Swim Clinics

Our clinics are organised into 6 levels based on ability. It’s important for your child’s learning that they are placed in a clinic suitable for their level. Please read the “Choose when” description for each clinic level below to make sure you pick the correct clinic for your child.

 
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Water Confidence

Designed to prepare your child for learning to swim. They will work on aquatic breathing, floating and buoyancy. Focus on learning through fun and games. (30mins per day)

Choose when:

Your child is not yet happy to have their face in the water.

Guideline age: from 3yrs (NB must be toilet trained)

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The Foundations

Your child will work on body and head position in the water, streamline push and glide, focus on effective kick and introducing arms. Will use kick boards and noodles. Focus on learning through fun and games. (30mins per day)

Choose when:

Your child is comfortable in water but not yet able to swim 5m in a horizontal position without aids.

Guideline age: from 3yrs

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Becoming a Confident Swimmer

Your child will be taught what to do if in difficulty in water. They will work on streamline push and glide. Games and drills will help them to develop competent Front Crawl (including beginnings of effective breathing technique) and Backstroke. (30mins per day)

Choose when:

Your child is able to swim 5m with their face in the water in a horizontal position without aids.

Guideline age: from 4yrs to 8yrs

 
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Stroke Development (1&2)

Your child will be taught what to do if in difficulty in water. They will fine-tune streamlining and effective breathing to the side. Work will primarily be on Backstroke and Front Crawl technique with some Breaststroke work. (30mins per day)

Choose when:

Your child can swim with a recognisable stroke (but there is plenty of room for improvement).

Stroke Development 1 if your child can swim approx 10m (1x width) unaided.

Stroke Development 2 if your child can swim approx 25m (1x length) unaided.

Guideline age: 5yrs to 9yrs

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Developing Technique

The focus at this level is to improve technique in your chosen strokes. Developing technique clinics are offered for specific strokes and sometimes we include 2 strokes within 1 clinic. Front Crawl, Backstroke and Breaststroke are normally offered and sometimes we have Introduction to Butterfly as an option. (30mins per day)

Choose when:

Your child is able to swim more than 50m (2 lengths) in their chosen stroke(s) with recognisable form but wants to focus on improving their technique.

Guideline age: 6yrs to 10yrs

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Perfecting Technique

At our Perfecting level your child will work on an effective kick and pull, they will refine head position, body rotation and stroke timing. Race technique will also be included with work on starts, turns and touches. (45mins per day)

Choose when:

Your child is able to swim 200m in their chosen stroke(s) with good technique.

Guideline age: 9yrs +

 

“I have booked my children into swim camps before but they have never been of this high quality. The teaching was exceptional and each of my three came on in leaps and bounds throughout the four days. They learned new skills, improved their stroke and for the most nervous, learned to love being in the water. Thank you so much.”

— Melanie Bearne