TEAM TERRA SWIM SCHOOL LEVELS

Starfish

Starfish

Aim

Promote water confidence & safety. Teach children to recover and breathe. Float on their front and back.

Structure

15min 1 on 1 lesson

Skills to Graduate

  • Be comfortable floating on the back and front
  • Mushroom float while performing 2 turns each side
  • Submerge comfortably
  • Push and glide maintaining correct body position, face in the water, eyes down.
  • Jump in and run back to the wall un-aided

 

Guppy

Guppy 2

Aim

Teach children to streamline, float, jump in, submerge and pick up sinking toys. Swim overarm and to kick on their backs.

Structure

15min 1 on 1 lesson

Skills to Graduate

  • Streamline
  • Swim 5m overarm without breathing, head down and still
  • Kick on the back unaided for 5m
  • Bubble and breathe
  • Mushroom float, blowing out all air from lungs until at the bottom of the pool
  • “Run” in the water un-aided

 

Seal

Seal

Aim

Teach the correct breathing technique for Freestyle and teach Backstroke. Introduce Breaststroke kick and kneeling dive.

Structure

15min 1 on 1 lesson

Skills to Graduate

  • Swim 15m Freestyle, with good technique and bi-lateral breathing
  • Swim 15m Backstroke, with good technique
  • 15m Breaststroke with good kick technique and basic arm co-ordination 
  • Crouch Dive from poolside

 

Dolphin

Dolphin 2

Aim

Improve endurance and technique in Freestyle and Backstroke. Introduce Breaststroke pull with correct sequence, Butterfly kick, somersaults, basic dives and the use of the pace clock.

Structure

30min group class

Skills to Graduate

  • Swim 50m Freestyle with good technique
  • Swim 50m Backstroke with good technique
  • 25m Breaststroke with correct co-ordination
  • 25m Fly kick
  • Perform a forward & backward somersault in the water
  • Perform a basic dive

 

Marlin

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Aim

Teach Breaststroke and Butterfly and endurance in Freestyle and  Backstroke. Teach the Freestyle turn, the correct Backstroke finish, good use of the pace clock and introduce the Racing Dive.

Structure

30min group class

Skills to Graduate

  • Swim 100m Freestyle with good technique under 2mins 30secs
  • Swim 100m Backstroke with good technique under 3mins
  • Swim 50m Breaststroke with good technique under 2mins
  • Swim 25m Butterfly with good technique under 45secs
  • Swim 100m IM under 3mins 30secs
  • 10m Streamline undulation
  • Perform a Freestyle & backstroke tumble turn

 

Shark

Shark 2

Aim

Further improve endurance in the four competitive strokes. Teach Backstroke, Breaststroke and Butterfly turns and introduce the Medley.

Structure

45min “Squad”

Skills to Graduate

  • Swim 200m Freestyle with tumble turns in under 4 mins
  • Swim 100m Backstroke with tumble turns in under 2 mins
  • Swim 50m Breaststroke with a turn in under 1min 30secs
  • Swim 25m Butterfly in under 30 secs
  • Swim 100m IM under 2mins 30secs
  • Perform a good racing dive with 10m streamline undulation

 

Barracuda

Baracuda

Aim

Improve speed and endurance in the four competitive strokes.  Work on refining racing starts and developing training techniques.

Structure

1hr “Squad”

Skills to Graduate

  • Swim 200m Freestyle with tumble turns in under 3min
  • Swim 200m Backstroke with tumble turns in under 3mins 15secs
  • Swim 100m Breaststroke with a turn in under 2mins
  • Swim 50m Butterfly with a turn in under 45 secs
  • Swim 200 Individual Medley under 3mins 30 secs

 

Terra-nator

Aim

Continue to develop competitive level swimmers able to take part in Level galas sanctioned by swim SA

Structure

1hr+ “Squad”

 

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