Section 5

Tadpoles stage

This sections covers the progressive stages of the swim school programme. The levels have both common elements and areas that are specific to certain levels.
The contents of these sections are outlined on the following pages

  • The aquatic programme for pre school children aged between 3 and 5 years.
  • Characteristics of this general age group including specific considerations that need to be taken into account.
  • Ratios.
  • The aims of this stage of progression.
  • Approaches to class management.
  • Lesson planning.
  • Suggestions for effective communication with the parent/carer.
  • A description of the skills that are introduced at this level.
  • The teaching strategies related to the development of these specific skills.
  • Lesson planning.
  • Teaching aids.
  • Time/space management.
  • Sample lesson plan.