Kids Swimming Course
(5 years old and above)
Price: $210(12 Sessions)
At this stage, children will be starting their real swimming strokes. They will start by learning the frontcrawl , back stroke and breaststroke and when they are ready, the children will progress forward to take a 6 stage programme to earn their National Swimming Badges, SwimSafer Certification. The Swim Safer Test is a program that will teach and equip your children with water survival skills.
Children learn better and faster when they are having fun. Our teaching methods revolve around the use of games and goal oriented challenges as a means of learning. Through these games, we encourage friendly competition. This allows your child to build up a sense of determination and camaraderie with other kids of the same age.
Our classes are kept to a maximum ratio of one instructor to ten students. This is our way of always ensuring that your child gets the personal attention needed at every stage of learning.
Led by Coach Kidd, our highly qualified coaches place the safety of your child at the centre of everything we do. With full First Aid certification for all our coaches, we leave nothing to chance when it comes to safety. Each class is kept to a maximum of 10 students so that our coaches are aware of the safety of each student at all the times. Furthermore, our lessons do not to stretch beyond 45 minutes to ensure that your child is not overworked.
Progression to National Swimming Badges
We recognize that every child is unique and that improvement in swimming proficiency varies from child to child. Therefore, we employ a progressive, step-by-step teaching syllabus. Our lessons are focused on helping your child safely attain the various
SwimSafer certification badges (6 stages); a nationally recognized program focused on both swimming proficiency and water survival skills.
Upon attainment of these badges and depending on their individual interests, our students go on to take “Life-Saver” courses, where there are even more learning opportunities to enhance their swimming skills.
|SwimSafer||Stage 1||Stage 2||Stage 3||Bronze||Silver||Gold|
|Entries & Exits
|| Enter the water safely and confidently with slide-in entry and exit using ladder and from pool edge.
|| Perform a step-in entry
|| Perform a stride/straddle entry
|| Enter water using a compact jump
|| Demonstrate a dive entry (crouching)
|| Demonstrate a standing dive
|Sculling & Body Orientation
||• Recover from a face down float or glide to a standing position
• Recover from a back float or glide to a standing position
• Introduction to Floatation Survival Technique
| Demonstrate sculling in an upright position for 10 seconds with arms only.
|| • Demonstrate sculling in a horizontal position for 10 seconds with arms only.
• Demonstrate the ability to change direction on command.
• Demonstrate reverse action
| Demonstrate a backward and forward somersault in the water.
|| Keep face above the water for 60 seconds sculling with hands only
|| Keep face above the water surface for 60 seconds using legs only
||Submerge in waist depth water, open eyes and blow bubbles
||Search for and recover an object in chest deep water depth.
||In chest deep water swim through hoops on pool bottom 2 metres apart.
||• Search for and recover an object in 1.5 m of water depth.
• Demonstrate a feet-first surface dive.
|In 1.5m of water depth swim through hoops on pool bottom 3 metres apart.
||• Search for and recover an object in 1.8 m of water depth.
• Demonstrate equalising of ear/nose.
|• Swim – Any stroke
• Forward movement 10 m
• Intro to Backward movement 5m
|• Swim 25m – Any stroke
• Survival Backstroke
|• Swim 50m continuously
• 25m using either Breaststroke or Front- Crawl
• 25m using either Backstroke or Survival Backstroke
|• Swim 100m Continously
• 25m Front Crawl
• 25m Breaststroke
• 25m Backstroke
• 25m Survival Backstroke or Sidestroke
|• Swim 200 m continuously
• 50m Front Crawl
• 50m Breaststroke.
• 50m Backstroke
• 50m Survival Backstroke or Sidestroke
• Efficient stroke techniques must be used
|• Swim 400m continuously
• 100m Breaststroke.
• 100m Front Crawl
• 100 m Backstroke
• 100m Survival Backstroke or Sidestroke
• Efficient stroke techniques must be used.
|Survival & Activity skills
||• Support body in an upright position and signal distress.
• Grasp a flotation aid thrown for support
• Be pulled to safety
• Wearing clothing, correctly fit a PFD, jump into the water, float for 30 seconds and then climb out of deep water.
|• Swim wearing clothing for 15m.
• Demonstrate flotation survival technique
• Correctly fit a PFD, jump into the water and swim for 5 meters and climb out of deep water.
|• Swim wearing clothing for 25m
• Demonstrate ability to correctly fit a PFD in the water.
|Dressed in swimwear, shorts and t-shirt demonstrate 3 minutes swimming slowly using any appropriate swim stroke, changing each minute
||• Dressed in swimwear, long pants and long sleeved shirt, perform the following as a continuous sequence:
• Enter deep water using an appropriate entry method
• Submerge feet first, swim underwater for 3 meters.
• Resurface scull, float or tread water for 3 minutes waving for help intermittently.
• Clothing may be removed.
• Correctly fit a PFD while treading water and then swim 25 metres and climb out of the water
| Dressed in swimwear, long pants, long sleeved shirt, shoes and socks, perform the following sequence;
• Enter deep water using an appropriate entry method swim 5 metres underwater to simulate an escape form a sinking boat surrounded by oil.
• Swim a further 45 metres as if escaping from a dangerous situation.
• Remove shoes and then swim slowly for further 50 metres using any preferred swim stroke occasionally signalling for help.
• Remove clothing in deep water. Fit PFD correctly while treading water, swim 100 metres using appropriate strokes,
• Demonstrate HELP technique and climb out of the water whilst wearing the PFD
|| • Throw a flotation aid to a partner at 3m distance and instruct to kick to the edge.
• Perform a reach rescue using a rigid aid and pull a partner to safety
| • Perform a throw rescue using an unweighted rope over a distance of 6m.
• Wade to a person and deliver a flotation aid in deep water.
• Approach in “Ready” position
| Using a buoyant aid, accompanied (noncontact) rescue of a person 15m from safety
|| Using a suitable buoyant aid, tow (noncontact) rescue of a person 10m from safety
||Rules of behaviour in, on or near the water, Water safety knowledge at a swimming pool
|| Water safety rules in various aquatic environments
||Principles of personal survival
|| Principles of water craft safety
||Recognising an Emergency
|| Principles when performing a rescue
Sign up with us and get your child started on a wonderfully fun swimming journey with Smile Swimmers today!