The children are grouped into age and
skill appropriate categories. Please note that Judy only
JUDY’S MUMS AND BABES
These swimming classes are appropriate for babes
from the age of 12 months to 30 months. The group is split into
2 categories: 12 months to 18 months and 18 months to 30 months.
Tuition is coordinated through Judy with the help of mum or dad.
The twice weekly lessons run for 30 minutes and are designed to
be of a relaxed and happy nature. Songs play a huge role as the
medium of instruction and the babies acquire skills at their own
pace. The baby’s rate of learning depends on previous aquatic
experience, Mum’s and Dad’s attitude and the frequency
and regularity of attendance at lessons (the more you do the better
you become at it). The ultimate aim is to get each baby waterborne
as quickly and safely as possible. However, this is not done at
the expense of your child’s emotional well-being. Teaching
your baby to swim could be your most memorable experience of your
These are swimming classes for children from
the age of two and a half years who are unable to swim. Two 20
minute lessons are offered per pupil per week. The first contact
that a beginner swimmer has with water should be an active and
enjoyable experience. The beginner program aims to encourage the
development of confidence in the water by providing a wide variety
of activities in a safe and secure environment. A large range
of toys and equipment is used during lessons in order to make
the whole experience positive and rewarding.
Some of the skills taught are:
Water entry, balance in water, getting the face wet, movement
in water and floating.2x20 minute classes is offered per pupil
per week. The more committed you are to attendance the better
These are swimming classes that are appropriate
for children who are just waterborne. Two 20 minute classes are
offered per pupil per week. The aim at this stage is to increase
the child’s confidence in water. As their confidence increases,
they progress from the “doggy paddle” stage to the
beginning of recognised strokes.
Some of the swimming skills taught are:
Some of the skills taught are: floating; gliding; kicking; correct
arm movement and breathing.
are classes for pupils who are ready to be gently introduced into
deep water. Two 20 minute classes are offered per pupil per week.
Correct swimming techniques are emphasized so that the swimmer
becomes more efficient and confident in the water.
Swimming skills taught are:
Correct kicking; arm action and breathing for all four strokes;
turning and diving.
These classes are for pupils who are easily
able to swim the length of the pool. Two 20 minute classes are
offered per pupil per week. The correct technique for all four
strokes is taught so that the pupil can improve their strength,
speed and performance in the water.
Swimming lessons in a heated swimming pool
The best way to go with swimming pools for children
learning to swim are heated pools. Heated pools are also great
for personal home pools. The benefits of heated pools are:
- They make it possible to engage in more swimming, because
the pool is at your desired temperature.
- A heated pool prevents chilling and the problems caused by
the loss of too much body heat. Paediatrician say this is good
- Swimming is a great way to exercise, and heated pool allow
you to exercise all year round.