Independent Program

The Kingswim Program has been specially designed to teach kids all the skills they will ever need to know to be safe and have fun in and around the water.

The Kingswim program is divided into 4 key learning levels:

  • Foundation – for babies from 12 weeks to 3 years old
  • Independent – for kids who are ready to learn without Mum or Dad in the water
  • Competent – for kids who have got the basics covered and are ready to start refining their skills
  • Graduate – for kids who are becoming swimming experts

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We all want the best for our kids.  Research has shown that children who learn to swim at a young age reach many developmental milestones earlier than the norm.  This includes not just swimming capability, but literacy, numeracy, social and emotional measures as well.  Learning to swim is the best possible start for parents who want to give their children the greatest opportunity to thrive in life.

The Independent Program is designed to be the best possible introduction to the water for kids who are ready to learn without Mum or Dad.  From the shallow pool depth so that everyone can swim at once, to the fun finish to make sure everyone leaves excited to come back, every element of the program has been specifically designed with little kids learning in mind.

With a relaxed atmosphere, our independent teachers are specially trained to understand how little people develop and what their capabilities are in the water.  They know just when to reassure and when to extend their little students so that parents have the joy of experiencing amazing results.  Plus with dedicated survival weeks, parents can be confident that their kids are learning all the skills they need to be safe and confident around the water.

We know it’s all the little things that make the difference, at Kingswim.

Each stage of the Kingswim program from Independent to Graduate is divided into a series of stages known as K Levels.  These K Levels have been specially developed to ensure children learn all the skills they will ever need to be confident and safe in and around the water.

The Independent K Levels are all about laying the foundations for safety and technique as children grow and in turn become more capable.

 Milestones

Can put face in the water

Can front kick using a kickboard for 4 kicks

Can front push glide with chin on the water

I am Learning

  1. Body Position in the water
  2. Kicking
  3. Confidence

While every Kingswim pool is different, our lessons remain the same.  All our teachers follow the same lesson plan to ensure all children have the best opportunity to learn.  Kids can progress as soon as they are ready and don’t need to wait until a Term break to move to the next level.  Our Pool Deck Team are always there to answer any questions you might have and let you know when your little person is ready for the next level.

We know it’s all the little things that make the difference, at Kingswim.

Each stage of the Kingswim program from Independent to Graduate is divided into a series of stages known as K Levels.  These K Levels have been specially developed to ensure children learn all the skills they will ever need to be confident and safe in and around the water.

The Independent K Levels are all about laying the foundations for safety and technique as children grow and in turn become more capable.

Milestones

Complete 3 metres front kick using a kickboard

Float on back and kick with some help

Front push glide with face in water

I am Learning

  1. Body Position in the water
  2. Kicking
  3. Confidence

While every Kingswim pool is different, our lessons remain the same.  All our teachers follow the same lesson plan to ensure all children have the best opportunity to learn.  Kids can progress as soon as they are ready and don’t need to wait until a Term break to move to the next level.  Our Pool Deck Team are always there to answer any questions you might have and let you know when your little person is ready for the next level.

We know it’s all the little things that make the difference, at Kingswim.

Each stage of the Kingswim program from Independent to Graduate is divided into a series of stages known as K Levels.  These K Levels have been specially developed to ensure children learn all the skills they will ever need to be confident and safe in and around the water.

The Independent K Levels are all about laying the foundations for safety and technique as children grow and in turn become more capable.

Milestones

Rocket-Glide and Kick

Back Kick and Scull

Front overarm with board for 4 strokes

I am Learning

  1. Body position in the water
  2. Front overarm
  3. Back Kick with Scull

While every Kingswim pool is different, our lessons remain the same.  All our teachers follow the same lesson plan to ensure all children have the best opportunity to learn.  Kids can progress as soon as they are ready and don’t need to wait until a Term break to move to the next level.  Our Pool Deck Team are always there to answer any questions you might have and let you know when your little person is ready for the next level.

We know it’s all the little things that make the difference, at Kingswim.

Each stage of the Kingswim program from Independent to Graduate is divided into a series of stages known as K Levels.  These K Levels have been specially developed to ensure children learn all the skills they will ever need to be confident and safe in and around the water.

The Independent K Levels are all about laying the foundations for safety and technique as children grow and in turn become more capable.

Milestones

Freestyle overarm action with correct breathing using a Kickboard

Back Push-Glide

Backstroke Independently

I am Learning

  1. Body Position
  2. Freestyle Breathing
  3. Backstroke

Goggles should be worn from K4 as kids will spend a large portion of the lesson with their face in the water perfecting the various strokes.

While every Kingswim pool is different, our lessons remain the same.  All our teachers follow the same lesson plan to ensure all children have the best opportunity to learn.  Kids can progress as soon as they are ready and don’t need to wait until a Term break to move to the next level.  Our Pool Deck Team are always there to answer any questions you might have and let you know when your little person is ready for the next level.

We know it’s all the little things that make the difference, at Kingswim.

Common Questions

What’s it like at Kingswim?  answer-icon

We love teaching babies and kids to swim! So as soon as you arrive at Kingswim, you’ll be able to see that this is exactly what we are set up to do. We have experienced and helpful team members, family friendly change rooms and facilities, and purpose built pools designed specifically for learning to swim. We even have graded pool depths and lane lengths to cater to different levels in the learning journey. There are no distractions like waterslides, wave pools or water-playgrounds…. just enjoyable and engaging lessons that make learning fun!

We pride ourselves on delivering a comfortable and enjoyable experience for the whole family. It’s the little things we do both in and out of the water that make all the difference.

Can we see what your lessons are like before we enrol?answer-icon

Better again…we offer a free introductory lesson! It’s a great way to find out more about us, and for us to get to know your child. After the trial lesson, one of our friendly supervisors will talk to you about which level is best suited to your child’s abilities. They’ll also be able to answer any other questions you may have about our program.

Who is the best teacher for my child?answer-icon

At Kingswim, all teachers teach to the same lesson plan. This means that your child will be taught consistently, no matter which teacher they have. We have small swimmer to teacher ratios, which means each child will be given close attention and guidance in any given class.

What should I bring to Independent swimming lessons?answer-icon

Kids in the Independent levels will need swimwear, a towel and dry clothes to change into at the end of the lesson.  We don’t recommend goggles until after a child has completed our independent levels, as we have found that some kids can become reliant on them.

What Others are Saying

Brilliant swim school. Kids love their lessons and cannot wait to go back.

Markowena

Kingswim are fabulous. My son has been having swimming lessons there for 8 months now and his confidence in the water has increased dramatically due to the wonderful staff at the centre. They are extremely friendly, approachable and very helpful. The facilities are excellent and the lessons are good value for money. I cannot fault them!

Clara

I remember how hard it was just getting my daughter to her first lesson. By the time we got there, I wanted to cry too! But the team at Kingswim made it such a welcoming experience, where I didn’t need to feel embarrassed. Now, she loves her lessons, and she’s come a long way in skills and confidence.

Melissa

The teachers are all consistent and are terrific with the children. They are patient with even the most difficult children. My child has learnt so many skills and really loves his lessons.

Nerida