Once the children reach Shark level, our focus is on helping them to achieve a 5, swim independently either on their fronts or backs. We are also making sure following on from the Seal level that their entries and exits have been mastered. Floatation and rotation in various forms are introduced. The focus on being able to ‘push’ from the side is re-enforced and the ‘push and glide’ exercise is mastered. The added difficulty of not of not using the legs when doing this is an extra challenge. Breaststroke arm features more prominently at this level and should be mastered before moving onto Swim School.
We stretch you even further from a distance point of view and expect you to be swimming 10m and using a full arm stroke out of the water. You will also be able to demonstrate a breaststroke leg kick and be happy doing backstroke using arms and legs. We expect you to also show how to do a front crawl breathing. More life-saving skills are introduced as is the basis of sculling.
NOTE: Anyone booking on other than duckling must speak to us first to be put in the right class. Those who have swum with other baby swim companies are welcome but must be assessed first before booking on. Please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org