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Aqz little fish

Aquazone Little Fish is our focussed classes for Babies and toddlers, Learn to Swim and stroke correction

Aqz little fish

Aquazone Swim Club is our umbrella name for our Development Squads, Performance Squads and our Adult Fitness groups.

Aquazone Little Fish
BABIES
STARFISH GROUP

WHO: Babies & Toddlers

AGES: 6 months – 3 years

Objectives:
  • Water familiarity
  • Learning through play and song
  • Work at swimmers pace & ability
  • Challenging swimmers whilst having fun
 
Skills:
  • Submersion & Breath Control
  • Returning to the wall
  • Back float Progression
  • Noodle Swimming – Kicking and digging
Babies & Toddlers
Jellies – Learn to Swim
Objectives:
  • Basic water safety skills
  • Basic Crawl Stroke Skills
 
Skills:
  • Submersion & Breath Control
  • Effective Arm movements – Doggy paddle
  • Basic Kicking
  • Back float progression
  • Front float progression
Puffers – Beginner
Objectives:
  • Body Position
  • Basic Fitness
  • Basic Freestyle Stroke Skills
  • Basic Backstroke Stroke Skills
 
Skills:
  • Breath Control
  • Seated Dives
  • Push & Glides
  • Kicking in streamline & with board
  • Back float
  • Front float
 

Turtles – Intermediate
Objectives:
  • Comfortable Body Position
  • Water Feel for effective stroke work
  • Basic Stroke Work
Skills:
  • Breath Control
  • Seated Dives
  • Push & Glides
  • Kicking in all strokes
  • Freestyle Stroke
  • Backstroke Stroke
  • Basic Wiggly Worm
  • Basic Breaststroke (Froggy)
Stingrays - Advanced
Objectives:
  • Good Body Position
  • Progression on Stroke Work
 
Skills:
  • Breath Control  – Breathing 3 in Freestyle
  • Seated Dives
  • Push & Glides on front and back
  • Streamlined freestyle kick on Front
  • Kicking with board in all strokes
  • Freestyle
  • Backstroke
  • Wiggly Worm
  • Breaststroke (Froggy)
Babies & Toddlers
DOLPHINS - STROKE CORRECTION - BEGINNER
Objectives:
  • Confidence in a bigger pool
  • Coach teaches from pool deck not in the water
  • Start using flippers
  • Increase Fitness – Swim longer distances
 
Skills:
  • Seated & Introduction to standing Dives
  • Freestyle
  • Focus: Comfortable Bilateral Breathing
  • Backstroke
  • Focus: High Hip Position
  • Focus: Flutter Kicks on back
  • Wiggly Worm
  • Focus: Using the flippers they learn to feel the undulation needed for butterfly
  • Breaststroke
  • Focus: Repeats on kick in order to learn the strength needed to propel forward
MARLINS - STROKE CORRECTION - INTERMEDIATE
Objectives:
  • All strokes refined
  • Increase Fitness – Swim longer distances
 
Skills:
  • Standing Dives & maintaining streamline

FREESTYLE

  • Focus: Hand Entry & Correct Arm pull shape

BACKSTROKE

  • Focus: Hand Entry

BUTTERFLY

  • Focus:  Streamline Butterfly Kick with the pull down on the arms

BREASTSTROKE

  • Focus: Repeats on kick in order to learn the strength needed to propel forward
  • Focus: Introduction of timing drills

SHARKS - STROKE CORRECTION - ADVANCED
Objectives:
  • Learning to train
  • Stroke Specific Drills
  • Basic Race Skills
 
Skills:
  • Introduction of the tumble turn
  • Racing Dive Start & Backstroke starts
  • Effective underwater work for all strokes
 
Freestyle
–       Focus: Bent arm recovery
–       Focus: Maintaining a long reach
Backstroke
–       Focus: Bent arm pull under the water
Butterfly
 –          Focus: Learn full arm movement
Breaststroke
–       Focus: Narrow whip kicks
–       Focus: Timing drill progressions

