An Austswim accredited Swim School.

Serving the community for forty (40) years.

We continually strive to develop each and every individual to their highest potential, applying fundamental teaching and learning principles.

Our Swim School caters for all, from Babies through to Squads.

Swim School Levels

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Babies – Starfish
(6 – 12 months with parent in water)

Learning Objectives:

  • Water play
  • Breath control
  • Water safety (assisted falling, rotating and grabbing)
  • Trigger words (Name, ready go)
  • Assisted back floating
  • Submersion
  • Basic assisted paddle arms
  • Basic assisted kicking

Graduation Milestones:

Once 12 months, graduation to Seahorse.

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Toddlers – Seahorse
(1 – 3 years with parent in water)

Learning Objectives:

  • Water play
  • Breath control
  • Bubbles
  • Trigger words (Name, ready go)
  • Water safety (assisted falling, rotating, and grabbing)
  • Assisted back floating
  • Submersion
  • Basic paddle arms
  • Basic kicking

Graduation Milestones:

Once 3 years, graduation to Clownfish.

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Clown Fish
– Water Acceptance, Streamlining, and kicking

In Clownfish, students learn the very basics including floating, submersion, breath control, kicking and paddling arm movements.

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Jelly Fish
– Freestyle Basics and Backstroke Kicks

Jellyfish still has a large focus on the basics, although the straight legs kicks are more of a focus here along with the introduction of basic Freestyle circle arms.

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Turtle
– Basic Freestyle and Backstroke

During the Turtle level swimmers will be introduced to basic bi-lateral breathing with the aim of achieving basic freestyle. Basic backstroke is also a focus with the incorporation of Backstroke arms.

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Stingray
– Freestyle and Backstroke Development

In Stingray, we are producing effective, well timed bi-lateral breathing and working on arm and leg movements further to achieve propulsive freestyle and Backstroke.

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Seal
– Effective Freestyle, Backstroke and Basic Butterfly Kick

Seals will have their Freestyle and Backstroke refined in this level with the aim of effective well-timed strokes. The basic butterfly kick is also introduced here.

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Dolphin
– Basic Butterfly and Breaststroke Kick Introduction

The Dolphin level begins to incorporate butterfly arms with the aim of developing basic butterfly movements. We also see the introduction of basic Breaststroke kicks here.

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Whale
– Effective Butterfly and Basic Breaststroke

Whales will experience all four strokes in this level. Continuous Butterfly movements will be a focus here along with the introduction of Breaststroke arms to achieve basic Breaststroke movements.

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Shark
– Technical Refinement of all Strokes

This is the final level before moving into squads. In the Shark level swimmers will have all their strokes technically refined to achieve well-timed, technically correct strokes.

Our program is designed in the best interest of each individual for their long term development always striving to improve swimming technique, fitness and ultimately achieving their goals.

Whilst the eligibility criteria provide a guide, enrollment in any squad is at the discretion of the Head Coach.

Mini Squad

Emphasis:

This squad signifies the transition from learn to swim to basic squad training concepts. This squad will have an ongoing focus on stroke correction and skill development of racing starts, underwater swims, and basic turns.

To be eligible:

To be eligible for this squad swimmers need to be competent in Freestyle, Backstroke and Breaststroke over 25 metres. For Butterfly they need to be competent over 12.5 metres.

Equipment:
Water bottle, BR Cap, goggles, kickboard, pull buoy, and fins.

Junior Development Squad

Emphasis:

In Junior Development, swimmers will continue to have stroke and skill development as their core focus but will begin stretching their swims over slightly longer distances. Any swimmers with competitive goals are encouraged to swim competitively here.

To be eligible:

To be eligible for this squad swimmers need to be competent in Freestyle, Backstroke and Breaststroke over 50 metres. For Butterfly they need to be competent over 25 metres.

Equipment:
Water bottle, BR cap, goggles, kickboard, pull buoy, and fins.

Youth Development Squad

Emphasis:

In this squad swimmers will still have a focus on technique and skill development. Although, their aerobic capacity becomes a major focus to build their fitness and develop the ability to hold good technique over swims of larger volumes. Along with this, swimmers are introduced to some speed work in all four strokes.

To be eligible:

To be eligible for this squad it is required to be able to swim a mixture of all four competitive strokes competently and consistently up to 100 metres throughout an entire session.

Equipment:
Water bottle, BR cap, goggles, kickboard, pull buoy, short fins, paddles, and snorkel.

Senior Squad

Emphasis:

This squad is aimed at swimmers who are capable of training at a higher level, whether it be for competition or fitness. Refining and maintaining swimming technique and skills along with developing both aerobic and anaerobic systems is the core focus here.

To be eligible:

To be eligible for this squad it is required to be able to swim a mixture of all four competitive strokes competently and consistently at a high level up to 200 metres throughout an entire session.

Equipment:
Water bottle, BR cap, goggles, kickboard, pull buoy, short fins, paddles, and snorkel.

Swim Fit Squad

Emphasis:

If you are seeking opportunities to improve your fitness in a low impact and structured environment the Swim Fit Squad is designed for you.

This squad is for those 14 and over looking to swim for fun and fitness. This squad would suit people that may not have done a lot of swimming in the past but would like to swim in a fun and friendly social atmosphere with encouragement and guidance from a coach.

This squad also suits those who have decided to step-back from Competitive swimming, but still want to maintain their fitness. 3 sessions a week are currently offered, on a pay as you go basis.

To be eligible:

Attendees must be able to swim at least 25m unaided.

This is not a Learn to Swim class.