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Early Years Programme

This consists of three levels: Adult and Baby; Adult and Toddler; and Adult and Child, the earlier you introduce your child to water the more confident he/she will become.

The Early Years programme is designed to introduce you and your child to the water in a fun way making it exciting and enjoyable for you both. It will provide you as a parent with confidence and skills to help teach your child to swim.

 

Adult & Baby

Aim:

To introduce the adult and baby to a swimming environment and develop the confidence and skills of the adult to ensure the safe and effective handling of the baby in the water.

Objectives:

  • The adult will have the range of skills and knowledge necessary to handle their baby confidently and safely in the water
  • The ‘quality time’ aspect will be a key element of the adult and baby aquatic experience
  • Adult and baby will have experienced basic body positions and a range of movements in water
  • Adult and baby will have developed water confidence and enjoyment in the aquatic environment
Adult & Toddler

Aim:

To encourage independent movement and develop the water confidence and core aquatic skills of the toddler through structured play.

Objectives:

  • The toddler will have been involved in interaction with other adults and children
  • The toddler will have experienced independent movement with buoyancy aids
  • The toddler will have developed some basic core aquatic skills through structured play focusing on enjoyment, fun and self-discovery
  • The toddler will have developed greater water confidence
Adult & Child

Aim:

To further develop the core aquatic skills through structured play and develop the independence necessary for the next level (without an adult in the water).

Objectives:

  • The child will demonstrate independent movement and a range of core aquatic skills
  • The child will have developed confident submersion and aquatic breathing
  • The child will have been involved in interaction with other adults and children
  • The child will be become more attentive to the teacher’s instruction
    and less reliant on adult support in preparation for the next level