The Penguin class is an introduction to movement in water. The emphasis is on safe pool entry, water awareness, breath control, submerging, streamlining, freestyle and backstroke kicking with a pod board and deep water skills with an emphasis on floating and jumping into the pool encouraging unaided return to poolside and climbing out independently. This is conducted in a relaxed, fun environment with the use of creative teaching aids.

Encourage your child to practice at home with our helpful tips.

Once the required skill level is achieved, the pupil will be assessed for promotion to the Seal class.

Major Milestones

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  • Putting your face in the water
  • Freestyle kicking with a pod board
  • Backstroke kicking with a pod board