LEARN TO SWIM LESSONS
One way of ensuring your child’s safety in the water is taking them to swimming lessons from an early age. The benefits of swimming are widely known, but for children in particular, learning to swim has added benefits:
- Lessons provide your children with confidence, which is great for self-esteem
- Your child will learn about water safety in and around water
- Swimming is a great way to exercise
- Earlier development of physical skills including hand-eye coordination and muscle tone
- Enhances social and personal skills
Swimming lessons are also extremely beneficial for children over the age of five as it enhances their knowledge of safety around water as well furthering their skills and stroke development.
At Hamilton Aquatics, our learn to swim programme has been carefully designed taking vital elements into consideration like water safety, water confidence and enjoying the water. The programme is broken down into 8 learning levels, each of which has a set criteria. More information about these levels can be found below.
HOW TO GET STARTED?
Getting started is simple. Our online assessments allow you to book your child’s first swimming lesson from the comfort of your home. Head over to Hamilton Bay, our online portal, and answer a few basic questions about your child’s current swimming ability. Once you have done that, our set criteria will decide the level your child can begin with and subsequently taking you to a list of over 30 locations in the UAE where can you book an available swimming lesson.
Before heading over to the online assessment though, we suggest you get familiar with the learn to swim programmes that we offer.
This is our unique Adult & Baby programme, providing a developmental journey from the first splash right through to a confident swimmer who leaves every lesson with a smile on their face. Babies can join from 3 months onwards, and must be accompanied by an adult confident in the water. Classes start as early as 3 months, through popular nursery rhymes and songs, the classes provide a great bonding experience between the adult and the child, and they also aid many senses and skills that are key to early child development.
- Aquababies is for children aged 3 to 9 months
- Aquatots is for children aged 10 to 20 months
- Aquasplash is for children aged 21 to 36 months
This programme introduces children to the water through fun and engaging lessons. It is a perfect transition for our swimmers that have completed Hammy's Little Swimmers, but is also suitable for those completely new to swimming. The Skills School is divided into 4 levels, each progressive and aimed at developing the core aquatic skills and water confidence.
- Aquafun Levels are for children aged 3 to 5
- Aquaskills Levels are for children aged 6+
This programme is aimed at swimmers that have an understanding of the key FUNdamentals and core aquatic skills. It is the perfect transition from our Skills School and for those swimmers who want to continue to progress and develop their swimming to the next level. Our Stroke School focuses on all 4 competitive strokes and is the stepping stone for swimmers to transition into our award winning Squad Programme.
We recognise that not everyone had access to swimming lessons as a child, and that learning to swim as an adult can be a daunting experience. Our teachers take on a supportive and encouraging role to give adults the confidence and opportunity to learn an important life skill.