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Kids-Learn to Swim

Seahorse, Turtle, Stingray

School-Aged Levels

You don't have to wait till term starts, you can enrol anytime

Do you really want to HAVE to be IN the pool at the pool party? The sooner your child learns to swim, the sooner you’ll get the choice of staying dry. Bliss!

Get one routine settled before school term begins. Our swim classes are not term-based, so you can enrol anytime. Enrolling ahead of school term will help your child manage change on a smaller scale and give them some practice at meeting new friends. Bliss!

If you need a catch-up or want to get a head start, book into a School Holiday Intensive Program. One month’s worth of lessons in one week, with one free lesson each week. Bliss!

Kids – Learn to Swim Program

Consolidate Strong Foundations

Achieve short distance independent swimming
This 3-level ability-based program first builds water confidence and buoyancy. Then gradually introduces freestyle and backstroke. Kids will learn to love the water and respect its dangers.
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For a Seahorse class or a free swim assessment

For kids who’ve never had swimming lessons, they’ll be a Seahorse and you can enrol online for that level if you are ready to start swimming in the next 7 days. No payment is required to reserve your spot online. So grab that available spot before someone else does. Bliss!

If your child has had swimming lessons, we’ll need to conduct a Free Assessment to ensure they’re placed in the correct class. You can book that online, for any day and time, it doesn’t have to be within the next 7 days. Bliss!

Don’t want to book online? Or you can’t find a suitable timeslot? Contact us. We’re happy to provide personal customer service to help you find a spot or add you to our waiting list if there’s no space available right now. Bliss!

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Sooner is safer

Stronger Is Safer

For building layers of protection

Swimming or weekend sport, dance, music lessons? Prioritise swimming and water safety. Plus, you’ll be protecting your child from missing out on enjoying a wide range of water-based activities, now and later in life.

Safe entry & exits – starting & finishing on the right foot
For kids who’ve never had swimming lessons before, we’ll educate your budding Seahorse on how to behave around water. To respect and understand its dangers. Not to be near/in water without an adult. Only enter the water on instruction. A big part of being water-safe is knowing how to get out, so we’ll teach them to where to look and how to reach safe exit points.
No forced submersions – your child will be in control
Your child needs to feel comfortable with their head being underwater. An essential skill for Seahorses to master. It can lessen panic should they accidentally fall into the water and allows them to learn to swim in a horizontal position. Doggy paddling is way too tiring, and a stronger swimmer is a safer swimmer!

We won’t force any child’s head underwater. Nor try to trick them. Your little one will be in control. Our teachers are skilled at reading a child’s face and body language. Only safely submerging your child’s head when they’re ready.
Front & back floating – not natural & not always easy

If your mini-me finds themself in deep water, there won’t always be a wall close by for them to swim to or something to hold on to. We’ll teach your Seahorse how to front and back float by developing buoyancy and breath-holding skills.

Your child can be taught how to roll over onto their back, breathe calmly, reduce the risk of swallowing water, conserve energy, collect their thoughts and not panic.

Turn around & return to the wall – lots of fun
If a child falls into a pool without training, they’re likely to head towards the first wall they see, which won’t always be the closest one. We’ll teach them that the nearest wall might be behind them. We make turning around in the water heaps of fun.
Pushing & gliding – but no shoving or kicking!

Pushing from the wall into a gliding position encourages a good body position. It’s important your Seahorse learns this skill and as a Turtle, really masters this technique.

Proper gliding will allow your child to maintain momentum while preparing for the next stroke. Yes, it’s all about  technique.

This skill can be daunting for some children because it means letting go of the side of the pool and relying on the water to support their bodies. If you’ve got a nervous Seahorse, we can help them overcome their fears.

Torpedo through the water - no super cavitation, just good technique
When your Turtle is comfortable front floating face down in the water, they’ll love learning how to be a torpedo! Especially after all that pushing and gliding!

Through challenges and games, we teach children how to be streamlined (horizontal) in the water. Head down. Arms straight in front. Sometimes holding onto a kickboard. Sometimes not. Then kick, kick, kick. Learning how to move through the water like a torpedo, smoothly and at a good pace.

So how fast can a torpedo go? The Russian rocket-powered supercavitating (expialidocious?!) torpedo VA-111 Shkval is reportedly capable of speeds above 370km/h! We’ll just settle for your young torpedo’s personal best.
Freestyle – but not free to just make splashes

Many skills need to come together for your Turtle or Stingray to achieve their independent, unassisted freestyle swimming goals. A vast swim safety milestone you’ll want to celebrate.

We’ll focus on teaching them to swim WELL. Strong kicks without feet leaving the water – so they don’t kick air and lose propulsion. Minimum knee bend to use those upper leg muscles. Body streamlined in the water to reduce water drag. Straight over-arms at this stage (not bent) encourage a full stroke length and help your child learn how to breathe correctly and efficiently, with correct head turn.

Your Turtle will initially be swimming freestyle without side breathing, chasing a 6m goal. As a Stingray, they’ll be targeting 9m, learning to take a breath on the fourth stroke.

There’s a lot of science behind our curriculum and a strong focus on technique. There’s a lot to achieve, but the rewards are worth it. You’ll be so proud – and we will be too!

Backstroke - an easy stroke but an important one
Many swimmers find this stroke calming, probably because they don’t have to have their face in the water. But don’t underestimate the importance of this swimming stroke.

Focussing on backstroke will remind Turtles and Stingrays about the safety aspects of back floating. Plus, it can help improve their freestyle. 

We’ll focus on them swimming 9m, with good technique, of course, including correct timing and fluent kicking.

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