Learn to Swim

 

Welcome to our Learn to Swim program.

Our goal is to inspire all children to love the water and be strong capable swimmers.

ABOUT

Our unique Learn to Swim Program maintains a small student-to-teacher ratio to allow for more focused attention on each child’s development.

The program follows a customised and personalised approach to teach skills in a logical progression from any level of skill, confidence or experience. We call this our personalised Learn To Swim framework.

We ensure that all swimmers develop sound technique in all strokes whilst introducing the fundamentals of competitive swimming from an early age. Water safety and personal survival skills are an important focus at every level throughout the program. 

The Learn to Swim program is available for school aged children (Prep – Year 12).

Within the framework, there are six progressive stages of learning and development which are founded on the type of swimmer who enters the program: Beginner, Learner and Swimmer.

From these three stages, we have created six levels which allow swimmers to transition into the next level efficiently and with confidence. These six levels encourage faster progression creating a sense of achievement amongst swimmers.

Class Types

Water Discovery

  • Duration: 30-minutes.
  • Structure: Teacher in water.
  • Class size: Four students (max).
  • Objectives: Primary focus is to develop each swimmer’s confidence in the water. Swimmers will learn to float, kick on their back for five metres with an aid, blow bubbles and torpedo for five metres unassisted.

Water Confidence

  • Duration: 30-minutes.
  • Structure: Teacher in water.
  • Class size: Four students (max).
  • Objectives: Primary focus is to further develop kicking technique whilst maintaining correct body position. Swimmers are introduced to freestyle and are asked to demonstrate 10 metres of continuous kicking with correct technique.

Water Independence

  • Duration: 30-minutes.
  • Structure: Teacher in water.
  • Class size: Five students (max).
  • Objectives: Primary focus is developing freestyle with correct breathing, timing and body position. Swimmers will demonstrate backstroke with correct body position, timing and propulsion in arms and will learn to swim 12.5 metres unassisted.

Stroke Learning

  • Duration: 30-minutes.
  • Structure: Teacher in and out of water.
  • Class size: Six students (max).
  • Objectives: Primary focus is to further develop freestyle and backstroke technique. Swimmers will swim 25 metres with correct breathing in these strokes and are introduced to the basic mechanics of breaststroke, dolphin kick and diving starts.

Stroke development

  • Duration: 45-minutes.
  • Structure: Teacher out of water.
  • Class size: Eight students (max).
  • Objectives: Primary focus is learning skills such as tumble turns in freestyle and backstroke as well as dive starts from a standing position. Swimmers will demonstrate 25 metres of breaststroke and butterfly (with flippers) whilst maintaining correct timing and technique.Swimmers work towards swimming 50 metres of freestyle and backstroke with correct technique and tumble turns.  

Stroke advancement

  • Duration: 60-minutes.
  • Structure: Teacher out of water.
  • Class size: Eight students (max).
  • Objectives: This is the final level of Learn to Swim and it’s designed to introduce swimmers to the structure and expectations of Squad training. The primary focus is learning skills such as breaststroke and Individual Medley (IM) turns, competitive dive starts off blocks and transitions in all strokes. Swimmers will also learn correct finishes according to competition standards. Swimmers will demonstrate 25 meters of butterfly, 100 metres freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and IM, whilst displaying correct technique and skills. On completion, swimmers will have the opportunity to join Artemis Aquatics Swimming Club or the SwimFIT Squad.

 

SCHEDULE

Term 2 2021 commencing Tuesday 20 April through to Saturday 19 June. 

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

Water Discovery 
(30 mins)

3:30pm 
4:00pm
4:30pm
3:30pm 
4:00pm
4:30pm
  3:30pm 
4:00pm
4:30pm
5:00pm
3:30pm
4:00pm
4:30pm
5:00pm
10:00am
10:30am
11:00am

Water Confidence
(30 mins)

3:30pm 
4:00pm
4:30pm
5:00pm
3:30pm 
4:00pm
4:30pm
5:00pm
  3:30pm 
4:00pm
4:30pm
5:00pm
3:30pm 
4:00pm
4:30pm
5:00pm
10:00am
10:30am
11:00am

Water Independence
(30 mins)

3:30pm 
4:00pm
4:30pm
5:00pm
3:30pm 
4:00pm
4:30pm
5:00pm
  3:30pm 
4:00pm
4:30pm
5:00pm
3:30pm 
4:00pm
4:30pm
5:00pm
10:00am
10:30am
11:00am

Stroke Learning
(30 mins)

3:30pm 
4:00pm
4:30pm
3:30pm
4:00pm
4:30pm
5:00pm
  3:30pm 
4:00pm
4:30pm
5:00pm
4:00pm
4:30pm
5:00pm
10:00am
11:00am

Stroke Development
(45 mins)

3:45pm
5:00pm
3:45pm
5:00pm
  3:45pm and 4:30pm 3:45pm 10:30am

Stroke Advancement
(60 mins)

3:45pm 4:30pm   3:45pm 4:30pm 10:00am

FEE Structure

 

MGGS Student Community
$19.00 / class $22.00 / class

 

*Fees will be charged per term and determined by the number of weeks and classes each term.

 

enrol

If you are already a part of our Learn to Swim program and know your child’s class type, please register via the link below.

New to our learn to swim ?

The first step is to book an assessment with one of our experienced teachers.

This assessment ensures that your child is teamed with the most appropriate teacher and class type.

ABOUT OUR TEACHERS

A virtuous cycle of community

We value the importance of community, and creating a safe, welcoming and friendly environment. A majority of our teaching team are current and former Melbourne Girls Grammar students who share a passion in learning, giving back and caring for their younger sisters and brothers!

We believe that investing in ongoing teacher training and development through our mentoring program and in-house workshops is integral to their enjoyment, support and sense of belonging. Most importantly, we see the benefits of this paid forward in the swimmers taking lessons.

Led by our Head of Aquatics, Brad Harris, this ensures a graduated development pathway from learn to swim classes to our swimming club.