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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

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?

"Citius, altius, fortius" is a Latin phrase meaning "swifter, higher, stronger", which Baron de Coubertin borrowed from Father Henri Martin Dideon, who used the phrase to describe the athletic achievements of his students". (Indianinfo)

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Classes

Swim 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

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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 forward for a distance of 5 metres, feet may be on or off the floor.
  3. Move backwards for a distance of 5 metres, feet may be on or off the floor.
  4. Move sideways for a distance of 5 metres, feet may be on or off the floor.
  5. Scoop the water and wash the face.
  6. Be comfortable with water showered from overhead.
  7. Move from a flat floating position on the back and return to standing.
  8. Move from a flat floating position on the front and return to standing.
  9. Push and glide in a flat position on the front from a wall.
  10. Push and glide in a flat position on the back from a wall.
  11. Give examples of two pool rules.
  12. 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 to a minimum depth of 1.0 metre.
  2. Blow bubbles a minimum of three times rhythmically, with nose and mouth submerged.
  3. Move from a flat floating position on the back and return to standing without support.
  4. Move from a flat floating position on the front and return to standing without support.
  5. Push from a wall and glide on the back – arms can be by the side or above the head.
  6. Push from a wall and glide on the front with arms extended.
  7. Travel using a recognised leg action with feet off the pool floor on the back for 5 metres.
  8. Travel using a recognised leg action with feet off the pool floor on the front for 5 metres.
  9. Perform a tuck to rotate from a flat floating position on the front, to a back floating position, then return to standing.
  10. Perform a tuck to rotate from a flat floating position on the back, to a front floating position, then return to standing.
  11. Perform a log roll from the back to the front.
  12. Perform a log roll from the front to the back.
  13. Exit the water without support.
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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 to a minimum depth of 1.0 metre.
  2. Sink, push away from wall 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 5 metres on the front, perform a tuck to rotate onto the back and return on the back.
  6. Fully submerge to pick up an object.
  7. Answer correctly three questions on the Water Safety Code.
  8. Push and glide and travel 10 metres on the back.
  9. Push and glide and travel 10 metres on the front.
  10. Perform a tuck float and hold for three seconds.
  11. Exit the water without using steps.

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. Perform a sequence of changing shapes (minimum of three) whilst floating on the surface and demonstrate an understanding of floating.
  2. Push and glide from the wall towards the pool floor.
  3. Kick 10 metres backstroke (one item of equipment optional).
  4. Kick 10 metres front crawl (one item of equipment optional).
  5. Kick 10 metres butterfly on the front or on the back.
  6. Kick 10 metres breaststroke on the front (one item of equipment optional).
  7. Perform a head first sculling action for 5 metres in a flat position on the back.
  8. Travel on back and log roll in one continuous movement onto front.
  9. Travel on front and log roll in one continuous movement onto back.
  10. Push and glide and 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 flat stationary scull on the back.
  2. Perform a feet first sculling action for 5 metres in a flat position 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. Push and glide and swim 10 metres backstroke (performed to Swim England expected standards).
  7. Push and glide and swim 10 metres front crawl (performed to Swim England expected standards).
  8. Push and glide and swim 10 metres breaststroke (performed to Swim England expected standards).
  9. Push and glide and swim 10 metres butterfly (performed to Swim England expected standards).
  10. Perform a handstand and hold for a minimum of three seconds.
  11. Perform a forward somersault.
  12. Demonstrate an action for getting help.
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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. Give two examples of how to prepare for exercise and understand why it is important.
  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. Push and glide and swim front crawl to include at least six rhythmical breaths.
  6. Push and glide and swim breaststroke to include at least six rhythmical breaths.
  7. Push and glide and swim butterfly to include at least three rhythmical breaths.
  8. Push and glide and swim backstroke to include at least six regular breaths.
  9. Push and glide and swim 25 metres, choice of stroke is optional (performed to Swim England expected standards).
  10. Perform a ‘shout and signal’ rescue.
  11. Perform a surface dive.
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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. Push and glide and swim 25 metres backstroke (performed to Swim England expected standards).
  2. Push and glide and swim 25 metres front crawl (performed to Swim England expected standards).
  3. Push and glide and swim 25 metres breaststroke (performed to Swim England expected standards).
  4. Push and glide and swim 25 metres butterfly (performed to Swim England expected standards).
  5. Perform a movement sequence (linking skills with strokes and sculls) of one minute duration, in a group of three or more.
  6. Perform a sitting dive or dive.
  7. Push and glide and swim 50 metres continuously using one stroke (performed to Swim England expected standards).
  8. Push and glide and swim 100 metres, using a minimum of three different strokes (performed to Swim England expected standards).
  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

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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.

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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.