Preschoolers

Ages 3–5 years

Levels which develop your child’s swimming and water safety skills, building motor skills, self-esteem and confidence. Block courses are available in the school holidays.

Preschool boy uses a floatie to practise kicking on his front.
 

Little Dippers

For unconfident beginners, or a child participating in structured lessons for the first time. No assessment is required to enter this class.

In this class your child will learn to:  

  • safely move through and explore the pool environment

  • go underwater while holding their breath and blowing bubbles

  • float with assistance on their back and front

  • pick up an object off the bottom of the pool

  • practise a water safety skill: get back on their feet easily from a front float and a back float.

Find lessons at
Karori · Keith Spry · Tawa · WRAC

 

 

Big Dippers

An assessment is required to enter this class. We will check that your child can safely move in the pool environment; and confidently go underwater and pick an object off the bottom of the pool.

In this class your child will learn to:  

  • float on their front and back independently for at least 5 seconds, and confidently get back on their feet

  • glide independently on their front in streamline position

  • glide on their back independently with their arms by their sides

  • kick on their front and back independently for at least 4 meters

  • practise a water safety skill: roll from their front to their back, and back again.

Find lessons at
Karori · Keith Spry · Tawa · WRAC

 

 

Stars

An assessment is required to enter this class. We will check that your child can float on their front and back independently for 5 seconds and get back on their feet; and glide and kick independently on both their front and back.

In this class your child will learn to:  

  • kick on their back independently for at least 6 meters

  • glide from their front to their side

  • kick on their front with freestyle arms independently for at least 6 metres

  • kick on their side with assistance

  • practise a water safety skill: roll from their front to their back while kicking.

Find lessons at
Karori · Keith Spry · Tawa · WRAC

 

 

Super Stars

An assessment is required to enter this class. We will check that your child can kick on their back independently for 6 metres; glide from their front to their side; kick on their front with freestyle arms for 6 metres; and kick on their side with assistance.

In this class your child will learn to: 

  • kick on both sides independently for at least 6 metres

  • swim freestyle arms with bilateral breathing using a board for at least 6 metres

  • kick on their back with continuous arms for at least 6 metres

  • do a basic breaststroke kick

  • practise a water safety skill: kick and stroke on their front, with a roll to breathe, for at least 8 metres.

Find lessons at
Karori · Keith Spry · Tawa · WRAC