At Pre-School Non-Swimmer, your child will be unable to travel through the water without the assistance of a teacher or swimming aids, like armbands. Your child should be willing to enter the water in a small class environment without mum or dad by their side. The teacher will be in the water with your child, helping them through a minimum manipulation method.
During the class, your child will become more confident in the water and will develop the first skills in order to be able to begin travelling on their own, without aids or assistance.
If you think this is the correct stage for your child, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
SwimTots classes are proving to be very popular with the tots and their mummies and or daddies, who are able to join their wee ones in the lovely warm water.
Your child won’t use flotation aids. Your child should be comfortable with their face being in the water and being gently splashed.
Your child should be able to travel 5 metres unaided on their front and back, using their feet and legs. Children should be happy floating on their front and back.
This is the most difficult stage of the learning process, due to the fact the distances are increasing, while learning how to be more efficient in the water.
Your child will begin to become more efficient with their strokes and gain a better understanding of underwater skills, as well as diving and turns.
Your child should be able to swim one length of basic technique on a fourth stroke, usually butterfly or breaststroke.
Your child will refine their already efficient technique and increase the distances swum in each session. They will also learn how to swim with speed and hone in on more technical skills.
One-to-two or one-to-one can provide a more intensive swimming regime for children whose needs are such that this format of learning is required.