LEARN TO SWIM

At Barooga Aquatic & Recreation Centre we offer a wide rand of learn to swim programs for people of all abilities.

At Barooga Aquatic & Recreation Centre we understand the importance of learning to swim and water safety and believe it is a vital life skill. We offer a wide range of Swim Class Levels, catering everything from infants to swim squad and even private lessons.

For updates on our Swim Lesson curriculum, visit the What’s On page of our website or visit our Facebook Page.

For more information regarding our swimming class levels, refer to the sections below:

LEARN TO SWIM CLASS LEVELS:

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    Infants and Preschool Intro

    These 30-minute classes are the ideal opportunity to introduce your baby to the aquatic environment through the use of rhymes and activities. Skills including submerging, floating and the promotion of movement through water are developed. We have two levels in our Infants and Pre-school Intro classes; they are Infant Time from 6-18 months and Toddler Time from 18-36 months.

    There are many advantages in starting children at this age both physically and mentally. The three more important being:

    • Water familiarisation
    • Exercise and development of motor skills
    • Bonding between parent and child as well as offering a social environment for child, parent and all participants

    Ratio: 1 teacher: 9 children & their parent/guardian

    Preschool Level 1

    This transitional class from toddler time to learn to swim lessons is similar to toddler time but without a parent in the water with the child, and will further develop independence in the water. This 30 minute class is a wonderful class in which to start young children, as they will have an extremely enjoyable time and really make great progress towards becoming safe and strong in the water. The Teacher will handle the class entirely, however we like either mum or dad to be on the pool-deck watching, waving and encouraging their young swimmers.

    Ratio: 1 Teacher: 5 children.

    Preschool Level 2

    The aim of this class is to encourage and achieve water confidence and independence in the water. Learn body position and straight leg kicking.

    Lessons focus on developing the following skills:

    • Face in / Blow bubbles
    • Independent swim
    • 3m independent front Torpedo with working toward straight leg kicking
    • 3m Kick on board (front & Back)
    • Front & Back Floating
    • Float, recover and return to edge

    Ratio: 1 Teacher: 5 children.

    (Note: Pre School Level 1 is aimed at 3-4 year olds and Pre School Level 2 is aimed at 5 years and older before they begin school)

    School Age Level 1

    This is a class for children just starting school or just starting to be able to stand on their own in the pool and is done after school hours.

    The aim of this class is to encourage and achieve water confidence and independence in the water. Learn body position and straight leg kicking.

    Lessons focus on developing the following skills:

    • Face in / Blow bubbles
    • Independent swim
    • 3m independent front Torpedo with working toward straight leg kicking
    • 3m Kick on board (front & Back)
    • Front & Back Floating
    • Float, recover and return to edge

    Ratio: 1 Teacher: 5 children

    School Age Level 2

    Students will be introduced to basic freestyle and backstroke and incorporating the coordination’s of legs, arms and breathing. The focus is technique; streamline body position, side breathing, neat hand entries and strong kicking.

    Lessons focus on developing the following:

    • 25m freestyle with breathing
    • 25m backstroke
    • Push, glide, kick with grab start
    • Front and Back torpedoes (streamline)
    • Dolphin kick action
    • Back float 30 seconds
    • Underwater swim
    • Sitting dive

    Ratio: 1 Teacher: 5 children

    School Age Level 3

    Students will work on their technique for freestyle and backstroke and introduce bilateral breathing. They will also gain confidence in swimming the distance of the 25m pool.

    Lessons focus on developing the following skills:

    • Correct freestyle and backstroke technique
    • 25m freestyle
    • 25m backstroke
    • Push glide starts
    • 8m Front and Back Torpedoes (streamline)
    • Survival backstroke
    • Back float 45 seconds
    • Tread water 1 minute
    • Beginnings of Somersault through play
    • Kneeling dive

    Ratio: 1 Teacher: 5 children

    School Age Level 4

    Students will continue to master the correct technique and body position for freestyle, backstroke and survival backstroke. They will learn breaststroke and work towards improving stamina.

    Lessons focus on developing the following skills:

    • 50m bilateral freestyle
    • 50m backstroke
    • 25m front and back streamline kick
    • 50m Breaststroke
    • Back float 1 min
    • Tread water 2 min

    Ratio: 1 Teacher: 5 children

    School Age Level 5

    In this class students will further build and develop freestyle and backstroke technique, increase stamina, master breaststroke and will be introduced to side stroke, butterfly and tumble turns.

    Lessons focus on developing the following:

    • 75m freestyle and turns (bilateral breathing).
    • 75m backstroke and turns
    • 50m breaststroke
    • 25m front and back streamline kick
    • 25m butterfly
    • Survival strokes and sculling
    • Back Float 2 minutes
    • Tread water 6 minutes
    • Standing Dive

    Ratio: 1 Teacher: 5 students.

    Squad - 1 Hour Session

    The aim of Squad is to fully extend all strokes and build on what has been practiced over the previous levels. Students will continue to master butterfly, tumble turns and diving and work towards extending all distances to increase stamina.

    Lessons focus on developing the following:

    • 200m freestyle
    • 200m backstroke
    • 100m breaststroke
    • 50m butterfly fins on
    • 50m butterfly no fins
    • 50m front and back streamline kick
    • survival strokes and sculling
    • tumble turns
    • Dives

    Ratio: 1 Teacher: 10 children.

    Private Lessons

    We can also provide some private lessons, tailored for children (+5yrs old). The classes are conducted on a one-on-one basis to suit individual needs. Please contact the centre for more information.

    Please note: Our class ratios are small to allow for effective teaching. Student to teacher ratios are subject to change at short notice or in the event of teacher absence.

    We offer a variety of pricing options from casual passes, Single Memberships & even Family Memberships. Follow this link to check them all out.

    Pair your aqua sessions with some of our comprehensive group classes, including Aqua Aerobics! Follow this link to view all classes Barooga ARC has to offer.

    Barooga ARC will even mind your little ones while you work out. Our friendly crèche is open every weekday to keep your infant or pre-schooler content and happy.

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