MLC Swim School

 

The MLC Swim School has been conducting learn to swim classes for both MLC students and the wider community for over 18 years. During this time the Swim School has gained an outstanding reputation for conducting classes that focus on each student gaining skills, confidence and improved technique within a fun and supportive environment. Classes are open to all children aged over 3 years of age and are conducted every weekday afternoon (except Fridays) and Saturday mornings the classes have been developed with low student to instructor ratios to maximise swimmer attention and participation. The staff at MLC are committed to delivering a program that fosters a love of swimming within an outstanding aquatic facility.


For more information and to arrange an assessment contact the Aquatics Program Manager, Carol Osborn:

 

 

Learn to Swim 1

Learn to Swim Levels

Level 1: Starfish  (Instructor/Student ratio 1-4) 

 

  • Water familiarisation
  • Exit & enter water safely Blow bubbles through both nose & mouth
  • Fully submerge underwater
  • Confidently move around small pool
  • Kick on front and back with aid

 

Level 2: Seahorse  (Instructor/Student ratio 1-4)

 Learn to Swim 2

  • Torpedo 2 metres without board
  • Kick on front and back with one board
  • Introduction to treading water
  • Kick on back for 3 metres without board
  • Freestyle arm action (4 strokes)
  • Retrieve objects from bottom of small pool

 

Level 3: Turtle  (Instructor/Student ratio 1-5)

 

  • Perform 10 metres freestyle, breathing to the side with board
  • Tread water for 10 seconds in main pool
  • Pin Drop (Introduction to diving)

 

Level 4: Seal  (Instructor/Student ratio 1-5)

 Learn to Swim 3

  • Torpedo 5 metres with push off
  • Kick 12 metres on back holding good body position
  • Perform recognisable freestyle stroke for 12 metres continuously
  • Perform recognisable backstroke stroke for 12 metres continuously
  • Sitting dive
  • Tread water for 15 seconds
  • Retrieve objects from shallow end of main pool

 

Level 5: Stingray  (Instructor/Student Ratio 1-6)

 

  • 25 metres free style
  • 25 metres backstroke
  • Introduction to inverted breaststroke kick
  • Streamlined torpedo on front and back
  • Head first skull
  • Kneeling dive
  • Reach rescue

 

Level 6: Dolphin  (Instructor/Student Ratio 1-6)

 Learn to Swim 4

  • 25 metres freestyle with streamline push off
  • 50 metres backstroke
  • Introduction to butterfly kick
  • Treading water for 30 seconds
  • 15 metres survival backstroke with synchronised BRS kick & glide
  • Throw rescue with flotation aid

 

Level 7: Marlin  (Instructor/Student Ratio 1-6)

 

  • 50 metres freestyle
  • 75 metres backstroke
  • 25 metres survival backstroke with glide
  • Introduction to breaststroke arms and kick
  • Feet first scull
  • Throw rescue with weighted rope
  • Standing dive

 

 

Level 8: Shark  (Instructor/Student Ratio 1-6)

 Learn to Swim 5

  • 4 x 25 metres free style with bilateral breathing
  • 100 metres backstroke
  • 50 metres survival backstroke with glide
  • 25 metres breaststroke with correct timing
  • 25 metres butterfly kick
  • Underwater somersault
  • Standing dive

 

Level 9: Nipper squad  (Instructor/Student Ratio 1-10)

 

  • Introduction to clock. e.g. work on the minute 10 seconds apart
  • Swim starts, finishes and turns
  • Stroke correction Freestyle / Backstroke / Survival Backstroke / Breaststroke
  • Introduce Butterfly
  • Swimming 50 – 100 metres, using the clock
  • Stroke correction classes – Freestyle / Backstroke / Breaststroke / Butterfly
  • Shorter distances on all stroke correctional classes
  • Be able to concentrate and complete a 1 hour session (distance 1km to 1.3km)

 

Events

2019 Term One Club Night
Term One club night Friday 29th of March, Program Details coming soon.
2019 Club Championships
MLC AQUATIC 2019 CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS   SATURDAY 18 MAY    MO...
2019 Short Course Meet
ANNUAL MLC AQUATIC SHORT COURSE MEET   SATURDAY 17 AUGUST 2019  ...