Our SwimCare programme is based on a number of very basic key principals that we have developed.

(There are many who have attempted to copy these principals and we are of course flattered, but there is only one place you can get this in its updated and current form!!)

THE PROGRAMME IS FOUNDED UPON:  

Mental development

  • Pupils are taught in a appropriate format and language

Physical development

  • No expectations beyond physical capability

Personal achievement

  • Challenging individuals not competing against others

Intrinsic Motivation

  • Developing a personal interest in learning to swim

External encouragement

  • Whilst avoiding imposition of parents values

Involving parents

  • Parents awareness of their role in pupils learning

Aquatic skills

  • Given equal importance to stroke technique

Stroke technique

  • Working with the water not fighting against it

Experimentation

  • Giving space to learn by doing their own thing

Everyone as an individual

  • Achieving best potential. Every one is fast tracked

Teaching

  • Avoiding supervised water time

Equity

  • No barriers to letting anyone have a go

Safety

  • Absolute care of participants at all time

Enjoyment

  • For both the teachers and the participants

Quality not quantity

  • Distance and speed are not criteria of progress

How to swim

  • Not how not to survive