If any of the following statements are true of your child then Starfish is the perfect class:-.
- My child is very fearful of water
- My child has no skills in the water
- My child can go underwater briefly
- My child can move through the water only a meter or less and/or always has floaties on
Beginner 8 Plus year olds with no swim experience. Gentle submersion techniques are taught after breath control is understood. This level is a combination of fun themes and games while challenging them with new swim experiences and skills. The fundamental swim skills taught in this level are essential to the process of learning to swim.
- Prerequisite: None other than being 8 years or older.
- Final Goal: Swim 3-5 meters Doggy Paddle with no floatation, blow bubbles, perform a comfortable streamline pencil manoeuvre and back-float
If your child can swim about 3-5 meters doggy paddle, with no floatation, then the Octopus is the perfect class.
This class is for our intermediate 8 plus year olds who pass out of our beginner Learn to Swim classes or can already swim a little. A LOT of skills must be mastered to pass out of this class. As an introduction to strokes, the focus is on independence and breath control in the water while extending the swim distance and developing the coordination to gain independent breaths while swimming. This is followed by proper breath control techniques as these students move into building endurance. The technical breakdown of the freestyle stroke also begins at this level.
- Prerequisite: Swim 3-5 meters Doggy Paddle with no floatation
- Final Goal: Swim 10 meters with no floatation, face in the water for a 10 count, comfortable rolling to a back-float and can swim basic Freestyle and Backstroke.
In this class we transition the unilateral side breathing learned in the Octopus Class into the traditional freestyle stroke, which is bilateral side breathing (to both sides). In addition to refining freestyle technique, our coaches continue to build the endurance of their students. Also, the elementary backstroke is taught from start to finish in this level. This stroke is a safety stroke rather than a competitive stroke, but is essential if ever faced with an open water situation.
- Prerequisite: Swim 10 meters with no floatation, face in the water for a 10 count, comfortable rolling to a back-float and can swim basic Freestyle and Backstroke.
- Final Goal: Swim at least 20 meters Freestyle taking side breaths and Backstroke, swim elementary Breaststroke and Butterfly.
This class extends the swim distance to laps of the entire length of the pool. Freestyle endurance is built as students learn to maintain their stroke technique as they tire. The breaststroke and butterfly are introduced and taught from start to finish in this level. Though back kicks have been introduced in previous levels, backstroke arms are taught. In addition to stroke technique, freestyle and breaststroke starts and turns and speed techniques are introduced. Stroke technique and endurance is emphasized as the students begin medley swims involving all four strokes.
- Prerequisite: Swim at least 20 meters Freestyle taking side breaths and Backstroke, swim elementary Breaststroke and Butterfly.
- Final Goal: Bilateral breathing freestyle and Backstroke for at least 100 meters; bent arm recovery; streamline into freestyle; and swim Breaststroke for at least 100 meters and Butterfly for 50 meters.
As our most advanced level, here we work on the mastery of all four competitive strokes: freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly. Lung capacity and muscle strength are increased as these students combine consistent laps of swimming all four strokes. We utilize drills similar to swim team workouts to increase correct stroke techniques and endurance. Starts, turns, speed techniques, and endurance are the focus of this level.
- Prerequisite: Bilateral breathing freestyle and Backstroke for at least 100 meters; bent arm recovery; streamline into freestyle; and swim Breaststroke for at least 100 meters and Butterfly for 50 meters.
- Final Goal: Swim Freestyle for 1 Km, Backstroke for 200 meters, Butterfly 100 meters; Mastery of Breaststroke including kick, arms & timing for 100 meters; swim all four competitive strokes with proper starts, turns, technique and endurance; swim 200 meters Individual Medley
These fitness classes are perfect for your child to keep their swimming fitness up, whether it be for competitive swimming, or just to keep fit. Swimming fitness also helps with running fitness which goes hand in hand with most other sports. Both of these classes will also prepare your child for school galas where necessary. To swim in the Senior Fitness Class your child must be able to swim 1km freestyle (40 lengths of a 25 metre school pool), 100 meters Individual Medley (25 meters Butterfly, 25 meters Backstroke, 25 meters Breaststroke and 25 meters Freestyle. Your child needs to be able to swim all 4 strokes. This is a 45 min fitness class. Our objective of this class leans more towards fitness than strokes, although strokes will be touched on where necessary. To swim in the Junior Fitness Class your child should be able to swim 600-800 meters freestyle (24-32 lengths of a 25 metre school pool). Your child should be reasonably proficient in all the strokes. The objective of the class is fitness and strokes. This is also a 45 minute class.
The tuition fee is R1320 a term for one half an hour class per week. We offer various discounts for additional children from the same family and additional discounts if you would like your child to attend more than one class a week (The more lessons, the quicker they learn). See the above table for all the prices and discounts available to you. Our swim term is normally 10 weeks (10 lessons), but due to COVERT-19 messing up the calendars a little, this term is 11 weeks.
Pro-Rata Term Fees
If you join part the way through a term then you can take advantage of our pro-rata rates. This will be calculated automatically by our system and will show as a "Discount" on your email confirmation.
If a particular class that you are interested in is full then "Waitlist" will show on the course table. You can add your child to the wait list. Whenever a space becomes available we will immediately let you know. Spaces become available in two ways; the first due to cancellations and the second when we open new additional classes. Please use the "Waitlist" option so that we can gauge demand and open additional classes.
No spaces are guaranteed until you have registered online, received an email confirming that you have enrolled in a class and paid for the class in full (Please CHECK your JUNK folder if you don't immediately receive the mail).
All fees are due at least 7 days prior to the start of the first class.
Non-payment of fees by the due date could result in you losing your space, as many of the popular times have waiting lists.
Bookings for Next Term
If your child has a time slot this term, they will automatically be given the same slot for the next and subsequent terms. We will send you an email before the term starts to confirm your class. If you DO NOT want this class anymore please just email us back and let us know, and we will happily cancel your enrolment.