10 Stage Swimming Skills Evolution
Our programs are based on 10 stages of aquatic education, swimming and water safety skills.
Our classes are designed to provide ideal correction and learning opportunities. Each stage is designed to offer the best conditions to learn the skills relevant to the class group. We do not sacrifice good technique for greater distance.
Our evolution system has been developed with the guidance of Health and Sport Professionals to ensure that children of all ages are engaged and developing correct swimming techniques. The Program is evolving so as to keep us with the World Industry Standards.
Water safety skills are incorporated into all levels of our programs to ensure maximum awareness, enjoyment and confidence in and around aquatic environments.
Our Pool Deck Supervisors are available to discuss your child’s progress, they work closely with our teaching staff to provide parents with information on your child’s progress. Ongoing assessment of all children ensures that swimmers are promoted as soon as they meet the skills based outcomes for each stage.
Our Coaching program caters for both competitive and fitness streams and we currently have athletes achieving exceptional results at National and International levels.
Swimming and aquatic activities are such an integral part of the Australian way of life, swimmers benefit from the skills, fitness, endurance and social interactions that can be achieved by attending swimming lessons and squads.
Swimming is the only sport that we can do from the moment we are born until we are old and grey and babies can achieve much more in the water than they can do on dry land and children love the feeling of being in the water. Today’s busy schedules often mean opportunities for quality time with our children are not as frequent as we might like. The close, continuous contact enjoyed in our classes guarantees a special bonding time between you and your child.
The foundations of the program are based on the reflexes and responses of babies and young children. We aim to provide positive associations with swimming and the lessons are informative, friendly and lots of fun. Health and safety procedures are followed and all of our teachers are fully qualified, along with our comprehensive in-house specialist training programs.
We use gentle submersions if adult and baby are willing. We use submersions as part of the technique to teach breath control, which is a fundamental part of swimming. We teach basic water safety and confidence techniques and use nursery songs in the classes to engage the children and provide positive associations with swimming. However, we are more than simply a splash and fun class – we aim to lay the foundations of future swimming.
The Benefits baby and toddler swimming
The most obvious benefit of teaching your child to swim is its potential life-saving swimming skills. There are numerous additional benefits of infant swimming, perhaps the most important of these are;
Enhances general health & awareness
Enhances eating and sleeping patterns
Encourages physical, social & psychological development
Strengthens cardio-respiratory functions
Develops strength, stamina & agility
It’s fun & social
“Slow and Steady Wins the Race”
Swimming can be a great activity for children with special needs for many reasons;
Pleasure - Swimming is a great leveler and can help children with special needs have fun in a non-competitive environment.
Safety - Children with special needs can potentially be over-confident around water as they can lack an understanding of the dangers present in aquatic environments. Swimming lessons can provide important skills to help with minimizing these dangers.
Swimming classes can help with building confidence, aerobic fitness, flexibility, spatial and body awareness, gross motor coordination and control.
For children with multiple disabilities, the water offers a unique opportunity for intensive sensory stimulation which other environments often cannot provide.
CH swimming offers adaptive swimming classes for children with special needs – ranging from vision impairment to autism.
Children are grouped in classes of 1 or 2 dependent on their needs and these classes are designed as a transition to our swim school program.