Our Kids Programmes are a series of unaccompanied lessons for children of 2 years 10 months and upwards.  Please see the description below for whom the various programmes are aimed towards. 

 

For all Kids Classes

  • Conducted at Kennedy Town Swimming Pool

  • We do NOT strap any flotation devices to students - all skills described below are done WITHOUT assistance - i.e if your child is happy in the water and can paddle with a float vest on but is unwilling to submerge their head, they would go to the Scared Beginners class.

  • Children go to class alone. For conducive learning we may ask caregivers/parents to be out of sight!

  • Participation and payment for our classes means you agree to our TERMS & CONDITIONS

  • See here on how to PREPARE FOR YOUR LESSON

 

To Join

  • See suggested swim schedule here

  • Email enquiries@alisontamswimming.com or use the form in the footer with the course you wish to join. We need the student’s full name and age; parent’s name and phone number. 

  • Note that classes are suggested until confirmed explicitly.

  • Full fees for the duration of the course must be paid for in order to secure the student’s place in the group

  • Any remaining spots will be available to book as a Drop In Class on a weekly basis - no priority or discount can be given to those that cannot commit to the full term.

Scared Beginners

If your child does is not comfortable in the water and won’t submerge by themselves, then this is the course for them.

 

We build up your child’s confidence through a fun, no tears appraoch. Students are encouraged to challenge themselves but at their own pace. Upon graduation from this programme children will be able to submerge willingly. Those that still need to work on their floats will go to the Beginners class; those that can do a basic paddle will go up to Pre-Strokes.

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Details:

30 minutes 

Max. 4 students

Beginners

This class is for children that can submerge willingly but need to learn how to let go and float by themselves.

 

Upon graduation from this programme children will be able to hold a front and do a basic doggy paddle without a board and will be moved up to Pre-Strokes.

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Details:

30 minutes 

Max. 4 students

Pre-Strokes

Children are able to do a rudimentary doggy paddle of at least 3 metres upon starting this course.  

 

The focus of this class will be for children to be comfortable holding floats on their front and back; using a kick board; learn correct breathing patterns; and improving their paddle.  Upon graduation, children will be promoted to Strokes 1.

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Details:

30 minutes

Max. 4 students

Bring your own kick board

Strokes 1

Children are able to do a  4 – 6 big arms non-stop (getting arms out of the water in a circular motion) in front crawl and lift their head up to breath upon entering this level. In this class emphasis will be placed on learning front crawl with side breathing and backstroke.

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Details:

45 minutes

Max. 5 students

Bring your own kick board

Strokes 2

Children are able to swim at least 15 metres non-stop in front crawl with side breathing upon entering this level. Emphasis is on streamlining, side breathing and building endurance in freestyle and backstroke. Butterfly and breaststroke may be taught.

​ Details:

45 minutes

Max. 6 students

Bring your own kick board

Strokes 3

Children are able to swim at least 25 metres non-stop in front crawl with side breathing upon entering this level. Emphasis is on streamlining, side breathing and building endurance in freestyle and backstroke. Butterfly and breaststroke may be taught.

​Details:

45 minutes

Max. 6 students

Bring your own kick board

Private Lessons

Contact us using the form in the footer for private lessons or private group lessons.

For those that focus best with the teacher's full attention or those that need to get up to speed before joining group classes.

Enquire for available times and rates.

 

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