Learn to Swim - School Age

Our school age program has 5 ability-based levels for kids over 5 years of age. Our program accommodates swimmers who are new to swimming lessons all the way up to swimmers who are ready to develop correct freestyle and backstroke technique. The levels include Starfish, Platypus, Dolphin, Stingray & Swordfish.

Our Makos level is technically part of the School Age program however, we have this listed under our Stroke Correction section for ease of finding information.

We also have a special abilities / special needs class called Rainbow Fish which also technically forms part our School Age program however, we have this listed under our Other Programs section for ease of finding information.

Starfish

Description: These are school age children, five years and above, who may be afraid of the water or who cannot comfortably float on their front and / or back on their own.  

Class Size: 5 swimmers max.

Duration: 30 minutes

Promotion Skills:

  • Front float and recover

  • Back float and recover

  • Pop up breathing and / or treading water

Time Table: Monday through Friday afternoons as well as Sat mornings at both Tweed & Casuarina pools. For more information about class times, please contact your closest pool.

 

Platypus

Description: To be in a Platypus class the child should be able to tread water as well as be able to front and back float comfortably. When they pass this level, they can swim a continuous and smooth overarm freestyle with no breathing for at least 8 metres and can kick on their back in a good body position for 8 metres as well.

Class Size: 5 swimmers max.

Duration: 30 minutes

Promotion Skills:

  • 8 metres of continuous overarm Freestyle

  • 8 metres of back kicking

Timetable: Monday through Friday afternoons as well as Sat mornings at both Tweed & Casuarina pools. For more information about class times, please contact your closest pool.

 

Description: In the Dolphin class the children will be learning to swim Freestyle with good side breathing and Backstroke. They will also be introduced to dolphin kicks and somersaults. 

Class Size: 5 swimmers max.

Duration: 30 minutes

Promotion Skills:

  • 16 metres of Freestyle with good side breathing

  • 16 metres of Backstroke with good developing technique

  • Forward somersault

  • Dolphin kicks

Timetable: Monday through Friday afternoons as well as Sat mornings at both Tweed & Casuarina pools. For more information about class times, please contact your closest pool.

Dolphin

 
 

Description: In the Stingray class swimming skills will be further developed and endurance will be increased. Bent arm freestyle and backstroke will be introduced as well as Breaststroke arms and legs and dolphins kicks. 

Class Size: 5 swimmers max.

Duration: 30 minutes

Promotion Skills:

  • Swim 50 metres Freestyle with good developing technique

  • Swim 50 metres Backstroke with good developing technique

  • 8 metres of dolphin kicks

Timetable: Monday through Friday afternoons at both Tweed & Casuarina pools (except Friday afternoons at Tweed Pool). For more information about class times, please contact your closest pool.

Stingray

Swordfish

Description: Swordfish will be learning the correct timing and technique for Butterfly and Breaststroke as well as perfecting their Freestlye and Backstroke. The Freestyle tumble turn will be taught as well as Water Safety skills.

Class Size: 5 swimmers max.

Duration: 30 minutes

Promotion Skills:

  • Swim 100 metres Freestyle with good developing technique

  • Swim 100 metres Backstroke with good developing technique

  • Swim Breaststroke - 25 metres

  • Swim Butterfly - 16 metres

  • Freestyle tumble turn

Timetable: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday afternoons at Tweed pool. Monday through Friday afternoons at Casuarina pool. For more information about class times, please contact your closest pool.

 

Tweed Heads

1/63 Ourimbah Road

Tweed Heads 2485

0415 203 959

Movement Casuarina

Barclay Drive

Casuarina Beach 2487

0456 674 963

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