From Bubbles To Butterfly
From Bubbles To Butterfly
Is your little one able to paddle 5-7 meters without any help? If yes, then OtterSwim’s Seal classes are for your child. Our swimming lessons are based on a multi-tiered program keeping your child’s optimal progression in mind. The program consists of: Stroke Mechanics for Freestyle Buoyancy Control Trainings to enable Independent Swimming
The Dolphin Skill Development level is for kids who can already execute an overarm freestyle. Your child will learn how to produce unassisted freestyle with bilateral breathing and backstroke with a kickboard. By the time your child is ready for progression, they will be prepared to develop their backstroke skills and embark on breaststroke mechanics.
The Stingray level is for kids who are already able to swim freestyle at ease and assisted backstroke. In this level, your child will be perfecting stroke mechanics of freestyle and backstroke, embarking on breaststroke kicks. This would be the very first level where your child be encouraged to complete a full length of the pool – a kickstart to endurance training.
In the Swordfish level, the focus will be for your child to continue to perfect their breaststroke as well as introducing the butterfly stroke. This would be OtterSwim’s final level in the strokes mechanics program, certifying your child in mastering all four strokes whilst gaining endurance to swim the full length of the pool.
Baby can read your body language and any subtle changes. Try to be calm, relax and always put on your best smile! Your little one will soon discover that swimming is a fun and enjoyable experience.
Do not expect your baby to submerge or swim very soon after they are introduced to the water. Every little children is individual. Focus on the long term goal and avoid putting pressure on short term achievement.
Don't be over ambitious. Allow your babies to gradually develop and improve at his or her own pace.
Practise makes perfect. Every children needs regular lesson and training, never try to hurry! Your child will learn much more in short frequent regular visits than in the occasional long one.
If your child accidentally ingested water during the lesson. Cough together and give them a gentle pat on their back. Praise them for trying and don't forget to put on your best smile! Children needs to be encourage. By doing this, children will enjoy and have fun.
If your child cries during the lesson, it doesn't mean that your child is not ready for swimming lesson. You child may be getting accustomed to the new surroundings, or just having a bad day. Give your child some time and let him develop his confident, very soon he will be able to enjoy this wonderful experience in a total relax environment with us.