Pre-Schoolers (3-5 years old)

Small Group And 1:1 Swimming Lessons for 3+ years old

Pre-school Beginners

Children who are 3 years old and above, can do our lessons without their parents being in the water.

Pre-schoolers’ beginner’s lessons could be small group (1:2 or 1:3) lessons or private (1:1) lessons. In 1:2 (semi-private with maximum of 2 children to a teacher) or 1:3 lessons with a maximum of 3 children in a lesson, children are put together based on their age and swimming abilities. So, if your child is between 3 to 4.5 and cannot swim and is a complete beginner, your child can share lessons with other pre-schoolers who are beginners.

swimming lessons at Blue Wave for pre-schoolersPre-School (3-4.5 year old) Beginner’s Lessons      

  • Suitable for children aged 3 to 4.5/5 years old.
  • The small group (max of 2 children in a class) or 1:1 lessons offer children their first experience in the water without parental support.
  • In beginner lessons, children will learn the basic skills of swimming like
    • getting in the water safely
    • kicking on front and back with floats
    • floating on front and back
    • blowing bubbles
    • Be water confident and put face in water
  • Lessons are structured but teachers also use play and fun water-based activities to develop necessary water skills for the next level which is beginners+.
    • To join these lessons, a child should be happy to be in the water and ready and able to follow instructions from a swim teacher.
    • Children are expected to participate in both individually-based activities and doing it with another child(ren)
    • Children who are nervous about getting in water independently or swimming without their parents are offered private preschool beginners lessons.

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Preschooler Beginners+

This level is suitable for children who:

  • Confident to be in water and able to travel in the. water up to 5 meters on front and back without touching the bottom of the pool (it doesn’t have to be done with a recognisable swim stroke).
  • Able to put face in water and blow bubbles and can voluntarily submerge (taking head under the water).
  • Able to float on front and back without floates or teacher/adult support.
  • Able to get into the water and exit from the pool safely and confidently.
  • Able to do a supervised jump in the water to an adult with or without support.
  • Able to kick both on the front AND back with or without using floats (at least 10 meters).

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