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Located In Camp Hill, Rollason In Swim is a family owned business for 30 years
"Dog Paddle" essentially is a lesson to introduce water to the children. The teachers are nurturing to the children and make sure its a fun and safe environment at all times. The children learn to submerge their faces into the water, once done so, we move on to blowing bubbles and learning to "dog paddle"
The children also learn how to enter the water from the side of the pool safely and to jump in from the side and swim back by themselves.
Just like all learn to swim levels this is a 30 minute class. Beginner strokers are taught the key movements that are essential to beginning the stroking process. All children learn how to do 4 arms before taking a breath and to competently breathe to the side. Furthermore backstroke is introduced, once the children understand the concept of swimming on their back we like to challenge them and develop backstroke arms. Within this lesson the children learn to have control over the water. We like to teach in an environment that encourages confident skill development and allow children to progress at their own rate through the use of games and songs that keep the lessons rewarding and fun whilst we are learning.
Our “Advanced Strokers” lessons are 30 minutes and are In groups of 2-4 children per teacher. Our semi-private lesson of 4 swimmers per lesson is ideal for the child to reach the optimal level of progression. Swimmers are taught the main components to their freestyle and are competent in backstroke as well, we like to encourage new movements like breastroke kick and work on the difficult stoke of butterfly. The children tend to like butterfly as it is a chance to be a mermaid or merman. We like to keep our lessons fun and encourage the children learn through games and to utilize our creative minds. We build on endurance training and learn to hold our breath across the pool paying submarines. Each child is praised for his or her efforts within the lessons, we understand all children are at different ages and levels, however all have the same goal in the end, to learn to swim whilst having fun and making friends. We like to teach the children these skills to prepare them for the “pre-traininers”, this enables the children to follow direction in larger groups.
Pre-trainers is a 45 minute class, also known as the introductory level into competitive squad training where children receive more personal lesson time whilst having the balance of independence. The children are with the squad coach (Nathan Rollason). In a social group environment the key learnings include stroke correction, breathing correction, starts, diving, using the minute clock, increased fitness and building endurance levels. All of our classes are level based rather than age.