How does my child learn to swim?
LEARN TO SWIM DETAILS:
Lessons are held at the Training Edge Gym in Jeffreys Bay.
(Above: Kai Wulff comfortable under water at the Training Edge Gym pool). The pool is indoors and heated to 29 degrees
The lessons are divided as follows:
One on one to a maximum of 3 in a group.
Lessons are half an hour in length
From 2 years old upwards
Learn how to be comfortable in water, head going underwater, float and then basic strokes
The entry level “squad training” group.
Maximum of 6 in a group
Must be able to swim unaided and be able to do the basic strokes
Stroke technique is the main focus of the penguins
Slightly more advanced stroke techniques and basic fitness
Maximum of 9 in a group
Must be proficient in all 4 strokes
The feeder squad for the Kouga Swim Club Junior Squad
Remember that each child progresses at their own pace. There is no right age to learn how to crawl or walk or talk. Swimming is the same.
The approach at the Swim School is a child based one. That means that the child is not forced to do anything but each new skill is added when the child is ready.
It can take months to break the fear of going underwater but once it is broken and the child knows they “did it themselves” or that they made the decision to go underwater without being forced, progress can be very rapid.
The Swim School is a feeder programme for the Kouga Swim Club, which offers squad training as well as open water training.
Adults who want to swim to become fit or want to improve their strokes are also catered for.
Swim programs are designed to suit individuals. Brenton can be contacted for an assessment.
Email Brenton for lesson bookings and more information at email@example.com