Learn to Swim

 
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Our Learn to Swim Lessons offer versatility to suit all ages and abilities. If your child has little swimming experience, our gentle and patient instructors are able to ensure their introduction to water is a positive one. For children who have already begun their swimming journey, we offer a fantastic program that is aimed at both water safety and developing good technique for all strokes.

We have a team of very friendly and fully accredited SWIM AUSTRALIA / AUSTSWIM Instructors. Our instructors are experienced and maintain a high currency standard to ensure your child is given the best opportunity to improve and develop not only their swimming skills, but their water safety skills. Grace Swimming and its instructors ultimately pride themselves in striving for a happy and fun environment for you and your family.

Our Learn to Swim Program runs with the Queensland State School terms, but we also have Holiday Intensive Programs available during the breaks. We also run Macca’s Mini Meets, where all the children from Learn to Swim get together to promote their newly learnt and developed skills.

Prior to booking in to a class, we will need to assess any swimmers to see which level is the best fit! Give us a call on 3204 2725 to book in your free assessment.

LEARN TO SWIM PROGRAM

TURTLE 1 (non-confident swimmer)
Maximum 3 students per class

The overall aim of this class:

  • Instil confidence in the water for children who have had very little or no exposure to aquatic activities

 

TURTLE JUNIOR (advanced young independent swimmers)
Maximum 4 students per class

The overall aim of this class:

  • Develop front and back floats

  • Enhance the basic skills towards swimming freestyle and backstroke

  • Reinforce water safety and survival skills

 

TURTLE 2 (confident beginner class)
Maximum 4 students per class

The overall aim of this class:

  • Develop the basic skills towards swimming freestyle and backstroke

  • Introduction to freestyle and backstroke arms

  • Reinforce water safety and survival skills

 

OCTOPUS JUNIOR
Maximum 4 students per class

The overall aim of this class:

  • Develop body position and propulsion on front and back

  • Introduce lateral breathing drills for swimming freestyle

  • Develop the movement of arms and legs simultaneously for freestyle and backstroke

  • Basic personal water safety and survival skills

 

OCTOPUS 
Maximum 4 students per class

The overall aim of this class:

  • Further develop freestyle and backstroke technique

  • Introduce freestyle lateral breathing and opposite arm action backstroke

  • Introduce breaststroke kick

  • Basic personal water safety and survival skills

 

DOLPHIN
Maximum 4 students per class

The overall aim of this class:

  • Develop and improve stroke techniques for freestyle and backstroke

  • Introduce freestyle bilateral breathing

  • Introduce basic breaststroke

  • Develop personal water safety and basic rescue techniques

STROKE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

STINGRAY
Maximum 5 students per class

The overall aim of this class:

  • Improve technique for freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke through further stroke drills

  • Improve strength and endurance

  • Introduce basic butterfly

  • Further develop personal water safety and rescue techniques in deep water

 

SHARK (25m pool, 2 lessons per week highly recommended)
Maximum 10 students per class

The overall aim of this class:

  • Further developing efficiency in the four competitive strokes through stroke drills

  • Improve strength and endurance with the repetitive use of these drills

  • Introduction to competitive starts, turns and finishes

  • Preparation for squad training

  • Further develop personal water safety and rescue techniques in deep water