LEARN TO SWIM
Why teach your child to swim
Children that learn to swim become confident in all areas of their lives much faster than children not given the opportunity to swim. Learning to swim stimulates motor, cognitive and personal development in children, whilst teaching them a valuable skill for life. It is also important to remember that in world full of so many sporting and social choices for your child, Swimming is the only sport that can save their lives.
Water safety is incorporated into every Star Swim lesson at all levels of our program. Drowning unfortunately remains the leading cause of accidental death of children under 5 years (including car accidents) and near drowning incidents can leave devastating permanent damage to a child.
Enrolling your child in swimming lessons, year round throughout their most formative years of life, will decrease the chances of your child becoming one of these statistics.
Why Star Swim
Teaching children to swim is ALL we do!! The pools at Star Swim are heated to 33C year round (indoor Magnesium Learn to Swim pool & outdoor 25m 6 lane pool) which makes it a warm and comfortable place for your child to learn to swim.
Star Swim has small class sizes, our program has been carefully designed to maximise your child’s development with caring staff who are passionate about their profession, well experienced and highly trained.
For further information, please don’t hesitate to contact us to arrange a free trial.
Our Learn to Swim classes
1st - Starfish
Babies 6 months to 12 months, 30 minute class, max 5 per class. This is a play based program, aimed at developing the water survival skills that all children need. Our lessons are filled with fun games and lots of activities designed to help each child with water familiarisation learning to take a breath, return to the side or roll onto their back and many other skills. We also show you what you can do to help your little one progress with their swimming.
2nd - Goldfish
Babies 12 months to 36 months, 30 minute class, max 5 per class. This is a more progressive play based program, aimed at developing the water survival skills that all children need. Our lessons are filled with fun games and lots of activities designed to help each child learn to take a breath, return to the side and many other skills. We also show you what you can do to help your little one progress with their swimming.
3rd - Tadpole
2.5yrs to 3.5yrs, 30 min class, max 3 per class. In this class, the children get in the water with their swimming teacher. They will develop their water survival skills, as well as learning to take a breath, opening their eyes under water, blowing bubbles and moving through the water alone as well as returning to safety. We also start on the backstroke float and kick. Along with safe entry and exit. This class is so important for all children in their development of learn to the swim process.
4th - Frog
3yrs to 4.5yrs, 30 min class, max 3 per class. Continuing on from the previous level this class will still be working on water survival skills as well as starting big arm movements with face down, torpedo position (streamline), a continuation of the backstroke skills, kicks and arms. Introducing some dolphin kick, submergence under water, picking up toys, safe entry plus exit and knee dive position.
5th - Seahorse
30 min class, max 4 per class. In this level we teach correct technique of freestyle arms, side breathing and kick. Along with backstroke dolphin kick and stand up dives. The children are aiming to swim 15 metres freestyle and backstroke so they can progress to our next level.
6th - Dolphin
30 min class, max 5 per class. The focus is still on freestyle, backstroke, basic butterfly head down with thumbs down on recovery, breaststroke kick and dives. We also touch on racing skills which they thoroughly enjoy.
7th - Shark
These swimmers are mastering correct technique, in all strokes and developing their endurance over 25 metres. We work on dives and turns, as well as how to understand the pace clock. “Swimming for survival” appropriate for their ability is also covered in this level.