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    Welcome to Aqua Swimming

    Aqua Swimming (established in 1993) provides 'high-quality' private swimming tuition and coaching for pre-school children, young swimmers and competitive swimmers at heated indoor swimming pools in Sevenoaks (Kent) and Pembury (Tunbridge Wells, Kent).

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    Competitive Swimming Club

    Aqua Swimming is developing a competitive swimming squad and currently has swimming sessions to accommodate this standard. The aim is to develop swimmers to an elite level and prepare for competition.

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    Aqua Swimming – a fun learning environment

    The emphasis in the swimming programme is on learning through fun with recognised skills and teaching practices.

Venues

Walthamstow Hall

Walthamstow Hall

Holly Bush Lane
Sevenoaks
Kent
TN13 3UL

Kent College

Kent College

Pembury
Tunbridge Wells
Kent
TN2 4AX

Radnor House

Radnor House

Sevenoaks
Kent
TN14 6AE

The New Beacon Schoo

The New Beacon School

Brittains Lane
Sevenoaks
Kent
TN13 2PB

Competitive Swimming Club

Aqua Swimming is developing a competitive swimming squad and currently has swimming sessions to accommodate this standard.

School Swimming

Aqua Swimming provides tuition for pupils at many local schools.

Did you know?

In the 1984 Olympics, there were no women's World Records set. (USA Swimming)

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Classes

Swiming England (previously ASA) Learn to Swim Pathway

Lessons are tailored to ability and we offer the following levels of instruction:

  • Foundation Stage (Pre-school Classes) 3 yrs plus
  • FUNdamental Movement Skills (Beginner 1 to Improver 3, Stages 1 to 7) 4 yrs plus
  • Aquatic Sports Skills (Swimming Club Stages 8 – 10) 7 yrs plus

Foundation Stage

This is the programme for water confidence for pre-school classes . The emphasis is on the development of basic motor skills, an introduction to water and the swimming environment, through fun and games.

FUNdamental Movement Skills, Stages 1 – 7

Navy - Beginner

Stage 1 (Beginner 1):

Developing basic safety awareness, the ‘class’ scenario, basic movement skills and water confidence skills. Swimmers may use aids e.g. arm bands, woggles, floats etc.

Skills include the following:

  1. Enter the water safely
  2. Move forwards for a distance of five metres
  3. Move backwards for a distance of five metres
  4. Move sideways for a distance of five metres
  5. Scoop the water and wash face
  6. Be at ease with water showered from overhead
  7. Move into a stretched floating position using aids, equipment or support
  8. Regain an upright position from on the back with support
  9. Regain an upright position from on the front with support
  10. Push and glide in a horizontal position to or from a wall
  11. Take part in a teacher-led partner orientated game
  12. Demonstrate an understanding of pool rules
  13. Exit the water safely

Stage 2 (Beginner 2):

Developing safe entries into water including jumping in, basic floating, travel and rotation unaided to regain upright positions. Swimmers may use aids, e.g. arm bands, woggles, floats etc.

Skills include the following:

  1. Jump in from poolside safely
  2. Blow bubbles a minimum of three times rhythmically with nose and mouth submerged
  3. Regain upright position from the back without support
  4. Regain an upright position from the front without support
  5. Push from wall and glide on the back
  6. Push from wall and glide on the front
  7. Travel on the back for five metres, aids or equipment may be used
  8. Travel on the front for five metres, aids or equipment may be used
  9. Perform a rotation from the front to the back to gain an upright position
  10. Perform a rotation from the back to the front to gain an upright position
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Stage 3 (Intermediate 1):

Developing safe entries including submersion, travelling up to 10 metres on the front and back, rotation skills and water safety knowledge.

Skills include the following:

  1. Jump in from poolside and submerge (min depth 0.9 metres)
  2. Sink, push away from wall on side and maintain a streamlined position
  3. Push and glide on the front with arms extended and log roll onto the back
  4. Push and glide on the back with arms extended and log roll onto the front
  5. Travel on the front, tuck to rotate around the horizontal axis to return on the back.
  6. Fully submerge to pick up an object
  7. Answer correctly three questions on the Water Safety Code
  8. Travel 10 metres on the back
  9. Travel 10 metres on the front

Stage 4 (Intermediate 2):

Developing the understanding of buoyancy through a range of skills, refining kicking technique for all strokes, and swimming 10 metres to a given standard as directed by Swim England.

