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

Learning Objectives:

  • Water safety (slide entry)
  • Assisted floating (back/front)
  • Basic streamline glides
  • Basic free kicks with bubbles
  • Basic paddle arms on front with bubbles
  • Basic back kicks
  • Submerging – retrieving object from under the surface

Graduation Milestones:

  1. Increased independence
  2. Acceptance of the water
  3. Basic freestyle kicks 3 metres
  4. Basic freestyle paddle arms 3 metres
  5. Basic backstroke kicking 3 metres
  6. Breath control
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Jelly Fish

Learning Objectives:

  • Water safety (slide entry, reach rescue)
  • Unassisted floating (back/front)
  • Unassisted streamline glide and kicks
  • Basic freestyle kicks at surface with face in water, eyes looking down
  • Basic freestyle circle arms with face in water, eyes looking down
  • Basic Backstroke kicks at surface with head back, eyes looking up
  • Sitting dives from edge

Graduation Milestones:

  1. Increased independence
  2. Acceptance of the water
  3. Basic freestyle kicks 3m
  4. Basic freestyle paddle arms 3 metres
  5. Basic backstroke kicking 3 metres
  6. Breath control
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Turtle

Learning Objectives:

  • Water safety (slide and accidental fall entries. Reach and throw rescues)
  • Straight streamline glide and kicks
  • Straight, splashing freestyle kicks at surface, neck straight
  • Continuous freestyle circle arms clearing the water
  • Basic bi-lateral breathing
  • Straight, splashing backstroke kicks at surface, neck straight
  • Basic backstroke circle arms
  • Basic kneeling dives

Graduation Milestones:

  1. Straight body streamlining
  2. Basic freestyle 5 metres
  3. Basic backstroke 5 metres
  4. Basic kneeling dives
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Stingray

Learning Objectives:

  • Water safety (slide and accidental fall entries. Rescues)
  • Effective streamline glide and kick
  • Straight, effective freestyle kicks at surface
  • Effective high elbow freestyle arms
  • Bi-lateral breathing, ear in water
  • Straight, effective backstroke kicks at surface
  • Continuous, straight backstroke arms
  • Kneeling dives

Graduation Milestones:

  1. Effective straight streamlining
  2. Propulsive freestyle 8 metres
  3. Propulsive backstroke 8 metres
  4. Kneeling dives
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Seal

Learning Objectives:

  • Water safety (slide and accidental fall entries. Rescues)
  • Streamline underwater glides
  • Effective freestyle kicks with relaxed knees and ankles. Kicking from hips
  • Catch-up freestyle arms (one arm holding water in front)
  • Effective, well timed bi-lateral breathing
  • Effective backstroke kick with relaxed knees and ankles. Kicking from hips
  • Effective backstroke arms, thumbs exiting next to leg, pinkie entering with arm next to head
  • Basic butterfly kicks
  • Basic standing dive

Graduation Milestones:

  1. Basic standing dives
  2. Effective freestyle 10 metres
  3. Effective backstroke 10 metres
  4. Basic butterfly kick 5 metres
  5. Standing dive concepts
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Dolphin

Learning Objectives:

  • Water safety (slide and accidental fall entries. Rescues and survival backstroke)
  • Competent treading water
  • Straight, streamline underwater glides and fly kicks
  • Freestyle refinement
  • Backstroke refinement
  • Continuous, splashing, straight butterfly kicks at surface
  • Basic butterfly arms
  • Basic breaststroke kicks
  • Standing dive

Graduation Milestones:

  1. Tread water 10 for seconds
  2. Technical freestyle 10 metres
  3. Technical backstroke 10 metres
  4. Basic butterfly 5 metres
  5. Basic breaststroke kick 10 metres
  6. Standing dives
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Whale

Learning Objectives:

