Splash Class Levels

Baby Play & Toddler Time

These 30 minute classes are the ideal opportunity to introduce your baby to the aquatic environment through the use of rhymes and activities. Skills including submerging, floating and the promotion of movement through water are developed. We have two levels in our waterbabies classes, they are Baby Play - 6-18 months and Toddler Time from 18-36 months.

There are many advantages in starting children at this age both physically and mentally. The three more important being:

Ratio: 1 teacher: 10 children & parents

Tadpoles

This 20 minute class is a wonderful class in which to start young children, as they will have an extremely enjoyable time and really make great progress towards becoming safe and strong in the water. The Teacher will handle the class entirely, however we like either mum or dad to be on the pool-deck watching, waving and encouraging their young swimmers. Ratio: 3 teachers: 5 students.

Starfish

The aims of this class is to encourage and achieve water confidence and independance in the water.

Assessment: To progress to the next level, the student must:

Ratio:  1 instructor: 4 children.

(Note: Startfish 1 is aimed at 3-4 year olds and Starfish 2 is aimed at 5 years and older)

Swimmer Crabs

The aims of this class is to master strong straight legs, flutter kick (front & back). Streanline body position. We will encourage confidence, mobility, submerging and propulsion. Assessment: To progress to the next level the student must:

Ratio:  1 Instructor: 5 children.

Octopus

This level will build on streamline body position and gain an understanding of freestyle and backstroke action. Assessment: To progress to the next level the student must:

Ratio:  1 Instructor: 5 children.

Penguins

Students will be introduced to basic freestyle and backstroke and incorporating the coordinations of legs, arms and breathing.

Assessment: To progress to the next level the student must:

Ratio:  1 Instructor: 5 children

Seal Cubs

Students will work on their technique for freestyle and backstroke and introduce bilateral breathing. Gain confidence to progress to the 25m pool.

Assessment: To progress to the next level the student must:

Ratio:  1 instructor: 5 children

Seals

Students will master the correct technique and body position for freestyle and backstroke. They will also be introduced to breaststroke kick and work towards improving stamina.

Assessment: To progress to the next level the student must:

Ratio:  1 instructor: 6 children

Mantarays

In this class students will further develop freestyle and backstroke technique, increase stamina, will be introduced to tumble turns and master breaststroke.

Assessment: To progress to the next level the student must:

Ratio:  1 instructor: 10 students.

Dolphins

The aim of Dolphins is to prepare students for squad levels by fully extending all strokes and building on what has been practiced over the previous levels. Students will master butterfly, tumble turns and diving and work towards extend all distances to increase stamina.

Assessment: To progress to the next level the student must:

Ratio:  1 instructor: 12 children.

Marlin Squad

Marlin Squad will prepare students for the rigors of competitive swimming and offer fitness and stamina to swimmers who have completed all levels in the swim school. Students must be competent in all 4 strokes, race dives and turns. To progress to Mini Squad or Bronze Squad levels, students will be assessed by the squad coach.

Note: all classes are 30 minutes except Mantarays (45mins), Dolphins and Marlin Squad (60mins)

Special Needs Private Lessons

Special Needs Learn to Swim is designed for children with a disability. Our professional instructors are experienced in special needs aquatic education and help students learn to swim and be safe in the water. Please contact the centre for further information.

Private Lessons

Splash Swim School also provides private lessons, tailored for children and adults of all abilities. The classes are conducted on a one-on-one basis to suit individual needs. Please contact the centre for more information.