Alkimos Beach Aquatics is a new home-based swimming school located in the heart of the Alkimos Beach Estate. Alkimos Beach Aquatics is excited to be endorsed by The Royal Life Saving Society of WA, which means that not only are the fundamentals strokes taught, there are also safety, survival and rescue skills that the students are exposed to.
As we are a home-based school with smaller classes we are able to tailor the lessons to focus on what each child requires to progress toward their next swimming level, but we also ensure that students become confident in the water so that they can survive until help arrives in the event of an emergency, or to understand how they could help someone else survive until help arrives.
About our Instructor Binita is a qualified AustSwim instructor in both Swimming and Water Safety and Infant and Preschool Aquatics.
The Infant Aquatics Program will focus on the below strands of development for babies as young as 6 months – through to 3 years of age. These strands are consistent throughout the Swim and Survive program.
Note – This program requires a parent or guardian to be in the water with the child.
Getting Wet is about entering the water safely using different entries appropriate for each motor development stage, progressing towards encouraging safe independent entries and exits.
Breathing develops confidence in getting the face wet, blowing bubbles and learning to submerge. Fun activities promote relaxation and breath control.
Going Underwater is a gradual process encouraged as each child shows readiness to participate and initiate the skill themselves. Using simple cue words, actions and songs, this will create a fun and non-threatening environment to support the learning of this skill.
Staying Afloat activities focus on experiencing floating on the front and back. Learning to float is an important skill not only to progress to propulsion, but is an essential survival skill for every child.
Keeping Balance provides experiences of body orientation and rotation skills which are vital for developing survival and mobility skills.
Basic Kick and Arm Action activities promote kicking and paddling to develop basic propulsion skills. Initially, these skills will be rudimentary but as crawling, walking and running skills are gained on land, coordination of kicking and paddling skills will develop and become stronger.
Swim and Survive is a swimming and water safety program that is recommended from 3 years of age. The program is aligned to the National Swimming and Water Safety Framework and develops skills across the following areas:
Entries and exits are skills that teach children to determine the safest entry and exit method for a range of aquatic environments.
Sculling and body orientation enable children to gain mobility in the aquatic environment and are vital skills for developing swimming and survival skills.
Underwater skills This strand aims to provide the student with the skills that may enable them to escape from dangers or search for a submerged object.
Swimming strokes develops efficient and effective stroke technique and the ability to adapt the strokes to suit the conditions of the environment. Fitness and endurance increases through the progression of levels.
Survival skills includes the teaching of survival techniques and strategies for a range of emergency situations, including the use of lifejackets.
Rescue skills equip children with the required skills to perform a range of rescues depending on the emergency situation, the environment and prevailing conditions.
Water safety knowledge develops an understanding of a range of swimming and water safety issues that underpins safety in and around the water.
If your child needs extra work on one or more of their strokes then contact us to help develop and improve their technique.
Q. What are the options in terms of payments and pricing? A. There are a few options available for payment including up-front payment, fortnightly direct debits, and casual. There are different costs associated with each, so to find out which option suits your family, please contact us.
Q. How long is a Lesson? A. Lessons are 30 minutes long.
Q. How big are the class sizes? A. Class sizes will generally consist of 2 children however in some circumstances can be up to a maximum of 3 children per lesson.
Q. If my child is unable to attend a lesson is there an option to make up the lesson? A. Yes, when a 10-week block is purchased there is one makeup lesson allocated that can be used if a lesson is missed due to illness. A make up lesson will be made available during the block, if a medical certificate is presented (from any medical professional i.e. GP, Pharmacist etc).