Beginner swimming / Seahorse course
In Frankfurt am Main, Main-Taunus- and Hochtaunuskreis
This course is aimed at children from 4 years. The group size is 6-11 participants and 1-2 swimming instructors depending on the number of children.
- Fun and games in and out of the water.
- Diving exercises in shallow water.
- Learning the leg movement. We start with breastroke leg movement as the first swimming style.
- We show how to jumping into the water.
- Introduce to the arm movements and help with the coordination of arms and legs.
- Continuous practice of arm-leg movement until free swimming.
- Promotion of a healthy, motor development of children.
Requirements for a course participation
- The children must be 4 years old at least 90cm tall, as they can not stand in the non-swimmer area otherwise.
- The children should already be familiar to water. Showering and washing the hair with water on head and face is possible.
- Splashes and water on the face are not a problem.
- The course participation takes place without parents, the children are handed over to the swimming instructors.
- The child stays with the swimming instructors for 45 minutes without parents and is able to go to the toilet by himself.
Requirements for the Seahorse Badge
- Jump from the edge of the pool
- 25m swimming without aids
- Retrieving an object from shoulder-deep water by hand
Notes for your first course participation
We have very short ways, so please come at least 15 minutes before the beginning of the lesson.
Please change your child’s clothes in the locker room and use the designated lockers. Clothes stored in the locker rooms could be removed by other parents.
Hand over the children to the instructors in the swimming pool (please without street shoes). We please all parents to leave the pool area latest with the beginning of the lessons.
The swimming pool is not allowed for parents and siblings during the swimming lesson to prevent disturbing the concentration of the group. You can watch the children by a glass door or via a radio transmission monitor.
Please bring this for your child:
- Swimsuit or trunks
- Child shampoo / skin care product
- A Drink for after the swimming lesson
- Bath slippers
Course times April – June 2018
The next course series starts once a week at Klinikum Höchst in July and in Eschborn in August 2018. The dates are expected to be online from the middle of May.