We have three levels of parental class that are run at NT Swim School and they are Infants, Toddler and Toddler Plus. In these classes children are in the water with their parents, which makes for a safe, fun and perfect one on one teaching environment.
In our Infant and Toddler Programs students learn a variety of skills such as different types of kicking, paddle arms, bubbles, submersion and safe entries and exits all through songs and play. So parents bring your singing voices!
The Toddler Plus program is the last of our parental classes. This class is designed to get students ready for our stand along classes (without parents in the water). This class is run very similar to our Beginner class, so students making the transition between parental classes and stand along a bit easy on the student.
As your child progresses through the parental classes you will notice that the skills remain the same, but the games and songs change, encouraging your child to try the skills in different ways.
At NT Swim School our Beginner lessons are all conducted without parents in the water.
In our beginner level lessons we aim to have your child swimming with ‘recovery’ arms (big arms) and breathing to the side. We would also be able to float confidently with progression to back stroke.
Towards the end of the swimming term we would introduce breaststroke kick (frog legs) with the possibility of arms depending on the child’s ability.
At NT Swim school we understand that children develop in different ways and may grasp one movement better than another, this is why we endeavour to show them a variety of strokes throughout the term. And we will repeat this each term until they have a strong grasp on the stroke then we can move them up to the next level which will see them now develop the stroke over a longer distance, which will then require core strength and even better technique.
Our Intermediate levels follow on from Beginners where they should have a good all round skill level.
In our Intermediate level we will further develop the strokes by using more ‘drills’ to develop the strength of the swimmer to be able to swim with ease over a longer distance. And focusing in on the smaller technique issues to enable them to more efficiently through the water….rather than fighting the water!
Intermediate level will cover all 4 strokes; Butterfly, Backstroke, Breaststroke and Freestyle.
Once they are showing a more competent stroke over the longer distance and are able to ‘hold’ the stroke for the desired swim distance we will then move your child to Advanced classes to further challenge your child’s swim ability.
Like our regular Aqua Aerobics, however, this class is designed for ‘the expecting mum’ or the new mum and their bub. Bubs can be in the pool with mum in a floating ring, and they can be used within the program of just floating around in the aquatic environment which is a comfortable all year round 31-33 degrees C!
Ideal for those who may never have swam before and need to gain confidence with water submersion, floating, kicking with progression to swimming.
Designed for those who have basic water skills and wish to learn their strokes or how to breathe and travel a distance in the pool.
Suitable for those who can swim well but wish to take it to that next level with learning how to move through the water with ease rather than fight the water. Our Advanced classes will help you as a swimmer, to swim faster with less effort. We cover all 4 strokes with leading into social racing and/or triathlons if you desire.
In the advanced groups, the children are preparing for squads, they will now swim the full distance of the pool with emphasis on perfect stroke technique, head movement and pull through with recovery arms. All 4 strokes are still covered over the 10-week term.
Red Emperors train twice a week, 45mins sessions
Queenfish train twice a week, 1hour sessions
From the Advance group, students move up to squads which train twice a week. In these sessions, the student’s work on their endurance, speed, race starts/ diving, tumble turns and medleys. Children have fun competing against each other and doing, time trials all the skills you need to either compete or just to stay healthy and active