Aquademy Swimming

We run a range of courses for swimmers catering for all ages and abilities. Where they start and how they progress depends on an initial assessment which provides sound basis for the development of their confidence and skill in the water. More information on the beginner courses is available below

Adult and Child

Duckling

A swimming course for children age from 18 months to 4 years accompanied by an adult. The emphasis is on gaining water confidence whilst working with the adult. Fun and enjoyment are the priority. This stage takes children from initial introduction to water right through to achieving independence. Some children may progress from this stage to beginner level

These courses are ideal for children from 1½ to 3½ years

8 Children per class

Non-Swimmer 1 and Non-Swimmer 2

Duckling Level 1-4

Encouraging fun, safety and helping swimmers feel comfortable in water. Children with water experience or confidence may move through this level quickly.

Activities

  • Floating on front and back
  • Entering the water independently
  • Introduction to flutter kicking on front and back
  • Safety awareness
  • Basic movement skills
  • Using arms and legs for simple form of travelling through water
  • Submerging

These courses are ideal for children 3½ and older.

6 children per class

Beginners

Children who can travel 5+ metres on front and back and are learning all kicking techniques.

Activities

  • Safe entries
  • Jumping in
  • Floating
  • Travel and rotation
  • Regaining upright position

These courses are ideal for children of all ages

6 Children per class

Improvers 1

NPTS Stage 3

This course is ideal for children who can travel 10+ metres on front and back comfortably in deep water and can learn an over arm action.

Activities

  • Developing safe entries
  • Submersion
  • Rotation skills
  • Water safety knowledge

Suitable for children of all ages

6 Children per class


Improvers 2

NPTS Stage 4

This course is ideal for children who can travel 25 metres on front and back comfortably in deep water and can learn an over arm action.

Activities

  • Developing an understanding of bouyancy
  • Refining kicking technique

Suitable for children of all ages

6-8 Children per class

Advanced 1

NPTS Stage 5

This course focuses on stroke improvement on all strokes as well as building confidence and endurance on frontcrawl and backstroke.

Activities

  • Develop 'watermanship'
  • Sculling
  • Treading water skills
  • Complete rotation
  • Performing all strokes to an ASA given standard

Suitable for all children at the appropriate skill level

6-8 Children per class


Advanced 2

NPTS Stage 6

This course focuses on stroke refinement on all strokes as well as learning to co-ordinate the breathing.

Activities

  • Developing effective swimming skills
  • Co-ordinated breathing
  • Water safety aspects
  • Understanding preparation for exercise

Suitable for all children at the appropriate skill level

6-8 Children per class - lane swimming