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Welcome to the Aberdeen Learn to Swim

We provide safe, progressive, fun swimming lessons to children of all ages.

We work in partnership with Scottish Swimming and the International School, Aberdeen.

On completion, move to Aberdeen Amateur Swimming Club, Fitness training, Water Polo or Lifesaving.

FRAMEWORK

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Aqua Fun Swim Skills 1 Swim Skills 2 Swim Skills 3 Swim Skills 4 Club Ready
Develop water confidence & core skills Further develop confidence & skills without aids Increase the competency of skills & develop basic strokes Introduce more advanced techniques and achieve Triple S Improve stroke technique, develop multi discipline & basic lifesaving skills Improve & maintain stroke technique over a distance, develop basic training & race skills
Safe entry & exit Demonstrate repetitive bobbing for 30 secs Head first surface dive to retrieve an object from 1.2m Enter & exit the pool without steps Perform a dive with transition to stroke Swim 100m backcrawl, maintaining efficient technique and incorporating racing skills
Jump in without assistance Demonstrate floatation on back & front without an aid Scull 10m head first on back, with aid Travel, somersault & finish streamlined Perform a straddle jump and tread water for 45secs Swim 100m frontcrawl, maintaining efficient technique and incorporating racing skills
Fully submerge Demonstrate a mushroom float Streamline and kick 5m Tread water for 30secs, waving 1 hand Swim 50 backcrawl with P&G, head still, rolling Swim 50m breaststroke, maintaining efficient technique and incorporating racing skills
Blow bubbles through mouth and nose, fully submerged Demonstrate a push & glide Kick 15m on back & front Scull 10m Swim 50m frontcrawl with P&G, bi-lateral breathing, high elbow Swim 25m butterfly, maintaining efficient technique and incorporating racing skills
Float on back & front without an aid Demonstrate rotation from back to front and front to back Swim 15m backcrawl Swim 25m backcrawl & frontcrawl Swim 50m breaststroke with legal technique Attempt 100m IM, incorporating race skills
Demonstrate streamlining on back & front without an aid Demonstrate a sculling action Swim 15m frontcrawl with regular breathing Demonstrate breaststroke with simultaneous arm & leg action for 15m Swim 15m butterfly with P&G, competent technique Understand lane discipline and use of pace clock
Travel 5 m on back or front without an aid Kick 10m on back & front without an aid Demonstrate breaststroke leg kick Travel 5m with an undulating body position Swimming Skills 4 Guide
Demonstrate 3 different movements across the pool Swim 10m backcrawl Demonstrate basic butterfly technique over 4 strokes After LTS Guidelines

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