Our Swim Classes for 2018

 

Our Class Levels

 

We have a total of 8 classes divided into 3 levels, each with a distinct objective.

 

You can find the most convenient class for your child by searching  Our Locations for more details.

 

Billabong – comprises the beginner classes which focus on the development of Water craft and safety.

 

Lake – comprises of three class levels which continue the water craft as learnt in Billabong but extends the focus on to learning correct Swim craft.

 

Ocean – trains the swimmers for competitiveness in a variety of disciplines and begins the “Champions Journey” for our students.

Billabong Classes

Kangaroo

KANGAROO level guides children, from 3 years of age, to independent floating combined with comfortable deep water experiences. The independence with vertical & horizontal floating positions in deep-water moves into rolling from front to back, without panicking. Each class has a maximum of 3 Children to 1 Teacher.

Class Time:

30 mins

Locations:

St Paul’s – Kew

Wesley College – Glen Waverley

 

Emu

EMU continues to be an alternative option to the parent not being in the water which is required in the Joey & Kangaroo level. EMU level encapsulates what is finally achieved in the Joey & Kangaroo level which is developing swimming movements moving into rolling over both ways. Each class has a maximum of 3 Children to 1 Teacher.

Class Time:

30 mins

Locations:

St Paul’s – Kew

Wesley College – Glen Waverley

 

Lake Classes

Wombat

WOMBAT is the first level you see your child become a Little Mini Swimmer in all 4 competitive swimming stroke MOVEMENTS, with a sense of ease through the water. Like all young children on land a big part of their development at WOMBAT level is to create energy and excitement surrounding these movements but with some body awareness. Each class has a maximum of 3 Children to 1 Teacher.

Class Time:

30 mins

Locations:

St Paul’s – Kew

Wesley College – Glen Waverley

 

Koala

KOALA continues to develop and create energy and excitement surrounding the movements of all 4 competitive strokes with body awareness but places much more emphasis on the quality of body position. Each class has a maximum of 3 Children to 1 Teacher.

Class Time:

30 mins

Locations:

St Paul’s – Kew

Wesley College – Glen Waverley

 

Bilby

BILBY moves into the swimmer self-correcting and refining the Head & Body Position during faster swimming in Freestyle, Breastroke & Backstroke. Butterfly still continues to be performed but with timing the emphasis. Each class has a maximum of 4 Children to 1 Teacher.

Class Time:

30 mins

Locations:

St Paul’s – Kew

Wesley College – Glen Waverley

 

Ocean Classes

Kookaburra

KOOKABURRA is a transition level from swimming lessons to entry level swimming squad. It runs for 45 mins continuing to develop awareness from the swimmers perspective so they can take ownership about their quality of body position. Each class has a maximum of 4 Children to 1 Teacher.

Class Time:

45 mins

Locations:

St Paul’s – Kew

MLC – Kew

Wesley College  – Glen Waverley

 

Rosella

ROSELLA is the entry level swimming squad. It runs for 60 mins continuing to develop awareness from the swimmers perspective to increase quality of body position. ROSELLA swimmers take ownership over their quality of body position during faster swimming. Time Trials are introduced at this level to facilitate such ownership as it provides another level of feedback. Each class has a maximum of 5 Children to 1 Teacher.

Class Time:

60 mins

Locations:

MLC – Kew

Wesley College – Glen Waverley

 

Numbat

NUMBAT is the Junior Squad. It is the squad preparing for competition, if the swimmer is interested. It runs for 60 mins and as a member of the NUMBAT Squad each swimmer has the opportunity to attend 2 x Adult Squad sessions in addition to any number of the 3 NUMBAT Squad sessions, in a one week period. The Adult Squad is also available during School Holidays (not Christmas/Summer break). Guided by JSSS coaches the NUMBAT swimmers provide their own Goal Times, each term. This again helps to develop awareness & ownership over their quality of body position during very fast swimming, ie, during Time Trials. The most significant understanding required as a NUMBAT Swimmer is to recognise, learning to race with body position, now begins!

Class Time:

60 mins

Locations:

MLC – Kew

Wesley College – Glen Waverley