Class Structure

 

Beginner / Beginner 1: (for swimmers from age 4 years and above)
Where: Beginner and Beginner 1 lessons usually take place in the first or second width at the shallow end of the pool. (Please be aware that we do not use arm bands therefore swimmers must be able to stand up in the shallow end of the pool).
Max 6 in a class
Min requirements: No previous swimming experience required.
Working towards: STA Octopus Awards. 5m distance award

Class 1: (suitable for swimmers from age 5 years old and above)

Where: Class 1 lessons usually take place in the  second or third width at the shallow end of the pool.
Max 6 in a class
Min requirements: 5m front and back unaided . Ability to comfortably submerge and float on both back and front.
Working towards: STA Octopus & Goldfish Awards & appropriate distance award

Class 1+: (swimmers from age 5 years old and above)

Where: Class 1+ lessons usually take place in the third width at the shallow end of the pool
Max 6 in a class
Min requirements: 10m front and back,(any style)
Working towards : STA Goldfish Awards and appropriate distance awards

Class 2: (suitable for swimmers from age 5 years old and above)

Where: Class 2 lessons can take place across a deep width or along a length of the pool.
Max 6 in a class
Min requirements : Confident in deep water. 10m front and back consistently demonstrating good style and technique. Developing breaststroke. Discovering butterfly
Working towards STA Goldfish 3 Award and Angelfish Awards plus appropriate distance awards

Class 2+/3

Where: Class 2+/3 lessons usually take place along the length of the pool. Deep end.
Max 6 in a class
Min requirements : Confident in deep water. 15-25m front crawl and back crawl consistently demonstrating good style and technique. 10m – 15m breaststroke. 5-10m Butterfly kick
Working towards STA Angelfish & Shark 1 Awards plus appropriate distance awards

Class 3/4

Where: Class 3/4 lessons usually take place along the full length of the pool.
Max 6 in a class
Min requirements : Confident in deep water. 25-50m front crawl and back crawl consistently demonstrating good style and technique. 25m breast stroke.
Working towards STA Shark Awards plus appropriate distance awards

Class 5

Where: Class 5 lessons usually take place along the full length of the pool.
Max 6 in a class
Min requirements : Confident in deep water. 50m+ front crawl and back crawl & breast stroke consistently demonstrating good style and technique.
Working towards STA Shark 3 Awards, A.S.A Bronze, Silver & Gold Challenge awards plus appropriate

Advanced Swimmers / Swim Fit
Various class numbers with classes provided on demand.
Working towards: gaining endurance/retaining fitness levels

Lifesaving
Various class numbers with classes provided on demand
Working towards: awareness of personal survival skills & lifesaving skills. Can achieve Rookie Bronze, Silver & Gold lifesaving awards then move onto RLSS Survive & Save Bronze, Silver & Gold Medallion Awards.