Water Creatures Academy of Swimming

Our Groups...

Our Groups

Parent & Baby: - From 3 months old

 

Water Creatures welcomes babies from 3 months old to take part in our swimming lesson programme along with an accompanying adult.

 

Our aim is to embark on a water adventure where water confidence and safety skills are introduced.

 

Along the swimming journey our swimmers will be working to achieve:

 

  • Starfish Awards 1 to 6

Pre-School: - From 2.5 / 3 years old approx.

 

Our pre-school lesson is designed for those swimmers with no previous or limited experience in water and is also a progression from our parent and baby sessions. 

 

Our aim is to develop confidence in the water through introducing basic swimming and water safety skills. This will be achieved through a variety of methods which includes introducing a structured lesson with games and play.

Along the swimming journey our swimmers will be working to achieve:

 

  • Water Creatures Introduction
  • STAnley Awards 1 to 4
  • 5 metres, unaided, front and back

Beginner: - From 4 years old approx.

 

Our beginner lesson is designed for those swimmers with no previous or limited experience in water and is also a progression from our pre-school lessons. 

 

Our aim is to develop confidence, knowledge and skill in the water whilst learning key skills, such as, front and back paddle unaided. This is achieved through a structured lesson with fun at the heart of the learning.

Along the swimming journey our swimmers will be working to achieve:

 

  • Water Creatures Introduction
  • Octopus Awards 1 & 2
  • 5 & 10 metres, unaided, front and back

Improver:

 

Our improver lessons are designed for those who have achieved 5 and 10 metres, both on their front and back, unaided, whilst completing a variety of skills in the octopus award series. This group is a progression from our beginner lessons. 

 

Our aim is to continue to develop all skills learnt in our previous groups and start to introduce the basics of learning front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly. At the same time learning skills from the awards below whilst increasing stamina and distance.This is achieved through a structured lesson with fun at the heart of the learning.

Along the swimming journey our swimmers will be working to achieve:

 

  • Octopus Award 3, Goldfish Awards 1 & 2
  • 15 & 20 metres, unaided, with a good standard of swimming
  • Water Creatures Starts and Turns Awards 1

Intermediate:

 

Our intermediate lessons are designed for those who have successfully achieved the criteria for our improver group and have a good level of water confidence and safety. At this point the swimmer will have a sound knowledge of front crawl, back crawl and a good understanding of breaststroke and butterfly. 

 

Our aim is to continue to develop all skills learnt in our previous groups and start to increase the distance being swam whilst pushing the quality of the four main strokes ensuring a good technique. This is achieved through a structured lesson with fun at the heart of the learning.

Along the swimming journey our swimmers will be working to achieve:

 

  • Goldfish Award 3, Angelfish Awards 1 - 3
  • 25 metres+, unaided, with a good standard of swimming
  • Water Creatures Starts and Turns Awards 2

Advanced:

 

Our advanced lessons are designed for those who have successfully achieved the criteria for our intermediate group and have a sound level of knowledge and technique of the four main swimming strokes, water confidence and safety. At this point the swimmer will have a sound knowledge of front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly. 

 

Our aim is to continue to develop all skills learnt in our previous groups and start to increase the distance being swam whilst pushing the quality of the four main strokes ensuring a good technique throughout. This is achieved through a structured lesson with fun at the heart of the learning. This group is also suitable for those wishing to keep swimming for fitness and fun but is also a progression to the LAC Academy, our sister Swimming Academy.

Along the swimming journey our swimmers will be working to achieve:

 

  • Shark Awards 1 - 3
  • 100 metres+, unaided, with a good standard of swimming
  • Water Creatures Starts and Turns Awards 3
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