Kirby Swim is a premium provider of Kids Swimming Lessons In Perth and Mandurah. Our programs have been designed by an Olympic Gold Medialist to develop stronger swimmers and are delivered by nationally accredited teachers in a smaller class to give your child extra attention and help them learn. Book a lesson with Kirby Swim by clicking the yellow button below.
Swimming is a critical and life-long skill for Australian children to learn and continuously strengthen and practice, in order to stay safe around water, for LIFE!
Every child is different, and we believe it is important that swimming lessons be flexible in their delivery so that every child has the opportunity to improve and acquire skills at their own pace.
Our learn-to-swim lessons at Kirby Swim have smaller class numbers, allowing kids to learn and practice more skills in every class. This makes your time spent in the pool as productive as possible.
Our focus on technique means your child’s strokes will be smooth, strong and effective, you can spot a Kirby Swim swimmer anywhere for their amazing technique and beautiful stroke.
With an Olympic Gold Medalist developing and overseeing the program, we believe that you shouldn’t just learn to swim, but learn to swim well.
Each of our levels, and skills, are designed to maximise learning and development of strong technique, and with our constant feedback and progression systems, we develop skills continuously.
We offer 4 levels within our learn-to swim program – with each level having an advanced class for those swimmers at the top of their level.
Grouping swimmers in classes with children of similar ability and age, ensures each class has the optimum dynamic faster learning, becoming safer, sooner.
Below are all the kids swimming levels offered by Kirby Swim
3 years → 5 years: For beginners who are not comfortable placing their head underwater and or going into a lesson with a new teacher, without mum or dad. Focus is on confidence, safe entry/exits, breath holding and submersion, floating and kicking. Lots of games and fun are used to encourage children to begin to enjoy the swimming experience.
3+ years: For beginners who are comfortable placing their head underwater and getting into a lesson with a new teacher, but still need close instructor support. Focus is on increasing water confidence, safe entry/exits, breath holding and submersion, and further developing floating, straight leg kicking and independent swimming to and from the wall/platform and the instructor. Productive and fun activities are used to ensure children enjoy their swimming experience.
The confident and independent beginner. Squids learn good horizontal body position through greater emphasis on kicking, torpedoes and the introduction of big (freestyle) arms. Kicking on their back is introduced as well as reinforcing submersion, floating, general independence and safety skills.
Swimmers that have mastered the ability to maintain a strong straight leg kicking action with controlled big (freestyle) arm action now get to introduce the breathing. Practising and the beginning of mastering Aussie Crawl (freestyle) is challenging and exciting. Backstroke is also introduced in this level.
Learn and further develop their freestyle and backstroke with added technique cues over longer distances. Stronger kicking and longer strokes are encouraged and breaststroke kick is introduced.
Swimmers learn to breathe bilaterally (breath every third stroke) in freestyle, further refinement of freestyle and backstroke for smoother easier strokes. We also introduce the breaststroke arm sculling action.
This is the last level before swimmers permanently progress to squads,for this reason we place a lot of importance in ensuring that the technique endurance is ready for the next step. Maintaining good form under fatigue is important to avoid practising poor technique and developing bad technique habits. Long glides in Breaststroke are taught as well as the introduction of butterfly kick.
This is the number one way to boost a child’s swimming progress (available for Stingrays through to Snappers). Combining one session per week with this mini-squad type session with their regular swimming lesson offers two opportunities a week to improve. One session with a strong emphasis on mastering a skill and great form/technique and the other session (KS Academy) which is 45min long boosting their fitness and stamina. Kids love the group feel of this group and always get into the relays and challenges the coaches throw at them.
For swimmers needing specialised attention for developmental, behavioural or other support, or swimmers who need specialist attention on a specific aspect of their stroke, private lessons can be tailored to suit the swimmers unique needs and circumstances.
Kirby Swim has 5 convenience locations across Mandurah & the Perth Metro area for all of its swimming lessons & programs. The coloured images down below indicate which of our locations offer this service. Please read through the location page to understand exactly what’s offered at this location.
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