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Pre-School Aquatics

Swim Tots / Swim Kids Program

The Swim Tots and Swim Kids programs encourage the child’s independence from their parent/guardian within an aquatic environment using play and self-discovery.

The Murray Aquatic & Leisure Centre program includes Infant Aquatics 3 and 4, Swim Tots/Swim Kids Starter and Swim Tots/Swim Kids levels 1 – 4.

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Infant 3

Skills must be seen consistently over the course of the lessons to progress to next level.
1) Safe entry hang on wall independently, welcome song
2) Front star float, front roll to back, extended face in bubbles
3) Reach, pull & retrieve with noodle, eyes down, Extended Reach, Pull, Push
4) Kicking noodle around back, long leg, eyes down
5) Front kicking long leg with noodle around back manipulation
6) Monkey to float, use cues heads back, shoulders back, float (no kick)
7) Kick on back manipulation extended leg on noodle
8) Swim to parent from side step 1m out increase to 4m
9) Turn to catch platform / wall
10) Incy Wincy spider catch parent, extended swim around parent
11) Humpty Dumpty fall back, recover catch, extended full rotation catch
12) Submerge forty from step, wade to end, monkey along bar, catch wall, put toy away
13) Mat run off side of pool, cue 123 under is at top of mat
14) Mat run swim to platform / parent catch, swim back
15) Monkey along bar, drop to crawl / crocodile up ramp independent walk to bag

 

Infant 4

Skills must be seen consistently over the course of the lessons to progress to next level.
1) Safe entry, hang on wall independently
2) Unaided front star float, roll to back star float, bubbles
3) Swim to parent, extended reach, pull, push
4) Kicking, noodle around back, long leg, face in bubbles, streamline
5) Torpedo with kick board
6) Independently monkey to float
7) Kick on back manipulation, extended leg on noodle, extended kick board
8) Independently swim to parent from side step 1m out, increase to 4m
9) Independently jump in, turn to catch platform / wall
10) Incy Wincy spider, catch parent, extended swim round parent or to 1.5 - 3m
11) Humpty Dumpty fall back, recover, catch, extended full rotation catch
12) Stand on side bench, cue 123 under to float
13) Reach and pull roll to float or catch parent, stand knees push off
14) Independent climb mat run/ walk stop cue 123 under catch
15) Monkey along bar, drop to crawl / crocodile up ramp independent walk to bag

Swim Tots Starter

Skills must be seen consistently over the course of the lessons to progress to next level.
1) Good body position / starting position. Kneeling start
2) Bubbles exhalation
3) Straight leg, long kick
4) Unassisted monkey walks along wall or platform
5) Recover to safety
6) Tread water for 5 seconds
7) Participates in class activities, routines and games
8) Reach rescue pool noodle, kick board
9) Assisted duck dive, recover to platform
10) Pool rules

Swim Tots 1

Skills must be seen consistently over the course of the lessons to progress to next level.
1) Good body position / starting position
2) Powerful strong long leg kick 60% of lesson
3) Exhale bubbles, building to nose bubbles
4) Strong underwater pull
5) Penguin scull on back, legs still
6) Reach rescue, kick board, noodle
7) Clothed swim (PJ Week)
8) Swim with no goggles, pick up toy from bottom
9) Crocodile, collect toy, eyes down, put away. Ext gap long leg kicking

Swim Tots 2

Skills must be seen consistently over the course of the lessons to progress to next level.
1) Good body position / starting position
2) Powerful straight long leg kick 70% of lesson
3) Stable and aligned head position
4) Assisted duck dive, recover to platform / step
5) Strong underwater pull, long dog paddle
6) Clothed swim (PJ Week)
7) Tread water for 10 seconds assisted / unassisted
8) Reach rescue pool noodle, kick board
9) Exhale bubbles through nose
10) Forward roll and back roll

Swim Tots 3

Skills must be seen consistently over the course of the lessons to progress to next level.
1) Kneeling start
2) Stable and aligned head position
3) Bubbles exhalation through nose
4) Powerful straight long leg kick for 70% of lesson
5) Knowledge of safety rules for pool and surf
6) Forward rolls and back rolls
7) Tread water for 30 seconds assisted / unassisted
8) Reach rescue pool noodle, kick board
9) Deep water jump, compact and stride
10) Knowledge of safety rules for pool, river and surf

