Marlin, Dolphin, Shark, Orca
Learning to swim competently in all fours strokes - even butterfly!
We love that you want your child to master more than just the basics. Let’s really start to refine their skills. Let’s get them perfecting their technique even further, so they can more easily build their endurance. Bliss!
Our programs and teachers will keep your child motivated to achieve their goals. We’ve included lots of fun. Bliss!
If you need a catch-up or want to get even further ahead, book into a School Holiday Intensive Program. One month’s worth of lessons in one week, with one free lesson each week. Bliss!
Kids – Stroke Development Program
Developing & Strengthening
All four strokes, dives & turns! Lots of challenges!
This 4-level ability-based program is designed to develop correct technique and increase endurance. Basic dives and turns are also introduced – which are heaps of fun.
- Freestyle 6 x 13m
- Backstroke 6 x 13m
- Breaststroke kick 2 x 13m
- Sitting dive to streamline 3m
- Freestyle 4 x 18m
- Backstroke 4 x 18m
- Breaststroke 4 x 18m
- Butterfly 2 x 9m
- Kneeling dive to streamline 5m
- Freestyle 2 x 50m
- Backstroke 2 x 50m
- Breaststroke 2 x 50m
- Butterfly 1 x 50m
- Standing dive to streamline 6m
- Complete challenge set
- Once per 4-week rotation
Easy To Start
Book Online or Contact Us
We can’t wait to assess how well your child can swim
As your child is not a beginner swimmer, we’ll need to conduct a Free Assessment to ensure they’re placed in the correct class. You can book that online. Bliss!
Don’t want to book online? Contact us. We’re happy to provide personal customer service. Bliss!
Beyond The Basics
Stronger Is Safer
Technique is the foundation to building endurance
You appreciate that being safer in and around water requires more than just mastering the basics. Plus, by continuing with swimming lessons, you’re also protecting them from missing out on enjoying a wide range of water-based activities, now and later in life.
This is essential for safety reasons. Your child will tire less quickly if they know how to swim more easily and efficiently and therefore less likely to panic if they found themselves in trouble.
Good technique is also crucial for motivation. Most people enjoy an activity much more when they feel they are good at it. The more your child feels good about swimming, the longer they're likely to want to continue. A better swimmer is a safer and healthier swimmer.
So don’t underestimate the importance of our teachers being very picky when it comes to perfecting your child's swim strokes..
This benefits your child because they need to learn how to be safe in the water around others. There's also a great advantage at these levels for children to learn from others in their class, as well as be motivated by them too.
Our teachers can also give you some ideas of how to build swimming endurance on dry land. We're happy to help tire out your child at home too!
Diving is so much fun, but we also don't forget about safety. Teaching students safe diving techniques and educating them about the dangers of diving head first into unknown waters.
Marlins will learn to dive starting from a sitting position. Dolphins kneeling, and Sharks from a standing position. It’s all very technical, but we make it fun!
We'll also work on how often to breathe and how to develop a rhythm. We don’t want students picking up bad habits of taking too many strokes before taking a breath. Muscles need oxygen to move, and we don’t want to lose power out of any strokes.
We'll also teach your child how to best position their body when taking a breath. We don't want to lose any momentum.
There's a lot to learn here, but we’ve broken down every single component so we can teach your child in stages.
For many, the ultimate is to learn how to tumble turn. Proficient swimmers make them look so easy, and with our focus on perfecting technique, we can make them so. That way, your child can explode off the wall and enjoy the sensation of going as fast as they ever will in the water. It’s a great feeling.
Your child will be practising lots of somersaults in the water, finishing by standing up in the pool. Lots of practice before we let them get close to the wall. We’ll give them tips on avoiding getting water up their noses and teach them how to roll up into a ball like a spooked echidna.
We’ll be building on the previous freestyle and backstroke skills learnt in our Kids-Learn to Swim program and introducing breaststroke and the elusive butterfly.
All those fingers, hands, arms, shoulders, hips, legs, kicks, breathing etc. These all have to come together, in a synchronized fashion. Let’s not forget about the head too! Not just the movement of it, but the mental matter within it. We'll keep them focused and motivated. And learning all four strokes helps to mix things up a bit.
Everything can (and does) come together with practice. Under the eagle eyes of our teachers, encouraging your child each stroke of the way.