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Preschool Swimming

When your child reaches the age of three/four, they will enrol in our Preschool (Duckie) programme. Children learn lifesaving and breathing techniques and will start learning the Freestyle stroke and Survival Swimming. At the end of this programme, your child can dive to the bottom of the pool to pick up toys, swim Freestyle with refined arms and legs movement, make a safety jump into the pool and return to the wall.

Our Duckie Programme is available for three and four-year-olds. 

Level 1 (30-minutes | ratio 5:1)

Familiarisation with water

Teaching points:

  • Water exploration
  • Pre-submersion exercises
  • Kicking with support

Level 2 (30-minutes | ratio 5:1)

*Learning to go underwater

Teaching points:

  • Complete submersion
  • Gliding
  • Assisted kicking
  • Unassisted jump to instructor/parent from the edge of the pool

Level 3 (30-minutes | ratio 5:1)

*Learning rhythmic breathing with the support of parent/caregiver

Teaching points:

  • Swim for 3 metres (Flutter kick)
  • Glide to the wall for 5 seconds
  • Rhythmic breathing with the help of parent/caregiver
  • Assisted Back float

Level 4 (30-minutes | ratio 5:1)

*Learning to breathe independently

Teaching points:

  • Jump and swim to instructor/parent
  • Assisted jump into the water and return to the wall
  • Assisted Flutter kick for 10 metres with a kickboard
  • Unassisted Back float for 3 seconds

Level 5 (30-minutes | ratio 5:1 | Unaccompanied class)

*Unaccompanied swimming, performing Freestyle Arms and returning to the wall for safety.

Teaching points:

  • Swim Freestyle for 10 metres
  • Unassisted jump, retrieve a toy from the surface and return to the wall
  • Unassisted Star float for 10 seconds
  • Retrieve an object from the bottom of the pool (minimum depth of 1 metre)

Level 6 (30-minutes | ratio 5:1 | Unaccompanied class)

*Swimming Freestyle with refined arms and legs movement, making a safety jump (returning to the wall for safety).

Teaching points:

  • Swim Freestyle for 10 metres (refined arms and legs)
  • Flutter kick with a kickboard for 15 metres
  • Retrieve toy from the bottom of the pool
  • Star float on back to front and front to back

Learning is Fun!

Fun is an essential element in the Learn to Swim journey. All our Preschool swimming lessons are filled with songs and games while our coaches ensure that every child learns the fundamental skills of swimming and water safety.