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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 maximise learning.

The average age for our Proficiency (Learn to Swim) programme: 5 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


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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