CLUB READY SWIM

These classes prepare you for club swimming. Improving and maintaining stroke technique over distance and developing basic training and race skills

Each class is 45 minutes

Ratios 1:8

Physical

  • Swim 200m on front as defined in curriculum (level 4)
  • Swim 100m on back as defined in curriculum (level 4)
  • Front crawl competent technique as defined in curriculum (level 4)
  • Back crawl competent technique as defined in curriculum (level 4)
  • Breaststroke competent technique as defined in curriculum (level 4)
  • Elementary butterfly technique as defined in curriculum (level 4)
  • Standing diving and jumping (pool depth permitting)
  • Advanced water skills

Psychological

  • Be part of a class
  • Swim in deep water
  • Able to perform a basic piece of work on own
  • Able to make small refinements to technique
  • Interested in progressing to competitive swimming club
  • Advance swimming stamina in all four strokes whilst maintaining technique
  • Improve efficiency in all four strokes
  • To develop turn technique in all four strokes
  • Knowledge and understanding of club training practices

Content Areas (Core aquatic skill area in bold)

  • Propulsion and streamlining – develop competitive start and turn technique in all four strokes
    a. Kick off the wall holding streamlined position, transition into stroke
    b. Dive entry holding streamlined glide, transitioning to stroke
  • Stroke technique/efficiency and endurance – develop stroke technique maintaining over a distance
    a. Front Crawl – maintain competent technique tumble turn at the wall, building distance to 100 metres
    b. Backcrawl – maintain competent technique and timing, with tumble turn, legal touch and finish at the wall building distance to 100 metres
    c. Breaststroke – maintain good technique and timing, incorporating race skills building distance to 50 metres
    d. Butterfly – maintain technique and timing with legal stroke, turn and finish at the wall, building distance to 25 metres
  • Sculling – understand and progress the technique of incorporating sculling into the strokes
    a. Perform wrist up, flat wrist and wrist down sculling
    b. Scull by their side, on their back and feet first sculling
  • Club training competencies – develop an understanding of training skills
    a. Perform a piece of work on their own
    b. Use of training clock for starting, resting and timing single swims
    c. Introduce Lane discipline; order, direction and overtaking
    d. Understand terminology
    e. Use of equipment; personal (e.g., goggles), turning flags, starting blocks etc
    f. Be aware of perceived effort – steady pace, acceleration and fast finish
  • Swim 100 metres of Front Crawl. Maintain efficient technique and incorporate race skills
  • Swim 100 metres of Backcrawl. Maintain efficient technique and incorporate race skills
  • Swim 50 metres of Breaststroke. Maintain efficient technique and incorporate race skills
  • Swim 25 metres of Butterfly. Maintain efficient technique and incorporate race skills
  • Attempt 100 metres Individual Medley incorporate race skills
  • Understand lane discipline and use of timing clock

ROOKIE LIFEGUARD (RLSS)

These classes teach children important lifesaving skills.

Each class is 45 minutes
Ratios 1:8

Physical

  • Swim 50m on front
  • Swim 50m on back
  • Proficient Breaststroke
  • Beginner diving from side

Psychological

  • Be part of a class
  • Swim in deep water
  • Take part without adult 1-1 support
  • Able to do a basic piece of work alone
  • On completion of star grade 4

Curriculum

  • The water safety code
  • The HELP and HUDDLE positions
  • The Rookie action plan
  • Rescue skills
  • Mouth to mouth ventilation
  • First Aid

Working as a group

Once your child reaches the age of 16, we can offer the opportunity for lifeguard qualifications and swimming teaching qualifications.

EARLY YEARS AND CHILDREN PROGRAMME PROGRESSION CHART

View the chart here

How to book and pay

  • Payments for swim lessons can be made annually or by direct debit
  • Adult and child lessons can be paid in blocks

Direct debit is taken on the 1st of each month and payments are split equally across 12 months

All available classes can be viewed and booked using our online booking portal.

Your child will need an online account with an e-mail address and PIN number to book classes.

Contact our customer service team if you want help setting up an account.