim

In our Learn to Swim (LTS) programme, we focus on stroke perfection for all four strokes: freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke and butterfly. Our child-centred programme combines stamina building and water safety in a positive atmosphere to maximize learning.

The average age for our Proficiency (Learn to Swim) programme is five years old. At this age, children are mostly able to understand corrections and stroke technique, which registers in the muscle memory. Research has proven that it is recommended for children to have swimming lessons at least until the age of nine, as this will help register the correct technical movements for lifelong safety and enjoyment in the water.

Our Proficiency curriculum is as follows:

Level 1 (30-minuteS lesson ratio 6:1)

Teaching points:

  • Breaststroke legs – correct turning out of the feet
  • Freestyle kicking
  • Streamline position
  • Breath control

Level 2 (30-minuteS lesson ratio 6:1)

Teaching points:

  • Refining breaststroke legs – focus on strength, push and glide
  • Freestyle – long strokes, streamlining
  • Backstroke – long strokes, streamlining
  • Butterfly – body positioning, streamlining and legs

Level 3 (30-minuteS lesson ratio 6:1)

At this point, excellent stroke techniques and muscle memory should be at a more advanced stage. We now focus on stroke perfection and gently increasing distances.
Teaching points:

  • Breaststroke
  • Freestyle
  • Backstroke
  • Butterfly, with a good rhythm
    Diving

Level 4 (30-minuteS lesson ratio 6:1)

Here, we focus on endurance, strength and technique. At this Level, children may be invited and introduced to competitions.
Teaching points:

  • Breaststroke
  • Freestyle
  • Backstroke
  • Butterfly
  • Lifesaving skills
  • Introduction to racing dive

Level 5 (30-minuteS lesson ratio 6:1)

Refining of competitive techniques and further stamina building is the key focus at this Level.
Teaching points:

  • Breaststroke with start, turn and finish
  • Freestyle with start, turn and finish
  • Backstroke with start, turn and finish
  • Butterfly with start and finish

Level 6 (30-minute lesson ratio 6:1)

Mastering all four strokes, including the individual medley.
Teaching points:

  • Breaststroke with start, turn and finish
  • Freestyle with start, turn and finish
  • Backstroke with start, turn and finish
  • Butterfly with start, turn and finish
  • Individual medley with start, turn and finish

 

For all Levels, there will be awards swimming/report cards twice a year. We will cover lifesaving (swimming with clothes on), proper techniques (age appropriate) and distance stamina building (age appropriate).

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