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SWIMTIME FUTURE SWIMMER Programme and Reward system

Welcome to SwimTime and congratulations on your decision to get your child more confident in the water. We thank you for choosing SwimTime, and hope that your experience with us is a good one, and that swimming becomes your families favorite time together each week.

On enrolment into the program your child will receive or will have received the following
certificate and four achievement stickers. This letter is intended to assist you in understanding our program and in outlining the expectations we have on you, and your children to achieve success in the water.

SwimTimes FUTURE SWIMMER program is our entry level 
program, and achievement criteria relate to the key skills that all children must learn in order to be safer, in, on, under and around the water. Our aim is to have children completing the program the year they start school. (Those joining us late! welcome and we hope to achieve these skills quickly).

We firmly believe that your child’s progress is fastest if they
love their time at the pool. Our aim is to provide a safe,
supportive, and family friendly environment that is ideal for
learning. SwimTime also believes that for a child to be safe around water parents need to be 100% aware in their child’s current ability, for this reason you can expect to be involved in the process before, during and after the lessons.

All children under the age of five require a parent in the water with them for their SwimTime session.
We need your help! You have received the four blue stickers below. We need to work together to have your child
achieving these as quickly as possible!. Please read carefully the skills required to reward your child with their
achievement sticker!….

I CAN SIT ON THE BOTTOM – Putting your head under the water for the first time can be one of the
hardest parts of learning to swim. Removing any fear can be the slowest part of progression for some
children. When your child can happily go under the water and sit on the bottom you may award them
this sticker.
I CAN TURN AROUND – The ability to be able to get out of deep water with confidence is the goal for
this sticker. To achieve this sticker your child must happily jump out from the side of the pool into
deep water, turn around without any assistance and return to the side.

I CAN KICK ON MY BACK – Floating and kicking on the back is the most energy efficient way of
swimming. The ability for your child to float and kick on their back happily goes a long way in making
them safe in the water. To achieve this sticker your child must swim ten metres on their back without
the assistance of their parents or instructor.

I CAN KICK ON MY FRONT – The freestyle kick action is the best way to propel yourself through the
water at a young age. The strength of your child’s kick is a key safety skill and also will determine
their progression through the SwimTime program. You can award your child this sticker if they can
kick with their head up (with the assistance of a kick board), multiple repetitions of ten metres.

I CAN SWIM – SwimTime Awards the final sticker when your child can swim multiple
repetitions of 10m rotating from their front to their back in deep water, and demonstrates
clearly the above four goals. Your child is now a FUTURE CHAMPION.
Just remember all children learn at difference speeds. The key to fast progression is a
great time at the pool, and lots of encouragement and support from mum and dad and
our team. Should you have any questions about our future swimmers program, please
don’t hesitate to send us a message or talk to us at the pool. Welcome and we hope you
enjoy your families SwimTime!!!!

SWIMTIME FUTURE CHAMPION
Programme and Reward system

If your child has just graduated to the SwimTime FUTURE CHAMPIONS, Congratulations, they
are doing great!. Our FUTURE CHAMPIONS program is designed to get your child swimming
to the best of their ability in the shortest possible time.

High repetition of our recognised key skills to progression, sees your child introduced to new skills at the appropriate times in their own individual personal development. SwimTime has recognised 5 or 6 key skills that all children must learn to move effectively through the water, and programs lessons around these skills to suit each child’s personal ability level.

Your child has been presented with the FUTURE
CHAMPIONS certificate. The completion of the SwimTime program is aligned with the requirement of the Swedish School system, where children must have the ability to swim 200 metres, of which at least 50m on the back.
SwimTime aims to provide this by adopting a more balanced approach to learning to swim where children are aiming to be capable in all four core strokes of swimming, whilst hopefully also providing swimmers with the
motivation to go on to become the best that they can be.

Our FUTURE CHAMPIONS program requires the following goals are adequately achieved to be rewarded with a
Bronze, Silver or a Gold achievement standard: Realistically children who have participated regularly with SwimTime can expect to complete the requirements for Gold by the age of 10 years old. On completion of the FUTURE CHAMPION program we of course hope that your child continues with SwimTime and refines their skills, our older swimmers provide great motivation to the children
coming through, and the longer they participate the more their skills are strengthened for life.

Should you wish for your child to take their swimming to the next level, please talk to us about options. We will
recommend a pathway and hope to develop positive working relationships with local competitive swimming
providers to recommend you to. Again we hope that you enjoy your time with us at the pool and that swimming
becomes an activity that you enjoy together as a family.
Please contact us should you have any questions, we cant wait to see you at the pool.

FUTURE CHAMPIONS BRONZE

• 25m Freestyle with flippers
• 25m Backstroke swim
• Breaststroke Kick

FUTURE CHAMPIONS SILVER
• 25m Freestyle swim
• 50m Backstroke swim
• 25m Breaststroke swim

FUTURE CHAMPIONS GOLD
• 100m Individual medley
• 200m Swim
• Dives

 

Realistically children who have participated regularly with SwimTime can expect to complete the requirements for Gold by the age of 10 years old. On completion of the FUTURE CHAMPION program we of course hope that your child continues with SwimTime and refines their skills, our older swimmers provide great motivation to the children coming through, and the longer they participate the more their skills are strengthened for life. Should you wish for your child to take their swimming to the next level, please talk to us about options. We will recommend a pathway and hope to develop positive working relationships with local competitive swimming
providers to recommend you to. Again we hope that you enjoy your time with us at the pool and that swimming becomes an activity that you enjoy together as a family. Please contact us should you have any questions, we cant wait to see you at the pool.