Skills include the following:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of buoyancy
  2. Perform a tuck float for five seconds
  3. Perform a sequence of changing shapes (minimum of three) whilst floating at the surface
  4. Push and glide from the wall to the pool floor
  5. Kick 10 metres backstroke (one item of equipment optional)
  6. Kick 10 metres front crawl (one item of equipment optional)
  7. Kick 10 metres butterfly on the front or on the back
  8. Kick 10 metres breaststroke on the back (equipment optional)
  9. Kick 10 metres breaststroke on the front (equipment optional)
  10. Perform on the back a head first sculling action for 5 metres in a horizontal position
  11. Travel on back and roll in one continuous movement onto front
  12. Travel on front and roll in one continuous movement onto back
  13. Swim 10 metres, choice of stroke is optional
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Stage 5 (Improver 1):

Developing ‘watermanship’ through sculling and treading water skills, and complete rotation, also performing all strokes to a given standard as directed by Swim England.

Skills include the following:

  1. Perform a horizontal stationary scull on the back
  2. Perform a feet first sculling action for 5 metres whilst horizontal on the back
  3. Perform a sculling sequence with a partner for 30-45 seconds to include a rotation
  4. Tread water for 30 seconds
  5. Perform three different shaped jumps into deep water
  6. Swim 10 metres backstroke (refer to the Swim England expected stroke standards sheet)
  7. Swim 10 metres front crawl face in the water (refer to the Swim England expected stroke standards sheet)
  8. Swim 10 metres breaststroke (refer to the Swim England expected stroke standards sheet)
  9. Swim 10 metres butterfly (refer to the Swim England expected stroke standards sheet)
  10. Perform a handstand and hold for a minimum of three seconds
  11. Perform a forward somersault, tucked, in the water
  12. Demonstrate an action for getting help
Royal Blue

Stage 6 (Improver 2):

Developing effective swimming skills including coordinated breathing; developing the water safety aspects and understanding of preparation for exercise.

Skills include the following:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of preparation for exercise
  2. Sink, push off on side from the wall, glide, kick and rotate into backstroke
  3. Sink, push off on side from the wall, glide, kick and rotate into front crawl
  4. Swim 10 metres wearing clothes
  5. Swim front crawl to include at least six rhythmical breaths
  6. Swim breaststroke to include at least six rhythmical breaths
  7. Swim butterfly to include at least three rhythmical breaths
  8. Swim 25 metres, choice of stroke
  9. Perform a ‘shout and signal’ rescue
  10. Perform a surface dive
  11. Exit the water without using steps
Pale Blue

Stage 7 (Improver 3):

Developing quality stroke technique up to 100 metres, incorporating skills learnt and combining them to develop a linked routine and complete successfully an obstacle course that combines a variety of skills accomplished throughout Stages 1 – 7.

Skills include the following:

  1. Swim 25 metres backstroke
  2. Swim 25 metres front crawl
  3. Swim 25 metres breaststroke
  4. Swim 25 metres butterfly
  5. Perform a movement sequence of one minute duration, in a group of three or more, incorporating a number of the following skills. Sculling: head first, feet first. Rotation: forward/backward somersault, log roll. Floating: star on the front/on the back, tuck float, create own. Eggbeater: moving, lifting one or both arms out of the water link skills with strokes and sculls
  6. Perform a sitting dive
  7. Swim 50 metres continuously using one stroke
  8. Swim 100 metres, using a minimum of three different strokes
  9. Tread water using eggbeater action for 30 seconds
  10. Complete an obstacle course (using minimum of four objects) with feet off the pool floor throughout

FUNdamental Sports Skills

Navy Blue - Swimming Club

Stages 8 – 10 (Aqua Swimming Club):

Once the swimmer has developed the core range of skills required to be confident, competent and safe in the water through Stages 1 – 7, the swimmer can focus on the development of competitive swimming techniques such as advanced skills for speed on all four strokes, starts, turns and following specified training sets and programmes.

More information can be found on the Aqua Swimming Club pages >>

Courses

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Aqua Spring Newsletter 2017

Term Dates

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1-to-1 Lessons

1-to-1 lessons – please contact the Aqua office if you would like to arrange a 1-to-1 lesson with one of our instructors during the term time or the holiday period.

 

Swimming Fees

Course Fees at all venues

£96 per term (half-hour lessons)

 

Aqua Swimming Club

For Aqua Swimming Club Membership Fees from January 2017 to December 2017, please contact the ‘Aqua’ office on 01732 455800 or sarah@aquaswimming.ltd.uk for further details.