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Learn To Swim

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Funfitness Swim School located at Croydon Tennis Centre offers AUSTswim and Swim Australia approved learn to swim programs for all levels and ages.  Classes start children from as young as 4 months of age through to adults.  For those who have never really mastered water confidence, we also offer one on one private lessons.

Our AUSTswim/Swim Australia approved learn to swim programs, in conjunction with all of our other tennis, fitness and vacation care programs will open up wonderful opportunities for healthy, fun, personal achievement and independence for your family, in a safe, friendly, family oriented environment at Croydon Tennis Centre.

Our AUSTswim/Swim Australia approved learn to swim terms coincide with the school terms and tennis terms, and are based on a 10 week/$195 per term.  All classes are 30 minutes in duration.

Our AUSTswim/Swim Australia approved learn to swim programs operate seven (7) days a week and we offer quality structured swimming programs designed to develop confidence, skill level and water safety for all students.

All instructors are AUSTswim and/or Swim Australia qualified. Funfitness is registered with AUSTswim and Swim Australia. Lessons are conducted in our fully enclosed mineral saltwater indoor pool heated to 32 degrees celcius where we provide a safe, healthy and fun environment to enable our students to improve their skills.

Our learn to swim programs are graded according to skill level through assessment.

Be sure to check with your health fund about claiming back a portion of the cost of your learn to swim lessons.  For more information CLICK HERE.

Term 1 - BOOK NOW or call 9747 4259 (29th January - 14th April 2019)

 

Infant Learn to Swim Program (Ages 4 months - 18 months)

 

Blue Tongue (4-9 months): - Parent and child are introduced to water familiarisation and water safety.  The parent and child will be guided by a teacher in how to hold their child in the water, submersion techniques, floating, kicking and paddling skills.  Groups of 6-10. Parent accompanies child in water.

 

 

Water Dragon (9-18 mths): - Parent and child will focus on improving their water familiarisation and water safety skills.  Lessons will focus on the skill development of kicking, paddling, floating and submersions with the aim of being able to move short distances through the water, unaided.  Groups of 6-10. Parent accompanies child in water.

 

Toddler Learn to Swim Program (Ages 18 months - 3 years)

 

Tadpole

Tadpole classes are designed for children between 18 months and 3 years who are not yet confident enough to participate in a lesson without their parent in the water with them. This is a transition class between parent-and-baby and learn to swim group classes. Your toddler will begin to seperate from you for longer periods. By the time they graduate Tadpole level, they will be confident enough in their lessons to be ale to participate without their parents. Parent accompanies child in water.

 

Little Turtle 

Little Turtle class is designed for young children who are confident in the water and are able to participate in a full lesson without their parent in the water. This is the transition stage between our Infant Aquatics program and our Preschool - School age program. By the completion of Little Turtle level, your child will be comfortable submerging under water and floating on their back with assistance from their teacher. They will also be able to kick, paddle, and blow bubbles whilst swimming with a flotation device. 3 year olds who graduate Little Turtle class having acheived all these skills, will progress straight to Level 2 of our Learn To Swim Program - Penguin.


 

Preschool and School Age Learn to Swim Program (Ages 3+ years)

 

Turtle: - The first level of our learn to swim program. Turtle class is suited to any preschool or school age children who are nervous in the water. Turtle lessons are lots of fun, and will give your child a great base for their future of swimming by fostering a love of the water. By the completion of Turtle level, your child will be comfortable submerging under water and floating on their back with assistance from their teacher. They will also be able to kick, paddle, and blow bubbles whilst swimming with a flotation device. 

 

Penguin:- The second level of our learn to swim program. Penguin class is suited to children who are comfortable and confident in the water, but cannot yet swim independently. Children will progress towards swimming and floating independently, and will learn important swim-to-survive skills. By completion of Penguin level, your child will be able to swim independently for short distances with their face in the water, and will be able to float on their back without aid.

 

Jellyfish The third level of our learn to swim program. Jellyfish class is designed to extend and strengthen the skills of very confident children. Children will be placed in Jellyfish class if they are able to swim short to medium distances with their face in the water, and are able to float on their back independently, but are yet to master streamlines and flutter kicks. Jellyfish students will learn to how to move through the water in a streamline body position and will strengthen their kick on both their front and back. Children will graduate Jellyfish level as very strong swimmers. They will be able to swim 12 metres or more independently on both their front and back. They will also learn important survival skills such as rolling from their front to their back to breathe.



 

Octopus - This is a transition level, with the aim being to continue developing the confidence in independent swimming through the introduction of basic freestyle and backstroke skills. Groups of 4.

 

Starfish - The fourth level of our learn to swim program. Starfish class is designed for children who are extremely strong swimmers, but are yet to learn any stroke technique. In Starfish class, children will learn to propel themselves though the water in a new way – through the long pulling, strong kicking, rolling to breathe actions that constitute freestyle. Children will graduate Starfish class with a good, basic freestyle technique. Groups 4.


Seahorse: The fifth level of our learn to swim program. Seahorse class is for children who have a good, basic freestyle technique, and may have some knowledge of backstroke. In Seahorse class, children will strengthen their technique in freestyle, and will learn backstroke. By graduation of seahorse class, children will be able to swim approximately 25 metres of both freestyle an backstroke with good, strong technique. Group 5-6

 

Seal:The sixth level of our learn to swim program. Seal class is designed for children who are strong in freestyle and backstroke, and are ready for the new challenge of breaststroke. Children will learn to propel themselves through the water in a new and efficient way, by learning the whip kick and breaststroke pull. Children will graduate Seal with strong technique in freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke. Groups 5-6

 

Dolphin:The seventh level of our learn to swim level. Dolphin class is for students who can swim with great strength and proficiency in freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke, and are ready for the ultimate challenge – Learning Butterfly. Children will continue to strengthen all their strokes, whilst learning great butterfly technique. Dolphin graduates have good knowledge and strong technique in all strokes, and are ready for our mini-squad class, Marlin. Groups 5-6.

 

Marlin:- –  The eighth level in our learn to swim program. Marlin class is designed for very strong swimmers who are proficient in all four strokes. This is an hour long mini-squad class which focuses heavily on stroke correction and race technique - including, dives, turns, starts and finishes. 

 

 

Adult Classes

Adult Learn to Swim: - Classes have been designed for adults with no swimming ability and would like to improve their stroke.




Adult Stroke Development: - These classes are for adults who have some swimming ability and would like to improve their technique.

Private & Special Needs: - One to one instruction for any age and any ability is available, suiting those people who desire extra attention.