Preschool Program

Our caring and qualified teachers will help guide students through our structured levels at their own pace. Classes incorporate water familiarisation, water safety skills and stroke development.

Preschool 1 (3-5 years): Junior Octopus

ARC Learn to Swim Program - Junior OctopusMaximum number of students: 4
Duration:
30 minutesAbility: This class is an introduction for non swimmers aged 3 to 5 years that are experiencing lessons for the first time without a parent or caregiver in the water.

AIMS:
  • Slide in entry
  • Face wet and blowing bubbles
  • Push and glide off wall on front with board
  • Basic kicking action
  • Submerge underwater and identify object
  • Front float with assistance and recover to a secure position
  • Back float with assistance and recover to a secure position
  • Basic underwater paddling arm action
  • Jump into deep water and swim back to wall with assistance

Preschool 2: Junior Frog

ARC Learn to Swim Program - Junior FrogMaximum number of students: 4
Duration:
30 minutes
Ability:
Once children have completed the basic water confidence and mobility skills in Junior Octopus, they progress to the Junior Frog class.  This class focuses on further developing water confidence and survival skills, and gives an introduction to sculling and freestyle arms.

AIMS:
  • 5m torpedo
  • 5m freestyle arms (with board & no breathing)
  • Push and glide off wall on back
  • 5m confident back kick with straight legs (no board)
  • Front float without assistance
  • Back float without assistance
  • Introduction to sculling arm action
  • Submerge and pick up object
  • Jump into deep water and swim back to wall unaided
  • Be pulled to safety by holding a rescue aid