PADI SWIM TRAINING 

WIERDA PARK, CENTURION

SWIMMING LESSONS FOR KIDS AND ADULTS

Star Babies & Star Tots (ages 6 months to 3 years); Swim School & Stroke School (ages 3 years +)

PADI Swim School provides swimming lessons for kids and adults and is powered by Starfish Aquatics Institute
– www.starfishaquatics.org –

The Starfish Aquatics Institute’s vision of “Saving Lives One At A Time” is a vision we wholeheartedly share. The PADI Swim School curriculum consists of courses containing age-appropriate activities that focus on development of core aquatic skill competencies.

The curriculum is built around the concept that there are core aquatic skills (competencies) that every person needs to know to be proficient in the water. The core competencies provide the foundation that will enable students to first learn functional self-survival skills, and after this basis is set they will learn the correct swimming stroke technique by building upon what they already know.

The stage of skill development is identified by one of five colours – White, Red, Yellow, Blue and Green. A pre-determined benchmark (skill) must be met in order to achieve the next colour level. The students will track achievements of skills in their personal record book. Parents are encouraged to read through the books and participate in the tracking of each student’s progress. Learning to swim takes commitment. If you are committed to attending our classes we guarantee that you and your child will see progress.

Each lesson is 45 minutes for students older than three years and 30 minutes for students younger than three years. We have classes each day of the week except on Sundays. Classes are structured according to each students level of performance during the assessment and students are grouped together with their age groups and language preference as far as possible. Classes are kept as small as possible and consist of approximately five students per class. The water temperature is kept around 30 degrees to ensure that students do not get cold during the lesson. We have an indoor pool and we do our best to ensure that there are no interruptions in our class schedule.

During the first meeting an assessment will be done. The cost for the assessment is R50. After the assessment parents are under no obligation to register students with Water Orphans for further lessons. The assessment will give us an opportunity to talk about the program as well as your available class options. It will also give you an opportunity to view our facilities. Please email us to make an appointment for an assessment.

OUR CLASSES

STAR BABIES/TOTS

Swimming lessons for babies and toddlers

(ages 6 months to 36 months)

The purpose of this course is to foster in very young children a high comfort level in the water while at the same time training the adults who accompany them about water safety and drowning prevention. This course does not teach children to become accomplished swimmers or to survive in the water but it is a confidence-building, fun and loving experience. One adult must be in the water with each child. Swim diapers are compulsory and may be bought at reception.

  • Our prices are as follows:
  • First trial session (assessment) is R50
  • Once off registration fee of R575, payable upon registration
  • R1 346 per term, for one lesson a week
  • R2 036 per term, for two lessons a week
  • R3 450 per term, for private lessons, once a week
  • R6 900 per term, for private lessons, twice a week

Term fees are payable in advance on or before the first of each month. Each term is calculated according to the Gauteng public school holidays. We require one month written notice for cancellation of classes.

SWIM SCHOOL

Swimming lessons for kids and adults

(ages 3 years +)

The core competencies for Swim School include functional life-safety water skills that focus on self-rescue and water safety concepts. This foundation prepares the student to learn swimming strokes in Stroke School.

  • Our prices are as follows:
  • First trial session (assessment) is R50
  • Once off registration fee of R575, payable upon registration
  • R1 346 per term, for one lesson a week
  • R2 036 per term, for two lessons a week
  • R3 450 per term, for private lessons, once a week
  • R6 900 per term, for private lessons, twice a week

Term fees are payable in advance on or before the first of each month. Each term is calculated according to the Gauteng public school holidays. We require one month written notice for cancellation of classes.

STROKE SCHOOL

Stroke development and correction for kids and adults

(ages 3 years +)

Stroke development and correction is for students of all ages who have achieved all the Swim School benchmarks. Students will refine freestyle and learn stroke technique for backstroke, butterfly, breaststroke and develop endurance.

  • Our prices are as follows:
  • First trial session (assessment) is R50
  • Once off registration fee of R575, payable upon registration
  • R1 346 per term, for one lesson a week
  • R2 036 per term, for two lessons a week
  • R3 450 per term, for private lessons, once a week
  • R6 900 per term, for private lessons, twice a week

Term fees are payable in advance on or before the first of each month. Each term is calculated according to the Gauteng public school holidays. We require one month written notice for cancellation of classes.

SWIM PREP FOR SCUBA DIVING

Swimming lessons for kids and adults interested in scuba diving

(ages 15 years +)

This course is a hybrid of Swim School and Stroke School with a specific goal in mind – getting the student confident and competent to enroll in a Scuba course.

  • First trial session (assessment) is R50, but when you sign up for further lessons the R50 will be subtracted from the first terms fees
  • Special training programme will be developed based on the level of performance during the assessment.  Price on request

STARFUN AND FITNESS

Swimming fitness and aquatic skills

(ages 6 years +)

The StarFun and Fitness activities introduces lifetime aquatic skills that include water safety, swim skill development, fitness swimming, water exercise, games, introduction to snorkeling, skin diving and scuba diving.

Price on request

WATER AEROBICS FOR ADULTS

Adults only

We offer water aerobics classes on the following days:

  • Wednesday mornings at 09:00
  • Wednesday afternoons at 17:30
  • Friday mornings at 09:00
  • Friday afternoons at 17:30

Our prices are as follows:

  • Your first water aerobics class is free
  • Once off registration fee of R345, payable upon registration
  • R1 035 per term, for one class a week
  • R1 380 per term, for two classes a week

Term fees are payable in advance on or before the first of each month. Each term is calculated according to the Gauteng public school holidays. We require one month written notice for cancellation of classes.

SWIM INSTRUCTOR TRAINING

(ages 16 years +)

This qualification is best suited for people with a passion for teaching and a love for water. The cost for the course is between R12 000 and R16 000 and includes the following:

  1. You become an International PADI / SAI Swim Instructor
  2. You can teach all levels and ages – babies, tots and adults (including stroke development)
  3. You can do your practical training hours with WATERORPHANS

All course study material and practical work during the course as well as the international registration fee is included in the course price.
There is limited space available on each course. Please contact us for more information, course dates and exact costs.