What level is right for my child?
After a few quick questions Kristy will assess which level is best for your child. You may also be asked to attend a quick assessment lesson to make sure you are in the right level.
What day’s and times are available?
School of fish is open Monday to Friday with morning and afternoon times available.
Can you join mid term?
Yes, if there is a class available you can join mid term. You will only be charged for the remaining weeks of the term.
How do I pay?
Payment can be made by direct deposit or by popping fees in an envelope, clearly marked with your name and dropping into the fee-box in the pool area.
Is the pool heated?
Yes, the pool is totally enclosed and heated to at least 32 degrees all year round.
Do I need to be in the water with my child?
Parents are required to be in the water with their child in the Starfish, Jellyfish and Slippery Seal level. Tadpole level is aimed at becoming independent. Parents will be phased out in this level, but it may be necessary for parents to be in the water in the beginning stages of this level.
What do I need to bring?
All students are required to wear a cap, goggles (if you choose to use them) and a towel. Swimming nappies are also required for children not yet toilet trained.
Why do students have to wear a cap?
When you enrol in lessons you will be given a swimming cap. It is compulsory to wear a cap so that students can learn without the distraction of hair in their face, as well as maintaining pool hygiene levels.
Do students use floatation devices?
Students will not be using floatation devices with the exception of kickboards or noodles in some drills. Floatation devices can give students a false sense of security as well as allow students to develop incorrect body position in the water.
Why teach “swim, roll, swim”?
Instead of lifting their head out of the water for a breath, this technique teaches students to roll onto their backs to take a breath, or simply just rest. This way they remain in a streamline position and can simply roll back over to continue swimming to safety.
Why is it important to keep swimming through winter?
Infants and young children under 5 have yet to develop muscle memory, giving them no way to remember skills they have been taught in classes when extended breaks occur. Learn to Swim is only effective for under 5’s when lessons are consistent and continuous.
Where do we go after Shark level?
Students who have successfully completed Shark Level are ready to graduate from School of Fish. After Shark level your child should be able to swim a minimum of 25m with correct freestyle and backstroke technique. Some families decide that that is all the swimming they wanted their child to achieve and simply finish formal swimming lessons. If you would like your child to go on and learn breaststroke or butterfly or head towards more endurance or competitive swimming you will need to enrol them in a local swim school that offers a longer pool and offers the style of teaching you require.