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Objectives of swimming courses

1. course:

  • adapt to water
  • adapt to the pool environment
  • adapt to the presence of not familiar people
  • handle submersion
  • air acclimatisation
  • positioning on the back

2. course

  • anchoring and fixing to the signal
  • handle fall into the water without a signal
  • air and cold water acclimatisation
  • positioning on the back
  • acceptance of a different floating aids

3. course

  • handle the fall into the water
  • cold water acclimatisation
  • development the sense of balance
  • observing the properties of water
  • first life-saving habits
  • go underwater without a warning

4. course

  • further extension of staying under water
  • training of “swimming breathing”
  • working on going under the water without the signal
  • floating alone with floating aid
  • further development of all previously acquired skills

5. and 6. course

  • getting used to inhalation and exhalation
  • orientation under the water
  • retrieval of a submerged toy
  • conscious work of foot
  • stamina whilst floating
  • careful returning to the swimming on the back

7. and 8. course

  • alone underwater swimming
  • symmetrical hand movements
  • getting used to leg movements
  • floating on the back,
  • conscious movements on command
  • another life-saving habits

9. and 10. course

  • Floating on the back with or without a floating aid
  • asymmetrical hand movements
  • foot movements
  • advanced orientation under the water
  • retrieval of an submerged object out of the water

11. and 12. course

  • connecting the movement of legs and hands
  • climbing out of the water
  • training proper jumping into the water
  • beginnings of cooperation

13. course and advanced swimming up to about 5 years

  • merging movements
  • focusing on handling correct swimming movements of different swimming styles
  • mastering proper swimming breathing
  • mastering basic roll and bounce in the water
  • advanced underwater orientation
  • jumps in the water head-first
  • advanced elements of self-rescue
  • helping others in the water
  • safety whilst staying in the water

Goals

  • We are considering children’s developmental stage responding according to the evolutionary psychology
  • We are considering the nature and uniqueness of the children, which may be different from a description of evolutionary psychology
  • We are taking into account the personality of the parent

Our policy for achieving goals:

  • We are aware of the child's feeling in the water.
  • We are taking the fear of the children seriously, we do not play with it, rather we slow down the work with them.
  • In case of separation anxiety and children’s defiance, we are working with a parent to help the child overcome this period.

Objectives of exercise courses

We exercise with children from about half a year. As it is too early to focus on a sport, we set our goals as follows:

  • Within the sensitive period for sensory development, to soften and to accurate touch, hearing, balance sense…
  • Develop eye-hand cooperation - soften fine motor skills
  • Soften gross motor skills, child coordination
  • Develop the socialisation of the child in the presence of the mother
  • Strengthen the children’s body
  • Develop the child's passive and active vocabulary
  • We pay attention to intellectual education in the sense of the motto: "The hand is an instrument of the spirit."
  • Perceive the rhythm of speech and movements
  • We teach mothers games and exercises that they can do with the baby at home
  • Spend meaningful and pleasant time with your baby

As for swimming, also for exercising we take into account:

  • The child's developmental stage and respond according to the evolutionary psychology.
  • The nature and uniqueness of the child, which may differ from the descriptions of psychology.
  • The personality of the parent

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