Sharks (3.5 to 6 years old)

Legs and arms become longer in proportion to the rest of the body. This lowers their centre of gravity and improves their stability on land. In the water, preschoolers with greater water experience show a more horizontal body position and can extend their arms and legs better for flutter kick and overarm action. They may also be able to lift their head above the water to take a breath.

Our focus at the age is  on basic movements and orientation ability needed for swimming skills like arm action, sculling and breathing.


Young Sharks -  3 - 4 yo from Dolphins 2


Sharks1- 3.5 - 6yo (No prior experience needed)

  • Able to swim 5 to 7 feet underwater

  • Swim 4 m  on front and back with a swim aid

  • Jump in, turns around and swim back to wall

  • Paddle and breathe (1 breath)

  • Holds on to wall and climbs up independently 


Sharks 2 - 3.5 - 6yo (Completed all the skills in Sharks 1)

  • Swims 6mfront and back with swim aid

  • Get front breath independently and swim for 5 metres 

  • Streamline kick on front and back for 4m

  • Back float independently for 10 seconds

  • Perform sitting dive

Sharks 3 - 3.5 - 6yo (Completed all the skills in Sharks 2)

  • Swims 8 m on front and back with swim aid

  • Streamline kick on front and back for 6m

  • Side breathing with noodle

  • Beginner freestyle with board

  • Beginner dolphin kick

  • Knee and toe dive