Programme Information

Waterbabies and  Aquatots 1 and 2

 

We have three groups; Waterbabies for children between 6 and 12 months old, Aquatots 1 for children between 1 and 2.5yrs old and Aquatots 2 for children between 2.5yrs and 3.5yrs old.

All classes are 25 minutes and an adult is required to go into the water.

It is a very dynamic class with lots of colourful toys, singing, splashing and a set routine to build confidence and familiarisation in the aquatic environment. We work on motordevelopement, spatial and body awareness, hand development, vision, balance and posture. Early swimming lessons are an amazing opportunity to bond with your child through close contact and no distractions.

We work in a group of maximum 6 children, every child however practices their skills at their own pace and level.

 

Expected outcomes for these classes are:

  • Your child should be excited about going swimming. A happy and content child will learn new skills easily

  • Independent floating with and without a floatation aid

  • Propulsion with and without a floatation aid

  • Pop Up breathing

  • Dog Paddle, also being able to change direction

  • Jump off the platform, turn around and swim back to the platform

  • Being able to monkey crawl along the rail

  • Getting in and out of the pool safely using the ladder

  • Learning counting, colours and songs for life 

 

Pre-School

Under 5’s learn through their senses – therefore we use a multi- sensory approach. Pre-Schoolers learn new skills through movement, it engages their thinking brain. We also reinforce concepts such as colour, shape, number and letters to cement learning. Action and language together develop understanding.

We like you to be involved. Engaging and empowering parents; parents are the key to the child’s learning outcomes.

 

We have 4 levels:

  • Pre-school 1) Learning Outcomes: Blowing Bubbles, Submerging Face, Floating with Assistance

  • Pre-School 2) Learning Outcomes: Picking up objects from under water, Floating on front and back with support

  • Pre-School 3) Learning Outcomes: Gliding and Kicking on Front and Back, Rotation from back to front

  • Pre-School 4) Learning Outcomes: Kicking and Stroking on Front, rotating from back to front and front to back, Assisted Breaststroke Kick.

 

School Age

 

For School Age children there are 8 levels:

WaterSkills for Life (as promoted by Watersafety NZ) are taught at every level throughout the term.

 

  1. Confidence - Learning Outcomes: Blowing Bubbles, Submerging Face, Floating with Assistance

  2. Floating - Learning Outcomes: Picking up objects from under water, Floating on front and back with support

  3. Kicking  - Learning Outcomes: Gliding and Kicking on Front and Back, Rotation from back to front

  4. Kicking and Stroking - Learning Outcomes: Kicking and Stroking on Front, rotating from back to front and front to back, Assisted Breaststroke Kick.

  5. Breathing – Learning Outcomes: Stroking and Breathing to 7m, backstroke 7m, basic breaststroke leg action on front and back

  6. Improvers to 10m – Learning Outcomes: 10m freestyle, 10m backstroke

  7. Improvers to 14m – Learning Outcomes: 14m freestyle, 14m backstroke, 14m survival breaststroke

  8. Stroke Control and Survival Skills – Learning Outcomes: 28m freestyle, 28m backstroke, 28m breaststroke, 7m butterfly

 

 

 

Pool Hire

 

The pool is available for hire on Saturdays and Sundays from 2pm onwards.

The cost is $125 per hour. Tables and chairs are there for your use, as well as pool toys.

There will be one staff member to assist you with setting up and pool supervision. Staff will have a valid first aid certificate but are not trained lifeguards or party pilots.

 

Please use our form to enquire about available dates.

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