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 children who need to build confidence in the water or become comfortable participating solo in structured lessons. 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.

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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