Beginner Level "Float like a Starfish"
Main Outcome - ISA Key Sequence 1: Rollback-and-float
“Float like a Starfish” focuses on your child building a relationship with the Instructor, developing water confidence and ultimately mastering the ISA Key Sequence 1 “Rollback-and-Float”. Along the way, your child will learn through play with age-appropriate toys, by playing games with the Instructor and for the younger swimmers, singing songs.
What your child will learn
Your child will be in control of their own breathing to master underwater swimming and stable back floating.
Your child will be in control of their own rest after mastering how to turn and float on their back in any depth of water.
Your child will have the opportunity to experience “real-life” safety exercises while wearing clothes and shoes.
Where the adventure begins
All new swimmers who join us not yet able to “Rollback-and-float” fully clothed will begin at the Beginner level and work their way up through the other levels, regardless of their developmental age or abilities. How quickly your child moves through the levels depends on your child’s developmental age and each individual will progress at their own rate.
Water safety is the foundation
Towards the end of every term, all children are asked to bring some clothes and shoes to swim in (or even a fancy dress costume if they feel like adding some extra fun!). This provides them with the opportunity to practice their water safety skills and experience how it feels to navigate their way in the water to “rollback-and-float” into a resting and breathing position with the added weight of shoes and clothing. Find out more about this exercise below.
We cater to your child's needs
While our programme is suitable for all ages and abilities, lessons will progress at a pace suitable for each individual. Lessons may look slightly different as we cater to your child’s developmental age and needs. Lessons are usually delivered as a 1:1- your child in the water with the instructor.
What are you looking for?
Babies & Toddlers
"Where the Adventure Begins"
Special & Additional Needs
"We don't leave anyone behind"
Water Safety Check-out
"A fun real-life safety exercise"
How long it will take for my child to learn?
How quickly your child moves through the levels depends on your child’s developmental age and abilities. Each individual will progress at their own pace.
Babies up to 12 months
Toddlers up to 3 year-old
Children aged 3 years +
*Please note: this is an approximation based on regular attendance of one short 10-minute lesson per week, depending on the child’s developmental age, abilities and their consistency in attendance. You can tailor your child’s lesson length following a 10-minute slot increment charge; e.g. 10 minutes, 20 minutes, 30 minutes etc. In a 20 or 30 minute 1:1 ISA lesson, there is more time for building up a relationship with the instructor, play and accelerated learning.
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