Dolphins - Stage 2/3 - Learn to Swim Classes

For children confident with their faces in water & starting to swim 

without the use of buoyancy aids

 

Having achieved a good level of water confidence and ease in the water as well as feeling comfortable with faces in the water, at this level we introduce and build confidence in rhythmic aquatic breathing action.   Children are challenged to maintain an effective body position (good streamlining) and to develop good breath control, including exhalation (blowing bubbles).

 

These classes further enable our children to begin the co-ordination of the leg and arm action.  At this age, this co-ordination can often be challenging and required the skilled motivation of our instructors and support of parents alike.  All four competitive strokes are practised.

 

Once these skills have been acquired and integrated with the arm stroke and leg kicking, children will be swimming a basic freestyle stroke.  Kicking on back will be extended.

Dolphins - Confident Beginners & Stroke introduction - To support Swim England Stages 2 & 3

Swim England Stage 2

  1. Jump in from poolside safely

  2. Blow bubbles a minimum of three times rhythmically, with nose and mouth submerged.

  3. Move from a flat floating position on the back and return to standing without support

  4. Move from a flat floating position of the front and return to standing without support

  5. Push from a wall and glide on the back – arms can be by the side or above the head.

  6. Push from a wall and glide on the front with arms extended]

  7. Travel using a recognised leg action with feet off the pool floor on the back for 5 metres without the use of floatation equipment

  8. Travel using a recognised leg action with feet off the pool floor on the front for 5 metres, without the use of floatation equipment.

  9. Perform a tuck to rotate from a flat floating position on the front, to a back floating position, then return to standing.

  10. Perform a tuck to rotate from a flat floating position on the back, to a front floating position, then return to standing.

  11. Perform a log roll from the back to the front

  12. Perform a log roll from the front to the back

  13. Exit the water without support

 

Swim England Stage 3

  1. Jump in from poolside and submerge

  2. Sink, push away from wall and maintain a streamline position

  3. Push and glide on the front with arms extended and log roll onto the back

  4. Push and glide on the back with arms extended and log roll onto the front.

  5. Travel 5 metres on the front, perform a tuck to rotate onto the back and return on the back

  6. Fully submerge to pick up an object

  7. Correctly identify three of the four key water safety messages*

  8. Push and glide and travel 10 metres on the back

  9. Push and glide and travel 10 metres on the front

  10. Perform a tuck float and hold for three seconds

  11. Exit the water without using steps

 

*The four key water safety messages include:

1. Always swim in a safe place

2. Always swim with an adult

3. If you fall in, float, breathe, relax

4. If someone else is in trouble, call 999/112

 

Swim England stages can be difficult to achieve termly so we ensure children

do not get dis-hearted by awarding them with our own Little Swim Club

certificates free of charge at the end of each term (Easter, Summer and

Christmas) and these are a very important part of our achievements process.

In addition to our own assessments and in-house certificates the Swim England

nationally recognised badge and certificate if achieved can be purchases for

£5.50 per set.  Progress may be seen by logging into your own personal client

hub. Please email the office to place an order.

All our Child Classes are half an hour long and are £15.00 per class payable

termly in advance.

As we operate to the Hampshire Schools calendar for our term dates, our

lengths of terms vary throughout the year.  Please see our Term Dates section

for each forthcoming term

email:  info@thelittleswimclub.co.uk

call: 01256 763381   

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