Cygnet/Dolphin

Age 12 mo to 3 yr

Moving into Cygnet level compounds the skills learnt in Ducking, encouraging independence to ‘hold on’ by themselves, and ensuring parents are confident to release baby both from a ‘Ready Splash’ position and also during a short swim. Reaching out for a ball becomes much easier and is a valuable skill to achieve. The concept of turning is introduced in this level as an essential life-saving skill. Two consecutive submersions are encouraged as a progression on from Duckling and babies need to be happy and confident doing this before moving into Dolphins. We also start to teach parents how to do an extended swim, which can be a challenge when it comes to multi tasking. Level 3: Dolphin Once ‘holding on’ has been mastered, the skill of crab-walking is introduced in this level encouraging independent movement around the pool whilst holding on to the side. The concept of ‘turning’ is brought on with the introduction of ‘free turns’. Turning from the poolside when asked (introduced in cygnet) is mastered and progressed on to a more independent level. In this level we also bring in dive sticks, rings, and the ever popular ‘Zoggies’ giving the babies their first opportunity of picking up an item held under the water. This is great fun and done best when sat with your baby on the steps. You can also practise in the bath! Around this level babies can go through various development stages, such as ‘separation anxiety’, learning to walk, and the ever-present problem of teething! These can be exceptionally challenging times for parents, no matter how committed, and they can sometimes see previously happy and confident Eaubaby morph into a very unhappy individual. This is a perfectly normal stage of development and all out teachers have been trained to advise and help you as well as offering fact sheets to help you through this difficult time and move you both into the next phase of swimming which will see you and your child enjoying it once again. less

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Bettridge School, WARDEN HILL ROAD, CHELTENHAM, GL51 3AT
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Available Sessions from 16:00
16:00 - 16:30
Thursday | 16th Dec 2021
Bettridge School, WARDEN HILL ROAD, CHELTENHAM, GL51 3AT
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£10.00
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