Building your child's swimming independence
The Kinder swim class is open to children who are 3 years and over and who are ready to enter into a class of 4 students with the teacher. It’s now time that the kids started to develop their body strength so that they can swim without any direct assistance from an adult. In the beginning we intermittently use floatation aids to boost the swimmers confidence.
We gradually reduce the level of floatation used so that the child can swim independently through the water for short distances. In addition to independent body movement, we also teach our swimmers how to let the water keep them afloat by being relaxed and stretched out. Throughout the Kinder Swim programme, the teacher will consistently reiterate the primary survival tactic used in any pool environment; which is to return and swim to the wall in case of an unplanned entry.
So effective is our Kinder programme that by the time the swimmer enters 4 year old kinder, and has been with us since the start of their Aquatic Education as a 3 year old, most of our kids can achieve freestyle and backstroke arms before they enter into prep.