Swimming In Abu Dhabi


Aqua Baby 

 

The Advantage Aqua Baby program allows parents to bond with their babies in a relaxed and enjoyable aquatic environment. Our Aqua Baby classes build water familiarization and confidence through a mix of songs, activities and games. These classes are beneficial for both babies and adults, providing a forum where parents can explore relevant issues and learn to feel confident around the water with their children 

 

Children Swimming

 

The Advantage Water Recreation & Learn To Swim program focuses on the development of swimming technique as well as the importance of water safety. Here the emphasis is on water confidence and gaining independence in an aquatic environment, with each level building on skills previously learned. By the end of the program children will be able to perform freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly competently and they will be knowledgeable with regards to safety in an aquatic environment. 

 

The Advantage Stroke Correction Class concentrates on the improvement and development of technique and stamina. These levels are squad orientated and provide swimmers with a more competitive, yet still sociable environment, in which to sharpen their skills. Skills required for competitive swimming such as starts, turns and finishing techniques are introduces and explored.

 

The Advantage Swim Squad is the culmination of swim school and prepares swimmers to join the Advantage Swim Club. At this level swimmers start training to compete. Swimmers are encouraged to swim at least twice a week to build the endurance and fitness required for competitive club swimming. Swimmers at squad level are educated with regards to training, competition and squad etiquette. This combination ensures an all round developed swimmer.

 

 


Requirements for Starfish level

 

Beginner with little or no swimming experience.

 

Starfish are able to:

Entry

Enter and exit the pool safely

Sitting and jumping in aided

 

Face and bubbles

Fully submerge face and hold breath for 3 seconds.

I can blow surface bubbles.

 

Float

I can float on my front with support and aid.

I can float on my back with support and aid.

 

Body Position

 

Legs

I can kick on my front with support and aid

 

Arms

I can show alternate arm action

(Doggy Paddle).

 

Breathing

Heads up.

 

Timing

 

 

 

Requirements for Jellyfish level

 

Can put face into water

Can float on front & back assisted

Jump in sitting unaided

 

Jellyfish are able to:

Entry

Enter and exit the pool safely.

Sitting and jumping in unaided.

Standing and jumping in aided.

 

Face and Bubbles

Fully submerge head for 3-5 seconds.

Blow underwater bubbles

(eyes open).

Retrieve objects – submerged

(eyes open).

 

Float

Front float 5 seconds – unassisted.

 

Back float 5 seconds – unassisted.

 

Body Position

Introduction to front glide.

Introduction to back glide.

 

Legs

Kick on front with aid.

Kick on back with aid and support.

 

Arms

I can show alternate arm action

(Doggy Paddle).

 

Breathing

Pop up Breathing.

 

Timing

Requirements for Crayfish level

 

Can float on front and back for at least 5 seconds unassisted

Jump in standing aided

Pencil dive/rocket/basic glide 2m.

 

Crayfish are able to:

Entry

Enter and exit the pool safely

Standing and jump in swim to safety, unaided.

Face and bubbles

10 bobs with underwater bubbles.

  

Float

Front float with recovery 5s.

Back float with recovery 5s.

Turning over front to back and back to front assisted.

 

Body Position

Front glide with recovery.

Back glide with recovery.

 

 

Legs

Flutter kick on front 5m.

Flutter kick on back assisted.

 

Arms

Introduction to front crawl arm action.

 

Breathing

Pop up Breathing.

 

Timing

Combined stroke on front 5m.

 

Orientation to deep water.

Requirements for Seahorse level

 

Can swim on front 5m

Kick on back 5m.

Freestyle arm action.

Jump in deep swim to safety/wall.

 

Seahorse are able to:

Entry

Introduction to tread water 10s.

 

Face and bubbles

15 bobs with underwater bubbles.

 

Float

Front float with recovery 10s.

Back float with recovery 10s.

Turning over front to back and back to front unassisted.

 

Body Position

Front glide 2m.

Back glide 2m.

Front glide with kick 5s.

Back glide with kick 5s.

 

Legs

Introduction Breaststroke kick.

Introduction Butterfly kick.

 

Arms

Freestyle, alternating arms, 10m.

Introduction backstroke arms.

 

Breathing

Introduction to side breathing.

 

Timing

Front crawl – alternating arm, catch, breath & kick, some side breathing – 10m.

Basic Backstroke 5m.



