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Adults

The key stages are as follows:

Adult Basic Water Confidence/Beginners

This stage is primarily focused on water confidence, relaxation, streamlining and an introduction to core aquatic skills including aquatic breathing.

Aim:

To become water confident and develop core aquatic skills (without assistance but with buoyancy aids as required)

Objectives:

  • Introduce complete non-swimmers to the aquatic environment and establish an understanding of safety in and around water
  • Develop and progress water confidence
  • Establish an understanding of basic core aquatic skills
  • Encourage independent movement
  • Develop skills through enjoyment of the water
  • Develop balance and buoyancy through a variety of activities
  • Introducing the basic principles of sculling
Adult Improvers - Stroke Development

This is a broad stage which will continue to develop water confidence and will introduce stroke technique and bi-lateral breathing.

Aim:

To further develop core aquatic skills without aids and develop basic stroke technique

Objectives:

  • Develop confidence and ability to perform a wide range of core aquatic skills without buoyancy aids
  • Progress and introduce new core aquatic skills developing an awareness and feel for the water.
  • Develop the basic technique of the four strokes