Improvers (Angelfish and Shark Series)
Swimmers should be confident in the main pool and able to swim comfortably and confidently with their face in the water for 10 metres front crawl, swim 10 metres of backstroke, together with 5 metres of breaststroke and 5 metres of dolphin legs.
Swimmers should be able to complete all of the skills in the Octopus and Goldfish series.
In this class swimmers will learn straddle entries, treading water, push and glide into a forward somersault, swim 15 metres of front crawl, 20 metres of backstroke, 10 metres of breaststroke, 10 metres of dolphin and will be introduced to sculling head first and feet first.
Swimmers should be able complete all of the skills in Angelfish 1 and now be able to swim a length of front crawl and backstroke, at least 10 metres of breaststroke and have made good in roads to dolphin kick.
In this class swimmers will learn to tread water whilst wearing a t-shirt, survival jumps and to swim confidently underwater in the main pool. We will teach correct finishes for front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke and whilst the distances achieved in this level are not much further than Angelfish 1, the techniques of the strokes should start to be improving.
Swimmers should be able to complete all of the skills in Angelfish 1 and 2. Swimmers should be confident at swimming at least two lengths continuously.
In this class swimmers will learn how to safely and effectively remove their t-shirt whilst in the water, perform head first and feet first surface dives and full stroke butterfly (butterfly arms with dolphin legs), together with sitting dives.
Swimmers should be able to complete all of the skills in Angelfish and now swim confidently in the main pool.
In this class swimmers will strive to achieve 50 metres of front crawl and backstroke, together with 25 metres of breaststroke and old English backstroke, kneeling dives and other advanced water skills.
Swimmers should be able to complete all of the skills in Shark 1.
In this class they will learn to swim 10 metres of butterfly, 75 metres using three recognised strokes with smooth transition and correct turns, perform back somersaults and other water safety skills including side strokes and reaching rescues.
Swimmers should be able to complete all of the skills in Shark 2.
In this class they will learn to swim individual medleys; using all four of the strokes, perform a competitive start, swim 100 metres of backstroke and front crawl using the appropriate turns, together with 50 metres of breaststroke. Upon completion of Shark 3, swimmers can go on to our Advanced series, where lessons will be for 60 minutes.