Choosing a class

Choosing the level for your child

It is really important you read this guide and that you are realistic about your child's ability before choosing which class you book.
 

Level One

Adult and Child

Has your child had their first set of inoculation jabs? 
Is your child over 6 weeks? 
Is your child under 12 months old?
Does your child need you in the water with them? 

If yes to all, your child is ready for level one.
If your child is under 6 weeks or hasn't had their jabs, they can not go in the water.  
If your child doesn't need you in the water, they are ready for level 2. 

 

Level Two

Transition

Is your child over 1 year of age? 
Your child is ready to learn independence in the water with the parent slowly removing themselves from the pool over the term.

 

Level Three

StarFish

Can your child swim independently using armbands?

Are they confident in the water without you?

If you answered yes to both, your child is ready for StarFish. 

As a general rule, children between the age of 2 and 4.5 years of age with prior swimming experience would be StarFish level swimmers.

StarFish has two levels. Children who have started school and have more confidence can go straight to level 2.

 

Level Four

Clown Fish

Can your child swim independently without armbands?

Are they learning front crawl? 

As a general rule, children between the ages of 5 and 6 years age with prior swimming experience would be this level.

Level Five

Octopus

Can they breathe to the side for front crawl? 

Can they swim more than 50m unaided? (eg. 2 lengths of Quennevais pool) 

As a general rule, children between the ages of 6 and 8 with prior swimming experience would be this level. 

Level Six

Turtle

Can they swim more than 200 metres unaided? (eg. 8 lengths of Quennevais pool)

As a general rule, children between the ages of 7 and 9 with prior swimming experience would be this level.