Karratha Leisureplex Swim School

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Term 2 swimming lessons have been affected by the pool closures over winter. Please see the FAQs sheet available by CLICKING HERE

We will be back up and running for Term 3 lessons.

 

The Karratha Leisureplex Swim School has a range of programs for all ages and abilities. Our fully accredited swim instructors run classes catering to a range of age groups and skill levels. Please read this information carefully to ensure you select the correct age and skill grouping for your child. We cannot guarantee the ability to swap classes if you make the wrong selection.

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General Information

  • Classes generally run in conjunction with the school term for approximately 10 weeks
  • All classes will run for 30 minutes
  • Each class costs $14.00 and includes spectator entry for two adults (adults wishing to swim separately must pay the usual entry fee)
  • Class limits apply and are based on the Royal Life Saving Society swim school guidelines. Little Ducks, Dolphins and Learn to Swim Stages one to four have a limit of six students per class and Learn to Swim Stages four to eight have a limit of eight students per class.
  • If classes are missed due to absence or illness there will be no refunds or make-up classes
  • Entry cards will be issued and will be required to be shown prior to each lesson

Age levels

Our classes are divided into three groups based on the age of the children

  • Little Ducks – infants 6 months – 36 months (parent in water)
  • Dolphins – toddler 3 years – 5 years (optional parent in water)
  • Learn to Swim – 5 years – 16 years
  • Squad - Learn to Swim 5 and above

Little ducks (infants 6 months – 36 months)

The Little Ducks program for infants has five levels which are based on age groups. Parents are required to be in the water with their children.

Class name

Age group

Skills

Little Duck 1

6-12 months

Introduction to the water and getting wet

Little Duck 2

12-18 months

Keeping balance in the water

Little Duck 3

18-24 months

Learning to breathe in the water

Little Duck 4

24-30 months

Kicking and arm action

Little Duck 5

30-36 months

Going underwater


Dolphins (toddlers 3 years – 5 years)

The Dolphins program for toddlers has four levels which are based on skills. Please choose a level based on your child’s experience in the water and confidence at swimming. For those new to the program, age ranges are provided as a guide. Parents may be in the water with their children however it is not required.

Class name

Skills

Age group (guide only)

Dolphin 1

Safe entry / exit to water, exhale in water (mouth), open eyes under water, float or glide backwards assisted, forward glide assisted, submerged assisted, float in water with aid for 15 seconds.

3 – 3.5 years

Dolphin 2

Safe entry / exit to water, exhale in water (mouth and nose), glide backwards kick and recover, submerge eyes open, intro to freestyle arms, jump entry turn and grab edge.

3.5 – 4 years

Dolphin 3

Safe entry / exit to water, glide backwards kick and recover 3 metres arms extended, forward glide and kick 3 metres, survival sculling, basic freestyle, swim out 3 metres, float on back 30 seconds and recover

4 – 4.5 years

Dolphin 4

Glide backwards kick and recover 3 metres, forward glide and kick 5 metres, intro to survival backstroke kick, basic freestyle, swim out 3 metres, float on back 30 seconds and recover

4.5 – 5 years


Learn To Swim – (5 – 16 years)

There are nine stages of learn to swim instruction based on the Austswim Learn to swim guidelines. Parents should choose a stage level based on their child’s skill level in the water. Children who have previously completed Austswim stages should progress to the next stage. Parents who are unsure of their child’s level should contact a swim instructor to discuss the best class for their child.

Class title

Skills

LTS 1 (Beginner)

Beginner level is about safe entry and exit from the water including safely enter water, exhale in water, open eyes under water, submerge, glide forward and recover, float or glide backward and recover

 

LTS 2 (Water discovery)

Water Discovery is about being pulled to safety and the development of the freestyle stroke including glide forward and kick 3m; glide backward; kick and recover; freestyle swim 5m; scull/tread water

 

LTS 3 (Preliminary)

Preliminary includes performing a survival back float while extending swimming and survival abilities and includes freestyle swim 10m; glide backwards and kick 5m; breaststroke leg action swim 5m; demonstrate survival sculling; demonstrate forward roll.

 

 

LTS 4 (Water Awareness)

Water Awareness is about the importance of water safety while extending swimming and survival abilities including freestyle swim 15m; breaststroke swim 5m; backstroke swim 10m; survival backstroke swim 10m; scull head first on back; recover a object; swim in deep water.

 

LTS 5 (Water Sense)

Water Sense develops an understanding of the elements in being water safe while extending swimming and survival abilities. Pool lifesaving will also be attempted. The skills include freestyle swim 25m; backstroke swim 15m; survival backstroke 15m; breaststroke 15m; demonstrate a surface dive

 

LTS 6 (Junior)

Junior means you can swim one lap of a 50m pool and can complete a competitive swimming dive while extending swimming and survival abilities. Having gained these skills students are ready to try competitive swimming. Skills learned include freestyle swim 50m; demonstrate a dive entry; backstroke swim 25m; breaststroke swim 25m.

 

LTS 7 (Intermediate)

Intermediate includes the skill of egg-beater kick used in water polo while extending swimming and survival abilities. Having gained these skills students will give water polo a try. Competencies include scull feet first on back; demonstrate eggbeater kick; swim 150m (50m freestyle, 25m backstroke,  50m breaststroke and 25m survival backstroke)

 

 

LTS 8 (Water Wise)

Water Wise develops good judgment in water safety while extending swimming and survival abilities. Having gained these skills pool lifesaving will be attempted. Skills learned include sidestroke swim 25m; demonstrate dolphin kick; swim 200m (50m freestyle, 50m backstroke, 50m breaststroke, 25m sidestroke and 25m survival backstroke.

 

LTS 9 (Senior)

Senior includes the skill of competitive tumble-turns while extending swimming and survival abilities. Having gained these skills further competitive swimming will be attempted. Skills learned include butterfly swim 10m; demonstrate tumble turn; non-contact rescues; basic principles of resuscitation; swim 300m (100m freestyle, 50m breaststroke, 50m backstroke, 50m sidestroke, 50m survival backstroke)