Born to Swim Baby
Introducing your baby swimming early will ensure your little one will become a confident swimmer by the time they start school. Our bridging system and structured lesson plans will quickly move your little one up our aquatic levels, with a certificate to mark each level completed. Swimming helps to increase muscle control, co ordination, memory, confidence and of course that beautiful bond of parent and baby in the water.
Baby Level One – 8 weeks to 13 weeks Based on an introduction to water for both mother and baby. This level is taught at a gentle, gradual baby pace. By the end of this first level your little one will be kicking in the water, floating comfortably on their back, swimming underwater from teacher to parent and much more… see our venues
Baby Level Two – 13 weeks to 12 months.Level two is for all babies who have completed the Starfish course. This level introduces more underwater work to increase lung capacity and independent holds to allow your little one more range of movement. We then start to bridge exercises and techniques together. see our venues
Advanced baby level – 18 weeks to 15 months.To enter this level your baby has to have completed both levels one and two. This level is repeated until you baby is 12 months old. This is a very important level for your baby as this is the time we start to introduce the correct kicking and stroking techniques as your child has now developed more strength and motor skills. see our venues
Born to swim toddler
Whether happy to go under the water or simply blowing bubbles we start to introduce strokes, breathing controlled kicking both prone and supine with a float or parent. We focus on controlled, comfortable submersion and jumping in safely.
Seahorse Level one- 15 months to 3 years.This level is an introduction to water for toddlers who have never swum before. Our aim here is to increase comfort and confidence in the water. To do so as well as teaching the correct aided kicking and strokes we incorporate noodles, toys, nursery rhymes and games to make learning fun and fear free. see our venuesSeahorse Level two: 15 months to 3 years. This level is for all toddlers/children who have completed all toddler levels or are comfortable swimming underwater, blowing bubbles under the water, face first entry into the water and swimming to parent. Noodle work, picking up sinkers and jumping in safely. see our venues
Born to swim child
At this stage focus is on the child truly understanding movement and propulsion in the water. Starting from dolphin, where the parent is still very hands on,to our advanced levels our main objective is the correct arm and leg action, body position, breathing, stamina, rhythm and a controlled swimming technique.
Advanced Toddler Level Three – 3 years to 4 years.To enter this level you must have completed at least 2 BORN TO SWIM Shark levels. This is an advanced class and here we bridge all parts to concentrate on the whole. see our venues
|PIRANHA - 4 years
Putting all components together we work on stroke perfection, front crawl and backstroke. Our key objective is to swim 10 metres front crawl with lateral breathing, back stroke. Kicking drills with a pull buoy. Breaststroke is introduced focusing on the legs.
|STINGRAY - 4 years to 10 years old Beginner stingray level 1: stamina improvement is the aim in this level. We focus on building stamina to progress to 25 metre warm ups. Skills are front crawl, backstroke and improving breaststroke.At this stage racing dives are added to their skill base.Intermediate stingray level 2: in this level our swimmers are strong and confident so we ramp up focused tuition and technique development, The objective is timing, breathing, and increasing stamina in front crawl and backstroke and perfecting breast stroke.Tumble turns are introduced at this level as well as life saving skills.
Advanced stingray level 3: At this stage we expect our swimmers to swim a warm up of 50 metres in each of the three strokes displaying a good technique. Butterfly is introduced starting with the undulation and body positioning using flippers to enhance and strengthen the swimmer.
Super stingray level 4: swimmers should be flawless in all 3 strokes, whilst perfecting the butterfly stroke. Super stingrays are expected to swim a minimum warm up of 100 metres in each strokes. Swimmers at this level are soon ready to move to club swimming if that is their wish.