Swimming lessons for children – Aquawolf swim club

The best learn to swim squads..Children who start at a young age, start Smarter

 Swim study reveals a smart pool of talent. Physical & Mental advantages

Children who swim demonstrate more advanced cognitive and physical abilities than other children, according to groundbreaking research led by Griffith University.

The findings of a four-year project by the Griffith Institute for Educational Research, Laurie Lawrence’s Kids Alive Swim Program and Swim Australia have surpassed expectations and indicate that swimming children have many advantages when starting school.

“While we expected the children to show better physical development and perhaps be more confident through swimming, the results in literacy and numeracy really shocked us,” lead researcher Professor Robyn Jorgensen said.

“The children were anywhere from six to 15 months ahead of the normal population when it came to cognitive skills, problem solving in mathematics, counting, language and following instructions.”


Learn to swim...It's the best prevention and a skill for life

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Learning To Swim Is A Skill That Once Learnt Is Rarely Forgotten There’s A 88% Reduction In Risk If They Take Swim Lessons And It Provides Parents With Peace Of Mind.

Time table & Faq's for our learn to swim squads

frequently questioned answers

  • From what age do you teach? Once your child is potty trained
  • What times and days do you teach and how long are the lessons? Time table for lessons above. If a child is totally new to swimming, 15 min one on one lessons, but once they progress or have previous swimming experience and have been evaluated by our coaches, they swim in groups for 30 mins.
  • What are the costs involved. read here: https://aquawolf.co.za/membership-and-rates/
  • What do they need to start lessons? fitted swimsuit, swim cap, goggles. Later they will require fins & a kickboard. Please ask our coaches regarding equipment.
  • For any further information, please contact Pat (owner) directly. Whatsapp – 076-2751878 or Email: pat@aquawolf.co.za

Every child is unique - stages of progression - your child's progress is vital

Aquawolf is not motivated by money. We are driven by passion…your child’s progress is vital to our coaches. Nothing satisfy us more to see these wonderful athletes develop into strong charactered individuals…Here are Georg & Matthew, but there are plenty more. 

Each little swimmer must master specific skills before progressing on to the next level, regardless of the child’s age. Below the 6 levels

  1. Brand new to swimming, children learn to hold their breath and put their faces in the water. They also develop a bond with and trust for their in swim coach.

2. Children in this level are already proficient in holding their breath and putting their faces in the water. Now, they begin to learn how to float, fetch toys underwater, and perform basic strokes with the help of their instructor. In this stage, they grasp rhythmic breathing and explore the freestyle stroke.

3. Children are able to float unassisted for up to five seconds, retrieve toys in 1.2 m of water, and perform assisted back floats. They will learn to float on their back without assistance, move independently from the front floating position to a back float position, and kick in streamline for +/- 3m. Additionally, children further develop their freestyle stroke by beginning to learn how to side breath with assistance from their coach.

4. Already able to float on their backs, transition from front floats to back floats, and perform assisted side breathing. In this group children progress  in strength and technique. Here, children begin to kick in streamline on their front and back. They develop their backstroke and learn to swim freestyle with unassisted side breathing. Additionally, they start developing diving skills by performing sit dives.

5. Swimmers are moving through the water unassisted with skill. Now, they begin to learn new techniques, including the breaststroke and butterfly kick. They also graduate from sit dives to knee dives

6. The final stage before moving over to Aquawolf club. Swimmers finalize the development of their core swimming skills. Here they become proficient at all four competitive strokes – freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly. Additionally, they learn to become comfortable with deck dives.