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Learn to swim and squad swimming

Classes are held Monday to Saturday at various time. Call us now to book in your free assessment.

New Facility opens 19th of January 2015

Starfish Fitness is moving to Goodlife Health Clubs Alexandra Hills 4 -10 windemere rd.

Bookings are now open so book in today

Download our Program flyer here

More about the Program:

There are Four (4) different levels within the program. These are Learn To Swim (LTS), Junior Development (JD), Fun and Fitness (FAF) and Specific Development. Each level has it’s own requirements and expectations.

 

Learn To Swim (LTS)

In this program there are four levels, each level has a beginner and advance stage.

Water Appreciation, Level 1 beginner/advanced, Level 2 beginner/advanced and Level 3 beginner/advanced.

 

Water Appreciation Infant Introduction  

  • Max 5 participants per class
  • Running time 30 minutes
  • Each child must be accompanied in the pool
  • Minimum age 6months

Water Appreciation classes provide the child with the confidence and basic understanding of the properties of water. This is provided through fun and games, making it an enjoyable learning experience.

Skills Covered:

  • Submersion
  • Assisted entry and exit
  • Blowing bubbles
  • Buoyancy
  • Mobility
  • Introduction to aquatic equipment

 

Water Appreciation (older beginner)  

  • Max 4 participants per class
  • Running time 30 minutes
  • Minimum age 3 years

Water Appreciation classes provide the child with the confidence and basic understanding of water in a controlled and safe environment. This is provided through fun and games, making it an enjoyable learning experience.

THIS CLASS IS SPECIALLY DESIGNED FOR THOSE WHO ARE NOT SO CONFIDANT IN THE WATER.

 

Level One

  • Max 4 participants per class
  • Running time 30 minutes
  • Requirements
    • The confidence to start learning to swim without the support of a parent or guardian.
    • Face must be able to be fully submerged

This is the true beginning of learning to swim. The child will learn the basics of both freestyle and backstroke.

Skills Covered:

  • Advance bubbles
  • Kicking with a board and assistance graduating up to no assist (Front and Back)
  • Starfish floats
  • Basic introduction to arms and techniques
  • Rockets
  • Retrieval of  sunken objects

Note: Water confidence is the difference between beginner and advance.

 

Level Two

  • Max 4 participants per class
  • Running time 30 minutes
  • Requirements
    • Successfully proficient in ALL skills noted in the LTS Level 1.
    • Level 2 (L2) focuses on technique development in backstroke and freestyle as well as introducing additional strokes, breaststroke and survival backstroke

Skills Covered:

  • Progression from unilateral  to bilateral breathing
  • Breaststroke kick and basic arms
  • Survival Backstroke
  • Individual unassisted stroke
  • Rockets into stroke

 

Level Three

  • Max 4 participants per class
  • Stroke development and refinement
  • Duration 30 minutes
  • Requirements
    • Successfully proficient in ALL aspects of the LTS Level 2

Level 3 (L3) prepares swimmers for the next phase in the swimming program Junior Development (JD). An introduction into butterfly will also be taught.

Skills Covered:

  • Skill and Technique drills in three strokes (Free, Back and Breast)
  • Fly Arms & kick
  • Starts & Turns

 

Squads

Junior Development (JD)

Offering the chance to increase the swimmers endurance, the emphasis will be on technique. All four strokes will be taught and the opportunity to compete at a social club level will be given.  Distances required will be up to 100 m continuous swimming ability to maintain technique and form over a 45 minute period.

 

Fun and Fitness Program (FAF)

This squad is designed for those who are wishing to gain enjoyment and the physical benefits that swimming has to offer. This is a great class for the Club/Regional level swimmer who wishes to gain that little edge from stroke correction and training.

 

Specific Development Squad (SDS)

Looking at taking your swimming more competitively this squad is for you. This program includes extra sessions including a guided weights program and open water swimming. Starfish Fitness can help you be the best you can be.

 

 

 

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