Our programs are carefully planned to allow our swimmers to learn and apply skills by progressions, challenging our learners in a nurturing environment with an element of fun.

Our service

We encourage an honest, open, caring and trusting relationship with our customers, listening and responding to their feedback.

 

We have a unique, needs-based learning approach to swim teaching.  This approach is based on our own methodology that enables us to swiftly assess a child’s current proficiency level and then stream them into appropriate groups so that students are able to progress at levels that best suit their needs.

 

Each child is then able to derive a strong sense of satisfaction and achievement by making significant progress from their respective starting points.

 

Our swimming program includes:

  • Learn to Swim for children and adults
  • Squads for mini/junior level to advanced levels and Adult squad sessions
  • Holiday programs
  • Soon to be introduced following our launch will be classes for 2 ½ - 3 year olds.

 

SWIMMING WITH EXCELLENCE PROGRAM STRUCTURE

THE LEARN TO SWIM 1—5 Star Program

1 Star

  • Entries – perform a slide in entry
  • Face in water, blow bubbles with eyes open
  • Bobbing under water, blow bubbles for learning breath control
  • Float on Front and Back unaided
  • Introduction of sculling (swishing and swirling the water)
  • Submerge to 0.9 metres and collect items from bottom of pool
  • 3-5 metres Push and Glide
  • 5 metre Torpedo
  • Demonstrate dog paddle
  • Demonstrate 3-5 metres Dolphin / Fly kick
  • Answer questions on Water Safety
  • Exits – exit over the edge of wet deck

 

2 Star

  • Entries – perform a slide in entry
  • Bobbing under water and exhale from mouth, nose, mouth and nose
  • Push and Glide 7 metres
  • Push and Glide, Steer Up (for learning a diving skill)
  • Torpedo 7 metres (streamlined)
  • Submerge to 1.2 metres and collect items from bottom of pool
  • Demonstrate Dog paddle with forward breathing
  • 7 metres Back kick unaided, sculling to assist
  • 7-10 metres Front kick breathing forward (with aid)
  • 10 metres Freestyle armstrokes (with and without aids)
  • 10 metres Backstroke armstrokes (with and without aids)
  • 7 metres Dolphin / Fly kick
  • Answer questions on Water Safety
  • Jump into water, roll onto back and float, roll onto front and paddle to edge, climb out.

 

3 Star

  • Entries – demonstrate slide and stride entries
  • Torpedo 10 metres, streamlined – long and strong
  • Bobbing under water and exhale from mouth, nose, mouth and nose
  • 10 metres sculling on front and back, no kicking
  • Sitting Dives
  • 15 metres Freestyle breathing every 2nd stroke – breathing both left and right hand sides
  • 15 metres Backstroke, continuous and opposite armstrokes
  • 5 correct Breaststroke kicks on front (with aid)
  • 10 metres Dolphin / Fly kick
  • 60 seconds Treading Water
  • Submerge, Handstand, Somersault
  • Answer Water Safety questions
  • Exit from high edge of pool without assistance

 

Level 1 Star – 1:4

Level 2 Star – 1:4

Level 3 Star – 1:4

5 Star

  • 50 metres Freestyle breathing every 4th armstroke – breathing both left and right hand sides
  • 50 metres Backstroke with correct breathing and timing
  • 25 metres Breaststroke with correct breathing and timing
  • 15 metres Introduction of Butterfly
  • 25 metres Sculling on Front and Back
  • Standing dives from pool edge progressing to blocks
  • Introduction to Freestyle and Backstroke Flip Turns
  • 10 minutes Treading Water
  • Answer Water Safety Questions
  • Exit from high edge of pool

4 Star

  • Entries – Demonstrate slide, stride and compact entries
  • Crouch Dives “Lock Hands, Lock Head, Steer Up”
  • 25 metres sculling on Front and Back
  • 25 metres Freestyle breathing every 4th stroke (breathing both left and right hand sides)
  • 25 metres Backstroke (body rotation)
  • 15 metres Breaststroke kick with aid (breathe and kick)
  • 15 metres Breaststroke armstrokes with breathing
  • 5 full Breaststroke strokes with correct timing
  • 15 metres Dolphin / Fly kick
  • Demonstrate 5 Butterfly armstrokes
  • 3-5 minutes Treading Water
  • Answer Water Safety questions
  • Exit from high edge of pool without assistance

Level 4 Star – 1:5

Level 5 Star – 1:6

THE SQUADS

Bronze Squad

 

1 Hour – No minimum attendance requirements.
Swimmers are encouraged
to join SWE Stars Swimming club
(Not essential).

 

  • Introduction to squad training
  • Understanding set design and how to read the pace clock
  • Introduction of the competitive elements for all four strokes and skills
  • Compete at club meets, encouragement meets and district meets
  • Dry land.

Silver Squad

 

 

1.5 Hours – Minimum two sessions
per week. Swimmers are required to
become members of
SWE Stars Swimming Club.

 

  • Swimmers shown consistency towards competition and training
  • Training focuses on improving racing times
  • Advancement of skills and technique towards competitive swimming
  • Aerobic training focus
  • Compete at club meets, district meets and encouragement meets
  • Dry land and stretching.

Gold Squad

 

2 Hours – Minimum two sessions
per week, too be advanced to four
per week. Swimmers are required to
become members of
SWE Stars Swimming Club.

 

  • Swimmers demonstrate commitment towards competition and training
  • Aiming to qualify for and perform at State Championships and above
  • Training focus on achieving best results in competition
  • Aerobic training focus. Introduction of anaerobic set design
  • Compete at district, club and state level meets
  • Dry land and stretching.

Youth Development

 

1 Hours – No minimum
attendance requirement. 
Swimmers are encouraged to join
SWE Stars Swimming club.

 

  • Swimmers wish to be involved in a training environment without the desire to compete
  • Technique and skill development
  • Guidance towards school swimming
  • Opportunities to compete in encouragement meets.

SWIMMING WITH EXCELLENCE (EST 2007)

T: +61  (0) 419 005 183

PO BOX 8734 , ARMADALE 3143

Programs run from Bialik College Gringlas Sports Centre

21 Cato Street,  Hawthorn East,  3123