KIDS / BEGINNER
Nurturing Our Future Swimmers
Finding a right coach to fit your little one can be a daunting task. A too lenient coach may appear to make a child amicable to attend swimming class. However, it may not be in the best interest to the child's progress or financially viable to the paying parent.
Our coaches are specialized to understand the importance of forging a good relationship with our swimmers, letting them understand our role in their development as well as giving them the assurance of learning in a safe and fun environment while working together toward our goals.
Adopted by all MOE schools
SwimSafer Stage I
The objective is develop confidence and independence in the water, learn general and deep-end water safety. Techniques taught include the forward and backward movement, safe entry and exit and personal water safety.
SwimSafer Stages II & III
Stage 2 - Fundamental Water Skills
General skill development including unassisted step entry into water, sculling, feet first surface dives, personal water safety skills as well as water safety in aquatic environments. One of the goals is to achieve 25 metres of continuous swimming.
Stage 3 - Personal & Stroke Development Skills
Entry skills such as the straddle jump will be taught. Skills include sculling, underwater skills and putting on a personal flotation device (PFD) whilst in water and swimming with it. One of the goals is to achieve 50 metres of continuous swimming.
SwimSafer Bronze, Silver, Gold
Bronze - Personal & Stroke Development Skills
Development of student’s stroke techniques is a focus here, along with coordinated breathing in deep water. This stage sees the introduction of throw rescues and more personal survival skills. One of the goals is to achieve 100 metres of a variety of strokes.
Silver - Intermediate Personal & Stroke Refinement Skills
Fundamentals of diving will be introduced. Development of personal survival knowledge will continue with a situational context of swimming quickly away from a sinking boat. Students will be required to demonstrate efficient stroke techniques by swimming a variety of strokes over 200 metres within a given time frame.
Gold - Advanced Personal Survival & Swimming Skill Proficiency
Students will be required to perform a variety of strokes with efficiency over 400 metres within a given time frame for each stroke. Personal survival skills like making use of clothing to make a personal floatation device and swimming with them, putting on a life jacket in water and demonstrating the Heat Escape Lessening Posture technique will be taught.