Aquaschool at Wadurs

Wadurs Aquaschool Class descriptions

Aquaschool at Wadurs

Class Descriptions:

Parent and Baby (Aquafun for tots)

Structured drop-in sessions, exclusive for babies and toddlers, accompanied by a parent/carer.  To help build water confidence, strength and co-ordination. There are small floats and toys in the water, with a swimming instructor offering advice and leading a sing-a-long.

Term time only: every Monday & Friday, 10.30am – 11.30am

 

Aquababy (4-18 months)

A course of structured sessions for babies, accompanied by a parent/carer. Designed, to promote water confidence and the babies’ Fundamental Motor skills, through the use of songs and games.

 

Aquatots (18-36 months)

A course of structured sessions for toddlers, accompanied by a parent/carer.  Designed, to promote water confidence and the toddler’s Fundamental Motor Skill, through the use of basic teaching practices, songs and games.

 

Aquasplash (3-4 year olds)

A course of structured lessons to help develop water confidence and independent swimming practices. The lessons use basic teaching practices, through songs and games as an introduction to formal lessons, allowing the children to follow instructions whilst learning through play.

 

Stage 1: (Beginners/Non-Swimmers)

Suitability: For children aged 4+ who are in School and cannot swim without buoyancy aids. Water Depth 0.85 metres.

Aim: To learn to travel a minimum distance of 5m on front and back, with correct kicking action for Front Crawl and Back Stroke.  Building on water confidence, such as Submerging, Floating and Jumping in.

 

Stage 2: 

Suitability: For school aged Children who can jump in unaided, submerge completely and travel at least 5 metres on front and back with correct kicking action for Front Crawl and Backstroke. Water Depth 0.85 metres.

Aim: To introduce arms for Front Crawl and Backstroke and learn to swim a minimum distance of 10 metres Front Crawl, with basic side breathing and 10 metres  Backstroke.   Breaststroke and Dolphin leg kick are also introduced.

 

Stage 3

Suitability: For school aged children who can jump in unaided, submerge completely and swim at least 10 metres Front Crawl (with basic side-breathing), Backstroke and basic Breaststroke.  Water Depth 1.2metres.

Aim: To continue to improve on overall swimming technique and stamina for Front Crawl, Backstroke and Breaststroke.  Butterfly and basic water survival techniques and skills will also be introduced.

 

Stage 4

Suitability: For children who can swim at least 25 metres Front Crawl with correct breathing, Backstroke and basic Breaststroke.  Water Depth 1.8metres.

Aim: To continue to improve on overall swimming technique and stamina for Front Crawl, Backstroke and Breaststroke and basic Butterfly.  Building on Water Survival skills and introducing basis dives.

Children who complete Stage 4 are more than welcome to trial Worthing Swimming Club. Contact; headcoach@worthingswimmingclub.org

 

Stage 5 

Suitability: For children who can swim at least 50m to 100m efficient Front Crawl, Backstroke, Breaststroke and basic butterfly.  Must be confident in deep water, minimum depth 1.8 metres.

Aim: To improve overall technique, build on stamina and teach personal survival skills and racing dives.

 

Stage 6

Suitability: For children who are able to swim 200m + and have excellent technique and awareness of lane etiquette.  Confident in distance swims and deep water exercises.

Aim: To increase stamina and fitness and continue to refine Stroke and Diving  Techniques.

 

Stage 7 (Aquasquad)

Suitability: For children who already have the correct technique in Front Crawl, Backstroke and Breaststroke and are strong swimmers.

Aim: To refine swimming technique, introduce competitive starts and turns. Building on stamina and fitness.  This is an hour-long session and covers the Bronze, Silver, Gold and Honours Swimming Awards.

 

Rookies

A course for 8-12 year olds to teach personal survival and basic rescue techniques.  Follows the RLSS Lifesaving Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards.

Children aged 13+ should join the Worthing Life Saving Club worthinglifesavingclub@gmail.com

www.rlss-sussex.co.uk

www.rlss.org.uk

 

Waterpolo

Waterpolo sessions for children aged 8+ and Stage 4 or above (deep water confident).  Teaching the basics of waterpolo skills, such as swimming with ball, egg-beating, passing and catching ball and learning the basic rules of Waterpolo games.  Progression to move to either;

Drenched Mini Waterpolo:  www.drenchedschool.co.uk/

Worthing Waterpolo Club:  www.worthingwaterpolo.org/

Email: Worthingwaterpolo1890@gmail.com

 

 

For further information please e-mail the Wadurs Aquaschool team on: wadurs@southdownsleisure.co.uk

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