Our Water Independence course is recommended for children aged 36 months – 60 months or students who are ready to learn the fundamentals of independent swimming (basic stroke).
The purpose of this course is to support confident swimmers in mastering independence in the water and perform all skills unassisted. These fundamentals allow children to swim safely unassisted and provides the foundation and technique for basic stroke.
Over the recommended 10 week term, we will focus on Mobility and Propulsion, Diving and Full Breath Control.
Dolphins are our level 4 classes and suit students who are Independent Swimmers. We focus on Water Independence and Water Safety to teach basic stroke.
These lessons focus basic stroke; learning the fundamentals of Freestyle. We teach basic foundation skills such as big arms, breathe technique and the streamline position and dive techniques. This level focuses on form and technique, and Freestyle must be achieved before moving on to other foundation strokes (backstroke and breaststroke).
If a student masters the foundations of freestyle, we will move onto backstroke in this level.
We do not force swimmers to perform tasks and need each student to build their own Independence, however, stroke requires an intermediate skill set that will be continuously refined.