 

 

Requirements for

Guppy level

 

Can swim 10m on front and

back with arms.

Tread water for 5s.

Knowledge/understanding of

breaststroke and butterfly –

Basic strokes.

 

Guppy are able to:

Entry

Tread water 10s.

10 deep water bobs.

Jump into deep water and

return to safety.

 

Float

Survival float-keep head above

the water 1 minute.

 

Body Position

 

Legs

Breaststroke kick ­10m.

Butterfly kick 10m.

 

Arms

Introduction to Breaststroke

arms.

Introduction to Butterfly arms.

 

Breathing

Some side breathing.

 

Timing

Freestyle 25m

Combined stroke on back

10m.

 

Retrieve objects from bottom

of the pool.

 

 

 

 

Requirements for

Dolphin level

 

Can tread water for at least 20s,

Can swim 25m on front with

arm, action and some side

breathing.

Can swim 25m on back with

arm action and kick.

Breaststroke kick and stroke

knowledge.

Butterfly kick and stroke

knowledge.

 

Dolphin are able to:

Entry

Tread water 30s.

Diving kneeling and compact

position.

 

Float

Survival floating – keep head

above the water 1 minute.

 

Body Position

Streamline Push off.

 

Legs

Breaststroke 25m.

Butterfly kick 25m.

 

Arms

Breaststroke Arms 25m.

Butterfly stroke 10 m- no

breath.

 

Breathing

Side breathing.

 

Timing

Freestyle 25m.

Backstroke 25m.

Introduction to full breaststroke.

 

Turns

Introduction to somersaults.

 

Learn safe diving rules.

Requirement for

Shark level

 

Freestyle 25m – side breathing.

Backstroke 25m.

Basic Breaststroke.

Basic Butterfly.

 

Shark are able to:

Entry

Tread water 30s.

Diving – stride and standing

positions.

 

Float

Survival floating -

keep head above the water 2

minutes.

 

Body Position

Streamline Push off.

 

Legs

Freestyle kick 25m.

Backstroke kick 25m.

Breaststroke kick 25m.

Butterfly kick 25m.

 

Arms

Freestyle arms 25m.

Backstroke arms 25m.

Breaststroke arms 25m.

Butterfly arms 25m.

 

Breathing

Correct breathing for stroke.

 

Timing

Freestyle 50m.

Backstroke 25m.

Breaststroke 25m.

Butterfly 25m.

 

Turns

2 Somersaults.

Introduction to tumble turn.

Introduction to Backstroke turn.

Introduction to Breaststroke turn.

Introduction to Butterfly turn.

Learn safe diving rules.

Requirement for

Killer-Whale level

 

Competent in Freestyle

100m.

Competent in Backstroke

100m.

Competent in Breaststroke

100m.

Competent in Butterfly

100m.

Dive.

Turns – all strokes.

 

Killer-Whale are able to:

Strokes

200m IM.

Freestyle 200m.

Backstroke 200m.

Breaststroke 200m.

Butterfly 100m.

 

Starts and Turns

Dive.

Turns.

Other Skills.

Freestyle, Backstroke, Butterfly

– counting arms.

Breaststroke – Counting kicks.



Aqua Tone

Aqua Tone is a suitable class for Pregnant Ladies from week 12 and onwards. The classes are specifically designed as a moderate activity to stretch, tone and strengthen the muscles, which are responsible to prepare the body for labor. These classes are also very beneficial for those who may be recovering from an injury, or those who have not exercised recently as a gentle introduction back into exercise.

 

Adult Lessons 

Advantage Swim School offers 3 levels of adult classes – Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. Emphasis in our Adult classes is on creating a relaxed and encouraging environment where adult swimmers can learn basic swim strokes while developing water confidence and safety skills. Intermediate and Advanced classes offer the opportunity to refine technique and build fitness.

 

Adult Swim Fit

Adult Swim Fit is designed to help students to become a more efficient and faster swimmer. You maybe new to the sports or a seasoned swimming athlete. Advantage have the knowledge to help you improve your skills, strength and fitness and it comes to your swimming goals and objectives.

 

Private Classes

Private swimming lessons offer students of all ages the opportunity to get personalized, one-on-one training to enhance their technique and results. The flexible nature of these lessons allows them to be tailored to suit the specific needs and learning style of each student, resulting in accelerated progress.

 

For swim class bookings in Abu Dhabi or any enquires, contact us at info@advantagesportsuae.com