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Not sure which level your child is at? Check out our classes, and what they will be mastering at each level. You can learn to swim at any time, and we'll have a class to suit your age and stage. Our classes run during school terms.
Classes are held at Cannons Creek Pool unless we've stated otherwise.
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|Term 1 (11 weeks)||Term 2 (10 weeks)||Term 3 (10 weeks)||Term 4 (10 weeks)|
|Start 1 February 2021||Start 3 May 2021||Start 26 July 2021||Start 17 October 2021|
|End 17 April 2021||End 10 July 2021||End 2 October 2021||End 19 December 2021|
Waitangi Day 6/2/21
Good Friday 2/4/21
Easter Monday 5/4/21
Queens Birthday 7/7/21
Labour day 25/10/21
Our under 3 programme is all about your tamariki being comfortable in the water, and working with a teacher. You (or another caregiver) need to be in the pool with your child until they are 3 years old.
The children are working towards completing the first stage of a self rescue
Children are working towards the second level of self rescue:
This level is working on the third stage of a self rescue:
Super Tots Advanced
This level is working on the last stage of a self rescue:
This is the first level in our preschool programme, and is our first class where a parent doesn't need to be in the water with the child:
Increasing the children's water confidence and skill-set in the water:
Children learn the correct kicking technique:
Children learn their freestyle and backstroke arms:
We'll improve on their freestyle and backstroke swimming and extend as far as they can go until they can be transferred into our school-age programme:
This is the level for beginners over 5 years. If your child hasn't done a class before, or has only done the first level in preschool (Jellyfish), then they will start here:
If your child has done our preschool programme and moved out of the first class (Jellyfish), then they will start at this level:
This level is an extension of freestyle and backstroke timing:
This level is where they start learning the breathing position in freestyle:
Extending their freestyle breathing technique to 15 metres:
This is the first level where we are swimming 25 metres:
Swimmers are building fitness to swim more than 25 metres without needing to stop:
First step in our "high end" programme:
Increasing the distance your child can swim:
Top level in our learn to swim programme, this class is run with a squad format:.
Sometimes the standard path through our swim plan doesn't quite work for you or your family, or you want to incorporate swimming into your overall fitness plan – we've got classes for that too.
Designed as a fitness regime for teenagers: