Swimming School in Roodepoort

LEARN TO SWIM

The learn to swim program is designed to assist every swimmer to become confident in and around water, to become a better swimmer regardless of age. Teaching in groups promotes socialization, team work and building team spirit. We encourage sportsmanship and inspire the swimmer to achieve goals and to remain enthusiastic.

We promise never to pack the lesson full of swimmers and only having a maximum of 6 swimmer per lesson. Teaching assistants are at hand to ensure that the swimmer gets the maximum out of each lesson.

Our lessons are scheduled from

Monday to Thursday  13:00  – 19:00
Friday 13:00 – 18:00
Saturday 08:00 – 14:00 

Moms and Little Splashes Lessons;
Monday to Friday  09:00  – 10:00 or 11:00 – 12:00 

Nursery Schools
Monday to Thursday  09:00  – 12:00

Our instructors are fully qualified and experienced, they are registered with CGA (Central Gauteng Aquatic) who are affiliated to SSA (Swim South Africa).

They will do their utmost best to ensure that:

  • All lessons will begin and end timeously
  • All swimmer will get the ultimate experience out of every lessons while ensuring safety at all times
  • To provide positive reinforcements and support
  • To assist all the swimmers to be comfortable and confident in the water
  • Instructor and swimmer ratio 1:4
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Learn to Swim

STROKE DEVELOPMENT

Stroke development is where swimmer learns to maintain the stroke they have recently learnt over distance without losing the neatness of each stroke. It is a good preparation for school level galas, and assists in preparing the swimmer for competitive swimming. The aim of Stroke development is to improve efficiency in water and to reduce swimming drag. Stroke development is designed to improve technique before taking the step of joining a swim squad. The nature of the swimmer is promoted by providing the swimmer with good swimming techniques, utilizing the swimmers own experience to build a good foundation. We develop age appropriate training sessions according to Long Term athlete Development (LTAD).

During 30 minute training session we consider:

1. Body position and relaxing in the water
2. Body rotation and timing and arm recovery
3. Correct stroke technique, by using buoyancy aid and drills
4. Body rotation, breathing, correct stroke
5. Basic Drills, are utilized in preparation for squad training

The main focus is on technique and to assist the swimmer through periods of rapid growth and fitness levels. Swimmer progressing to competitive swimming requires commitment, discipline, and hard work. A swimmers best is the swimmers best time and personal satisfaction occurs when goals are attained.


Swimming is a sport that requires a significant support system to provide athletes with the best possible resources to improve and reach their full potential.
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Learn to Swim

BABY & TODDLER

It is never too early to start your baby swimming, our program is interactive, fun and we take your baby on a journey above and below water. You will learn the benefits of early exposure to swimming and mastering techniques assuring water safety. Swimming activities are presented informally placing emphasis on having fun. It is a wonderful bonding environment for parent and child.
  • Babies and toddlers learn through play and repetition
  • Songs and swim actions promotes language, listening and cognitive skills
  • Group interaction develops emotional and social skills, assists with separation anxiety
  • Swimming stimulates sensory and motor systems, enhancing gross motor skills and co-ordination
  • Babies and toddlers who do baby swimming are less likely to be frightened by noise and the Babies will be able to propel themselves by paddling movement without buoyancy aids.
Swimming for babies from 6 week – 6 months of age
  • It is an easy and convenient way to get your baby accustomed to water and used to the feeling of water on his head. Cup your hand with water and progress to a cup or small bucket. Gently pour the water over the face, letting it cascade over the face.
  • Once the baby can sit, play peek-a-boo. Dragging a wet face cloth over the face. This will assist the baby in getting use to moisture on the face and learns to control breathing and separation anxiety.
  • Baby floating in the bath tub. Support the baby’s shoulders and gently move the baby through the water. Talk in a soothing voice so that he will learn to relax and trust the natural buoyancy of the water. Eye contact is essential.
  • Show your baby to blow bubbles in the water. Make your face as silly as possible to see this as a game. Place bright color toys in the bath, to encourage the baby to place the face in the water to look at the bright toys. Do not force this as the experience must be fun and as happy as possible.
  • Shower with your baby. Make fun faces and show the baby water is a joyous experience. As the water hits the baby’s face, they will learn to close their mouth and adjust breathing.
What do babies and toddlers acquire through swimming:
  • Elementary awareness of safety in and near water and water orientation
  • Develop self-confidence and encourage independence
  • Assists to overcome separation anxiety
  • Balance, rotational skills and buoyancy
  • They will be comfortable putting their faces into water
  • They will submerge voluntary or incidental under the guidance of the instructor
NO FORCE OR PROLONGED SUBMERSION ARE RECOMMENDED

WHEN TO START
We firstly recommend a visit to the facility and watching of a lesson. We take babies from approximately 6 months of age. We have a wonderful indoor swimming facility and swim throughout the year. Our baby pool is heated between 30-32 degrees.

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS TO START SWIMMING?
Parents are required to swim with their baby until approximately 30 months old. Babies and toddlers who are not potty trained will need to wear a swimming pants or a disposable swimming nappy. NO NORMAL DISPOSABLE NAPPIES ARE ALLOWED. Swimming costumes should fit properly and easy to get on and off. Babies and toddlers are required to wear a swimming cap and all hair should be covered. Lycra swimming caps are recommended and can be purchased from the swim school.

WILL TEACHING A BABY TO SWIM HELP PREVENT DROWNING ACCIDENTS?
Teaching a baby to swim is a wise choice but swimming lessons should not be seen as a means to make the baby safe from drowning and parents must be water-wise and vigilant around water at all times. An infant who is able to hold their breath underwater is not “drown-proof”. During lessons babies will be taught valuable water safety techniques which are potentially lifesaving.
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Learn to Swim
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