Our Toad classes are designed for pre-schools up to and including the age of 6 that are ready to learn and develop their skills in swimming. These classes are slightly smaller so the teacher can really focus on your child and give them the confidence and encouragement to get those legs off the ground and swimming. We still keep with our tadpole ethic: to get your little one swimming with a smile on their face. So you can be assured that even though you’re not accompanying your little one in the water they will still be having fun, laughing, singing and splashing but more importantly getting their legs kicking in the water.

As our toads now have the muscle physique to be able to swim by themselves on top of the water we will now be aiming the majority of our activities to encourage this. Most of our toads will have progressed from parent and baby classes and will have gained their own independence in the water on a woggle or a float.

We will continue to encourage your pre-schooler to use them but in a far more beneficial way to encourage the first steps of swimming. We will be looking at the four major strokes: front crawl, back crawl, foggy legs and the dolphin kick.

We will help build your child’s trust and confidence whilst keeping them fully engaged using simple key words to enable your little one to respond directly to their teacher. Using repetition with tiny progressions your pre-schoolers swimming skills will advance naturally.