Learn To Swim

Learn to Swim includes five levels: Baby Sharks, Tiger Sharks, Zebra Sharks, Leopard Sharks,  and Hammerhead Sharks. Learn to Swim is for complete beginners and swimmers who are still learning Freestyle, Backstroke and Breaststroke.

Swimmers are encouraged to come along to our Friday Club nights where they can try out racing and have fun with their friends.

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Baby Sharks

This level is for beginner swimmers who are three+ years old. This swimmer will automatically move to Tiger Sharks when they turn five and/or start prep. 

Key Focus: 

  • Water confidence and water safety
  • Learning to float unassisted on the front and back

To move up to Zebra Sharks the swimmer must be able to:

  • Put their face underwater without assistance/being asked
  • Float unassisted on their front and back in a starfish
  • Push of the wall and kick on the front and back
  • Roll from their front to back without standing
  • Fall in and return to the side of the pool

Tiger Sharks

This level is for beginner swimmers who are five years old and/or at prep

Key Focus: 

  • Water confidence and water safety
  • Learning to float unassisted on the front and back
  • Learning to kick unassisted on the front and back

To move up to Zebra Sharks the swimmer must be able to:

  • Put their face underwater without assistance/being asked
  • Float unassisted on their front and back in a starfish
  • Push of the wall and kick on the front and back
  • Roll from their front to back without standing
  • Fall in and return to the side of the pool

Zebra Sharks

This level is for swimmers who have completed Tiger Sharks. 

Key Focus:

  • Water confidence and water safety
  • Kicking and body position on front and back
  • Freestyle and Backstroke arm circles
  • Introducing freestyle breathing position
  • Introducing dolphin kick 

To move up to Leopard Sharks the swimmer must be able to:

  • Swim 12.5m of backstroke with their face out of the water and without standing
  • Swim 12.5m of freestyle with correct timing and without standing
  • Confident swimming in deep end 

Distance swum: Flags to 12.5m

Leopard Shark

Key Focus:

  • Backstroke – body position and kick
  • Freestyle – Breathing position and long balanced stroke
  • Breaststroke – introduction to kick
  • Butterfly – practicing dolphin kick
  • Learning dives

To move up to Hammerhead Sharks the swimmer must be able to:

  • Swim 25m backstroke with good technique without stopping
  • Swim 25m freestyle with good technique without stopping
  • Demonstrate breaststroke kick with good technique

Distance swum: 12.5m to 25m

Hammerhead Sharks

Key Focus:

  • Freestyle and backstroke – polishing up skills and maintaining body position
  • Breaststroke – learning arms and timing
  • Learning how to use the clock and lane rotation
  • Learning dives and turns
  • Introduce butterfly arms

To move up

  • Understands how to use the clock and lane rotation
  • Breaststroke arms, legs and timing are good
  • Can swim 25m with ease
  • Can swim 100m without stopping (this is about fitness rather than technique)
  • Retention of skills throughout the session

Distance swum: 25m +

Basking Sharks

This level is ideal for any swimmers in the intermediate or senior squad levels who are wanting to build their swimming fitness and practice their technique but most of all have fun with their friends in the water in a relaxed and ‘low-key’ environment.

Basking Sharks is ideal for kids who love spending time at the beach, Surf Lifesaving swimmers and Water polo swimmers.

Each lesson will have a focus e.g. tumble turns, dives, breaststroke kick, freestyle breathing position so swimmers continue to learn and improve.

This class runs for 60min

 

Essential Info

Please ensure swimmers have a cap, water bottle and correct fitting goggles (named) at every session.

We ask that all swimmers are on the pool deck, ready to swim 5 minutes prior to class commencement with all swim equipment ready. It is disruptive to the program if children arrive late.

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