Cotter's Aquatics Swim & Fitness

June & Sydney Cotter

ABN: 46 624 556 844

Address: PO Box 1255, Mareeba, QLD, 4880

Web Design By Alexander Fogale ©2019 by Cotter's Aquatics Swim & Fitness

LEARN TO SWIM

Fun For All Ages!

Cotter's Aquatics Swim and Fitness run a Learn to Swim program 6 days a week, mornings and afternoons.

We have recently invested in an electronic booking and scheduling program to bring you a more, efficient, professional and organized experience at our pools.

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We are now accepting Enrolments for Term 4. Please select your date range using the button found on the table. It is important to remember that your booking is not confirmed until you receive a reply email stating your confirmed lessons. If your selected class is unavailable, you may be moved to a different time, instructor, or day.

If you are a new member to Cotter's Aquatics and are unaware of how our program operates, we encourage you to enrol via the button below. We may also contact you to discuss your child/s previous swimming history to judge what 'Level' they would be best suited to.

If you are ready to enrol in our Learn to Swim Program, please use the button below and follow the prompts. If not, we encourage you to read some of the information we have below and Contact Us if you have any questions.

LEARN TO SWIM LEVELS

AQUA BUBS
6-12 MONTHS OLD

Maximum of 6/8 swimmers in one class at a time. 30 minute lessons with parents in the water.

  • Condition baby for submersion

  • Develop grasp reflex (a strong grip)

  • Introduce verbal & manipulative patterns (correct holds and cues)

  • Introduce back floating with assistance

  • Introducing free floating with assistance

  • Introduce body turns & monkeys along the wall

  • Develop independence in shallow water

TOTS TRANSITION
12-18 MONTHS OLD

Maximum of 3 swimmers in one class at a time. 20 minute lessons.

  • Building on detachment (not needing mum/dad to stay in the water. This is very different in each child and is at the teacher's discretion

  • Increase independence

  • Increase free float (time/distance)

  • Encourage free float

  • Maintain a strong grip (master monkeys along the wall)

  • Encourage kicking (using manipulation)

  • Independent kicking with a kickboard

  • Encourage body turns

  • Develop entry & turn

LEVEL 1

Maximum of 3 swimmers in one class at a time. 20 minute lessons.

  • Improve breath control

  • Develop free floats, on their front and back

  • Develop alternating floats

  • Improve kicking to become independent on front and back

  • Improve body position

  • Encourage self propulsion

  • Introduce big arms, to and from the teacher

  • Ability to turn on entry

  • Introduce picking up submerged toys

LEVEL 2

Maximum of 6/8 swimmers in one class at a time. 30 minute lessons with parents in the water.

  • Introduce breathing on boards (bubble, bubble, breath & repetitions)

  • Develop front & back kicking

  • Master float, roll and swim

  • Understand safe habits

  • Introduce Backstroke arms

LEVEL 3

Maximum of 3 swimmers in one class at a time. 20 minute lessons.

  • Ability to perform strokes confidently

  • Introduce bilateral breathing

  • Further develop Freestyle and Backstroke

  • Introduce Breaststroke

  • Introduce Butterfly kick

  • Develop Breaststroke and Butterfly kick

  • Extend swimming distance to 25m

STROKE DEVELOPMENT

Maximum of 3 swimmers in one class at a time. 20 minute lessons.

  • Correct Freestyle Stroke for 10-15 meters​

  • Correct Backstroke Stroke for 10-15 meters

  • Correct Breaststroke Stroke for 10-15 meters

  • Correct Butterfly Stroke for 10-15 meters

  • Correct Dive entries

  • Correct freestyle tumble turn

  • Correct finishes

MINI SQUAD

Maximum of 10 swimmers in one class at a time. 30-minute lessons.

  • Correct Freestyle Stroke for 25 meters

  • Correct Backstroke Stroke for 25 meters

  • Correct Breaststroke Stroke for 25 meters

  • Correct Butterfly Stroke for 25 meters

  • Correct Dive entries

  • Correct freestyle tumble turn

  • Correct finishes