Stage 2 Classes
4 years to 6 years
Maximum of 4 children per class
30 minute classes
Go Swimming Stage 2 classes are where swimmers will learn both freestyle and backstroke. Using the previously learned torpedo glide (Stage 1) as the core body position required for learning to swim, the Go Swimming Instructor will now introduce backstroke arms and freestyle arms. Backstroke arms are usually a lot easier to teach than freestyle arms, and you may see your child swimming backstroke relatively quickly. Freestyle is generally a bit tougher, as it is a bit harder for the swimmer to stay buoyant in the freestyle position. To enable the swimmer to stay buoyant we need to work a bit harder on developing a strong freestyle kick. This strong kick will enable the swimmer to move forwards and stay afloat in the water whilst we introduce freestyle arms. Stage 2 is a tough stage, but it is also very rewarding stage as will see your child making significant swimming progress as they begin to develop their swimming strokes.
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 Two Class?
Stage 2 is also a difficult stage to pass as we introduce both freestyle arms and backstroke arms on top of the torpedo glide learned in Stage 1. This can be a bit tricky as there is a good degree of co-ordination required for moving your arms one way and your legs a different way. So progression will be linked to your child’s age and overall physical development. However as a guide most children will pass through the Stage 2 classes in about 9 months.