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Stroke Development

Teacher and Child Program

Our Stroke Development teacher and child program is designed to get your child ready for pre-squad and the big pool! Children learn all four strokes and gain endurance swimming the length of the pool, with lots of fun activities and games to make learn to swim fun.

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Frog

Skill based

Frogs learn bilateral breathing, freestyle and backstroke skills in this stroke development class. The children in the Frog class really begin to swim independently and gain a lot of confidence. Once your child can produce bilateral breathing and backstroke unassisted, they will be ready to learn new strokes in the Stingray class.

  • Confident independent swimmers
  • Small group class of 4
  • Can produce unassisted basic freestyle arms
  • Can produce backstroke kicking unassisted
  • Can swim to a teacher easily propelling themselves through the water

Stingray

Skill based

The Stingray stroke development level builds on freestyle and backstroke techniques and introduces breaststroke kick. Stingrays are the first level that swim the full length of the pool. By the time your child is ready to move up to the Marlin level, they will be confidently swimming 15m freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke kick.

  • Very confident independent swimmers
  • Small group class of 5

  • Can produce unassisted bilateral breathing
  • Can produce unassisted backstroke
  • Capable of swimming 15 metres unassisted

Marlin

Skill based

Our Marlin stroke development class prepares children for pre-squad. Children learn all four strokes in this class and gain endurance swimming the length of the pool. When your child graduates from the Marlin class, they will be confidently swimming all four strokes and ready to move into a pre-squad program at another facility.

  • Very confident independent swimmers
  • Small group class of 5

  • Can produce strong freestyle over 15 metres unassisted
  • Can produce strong backstroke over 15 metres unassisted
  • Can produce breaststroke kick
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