ORCAS - STROKE CORRECTION - MINI SQUAD
Objectives:
  • Learning how to train in squad format
  • Progression of Race skills
  • Understanding of Stroke Drills
  • Tumble turns
  • Racing Dive Start & Backstroke starts
  • Effective underwater work for all strokes
 
Skills:
Freestyle
–       Focus: Front sculling
–       Focus: Maintaining a long reach
Backstroke
–       Focus: Rotation
–       Focus: comfortable streamlined kick on back
Butterfly
           Focus: Learn full arm movement
Breaststroke
–       Focus: The glide

Training group standards and progressing into new groups

Aquazone Swim Club’s training group structure is designed to allow progression over time from novice to highly experienced and skilled swimmers. Aquazone has set up some basic expectations for each group. Due to the structure of our program, moves from group to group are not carried out to accommodate more convenient practice times or other member-family preferences but are coaching decisions based on the group standards. The integrity and fairness of the structure is key to the success of our swimmers at all levels.
 
Group move-ups happen a twice per year:
  • Late September into early October
  • Late March into early April
Aquazone Little Fish
Babies & Toddlers
Bronze squad
Swimmers in this group will be taught to develop skills and abilities in all four competitive strokes with the correct technique. They are also introduced to race dives, freestyle turns, backstroke turns, use of the pacing clock and the general rules and etiquette of squad training.

 

Equipment required:
  • Swim Cap
  • Goggles
  • Fins
  • Kickboard
  • Drink Bottle
Silver squad
While the main objective of this squad is still stroke development, an increasing emphasis is placed on improving endurance, as well as advancing the development of drills, starts, turns and finishes.

Equipment required:
  • Swim Cap
  • Goggles
  • Fins
  • Kickboard
  • Drink Bottle
  •  Pull buoy
Academy Squad
This squad provides more general training that encompasses elements of all aquatic sports. It aims to provide training for water polo players, triathletes and recreational swimmers, and any high school aged swimmer seeking to improve their swimming ability.
    Babies & Toddlers
    Performance Bronze
    Race-specific training prepares swimmers in this group for competition. Specific sets are prescribed to continuously improve speed and endurance, while stroke technique and skill development remain the primary focus.

     

    Equipment required:
    • Swim Cap
    • Goggles
    • Fins
    • Kickboard
    • Drink Bottle
    • Pull buoy
    • Finger Paddle
    • Hand Paddles
    • Finis Band
    Performance Silver
    A high level of commitment is expected along with a mature and responsible attitude towards training.

     

    Equipment required:
    • Swim Cap
    • Goggles
    • Fins
    • Kickboard
    • Drink Bottle
    • Pull buoy
    • Finger Paddle
    • Hand Paddles
    • Finis Band
    • Snorkle
    Performance Gold
    A high level of commitment is expected along with a mature and responsible attitude towards training.

     

    Equipment required:
    • Swim Cap
    • Goggles
    • Fins
    • Kickboard
    • Drink Bottle
    • Pull buoy
    • Finger Paddle
    • Hand Paddles
    • Finis Band
    • Snorkle
    ELITE SQUAD
    Swimmers in this group are competing at a National or International level. Aquazone is striving to provide both a facility and an environment for athletes in South Africa to pursue the sport at the highest level and are aiming to support this in every way possible.
      Babies & Toddlers
      Adult Fitness Classes

      “Whether you are a novice or advanced, we have a program that suits you. Please see below a list of the kind of level of swimmer we have assisted.

      1. Competitive – want to participate in masters galas
      2. Midmar Training – swimmers wanting to be fit enough for midmar mile and other open water events.
      3. Health and Fitness – swimmers wanting to simply get fit and stay healthy.
      4. “Old dogs – swimmers who feel that as youngsters they were not taught properly how to swim, and who now want to be “old dogs learning new tricks”.

      Swimmers at all levels will have stroke correction given to them.

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