Aquanauts Swimming Lessons are held on two separate days:
Monday 6 pm - 8 pm at West Calder High School or Thursday 6.30 - 7.30 pm at Inveralmond Community High School
Mondays - 6 pm - 6.30 pm Thursday - 2 separate classes, one from 6.30 - 7 pm and another from 7 pm - 7.30 pm
Beginners 1 will work through the Learn to Swim programme Level 1 and 2, which will include:
Understanding of basic pool rules
Pick up objects from the bottom of the pool in shallow water
Enter and exit pool safely without support
Using a board/aid float on back unassisted
Bob up and down repeatedly, submerging body and blowing bubbles through mouth
Roll 180 degrees from front to back then regain feet
Kick on front with aid unassisted
Kick on back without an aid, unassisted
Mondays - 2 separate classes, one from 6 pm - 6.30 pm and another from 6.30 pm - 7 pm Thursday - 2 separate classes, one from 6.30 - 7 pm and another from 7 pm - 7.30 pm
Beginners 2 will work through the Learn to Swim programme Level 2 and 3, which will include:
From standing, swim through a submerged hoop
Safe entry from sitting and standing position
Demonstrate floating front and back for 10 seconds
Push and glide front and back then regain feet
Demonstrate rotary breathing showing head turning to side to breath
Rotate 360 degrees without touching pool floor
Demonstrate a freestyle arm action with a board for 5m
Demonstrate a backstroke arm action with a board for 5m
Monday 6 pm - 6.45 pm Thursday 6.30 - 7.15 pm
Improvers will work through the Learn to Swim programme Level 4 and 5, which will include:
Demonstrate a forward somersault from standing
Demonstrate a kneeling dive
Demonstrate 3 different floating positions
Push off the wall, prone & streamlined, kick for 5m
Demonstrate understanding of bi-lateral breathing
Swim 10m freestyle breathing to the side
Swim 10m backstroke, keeping head still
Swim 10m on front, showing breaststroke type action
Kick on front or back for 10m no support
Monday 6.45 pm - 7.45 pm Thursday 6.30 - 7.30 pm
Stroke Development swimmers will work through the Learn to Swim programme Level 5, 6 and 7, which will include:
Demonstrate a standing dive into deep water
Demonstrate a good push, glide and streamline. on front and back: hold and kick under water for 5m.
Using a pull buoy scull 15m on front and back, head and feet first.
Swim 50m freestyle demonstrating good rhythm and breathing.
Swim 50m backstroke demonstrating good rhythm and breathing.
Swim 25m breaststroke attempting pull out and regular breathing.
Swim 10m using a butterfly action.
Using a kickboard, kick 4 x 25m freestyle and backstroke.
Pull 25m freestyle using a pull buoy.
Swim 100m using 2 different strokes holding good technique and turns without stopping.
However, before all of this is achieved, swimmers will be offered a trial place in the Aquanauts Squad - White Fins. Swimmers may also wish to take part in our Rookie Lifeguard programme, held at West Calder High School on Mondays from 6.30 - 7.30pm.
Monday 6.30 pm - 7.30 pm
RLSS UK’s Rookie Lifeguard programme gives your child the skills they need to be confident in the pool – which means peace of mind for you. Developed especially to appeal to 8 to 12 year olds, with colourful materials and fun, varied activities, the Rookie Lifeguard scheme teaches children how to swim and enjoy water safely, whether in shallow or deeper water.
Built into the programme are lessons in valuable survival, rescue and sports skills…all delivered in an exciting way that will get children involved and motivated. The course can run parallel to your child’s current lessons or club swimming and will enhance the skills they learn in the pool.
For many of our Rookie Lifeguards, our programme offers the first opportunity to explore water safety, gradually gaining independence and confidence while learning vital life skills. Our programme will inspire and embolden your child, helping them keep themselves, their friends and their family safe in the water through a range of fun activities that lead towards a series of awards.