We’ve often been taught that effective swimming lessons involve following instructions and doing laps. However, recent studies have suggested that engaging, interactive and fun approaches to learning assists in the retention of information and ultimately promotes the growth of key skills. That’s why we’ve developed a new Swim School Program that focusses on activities, interaction and most importantly fun! Learn more about our great program in this article.
Traditional swimming lessons are often command centred lessons that involve continual and let’s face it, boring laps. Here at Prince Alfred Park Pool we’ve changed our curriculum to integrate fun, activity-based lessons that prove significantly more effective in engaging students and encouraging their personal best.
The curriculum spans seven areas of learning, each containing educational elements that are designed to enhance student development and to base the learning in real-world settings.
The areas of the curriculum include:
- Entries and Exits
- Floating and Sculling
- Movement, Propulsion and Stroke Development
- Personal Survival
- Underwater Skills
- Rescue and Emergency
- Water Safety Knowledge
The activity-based elements of the lesson make sure everyone is encouraged to participate fully, as the more time in the water practising, the quicker the learning process.
Our students are empowered to think, discuss and decide through experiential based learning. We strongly believe individual mentoring and personal guidance coupled with fun challenges work best to ensure our students actively use and enhance their learnt knowledge and skills.
Essential personal survival and water safety elements are a really important focus for our little ones whilst they are establishing strong and effective swimming techniques.
Swimming lessons aren’t just for children, at Prince Alfred Park Pool our programs cater for infants with their parents, preschoolers, primary school-aged children and adults. So anyone can learn to swim!
The classes progress at stages appropriate to age, development and ability. Infants move up stages based on their age and physical development. Whilst, preschool and primary students change classes based on their personal comfort, confidence and competence. Student learning assessment is a continual and ongoing process throughout the year to monitor this progression.
Once students are accomplished swimmers the lessons shouldn’t end there, instead they should be encouraged to look to further opportunities that instil a love of swimming in everyday life. Here at Prince Alfred Park Pool we place significance on a pathway of learning and encourage all our students to progress their skills for life. Ultimately, they will be supported to progress through to our Optus Junior Dolphins Program where they will establish skills that will stay with them for life.
Our instructors are friendly and approachable and trained specifically to provide a warm, welcoming atmosphere. We really want to meet your family’s individual needs, answer your questions and address your concerns. Importantly each and every one of our classes are lead by a fully trained, accredited, licensed and insured teacher, so you can relax and enjoy the moment.
At Andrew Boy Charlton you can be sure that everyone will have fun! With activity-based lessons that encourage growth and learning. Sign up now here or contact our friendly staff at 02 9319 2727.
We’ve developed a new Swim School Program that focusses on activities, interaction and most importantly fun! Learn more about our great program in this article.
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