Learn To Swim for Kids

TAC Learn to Swim program has different levels of swimming starting with waterbabies and through to the Sharks which serves as the feeder level into Squads and formal coaching.

Tadpoles | Frog

Beginners level

Tadpoles class is suitable for

3 to 4 years old with experiences, confident in water and able to follow instructions

or

5 to 6 years old absolute beginner

Frog class is suitable for older kid (7 years old + )

To progress to Turtles the following skills must be developed:

  • Safe Entry
  • Front Star Float
  • Front Torpedo – 3m unassisted
  • Dog Paddle
  • Monkey Crawl
  • Show confidence in water
  • Unassisted teddy bear with board 6m

Turtle 

To progress to Seahorse the following skills must be developed:

  • 6m torpedo unassisted good technique
  • 6m teddy bear hugs unassisted good technique
  • Intro catch-up arms/ Intro soldier arms 
  • Object pick-up/Underwater swim – 3m

Seahorse 

To progress to Penguin the following skills must be developed:

  • Swimming Catch up arms – 6m
  • Kicking on back unaided – 6m
  • Object pick-up
  • Underwater swim – 3m

Penguin 

To progress to Platypus the following skills must be developed:

  • Freestyle (bilateral breathing) – 12m
  • Backstroke with good technique – 12m
  • Dog paddle 12m
  • Underwater swim
  • Introduction to breaststroke kick on back

Platypus 

To progress to Stingray the following skills must be developed:

  • Bilateral freestyle with good technique – 25m
  • Forward somersaults
  • Backstroke with good technique – 25m
  • Breaststroke kick with good technique

Stingray 

To progress to Seal the following skills must be developed:

  • Bilateral freestyle with good technique – 50m
  • Forward somersaults against the wall
  • Backstroke with good technique – 50m
  • Breaststroke timing with good technique – 50m

Seal

To progress to Dolphin the following skills must be developed:

  • Freestyle with good technique- 100m
  • Backstroke with good technique – 100m
  • Breaststroke with good technique – 50m
  • Tumble turns in all strokes/Racing dives in all strokes

Dolphin

To progress to Shark the following skills must be developed:

  • Correct turns including individual medley changeovers
  • Correct technique in all four strokes
  • Racing starts
  • Ability to read & understand training programs
  • Understand drills & perform correctly

Shark

Next Step – Swim Squad