At JUMP, we organise our swim levels a bit differently, to maximise skill progression and confidence. It’s one of the reasons that JUMP! kids swim independently, sooner.
We offer a unique swim structure, starting with the ducklings class for babies, right through to our marlin kids who are working hard on stroke development.
Unlike most swim schools, how a child progresses through our levels can take several different routes, thanks to our alternate progression pathways. We know not all kids learn the same way, at the same speed. So, we created alternate swim level options, depending on the confidence and mobility of each individual child.
We tailor lessons to your little one, rather than having a one-size-fits-all system.
WHAT DOES THIS LOOK LIKE?
For example, a confident little goldfish who has mastered an independent swim across the pool can shoot straight up to the turtle class, OR they can take their time gaining more confidence by moving into tadpole class, with a trusted adult still in the pool with them. There are several options we can tailor to your child’s skill and confidence levels. Read More
Learning To Swim Has Health Benefits
Swim classes are great for keeping your child’s heart and lungs healthy, plus they increase stamina and improve strength and flexibility amongst other benefits.
Challenges and Rewards
Providing challenges and rewards teaches your child to be self-confident and believe in themselves.
With regular attendance, your child is able to socialise and make new friends.
Learning how to swim is a lifelong skill and can open up doors to more opportunities for your child as they grow older, such as being able to participate in water sports.
Learning How To Swim
Most people learn to swim as a child. But for many reasons, there are plenty of adults out there just like you, who have never mastered it. Fortunately, if you want to learn there’s a wealth of resources out there to help you gain confidence.
Often, adults who are learning how to swim yet have a fear of water. The first step on the way to your swimming goals is to face this fear. Always start slowly, get used to the feeling of water on your face and wear goggles. Instead of focussing on being able to swim, break up your goals into smaller steps and celebrate every success!
Can I Teach Myself To Swim?
Yes, you can. By watching video tutorials and observing others you can see the techniques in action. In the very beginning, practice breathing exercises – breathing skills are very important whilst swimming. Then, try floating on the water to familiarise yourself with the feeling of buoyancy.
Take each step slowly, and practice each movement on its own. For example, focus on moving your arms in the water. Then, once you’re ready, you can focus solely on leg movements. You can use swimming aids too if needed.
How Long On Average Does It Take To Learn How To Swim?
Experts say learning to swim takes around 20-25 hours with instruction. It’s very important to take time regularly to practice each movement. You can even practice new movements without being in the water. The more your practice, the more your muscles will adjust to these new movements.
Some people may learn faster, and others slower. Those with a deep fear of water may have to do more work to overcome their fears before they can become confident enough in their abilities.
Learning to swim with a good instructor and an appropriate space to practice will take less time than trying to learn on your own in a busy public pool for example.
How Do Beginners Learn To Swim?
Beginners learn to swim with a program designed to achieve small goals each session that add up to becoming competent in the water. The first stage is usually getting the person familiar with the sensation of being in the water. That includes adjusting to having water on their face and moving their arms and legs in the water, which has more resistance than air.
By taking smaller steps, and breaking down movements into their component parts, new swimmers can learn each movement individually. First the arms, then the legs – rather than having to learn the movements of both at the same time!
Those learning how to swim should also practice breathing exercises. Breathing while in the water is a skill on its own, and being able to control breathing can help calm new swimmers should they feel they’re getting into trouble.
Is Swimming Hard To Learn?
With the right environment and instruction learning how to swim is not too hard. It does take commitment, dedication and practice, however.
A good instructor can show you the techniques and help you practice, ensuring you’re comfortable enough to do them on your own. In the beginning, many people have to overcome their fear of water – and that can be difficult depending on how intense the fear is. However, if you’re dedicated to learning how to swim, breaking each technique down and practising every movement thoroughly will see you ready to swim independently in no time.
We have a Learn To Swim School Near You!
If you have been searching for “the best swim school near me” then you have found it! Teaching your child how to swim and be safe in and around water is paramount. Developing their skills and confidence is easy with us by your side. Complete our online enquiry form today to discuss how you can utilise our services. Book your spot for the learn to swim program. We offer swimming lessons in Sydney, swimming lessons in Melbourne, and swimming lessons in Perth. Read Less