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Learn to Swim

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Welcome to Shelly’s Swim School where we aim to develop safe and confident swimmer for lifelong enjoyment of the water.

Our purpose-built teaching pools are heated to provide classes all year round. All of our teaching and coaching staff are fully qualified through nationally recognised organisations.

Our unique 6 level program will ensure that your child gains strong fundamentals and continues to develop and strengthen their swimming as they progress.

Swimming certificates are awarded to children as they graduate through the 6 swim levels.

 

Little Stars

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Free introductory program to familiarise parents and babies to the aquatic environment.

Age: 3 months to 6 months

Class Duration: 20 - 30 minutes







Bambinos

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This program is to teach parents and babies basic water safety skills in a supportive and social environment.

Age: 6 months to 15 months

Class Duration: 30 minutes

Teacher to Student Ratio: 1:8


Squirts

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In this level babies and toddlers are beginning to work more independently in preparation for the next level an are being introduced to more swimming - based skills.

Age: 15 months to 36 months

Class Duration: 30 minutes

Teacher to Student Ratio: 1:8

 

Level 1

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Level 1 is a whole lot of fun. This is the first level where our little swimmers are in the water without a carer. It’s a great mix of fun and skills, the perfect progression for our squirts or for those being introduced to swimming lessons for the first time.

Age: 2.5 years +

Class Duration: 30 minutes

Teacher to Student Ratio: 1:4

Level 2

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Now it’s time to start putting it all together. Children are learning the basics of Freestyle and Backstroke, with a focus on correct kicking and body position.

Class Duration: 30 minutes

Teacher to Student Ratio: 1:4

Level 3

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Children are now swimming Freestyle and Backstroke independently and are being challenged with swimming longer distances and refining their technique.

Class Duration: 30 minutes

Teacher to Student Ratio: 1:6

Level 4

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Children can now swim 25m in Freestyle and Backstroke and are being introduced to Breaststroke and Butterfly. Children are also learning simple squad swimming etiquette like tumble turns and correct diving technique.

Class Duration: 30 minutes

Teacher to Student Ratio: 1:7

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Junior Squads

After learn to swim, children are introduced to squad training through our Mini Squad. Swimmers will then progress into the Championship, State or National Squad depending on their age and commitment to swimming.

Competitive swim squads give swimmers the opportunity to improve their swimming fitness, skills and compete at carnivals. We encourage swimmers in the 50 metre pool to come no less than 3 sessions per week.

Bronze Squad

“FUN”dementals

  • To develop and foster skills and abilities in all four competitive strokes
  • Introduction to the squad environment
  • Provide knowledge of the basic use of swimming

Silver Squad

“Learn to Train”

  • To develop and foster skills and abilities in all four competitive strokes
  • Focus on developing confidence and fitness with technique
  • Introduction and development of competition skills
  • Introduction to competitive meets in a fun/ friendly environment

Gold Squad

“Learn to Compete”

  • To further develop skills and abilities whilst developing fitness levels necessary for regular competition in all four strokes
  • Focus on developing confidence in training at higher intensity levels
  • Sessions are designed to give swimmers the necessary skills to compete
  • Swimmers aim to represent School at School representative competitions.
  • Swimmers aim to reach State Sprint, Brisbane Sprint and State Championship Qualifying Times
 
  • WE ALWAYS TRAIN unless extreme weather circumstances occur
  • All Swimmers must have water bottle and spare goggles
  • It is recommended that all swimmers have a personal set of equipment for training which include fins, a pull buoy, and kickboard
  • All personal equipment can be safely locked in equipment cages
  • Please arrive 10 minutes prior to starting time.