LZ Swim School offers a wide range of swimming lesson options. Choose
from the following lessons according to ability level, which will help
to develop your child's swimming ability and progress towards achieving
this vital life skill.
For children aged 3yrs to 4yrs building confidence in the water. This stage
helps to develop safety awareness, focussing on safe entry to the water,
learning to listen to the instructor and swimming independently with floats
– No parent in the water.
This stage helps develop safety awareness, focusing on safe entry to the
water, basic movement skills and water confidence skills. Swimmers may
use aids, such as noodles and floats.
Stage 2 -
This stage focuses on swimming on their front and back up to a distance
of 5m, and rotating the body to regain an upright position, jumping in
and basic floating. Swimmers may use armbands and floats.
Stage 3 -
Swimming in deep water to build fitness, progressing water knowledge and
body rotation skills. Swimmers must be able to swim 10m front crawl and
Stage 4 -
Aids the learner in developing the understanding of buoyancy through a
range of skills. Also covered is refining kicking techniques for all strokes.
The swimmer has to swim 25m competently to a standard directed by the ASA.
Stage 5 -
Developing sculling and treading water skills and body complete rotation.
They perform all strokes for 50m to a standard provided by the ASA in the
Learn to Swim Framework.
Stage 6 -
This stage is developing effective swimming skills – including coordinated
breathing – across all strokes is the focus of this stage. Learners also
have to swim a distance of 100m using a stroke of their choice. Children
learn about aspects of water safety.
Stage 7 -
Develop and improve stroke techniques up to 200m incorporating the skills
they have learned, and combine them to develop a linked routine. They also
complete an obstacle course combining skills accomplished through stages
Bronze Challenge -
During these sessions children will be learning the skills to pass the
Bronze Challenge badge including swimming 400m using two different strokes,
treading water and jumping.
Stage 8 -
Children should have developed quality stroke techniques and be able to
swim up to 400m. They will also be able to perform a turn on all four main
Silver Challenge -
Children should be able to dive and swim 100m in less than three minutes,
perform surface dives and sculling.
Stage 9 -
Children should perform the correct starts on all the four main strokes,
streamlining 10m under water, and be able to swim 800m.
Gold Challenge -
Children should be able to dive and swim 100m in two and a half minutes,
swim 800m in 25minutes.
Stage 10 -
Children should be able to perform the correct relay takeovers and swim
200m individual medley, as well as a 1500m swim.
Honours Challenge -
Children should be able to perform a routine of skills from a straddle
entry, somersaults, sculling, and swim 500m.