Crab 2018-05-23T23:41:43+00:00

Project Description


Is your little one 3 years or older and a beginner? The Crab level is an independent beginner swimming class which focuses on children learning basic swimming skills before they progress to freestyle.

We focus on conditioning the children to feel comfortable in the water and encouraging skills such as putting their eyes in and blowing bubbles. Our qualified instructors will teach your child how to kick and paddle while improving on their breath control through submerging and blowing bubbles. To ensure your child gets the most out of each lesson, we encourage as much independent swimming as possible so they are more than ready when it comes to moving on to the next level.

What is a Crab?

  • Independent beginner swimming class for children from 3 years and up

  • Small group class of 4
  • Comfortable swimming without Mum or Dad in the water

  • Has a basic understanding of water

  • May not have had swimming lessons before

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What happens in a Crab swimming class?

  • Plenty of fun melodies to make learning to swim exciting for your child
  • Breath control and submersion development
  • Our expert instructors will work with your child to teach them kicking techniques and self-propulsion through the water with their eyes down
  • Crab child lessons are all about developing mobility and buoyancy skills through independent floating, paddling and kicking

Your child will learn how to enter the water and submerge independently, swim unassisted to a teacher for 5-7 metres, and comfortably kick and float on their back with little support. By the time your child is ready to move up to the Octopus class, they will be ready to learn how to swim basic freestyle. Throughout the Crab class we practice lots of independent swimming to ensure your child is getting the most out of each lesson.

  • I can accept water
  • I can blow bubbles
  • I am comfortable swimming without a parent in the water
  • I can enter the water and submerge independently
  • I can propel myself through water using paddle and kick or arms and legs.
  • I can comfortably kick and float on my back with little support
  • I can swim unassisted to a teacher for 5-7 meters
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