What happens in an Octopus class?
Plenty of fun activities and games to make learning to swim exciting for your child
Developing freestyle skills using “big arms”
Octopus child swim lessons are all about developing mobility and buoyancy skills through independent floating, paddling and kicking
Our expert instructors will work with your child to teach them self-propulsion through the water with their eyes down
Your child will learn how to swim basic freestyle for 7 metres independently and comfortably kick on their back using a kickboard. By the time your child is ready to move up to the Frog class, they will be ready to learn full freestyle and begin backstroke.
I am a reasonably confident independent swimmer
I can keep my eyes down whilst blowing bubbles for a minimum of 5 seconds during moving through the water
I have a strong kick which can alone propel me through the water
I can competently produce freestyle arms through the water
I am capable of swimming basic freestyle for 7 metres independently
I can float on my back with little support comfortably for a minimum of 5 seconds
I can comfortably kick on my back with a kickboard