  • Water safety (slide and accidental fall entries. Rescues and survival backstroke)
  • Competent treading water
  • Effective underwater glides and kicks
  • Further freestyle and backstroke refinement
  • Effective butterfly kicks. Kicking from the hips
  • Continuous butterfly arms with straight arm recovery
  • Basic breaststroke arms
  • Effective breaststroke kicks with clear glides between
  • Kneeling dives off block
  • Basic forward somersaults

Graduation Milestones:

  1. Tread water 30 seconds
  2. Technically correct freestyle 12.5 metres
  3. Technically correct backstroke 12.5 metres
  4. Effective butterfly 8 metres
  5. Basic breaststroke 10 metres
  6. Kneeling dives off block
  7. Basic forward somersaults
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Shark

Learning Objectives:

  • Water safety (slide, stride, accidental fall, pin drop and compact entries. Rescues, survival backstroke, sidestroke)
  • Effective treading water
  • Further refinement of underwater glides and kicks
  • Introduction to basic freestyle and back drills (single arm, 6 kick switch, side to side)
  • Propulsive butterfly kicks with hip movement, relaxed knees and ankles
  • Propulsive butterfly arms entering in front and exiting water with straight arms next to legs
  • Introduction to basic butterfly drills (single arm with board, 4 kicks 1 stroke, 2 left 2 right with board)
  • Propulsive, narrow, well-timed breaststroke kick with straight legs and pointed feet in the glide
  • Effective breaststroke arms with hands sweeping under chest. Finishing with straight arms in front next to head
  • Introduction to basic breaststroke drills (single arm with board, free super kick with breast arms, 2 kicks 1 pull, 2 pull 1 kick)
  • Straight, streamline underwater glides and fly kicks
  • Standing dives from block
  • Effective forward somersaults

Graduation Milestones:

  1. Tread water for 1 minute
  2. Technically correct freestyle 25 metres
  3. Technically correct backstroke 25 metres
  4. Technical, well-timed butterfly 12.5 metres
  5. Effective, well-timed breaststroke 25 metres
  6. Standing dives from block
  7. Effective forward somersaults

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.

Mini Squad

Emphasis:

This squad signifies the change from the learn to swim program to squad training with an ongoing focus on good technique. Swimmers will be introduced to:
• streamlining;
• tumble turns for freestyle;
• other turns; and
• racing dives

To be eligible:

Swim 25m of each stroke
Ability to exit 25m pool from bottom (Water Safety)
Tread water, in clothes, for 3 minutes (Water Safety)
Elementary dive start
Introductory starts and turns
I.M. with turns
Race simulation performed

Equipment:
Water Bottle, Kick Board and Pull Buoy

Junior Development Squad

Emphasis:

This squad introduces the concept of fitness and competitive swimming whilst maintaining a strong emphasis on technique and stroke development. Swimmers will be introduced to:
• using the pace clock;
• training techniques and race skills;
• reading training sets from the board; and
• opportunities to represent the club at transition & regional organised meets.

To be eligible:

Confidently swim 50m of each stroke demonstrating sound technique;
Start and turn satisfactorily.

Equipment:
Water Bottle, Kick Board and Pull Buoy

Youth Development Squad

Emphasis:

This squad develops swimmer’s fitness, skills, technique and competitive practice. Swimmers will be introduced to:
• nutrition concepts;
• other supporting fitness and strength practices;
• meet preparation;
• opportunities to represent the club at development, regional and state organised meets

To be eligible:

Confidently swim 100m of each stroke;
Swim in an organised squad training session;
Confidently use the pace clock; and
Independently complete training sets.

Equipment:
Water Bottle, Kick Board and Pull Buoy

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 or supporting involvement in other sports.  Swimmers will focus on:

  • Goal setting;
  • Nutrition;
  • Fitness and strength;
  • Aerobic capacity;
  • Meet preparation; and
  • If desired, opportunities to represent the club at external meets up to and including National Championships.

To be eligible:

Setting goals to identify what is hoped to be achieved from participating in this squad; and

Be capable of training consistently at a higher level.

Equipment:
Water Bottle, Kick Board and Pull Buoy

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.

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