Q: When should a child STOP swimming lessons?
A: When the child becomes a strong and safe swimmer
We see swimming lessons, like road safety, as one of the few life skills that your child must try to master according to their abilities. But swimming lessons should not go on forever. There must be a point where your child can graduate...
And there is!!
We have designed a unique program that instructs, motivates and propels your child along the learn to swim journey. At Babies to KIDS Swim School we use our 3B*12M system. This system is based on over 25 years of direct teaching experience and careful observation of results in the process of learning to swim. Our lessons are fun, professionally structured and progressive.
The 3Bs refer to:
The 12M refers to 12 Milestones
To be considered a strong and safe swimmer we believe that there are 12 vital milestones for your child to learn. We know that there are specific and crucial turning points that focus on quality technique and efficiency before distance.
When a child falls into a backyard pool, it is efficiency over a short distance that kicks in when it comes to survival. Water is a fantastic playground but safety is the key.
There are other important aquatic skills that your child will learn along the way, but here are the key ones:
Your child at this point is recognised at Babies to KIDS Swim School as having covered the basics and now ready to become swimming experts in our SpeedSquad.
SpeedSquad is not about serious hard-edged competition. SpeedSquad is about including all kids that can effectively swim 25m and ready to fine tune their skills. It's about having friendly fishlike fun. And about learning the secrets to speed!
We time our squad swimmers not for competitive reasons. We time them as a measure of efficiency. Efficiency equals speed. But better efficiency also means saving energy. And that means your child has a better chance of surviving real life aquatic hazards.
There are five more milestones to go:
IT'S THE SAFETY OF THE CHILD THAT MATTERS MOST AND THEN THE EFFECTIVENESS OF PROPULSION SUITED TO EACH CHILD
It's now time to celebrate all the practice and dedication. It means that we recognise and reward your child's immense efforts, together with their incentive-based certificates gained along the way, with our SpeedSquad Gold Certificate.
It also means that a whole gateway of aquatic experiences can now open up for your child to fulfill - but safely, effectively and with confidence. From school swimming carnivals to water polo, snorkeling, surfing, water skiing, participating with all types of vessels on the water or just enjoying moving through the water.
Your child is now recognised at Babies to KIDS Swim School as being a strong and safe swimmer. Your child actually GRADUATES our swim school. And this is more likely to lead to a life-long love of swimming and continued learning!
Remember that no matter how strong any human being is at swimming - they must swim within their limits and ALWAYS be closely supervised by a competent adult.