Stage 1 Classes
3.5 years to 5 years
Maximum of 4 children per class
30 minute classes
Go Swimming Stage 1 classes are where swimmers will learn two important skills, torpedo glides and kicking. Torpedo glides, also known as streamlining, is the core body position required for teaching all swimming stroke development in the higher learn to swim stages. Kicking is also very important and forms part of the torpedo glide. The Go Swimming instructor will teach your child both front and back torpedo glides in Stage 1, as well as reinforce previously learned skills such as safe entry and exit to the pool, submerging, and floating.
Consistency is key in swimming lessons. Like all developmental learning, children learn by repetition. A once a week lesson is not a lot of time to spend learning in the water (think about how much time children spend learning skills at school!), so it is important to endeavour to not miss any of your child’s swimming lessons and to remain consistent all year round. If you do miss a lesson or are going away on holidays then please arrange a make-up lesson with us to catch up the missed lesson. We are here to help and we want your child to progress through our swim school to become a safe and confident swimmer!
How Long Will My Child Be in the Stage 1 Class?
Stage 1 can be tricky. Teaching children to streamline in the water and to kick with straight legs can sometimes be challenging. However as a guide most children starting Stage One classes should pass the requirements of Stage 1 classes in approximately 6 months.