StarAcademy

Are you looking for fun, focused, progressive childrens swimming lesson with highly trained teachers and small class sizes ? Your in the right place!

How are your childrens swimming lessons grouped?
Our swimming lessons for children are grouped by ability we teach beginner swimming lessons through to advanced swimmers, in small classes sizes of a maximum of 1 teacher to 6 students!

Level 1:
StarAcademy Level one Ages 4+ – Our childrens swimming lessons for beginners are fun, confidence building classes in a nurturing environment. Our teachers are highly trained and understand how to work with children to motivate and encourage them to achieve. In our lessons we never use arm bands of disks as we believe the best way is to learn to swim is without relying on flotation devices, our children learn to swim correctly without ever having to rely on any thing other than than their own confidence and the trust they have in their teacher! You will be amazed how in a matter of you weeks your nervous child will be coming out of their shell and achieving thing you or they never thought possible! Beginners swimming lessons like you IMG_9678have never seen before! We pride our selves on our high quality swimming lessons! Our children’s swimming classes are jam packed with fun, focused and progressive activities with a friendly atmosphere and a highly trained caring teacher!

Progressing towards leaning outcomes such as:
Answer 2 water safety questions
Enter the water with a step or jump entry, turn around and swim back to poolside
Push and glide into either front crawl or breaststroke for 5 metres
Push and glide into back crawl, and swim for 5 metres
Perform a star float on the front or back, and hold for 3 seconds
Perform dolphin leg kick on the front or back for 2 metres
Scull head first, using a woggle
Attempt breaststroke – may use a woggle for support
Tread water for 10 seconds
Swim forward for 2 metres and then roll onto back, swim on the back for 2 metres and roll into a standing position (regaining feet)

Once they have achieved all this and more the will move into level two.
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Level 2:
StarAcademy level two Ages 4+– Our Improvers childrens swimming lessons teach your child the ins and outs of a correct stroke, focus is on building stamina and working towards swimming a comfortable, effective, effortless stroke. Our childrens swimming lessons are jam packed with fun, focused and progressive activities with a friendly atmosphere and a highly trained caring teacher!

In StarAcademy level two children will be working towards learning outcomes such as:IMG_9976
Perform 2 different types of entries and tread water for 15 seconds each time; performed in shoulder-deep water
Swim 15 metres of back crawl
Swim 15 metres of a recognised front stroke, either front crawl or breaststroke
Swim 10 metres, holding a float under each arm, using lifesaving backstroke leg kick
Swim 5 metres, dolphin leg kick on front
Swim 5 metres, dolphin leg kick on back
Perform a handstand with both hands on the pool floor; performed in chest-deep water
Perform a horizontal float on the back and hold for 5 seconds, roll on to the front, hold for 5 seconds, roll to the original back float position and hold for 5 seconds
Submerge, push and glide on the side, roll to a face down position

Once they have achieved all of this they will move into level three.
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Level 3:
StarAcademy level three Ages 4+– In our StarAcademy level three childrens swimming lessons, we work on building and refining strokes such as breaststroke, backstroke, front crawl and butterfly we teach your child the ins and outs of a correct stroke, focus is on building stamina and working towards swimming a comfortable, effective, effortless stroke as well as having lots of fun, enjoying the water and learning vital lifesaving skills. Our childrens swimming classes are jam packed with fun, focused and progressive activities with a friendly atmosphere and a highly trained caring teacher!

Children will be working towards outcomes such as:

Be rescued by catching a rope.
Perform a straddle entry and tread water for 30 seconds while wearing a T-shirt. Remove the T-shirt and climb out unassisted. If the IMG_9792water is too shallow, substitute step entry and support scull.
Perform a head-first and feet-first surface dive. If in shallow water, perform an underwater push and glide to pool floor.
Scull feet first for 10 metres and head first for 10 metres.
Swim 25 metres of back crawl using a correct finish.
Swim 25 metres of a recognised front stroke, incorporating a correct finish. Learner’s first choice.
Swim 20 metres of recognised front stroke, incorporating a correct finish. Learner’s second choice.
Swim 5 metres of butterfly.
Push and glide into a handstand – must be performed in tummy-deep or to chest-deep water.
Perform a sitting dive, depending on the depth of water. If in shallow water, perform underwater push and glide, roll onto back while underwater and surface in a back glide.

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Level 4:
StarAcademy level four Ages 4+– In our StarAcademy level four children’s swimming lessons, we work on building and refining strokes such as breaststroke, backstroke, front crawl and butterfly we teach your child the ins and outs of a correct stroke, competitive starts and turns focus is on building stamina and working towards swimming a comfortable, effective, effortless stroke. Our children’s swimming classes are jam packed with fun, focused and progressive activities with a friendly atmosphere and a highly trained caring teacher!

They will be working towards outcomes such as:

Throw a rope over 5 metres.
Enter the water with a straddle entry, swim 25 metres in a recognised stroke in a T-shirt and shorts, tread water or scull support for 1 minute, tread water for 1 minute waving one arm, surface dive, swim 5 metres underwater, surface and remove clothing. If in shallow water, substitute straddle jump for step- in or slide-in entry.
Swim 100 metres of a recognised stroke on the front, incorporating the appropriate start, turns, and finish. Learner’s first choiceIMG_0420.
Swim 50 metres of a recognised front stroke, incorporating the appropriate start, turns and finish. Learner’s second choice.
Swim 100 metres of back crawl incorporating the appropriate start, turns and finish.
Swim 25 metres of a fourth recognised stroke, not undertaken in the other tests.
Swim 4 x 1 length of individual medley, incorporating the appropriate transition procedure at the end of each stroke.
Perform a competitive start for two separate strokes using two different stances that is legal for the depth of water available.
Swim 50 metres of side stroke or old English backstroke.
Perform a head-first surface dive and pick up a sinkable toy from the bottom of the pool, minimum depth of 1.5 metres.

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