Assessment

- Free Assessments

Let’s start off in the right lane

Classes based on skill and ability, not age
The skills and abilities of two same-aged swimmers can differ greatly

If your child has had swimming lessons before, a free assessment will ensure they are placed in the correct class.One that will allow your child’s confidence to grow butnot feel overwhelmed.A class that will challenge them to progress at their own pace.

Each child is different.Youngsters can also forget skills if not practised for a while.

Some swim schools have a term-based program, where students are only assessed once a term. Our programs are skilled and ability-based, running continuously throughout the year. Swimmers don’t have to wait to progress. After mastering the skills of one class, they can move up as soon as space is available. This means you can enrol your child at any time throughout the year!

Most parents don’t fully understand their child’s swimming skills and ability level. Even if they do, they won’t know the full ins and outs of what’s taught in our classes. We must see your swimmer in action so we can matchtheir ability and skills to our class. You’ll get a better return on your investment! A swimmer placed in the correct class will achieve progress. More quickly.

We want to make sure your child is placed in the correct class. We don’t want to undermine your child’s confidence by placing them in a class where they are out of their depth - metaphorically speaking, of course! Or waste your time and money by lacing your child in a class that is too easy and then their motivation declines.

There won’t always be a teacher in the water.Our aim is to assess their independent swim and water safety skills and abilities.The supervisor will quickly work out what skills and strokes to assess. If we need to calm a child down or coax them into the water, that’s all part of the assessment.

If you’re worried about your child being in the water without a teacher, then your child is likely a beginner swimmer. If you’re the slightest bit unsure, we’re happy for you to come on in. It’s also a chance for us to meet and for you to see the facility.

An experienced supervisor will conduct the assessment. All our supervisors also teach – they wouldn’t make for good supervisors if they didn’t. They’ll assess swim stroke technique, as well as water-safety and water-survival skills.

Siblings can be assessed in the same timeslot. Do warn us if you have a large tribe as we might need an extra pair of hands -which we’re sure you’ll understand!

The usual swim stuff, including goggles. Just for your child, not you. Our pools are all indoors and will still be toasty in the cooler months, and we have air heaters. It will be cold outside the facility, so bring the usualthings to keep them warm outdoors.

Unlike learning to swim in public pools, we like to keep our pools on the quieter side, with fewer distractions. We’re sorry we can’t allow your child to stay in the water after their assessment, playing and swimming. You might want to set their expectations to minimise any risk of tears and tissues.

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