Swim Kids Starter

Skills must be seen consistently over the course of the lessons to progress to next level.
1) Put face in water, blow bubbles
2) Hold breath underwater or exhale for 5 seconds
3) Front star float, front roll to back, extended face in bubbles
4) Full submerge
5) Assisted kick on top of water
6) 3 - 5m assisted dog paddle with noodle or teacher support
7) 5m torpedo with kick board
8) Unassisted crocodile walk on step
9) Back float to kick, 3m unassisted
10) Penguin scull
11) Participates in class activities, routines and games, follows instructions
12) Takes turns, safe on platform

Swim Kids 1

Skills must be seen consistently over the course of the lessons to progress to next level.
1) Kneeling start
2) Bubbles face in for 10 seconds
3) Star float 5 seconds, front to back recover
4) Assisted long dog paddle 5 - 7m
5) Unassisted long dog paddle 5 - 7m
6) Assisted strong leg flutter kick with noodle around back
7) Assisted strong leg flutter kick with kick board
8) Unassisted strong leg flutter kick
9) Assisted strong leg flutter kick with long dog paddle 5 - 7m
10) Unassisted strong leg flutter kick and long dog paddle 5 - 7m
11) Kanga jumps 1 - 2m
12) Penguin scull on back legs still 5 - 7m
13) Assisted strong leg flutter kick on noodle
14) Assisted strong leg flutter kick on kick board
15) Unassisted strong leg flutter kick hands at side, pinky up
16) Assisted recover object

Swim Kids 2

Class Outcomes
Freestyle Kick
Class Outcomes
Backstroke Arms
Class Outcomes
Survival
1) Crocodile walk, eyes in, exhale, legs together floating
2) Torpedo with noodle
3) Torpedo without kick board
4) Single arm overhead with board
5) Single arm overhead no board
6) Long dog paddle with breathing
7) Freestyle / single arm with board
8) Freestyle / single arm no board
9) Freestyle / double arm with board
10) Freestyle / double arm no board working to 15m
11) Flutter kick with board over knees
12) Flutter kick, single arm overhead, no board over knees
1) Flutter kick, single arm overhead, no board
2) Correct hand entry / recover position with pinky first
3) Single arm 6 kick stroke with board working to 15m
4) Double arm kick switch, no board 15m
1) Single arm overhead, no board working to 15m
2) Double arm 6 kick switch, no board working to 15m
3) Penguin scull survival
4) Unassisted duck dive, recover to platform
5) Intro survival backstroke legs, 5m with noodle

Swim Kids 3

Class Outcomes
Freestyle Kicking & Breathing
Class Outcomes
Freestyle Arms & Breathing
Class Outcomes
Backstroke
Class Outcomes
Survival
1) Flutter kick, noodle around back, side breathing
2) Flutter kick single arm, 6 kick, side breathing with arm floats
4) Single arm torpedo, 6 kick, side breathing unassisted
1) Platform / side pool arms with side breathing
2) Single arm 2 stroke breathing with board
3) Double arm 2 stroke breathing with board
4) Single arm 2 stroke breathing no board
5) Double arm 2 stroke breathing no board 10m
6) Double arm 4 stroke breathing no board 15m, working to 25m
7) Coordination & timing of breathing
8) Stable & aligned head position
1) Single arm back torpedo 15m
2) Double arm back torpedo 15m
3) 6 kick switch
4) 3 kick switch
5) Fluency with head & body position stable & aligned
1) 15m survival backstroke legs
2) 15m survival backstroke arms & legs on noodle
3) 20m survival backstroke arms & legs on noodle
4) Knowledge of safety rules for pool & surf

Swim Kids 4

Class Outcomes
Freestyle Arms
Class Outcomes
Freestyle Breathing
Class Outcomes
Freestyle Coordination
Class Outcomes
Backstroke
Class Outcomes
Breaststroke Kick
1) Catch / Hook & Push 5m, no breathing, underwater recovery
2) Catch / Hook & Push with side breathing, underwater recovery
3) Bent arm recovery elbow leading
1) Left side breathing every 4th stroke
2) Right side breathing every 4th stroke
3) Bi-lateral breathing
1) 15m well coordinated whole stroke, stable head position
2) 25m well coordinated whole stroke, stable head position
3) 50m well coordinated whole stroke, stable head position
1) 15m swim, focus on fluency
2) 30m swim, focus on fluency
3) 60m swim, focus on fluency
1) Platform kick toes turned out
2) Propulsive kick assisted with board & noodle
3) Heels2Hands, no breathing
4) Heels2Hands breath-kick-glide

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