Areas of skill and development

Areas of skill and development

At the Vivacity Swim Academy children are taught a range of water based skills and swimming techniques delivered through the Swim England learn-to-swim programme to develop safe habits, confidence and competency in the water.

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Water entry and exits  Ensure safe entry and exits in to and from the water, including use of the side, steps and eventually the diving boards
Water safety Build an understanding of how to keep safe in and around the water
Buoyancy and balance Practice buoyancy and balance in the water and learn how to overcome things that can affect it
Streamlining Learn how to stay streamlined in the water and why it is important
Rotation and orientation Turn, twist and regain an upright position in the water e.g lying backwards and forwards
Aquatic breathing Learn and practice correct breathing techniques to use in the water, in turn developing confidence 
Travel and co-ordination Develop forward, backward and sideways movements and practice travelling effectively through the water
Health and fitness Develop an understanding of why activity is important and how to maintain it