Toddlers/Children

toddlers

Their natural swimming ability is encouraged through structured activities and play

  • Tuition for children from around 2-4 years old.
  • Small classes of no more than 3 pupils.
  • Our toddlers learn to swim using our proven step-by-step method.
  • Complementary activities are introduced along with games to encourage water confidence.
  • Basic introduction to front crawl and backstroke.

children

A more physiological approach may be necessary when teaching an older child

  • Tuition for children from around 4 years old.
  • Classes of up to 6 pupils depending on ability.
  • Once confident in the water, the 4 strokes are further developed.
  • The correct starts and turns are introduced in preparation for more advanced levels of swimming.

level 9 & level 10 junior swim squad

A more technical and disciplined approach is required for the more advanced swimmer

  • Training for children from around 6 years old.
  • Once the four strokes have been mastered in Level 9, pupils are introduced to our Level 10 junior swim squad. These classes are designed to develop pre-competitive skills preparing them for entry to club swimming. All junior swim squad pupils must be members. Level 9 sessions are 45 minutes and Level 10 junior swim squad sessions run for 60 minutes. These classes are structured to benefit the individuals within a group, however teamwork and camaraderie are also encouraged.
  • Our pupils are also encouraged to feel part of a team for social enjoyment as well as for the exercise benefits.
  • Laura Sevenus was a South African national competitive swimmer in the 60’s. She was one of five South Africans chosen to tour with the American Water Follies as a synchronized swimmer, thus changing her amateur status.

    In 1964, her professional career began when she assisted the South African team coach training beginners, and later established her first private swim school. Her understanding of parent and children’s needs led to the creation of a purpose-designed facility for teaching swimming in Cape Town, this is where she developed what is now the Sevenus Swimming Method®.

    She has contributed her evolving insight and expertise to various working groups in South Africa, Sweden, Germany and the UK and has been instrumental in defining swim teaching standards in South Africa. She is also a certified aquarobics instructor and Watsu® practitioner.

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