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By: Judys Swim School In Craighall  11-11-2011
Keywords: Swimming

The children are grouped into age and skill appropriate categories. Please note that Judy only teaches children.

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 child’s infancy!

BEGINNER SWIMMERS

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 the results.

JUNIOR SWIMMERS

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.

INTERMEDIATE SWIMMERS

These 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.

STROKE CORRECTION

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 for kids.
  • Swimming is a great way to exercise, and heated pool allow you to exercise all year round.

Keywords: Swimming