These awards cater for babies from birth with limited or no coordination through to those who are water confident and able to move independently. the programme is designed to be a gentle, fun and secure way for young children and parents to be introduced to the swimming environment to develop water confidence.
The primary aim of the teacher is to provide a safe, nurturing environment with a lot of repetition. Children should remain close to their parent or carer throughout the activities to build their security and confidence. All outcomes must be passed to achieve the award.
Information on the Discovery Duckling stages and learning outcomes can be found here; http://www.swimming.org/go/parents/certificates/
Swimming is a vital life saving skill, here at Rivers our swimming lessons cater for all abilities and will teach your child to swim and feel confident in the water! Ducklings Lessons are available as a 10 week course at Droitwich, Evesham and Pershore for children aged 3-4yrs.
From basic safety at Stage 1 through to developing a variety of advanced techniques at Stage 7, this nationally recognised course is the ideal way to introduce core swimming skills and water safety.
Stage 1 Developing basic safety awareness, the ‘class’ scenario, basic movement skills and water confidence skills. Swimmers may use aids, e.g. arm bands, floats etc.
Stage 2 Developing safe entries to the water, including jumping in, basic floating, travel and rotation unaided to regain upright positions. Swimmers may use aids, e.g. arm bands, floats etc.
Stage 3 Developing safe entries including submersion, travel up to 10 metres on the front and back, progress rotation skills and water safety knowledge.
Stage 4 Developing the understanding of buoyancy through a range of skills, refining kicking technique for all strokes and swimming 10 metres to a given standard as directed by the ASA.
Stage 5 Developing ‘watermanship’ through sculling and treading water skills, and complete rotation, also performing all strokes to the given standard as directed by the ASA.
Stage 6 Developing effective swimming skills including coordinated breathing; developing the water safety aspects and understanding of preparation for exercise.
Stage 7 Developing quality stroke technique up to 100 metres, incorporating skills learnt and combining them to develop a linked routine and complete successfully an obstacle course that combines a variety of skills accomplished throughout stages 1 – 7.
Available for both beginners and people who want to develop their water skills. A qualified swimming instructor is there to help you gain more confidence in the water and improve your swimming technique.
One to One swimming lessons provide a more personal and concentrated lesson format, with the teacher able to spend more time on stroke and skill development. Personal swimming lessons are available for both children and adults.