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Turtle Level

Term Details:
Winter 2023
Starting: 15th January 2023
The Imperial, Sliema
Please note: Booking slots are expected to sell out fast. Place your booking early to avoid disappointment.

Turtle Class
Age Group – ability to swim 10 metres unaided.

Students in the Turtle class have an increased level of comfort in the water, where support is not required. Children will be taught the basic technique for freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke. As a prerequisite, they should be able to swim up to 10 meters unaided.

  • Use of the kick-board to improve kicking technique and proper leg movement for effective propulsion.
  • An introduction, to the basic knowledge and technique of freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke.
  • Body control and confidence build up in the water, allowing ease of movement in any direction.
  • Breathing control, focusing on a calm technique allowing children to hold their breath for a longer duration.
  • Different jumps and dives, focusing on proper technique and safety.

The main aim of the Turtle group is to develop basic technique. Children will acquire a proper understanding of how the body reacts when placed in different positions in the water. Learning dives and different jumps, also adds a fun aspect to the lesson as well gives the child a chance to overcome any fears of doing so. The next step forward once all skills are developed is to move up to the Seal Level.

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What will children need to bring for their swimming class?

  • Comfortable and suitable swimming costume (girls – one piece, boys – briefs)
  • School swimming cap (compulsory)
  • Eye Goggles (no snorkelling equipment) – (Advanced Crab and Turtle Level only )
  • A Towel
  • Clean deck shoes (ideally slip-on)

We provide

  • Any equipment needed during the lesson
  • A safe place and environment for both the parents and children

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