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We Make Children Swimming Naturals

Whether they’re complete beginners or not, our teaching method makes learning to swim a natural, relaxed and fun experience with amazing and recognizable results for all our children.

Stingrays Children Swimming

Personal Tuition For Children

We’re proud of our one-to-one, two-to-one classes, Small group classes and the hundreds of children we’ve taught to swim in them. Your children can join the program at any point from the age of three and a half onwards. There are seven levels, each one named after a different water-loving animal. From beginner Starfish to Dolphin classes last 45 minutes, from the more advanced Shark and Stingray 60 minutes.

All Stingrays Students Will…

  • Develop a strong and confident relationship with water
  • Acquire technically effective, elegant and recognisable strokes
  • Build positive muscle-memory
  • Maintain total control and more safety in any marine environment
  • Develop a self-assurance in everyday life from conscious learning and understanding
  • Swim beautifully and have some serious fun!

The Progression Booklet

The progression booklet is almost as important as the water itself. On the day of your child’s registration, they’ll be given this precious booklet and as soon as the child completes a skill etc. coach will paste a sticker on the relevent skill that they have just completed and celebrate every bit of progress.
The Progression Book will become a strong motivational tool, helping children to accelerate through the seven levels from basic shallow water confidence to strong and stylish swimmer.

Animal Levels

Our water-loving animals, one for each of the seven levels of the program, are here to encourage, inspire and reward children as they progress through it. Stimulating lesson plans ensure children are active and engaged for the whole of every lesson.

Starfish

At the end of this stage your child will be able to:

  • Enter the water safely
  • Move forwards for a distance of five metres
  • Move backwards for a distance of five metres
  • Move sideways for distance of five metres
  • Scoop the water and wash face
  • Be at ease with water showered from overhead
  • Move into a stretched floating position using aids, equipment or support
  • Regain an upright position from on the back, with support
  • Regain an upright position from on the front with support
  • Push and glide in a horizontal position to or from a wall
  • Take part in a teacher-led partner orientated game
  • Demonstrate an understanding of pool rules
  • Exit water safely

Seal

At the end of this stage your child will be able to:

  • Jump in from poolside safely
  • Blow bubbles a minimum of three times rhythmically with nose
    and mouth submerged
  • Regain upright position from the back without support
  • Regain an upright position from the front without support
  • Push from wall and glide on the back
  • Push from wall and glide on the front
  • Travel on the back for five metres, aids or equipment may be
    used
  • Travel on the front for five metres, aids or equipment may be
    used
  • Perform a rotation from the front to the back to gain an upright
    position
  • Perform a rotation from the back to the front to gain an upright
    position

Penguin

At the end of this stage your child will be able to:

  • Jump in from poolside and submerge (min depth 0.9 metres)
  • Sink, push away from wall on side and maintain a streamlined
    position
  • Push and glide on the front with arms extended and log roll onto
    the back
  • Push and glide on the back with arms extended and log roll onto
    the front
  • Travel on the front, tuck to rotate around the horizontal axis to
    return on the back.
  • Fully submerge to pick up an object
  •  Answer correctly three questions on the Water Safety Code
  • Travel 10 metres on the back
  • Travel 10 metres on the front

Otter

At the end of this stage your child will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of buoyancy
  • Perform a tuck float for five seconds
  • Perform a sequence of changing shapes (minimum of three)
    whilst floating at the surface
  • Push and glide from the wall to the pool floor
  • Kick 10 metres backstroke (one item of equipment optional)
  • Kick 10 metres front crawl (one item of equipment optional)
  • Kick 10 metres butterfly on the front or on the back
  • Kick 10 metres breaststroke on the back (equipment optional)
  • Kick 10 metres breaststroke on the front (equipment optional)
  • Perform on the back a head first sculling action for 5 metres in
    a horizontal position
  • Travel on back and roll in one continuous movement onto front
  • Travel on front and roll in one continuous movement onto back
  • Swim 10 metres, choice of stroke is optional

Dolphin

At the end of this stage your child will be able to:

  • Perform a horizontal stationary scull on the back
  • Perform a feet first sculling action for 5 metres whilst horizontal
    on the back
  • Perform a sculling sequence with a partner for 30-45 seconds to
    include a rotation
  • Tread water for 30 seconds
  • Perform three different shaped jumps into deep water
  • Swim 10 metres backstroke (Basic Technique)
  • Swim 10 metres front crawl face in the water (Basic Technique)
  • Swim 10 metres breaststroke (Basic Technique)
  • Swim 10 metres butterfly (Basic Technique)
  • Perform a handstand and hold for a minimum of three seconds
  • Perform a forward somersault, tucked, in the water
  • Demonstrate an action for getting help

Shark

At the end of this stage your child will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of preparation for exercise
  • Sink, push off on side from the wall, glide, kick and rotate into
    backstroke
  • Sink, push off on side from the wall, glide, kick and rotate into
    front crawl
  • Swim 10 metres wearing clothes
  • Swim front crawl to include at least six rhythmical breaths
  • Swim breaststroke to include at least six rhythmical breaths
  • Swim butterfly to include at least three rhythmical breaths
  • Swim 25 metres, choice of stroke
  • Perform a ‘shout and signal’ rescue
  • Perform a surface dive
  • Exit the water without using steps

Stingray

At the end of this stage your child will be able to:

  • Swim 25 metres backstroke
  • Swim 25 metres front crawl
  • Swim 25 metres breaststroke
  • Swim 25 metres butterfly
  • Perform a movement sequence of one minute duration, in a
    group of three or more, incorporating a number of the following
    skills. Sculling: head first, feet first. Rotation: forward/backward
    somersault, log roll. Floating: star on the front/on the back, tuck
    float, create own. Eggbeater: moving, lifting one or both arms out of
    the water link skills with strokes and sculls
    6. Perform a sitting dive
  • Swim 50 metres continuously using one stroke
  • Swim 100 metres, using a minimum of three different strokes
  • Tread water using eggbeater action for 30 seconds
  • Complete an obstacle course (using minimum of four objects)
    with feet off the pool floor throughout
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