The Squad Program at Kingswim is an opportunity for our Graduate swimmers to further develop and enjoy the sport of swimming. Squad provides children the chance to dip their toes into the water of competitive swimming, in a familiar, friendly environment with a community of other swimmers looking to develop their skills.
It is a great way to build self-confidence and prepare children for school swimming carnivals. Swimmers have the option of swimming once or twice a week.
Whilst swimmers will be developing racing skills, lesson plans have been developed to include all the fundamental areas of aquatic education including survival skills, endurance, race skills, technique and fitness. This ensures kids are continuously exposed to and practicing lifesaving skills.
The program focuses are:
- Building endurance and fitness in the water;
- race skills such as starts, turns and finishes;
- advanced swimming technique;
- progressing your personal best time;
- and survival skills.
Choosing how to keep the kids entertained on school holidays is an age-old challenge for parents. First, there’s the need to adjust the weekly family routine, even for those not at school, then there’s a little person in tow, full of energy and happy to be young, wild and free. And then, inevitably, it happens– they’re not sure what to do with themselves, and ‘strength of spirit’ arises! Been there before? You’re not alone!
When on school holidays, swimming lessons may not be the first thing on the agenda – however, our Fast Track Program, as the name suggests, is a great way to fast-track a child’s swimming skills. It is a well-researched fact that a short burst of intensive swimming lessons accelerates motor skill development. Our school holiday swimming lessons, which focuses on intensive swimming lessons, are a wonderful boredom buster for Mum and Dad!
Coming to Kingswim for the first time? No worries! Fast Track holiday swimming programs are open to all families, whether they are already in the Kingswim program, swimming somewhere else, or are new to swimming altogether. Everyone can benefit from the intensive school holiday swimming program.
Just like our regular swimming program, our holiday swimming programs offer small class sizes and personal attention to each child. Fast Track incorporates the lesson plans relevant to your child’s level, and overlays this with a focus on survival skills on the last day.
The program involves intensive swimming lessons over a four day period, meaning you’ll still have plenty of time to enjoy the rest of your break! All children receive a Fast Track certificate at the end of the four days. As well as being a source of encouragement, it also makes for excellent show and tell when school goes back!
All children need to come with swimwear and a towel. Children who are in levels K4 and above will also need goggles, as swimmers in these levels spend a large portion of the lesson with their face in the water, perfecting the various strokes. In the colder months, we recommend bringing something warm and comfy to change into at the end of the lesson.
Lessons run for the same duration as regular lessons, which are as follows
- K1- K9 30 minutes
- K10- 45 minutes
- K11- 1 hour
Our Fast Track program costs $60.
You can contact us at any time about Fast Track, to book into the next one. We also know that it’s not always possible for families to plan ahead, so we also welcome any bookings right up to the day before, as well as those who want to join in on the day.
What Others are Saying
Kingswim is our ‘second’ family! Andrew loves to participate in the Fast Track swimming program and in his weekly swimming lesson he loves to complete his freestyle.
The consistency in the training methodology is obvious and ensures my 3 children always know what to expect regardless of which swimming teacher they get.
Fantastic swim school. Patient and friendly teachers.
Excellent program and very caring staff make Kingswim a great Swimming School throughout! Well done Kingswim!