Levels

Levels

Each level at Atlantis Aquatic Swim Centre has its own unique skill requirements. We have developed this through incorporating a number of factors including teaching techniques, skill techniques, children’s developmental milestones and years of experience in the aquatics industry. Each centre will have their own requirements so the name of a class at one centre will not necessarily correspond to another centre.

To ensure that children are placed into classes tailored to their needs and skills level an assessment is essential.

Click level titles for more information

Seahorse (Guardian & Baby Class)

6 months to 2 years

In a seahorse class the emphasis is on water awareness, safety skills and floatation. This is achieved through games and activities.

Turtle

From 2 years

Games and activities are used to develop confidence and safety in the water without the assistance of a parent for the first time.

Penguin

Students continue to develop their confidence and ability to be independent in the water, this includes being introduced to freestyle arms.

Otter

In this level freestyle breathing is introduced along with backstroke arms.

Stingray

Stringray’s develop freestyle and backstroke technique focusing on correct breathing.

Eel

In this level students refine their freestyle and backstroke technique and are introduced to breaststroke and the deeper water.

Barracuda

Barracudas further refine their technique in freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke kick without the assistance of an instructor in the water all the time.

Kingfish

Kingfish increase endurance and polish their strokes in preparation for squad.

Squad Levels

For Squad Levels, please click here.


Levels Explained

Seahorse (Guardian & Baby Class)

Babies and Toddlers from 6 months to 2 years

Description

Designed for children from 6 months to 2 years of age, being conducted with the parent present in the water. In a seahorse class the emphasis is on water awareness, safety skills and floatation.

Class Size

Up to 9 guardian and baby combinations

Duration

30 minute class

Pricing

$100.00 per 10 week term ($10.00 per class)

Class Times

Classes are held Monday to Saturday mornings during the school term.

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Turtle

From 2 years of age.

Description

Caters for children 2 years or older with the aim of building water confidence and safety. In an environment with up to 4 children for a 30 minute period the main focus is developing the child’s movement through the water. To progress from this level the child must be able to show confidence and ability to submerge their face and swim unassisted for 2 metres with their face submerged.

Class Size

Up to 4 children

Duration

30 minute class

Pricing

$150.00 per 10 week term ($15.00 per class)

Class Times

Classes are held Monday to Saturday mornings and Monday to Friday afternoons during the school term. This level is also offered during the Holiday Intensive Program.

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Penguin

Description

Penguins continue to develop their confidence and ability to be independent in the water with a strong emphasis on body position. Children will be progressed from paddling, to underwater arms with an introduction to basic overarm freestyle.

For progression children need to show the basic foundations of freestyle and backstroke technique.

Class Size

Up to 4 children

Duration

30 minute class

Pricing

$150.00 per 10 week term ($15.00 per class)

Class Times

Classes are held Monday to Saturday mornings and Monday to Friday afternoons during the school term. This level is also offered during the Holiday Intensive Program.

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Otter

Description

In this level there is particular emphasis on independent swimming. Freestyle breathing is introduced along with backstroke arms.

Graduation from this level requires both controlled freestyle and backstroke arms with an understanding of the concept of turning to breathe. Children must also be able to demonstrate proficient water safety skills.

Class Size

Up to 4 children

Duration

30 minute class

Pricing

$150.00 per 10 week term ($15.00 per class)

Class Times

Classes are held Monday to Saturday mornings and Monday to Friday afternoons during the school term. This level is also offered during the Holiday Intensive Program.

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Stingray

Description

Stingrays learn to combine all the components of both freestyle and backstroke. They develop freestyle with a particular focus on correct arm technique and breathing, and backstroke technique focusing on body position and correct hand entry.

To graduate this level children must swim 1 lap freestyle of the LTS pool with correct arm and breathing technique, along with 1 lap backstroke of the LTS pool with correct body position and arm technique.

Class Size

Up to 5 children

Duration

30 minute class

Pricing

$150.00 per 10 week term ($15.00 per class)

Class Times

Classes are held Monday to Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings during the school term. This level is also offered during the Holiday Intensive Program.

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Eel

Description

With an introduction to the 25 metre pool and deeper water, Eels refine their freestyle and backstroke techniques. Students are also introduced to breaststroke kick.

To advance to the next level children must be able to complete a 25 metre lap of both freestyle and backstroke whilst holding technique. They must also demonstrate proficient breaststroke kick.

Class Size

Up to 6 children

Duration

30 minute class

Pricing

$150.00 per 10 week term ($15.00 per class)

Class Times

Classes are held Monday to Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings during the school term. This level is also offered during the Holiday Intensive Program.

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Barracuda

Description

Barracudas further refine their technique in freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke kick. There is also an introduction to breaststroke arms with correct timing and butterfly kick. During this class the instructor spends the majority of the time outside the water.

Progression from this level requires 50 metres of both freestyle and backstroke with correct technique, as well as 25 metres of breaststroke with correct technique and timing. They must also be competent completing 25 metres of butterfly kick.

Class Size

Up to 7 children

Duration

30 minute class

Pricing

$150.00 per 10 week term ($15.00 per class)

Class Times

Classes are held Monday to Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings during the school term. This level is also offered during the Holiday Intensive Program.

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Kingfish

Description

In Kingfish the main aim is to increase student’s endurance also with polishing off their strokes. Students get introduced to butterfly arms and aim to complete 25 metres of butterfly. This level is designed to prepare the students for squad.

Assessment by the coach is required for progression to squad.

Class Size

Up to 9 children

Duration

45 minute class

Pricing

$150.00 per 10 week term ($15.00 per class)

Class Times

Classes are held Monday to Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings during the school term. This level is also offered during the Holiday Intensive Program.

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Squad Levels

Development Squad

Development squad consists of up to three 45 minute sessions a week. Sessions are designed to introduce swimmers to swimming in a squad environment, teach them the necessary skills such as understanding swim sets, and prepare them to compete at school swimming carnivals. Sessions are supervised by Rod in a social, team environment.

Bronze Squad

Bronze Squad consists of up to six one hour pool sessions per week. It is designed to set the foundations for competitive swimming with the aim of progressing swimmers through the school swimming system or towards metropolitan and state qualification. Sessions are supervised by Rod in a squad format with the use of the pace clock. General Aerobic Fitness, Technique and Skills are developed at this level, including reading the session on the squad board and mixing and communicating with other squad members.

Silver Squad

Silver Squad consists of up to eight 90 minute pool sessions per week, depending on the swimmers age, as well as an introduction to sport specific dry land work. Sessions are designed as an early development towards National Age Qualification or for swimmers who are highly motivated to train and compete. Sessions are designed to teach swimmers higher level technique and skills, whilst developing Aerobic and Endurance capacities in a social team environment.

Gold Squad

Gold Squad sessions are proposed at the coaches’ discretion as this squad looks to develop each individual within a strong social and team environment. Sessions are run by Rod and are designed to develop all areas of fitness, technique and skill to progress individuals to their highest potential.

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