SWIMMING PROGRAMME CRITERIA

 

1)Frogs Class (5 meters): 

Time range: 12-36 lessons*

Mandatory skills:

  • Understanding of basic pool rules 
  • Blow bubbles 
  • Head in the water with confidence
  • 360- degree spinning with a woggle.
  • Star Float on the front with teacher and aid support
  • Star Float on the back with teacher and aid support
  • Confident movement in the water on the front and back
  • Make a supervised jump to the pool with support

 

2)Starfish Class (10 meters): 

Time range: 12-36 lessons*

Mandatory skills: 

  • Blow bubbles with the head under the water
  • Star Float on the front 
  • Star Float on the back 
  • Push and glide with a board on the back and front
  • Kick 10m with a board on the front with face in the water
  • Kick 5m with the board on the back 
  • Make a supervised jump to the pool without support

 

Additional skills:

  • Doggie paddle
  • Doggie paddle arm action while sitting on the woggle

 

3)Penguins Class (15 meters): 

Time range: 12-36 lessons*

Mandatory skills:

  • Blow bubbles while swimming
  • Front Crawl leg kick for 15m in streamline position
  • Back Crawl leg kick for 15m in streamline position
  • Roll 180 degrees from front to back
  • Push and glide on front in streamline position
  • Push and glide on the back with arms by side
  • Collecting a dive stick

 

Additional skills:

  • Front Crawl and Back Crawl arms with float
  • Breaststroke arms while sitting on the woggle
  • Jump into water unaided

 

4)Seals Class (20 meters): 

Time range: 12-36 lessons*

Mandatory skills:

  • Streamlined push and glide on front and back
  • Back Crawl legs without aid for 20m
  • Back Crawl arms without aid for 20m
  • Front Crawl legs without aid for 20m
  • Front Crawl arms without aid for 20m
  • Kicking sideways with the board and straight legs
  • Sitting dive
  • Roll 180 degrees from front to back (streamline)

 

Additional skills:

  • Introduction to Breaststroke kick
  • Breathing attempt in front crawl
  • Introduction to Dolphin kick
  • Collect a dive stick with aid of the teacher

 

5)Marlins Class (25 meters): 

Time range: 12-36 lessons*

Mandatory skills:

  • Back Crawl legs without aid for 25m
  • Back Crawl arms without aid for 25m
  • Front Crawl legs without aid for 25m
  • Front Crawl arms without aid for 25m
  • Bilateral breathing for 25m (rolling head, not lifting)
  • Breaststroke legs for 25m with aid

 

Additional skills:

  • Introduction to Dolphin kick
  • Breaststroke arms
  • Sculling on the back with the hands by the side

 

6)Dolphins Class (50 meters): 

Time range: 12-36 lessons*

Mandatory skills:

  • Full Back Crawl for 50m (sport technique)
  • Full Front Crawl with breathing for 50m (sport technique)
  • Breaststroke legs for 50m
  • Breaststroke arms for 50m
  • Breaststroke with timing for 50m (2s glide)
  • Dolphin kick for 50m with hands by the side and on the front
  • Tread water using breaststroke kick for 20s
  • Rotate 360 degrees without touching the pool floor

 

Additional skills:

  • Swim through a submerged hoop, collect dive sticks unaided (1.5m)
  • Safe kneeling dive

 

7)Orcas Class (50-100 meters): 

Time range: 12-36 lessons*

Mandatory skills:

  • Full Back Crawl for 50m to 100m (sport technique)
  • Full Front Crawl sport technique for 50m to 100m (no catch-up, arm bended in recovery phase)
  • Full Breaststroke for 50m to 100m with timing
  • Dolphin body action on the front for 50m to 100m (streamline)
  • Dolphin body action on the back for 50m to 100m (streamline)
  • Butterfly arms for 25m
  • Forward somersault from a standing position
  • Front Crawl, Back Crawl, and Breaststroke  starts
  • Front Crawl, Back Crawl, and Breaststroke turns
  • Scull 15m on the front in a forward direction

 

*Depends on the individual abilities.

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