When choosing a swimming school its essential to check if the school and their instructors are approved through Swim South Africa. At Little Fishes Swimming School instructors are qualified and register with Swimming South Africa every year. They also have current Level 1 First Aid Certification and are obliged to update their CPR qualifications and to produce a Police Clearance Certificate annually
The centre is also sanctioned by Swim South Africa which means the highest level and teaching as well as facility offering is required
2:1 Ratio between child and instructor
Each child is taken at his / her own pace. All teaching is in groups as interaction with others is fun and competition is a great motivator. Particular care is taken to ensure that children are placed in appropriate classes.
Children are not grouped strictly in ages but, according to ability. As soon as a child is progressing beyond the level of the group, we recommend a change to a stronger class so that the child is not prevented from reaching his / her full potential and so that he/she does not become bored
The equipment and toys at the swimming centre are colourful and stimulating and are valuable teaching tools as they arouse natural curiosity and alleviate anxiety. Equipment and toys are replaced on a regular basis
How long will it take for your child to Learn to Swim?
There is, unfortunately, no definitive answer to this question. What we can tell you is that there is no “quick fix” when it comes to learning to swim. The more committed you are to bringing your child to lessons regularly, the faster your child will progress. It is all about constant aquatic exposure. A child would learn to swim as quickly as he/she learns to walk if he/she was exposed to the aquatic environment as frequently as he/she was given the opportunity to practise walking. No child is the same and as they learn to roll over, crawl, walk and talk at different times, so it is with swimming
Little Fishes Facility
We have a modern indoor, heated CHILD FRIENDLY swimming centre in a warm and light atmosphere. The swimming pool and surrounding areas have been custom built to accommodate infants, learn to swim and stroke development classes. The facilities are suitable for teaching of the various strokes, diving, tumble turns etc. Changing rooms and indoor toilets are situated inside the swimming enclosure and there are viewing areas for parents. We have a small coffee shop “LittleCafe” The water is kept at a constant 30 / 31°C with state of the art electric heat pumps so classes can continue during the cooler months of the year
Progression charts and reports
Its important to identify and acknowledge the progression to various swimming levels. At Little Fishes we have 5 levels of progression. During your initial FREE assessments, your instructor will advise what level your child is
There are 5 levels of swimming
• Tadpole A, B and C (Water orientation, water safety and basic stroke)
• Seal A and B (Stroke development and group stroke development)
Each level is colour coded by a branded swimming cap, your instructor will advise which colour cap should be purchased based on each child’s swimming level
Caps are compulsory and can be bought from reception. ALL SWIMMING APPAREL CAN BE BOUGHT FROM THE SWIMMING SCHOOL
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