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Pre-schools and Elementary Schools Program

A patient and gentle approach encourages joy for further learning.

Pokud si z vlastního dětství pamatujete z výuky plavání hlavně studenou vodu, křičícího plavčíka s dlouhou dřevěnou tyčí a spoustu stresu, pak pro Vás máme dobrou zprávu. Naše plavecká škola k výuce plavání přistupuje zcela rozdílně a v hodinách pracujeme s vysokou odborností, empatií, trpělivostí a respektujícím přístupem. Naši trenéři pod vedením hlavní trenérky Gabriely Minaříkové jsou zkušení pedagogové a trenéři - profesionálové s dlouholetými zkušenostmi.

Protože dobře víme, že děti nejsou "malí dospělí" a jejich vnímání světa a především procesy učení jsou rozdílné v průběhu celého vývoje, přicházíme se speciálním výukovým programem pro děti ve věku 4 až 6 let. Náš způsob výuky je především postaven na metodice Swim Smooth, je ale přizpůsoben právě dětskému vnímání. Celou výukou tak děti provází dva malí kamarádi - postavičky Plavla a Plavlíny, jejichž pomocí trenér jasně, zřetelně a za pomocí dětské symboliky vysvětluje jednotlivé pohybové činnosti.

Jedním ze základních stavebních kamenů našeho programu jsou tak například autorské básničky, které jsou vytvořeny na míru a váží se přímo na prováděnou činnost, proto děti nejsou nuceny říkat říkanky, které s plaváním vůbec nesouvisí. Na ukázku herních karet, které mají trenéři i děti v hodinách k dispozci se můžete podívat níže, o první lekci s nejmenšími plavci si můžete přečíst na našem blogu v článku: "Jak si Plavel s Plavlínou omyli obličeje".

Díky našemu inovativnímu přístupu, spolupráci vždy dvou trenérů na skupinu, jejich přítomnosti ve vodě s dětmi, trpělivosti a sdílení radosti z pokroků dětí jsou tak lekce bezpečné, efektivní a v pozitivní a motivující atmosféře. Lekce jsou také velmi zábavné díky širokému využití pomůcek nejen plaveckých, ale i k stimulaci smyslů, vnímání a celkového zapojení dítěte do vlastního procesu učení. Velkou výhodou je i možnost v případě dosažení úrovně pro postup do pokročilejší skupiny, možnost se zapojit do Programu JUNIOR.

 

Pre-school swimming in a nutshell:

Age category: more than 4 years old

Length of one lesson: 60 min, 45 min or 30 min

Frequency: 1 x a week

Number of lessons: 10 quarterly, half-yearly 20, or upon agreement

Number of children in the group: a maximum of 5 children per 1 coach

Number of children in the group to start the course: at least 5

Time: after agreement

Mandatory equipment: A5 training diary (your own choice or Swim Smooth orginal), swimsuit, googles, swim cap for girls with long hair, towel

Price Swim Smooth original diary: 200 CZK

Price: CZK 400 / student / 60 min lesson or 300 CZK / pupil / 30 min or 45 min lesson (when there are two lessons in a row). Rent of lane or pool is not included (350CZK/ 30 min/ lane in pool Strahov).

Place: We recommend Strahov pool and pool CORDEUS in Prague 6, SK Slavia pool in Prague 10 and pool Axa Prague 1 in or other pool which most suits to you

 

TOP 7 reasons to choose Swim Smooth for (pre) school swimming:

    1. We have a lot of experience with (pre)school swimming. Our coaches have several years of experience teaching children how to swim. Our guidelines are simple, clear and concise, understandable for children. We are empathetic, we teach children to understand the rules and follow them, and we show them respect. We deal with possible difficulties with patience with an emphasis on communication and according to our approach.
    2. Individual approach to the children and teamwork is equally important to us. We teach whilst in the water. There are two coaches per one group. Each child gets the necessary support and assistance throughout the whole lesson. The exercises are always shown to children. To support team work we use group exercises and forms of organization in circle.
    3. During the course we follow clear and efficient methodical plan. We prepare and adjust specific content of each lesson according to the current needs of the children in the group. We also take into account their different swimming skills and their individual personal style. We adjust exercises according to the group, respecting all individuals.
    4. Thanks to SWIM SMOOTH methodology we lead lessons differently to other clubs. With children we follow the FUN & SKILL methodology. We consistently care and want children to love the water and master the basic swimming skills first. With smaller children our approach to teaching is simple so the children can manage easily. All lessons are taught through games, and children learn through this way. In teaching, we very often show the children what to do, for example, we show them exhaling below the surface as hippos or "We are bubbling" like crocodiles.
    5. The length of one lesson is 60 minutes. During these 60 minutes there is sufficient time for activities associated with swimming and focusing on their own learning and improvements.  
    6. We are used to lead classes in English. We offer lessons in Czech with English words, or the entire lesson in English.
    7. We offer lifelong education. We offer swimming skills that will be used throughout your life by using the SWIM SMOOTH methodology.The pupils who would like to train with us can choose from:

 

 

Answers to frequently asked questions (FAQ)

a)      A child has no experience in swimming?

We count on that. Swim Smooth methodology emphasizes on mastering the basic swimming skills, the lessons will be the same for all children, the more experienced children will deepen their skills, while the less experienced will get familiar with it.

b)      A child will not put their head under water?

We count on that too, learning how to put your head under water will be one of the topics of the lesson.

c)       A child cannot swim without swimming aid?

We count on that too. See point a)

d)      A child is already an advanced swimmer?

Children with different levels of swimming skills will be divided into groups. Although the advanced children will practice and deepen their basic swimming skills, they will also work on improving on their swimming; speed, endurance, strength and self-rescue.

Swim Smooth methodology is based on a respectful approach. We offer options to the children and we support their inner motivation to learn how to swim.

It is individual, everyone needs their own time. Our goal is to build solid and secure foundations, rather than pressure them.

During the lessons it is good for parents to watch their progress. We recommend asking children what they have experienced, how they felt, what would they like to improve, what they like / do not like and why. Coaches always appreciate feedback from you and your child. You can encourage their positive attitude to water – “in the tub” or take them to a pool so they can show you everything they have learned.

The water temperature is somewhere between 26 - 28 degrees Celsius depending on the type of public swimming pool.  Heated pools at 28 degrees or more are used for rehabilitation and swimming for infants. Children from 4 years of age have already developed a body thermoregulation system. Pools with higher temperature are not suitable for endurance training. For children sensitive to the cold, we recommend using neoprene swimwear instead of normal swimwear.

In addition to learning, swimming lessons have a positive influence on the general development of the child. Swimming develops versatile physical literacy, encourages the child to adapt to the cold environment, and strengthens their immunity, prevent of drowning and improve comfort in the water. It also deepens socializations skills such us collective awareness, etc.

It is ensured by school facilities at their own expense. If you are interested we can at cost provide someone to accompany your child.

During the lessons our experienced coaches are taking care of the children. The customer ensures presence of another person from pre-school or elementary school to help them change in the locker room, wash them and dry them.

  • Swimsuit
  • Large towel
  • For those with longer hair we recommend swim cap
  • Swimming goggles

This type of lesson doesn’t allow any replacement. Missed lessons will be forfeited.



 

 

Do you want to find out more about pre-school and elementary school program?

Send us an email info@swimsmooth.cz or call us at +420 727 988 955.

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