We invite all of our PSS swimmers to take on the challenge of completing the Swimland Journey. The Journey is divided into four stages, each of which provides many opportunities for small successes, proud moments and some big celebrations!
The first of the four proud moments along the Swimland Journey occurs when children gain their Maxi Pink certificate. These children are considered to be independent survivors who are familiar with the water, and will now be taught freestyle and backstroke. To celebrate this very proud moment we give the child a ‘Goggle License’ and celebrate with the bell and a big cheer from everyone in the pool! Most children are very excited to be able to use goggles from now on!
The second very proud moment occurs when children gain their Green certificate. These swimmers can now complete 50 m freestyle, 75 m backstroke, 5 minutes treading water and a neat dive! It’s now time to learn breaststroke, develop backstroke and freestyle over a greater distance and further extend their survival skills. We celebrate this proud moment with the bell and a huge celebration from everyone in the pool!
In recognition of their achievements, these children receive a ‘Green T-shirt’. An important part of this stage is our Green DVD, that shows children some of the awesome recreational options that are available to them as they become better swimmers and gives them challenges to achieve. We hope that, by now, children can see why swimming lessons are such a good idea and they are enrolled to aim for their Swordy 1km Medal!
The third very proud moment is when children gain their Swordy 1 km Medal. This medal can be achieved at one of our special 1 km swim days, when swimmers from all PSS sites come together to go for their 1 km Medal. Those who complete this huge swim are considered to be swimming literate. Equipped with a ‘skill for life’, they have the ability to engage in heaps of exciting activities, from competitive swimming, to sailing, triathlons, water skiing and heaps more. The options are endless!
The fourth Swimland very proud moment occurs when children complete the Swimland Journey and achieve their Paul Sadler Swimland Diploma. These awesome swimmers have completed the Charcoal certificate, gained entry into the Sub 45 club (by completing a 50 m swim in 45 seconds or less!), completed the 3 km Gold Swim and successfully completed an open water swim – no ‘safe’ swimming pool here!
Having accomplished all of these things, children get to receive their framed Swimland Diploma at a special presentation night. We like to celebrate this achievement in front of a crowd as we believe the children who successfully complete their Swimland Diploma have shown excellence in all areas of swimming development and now belong to a very exclusive club! This amazing achievement is also recognised on the PSS honour board on our website.
Swimland will always be proud to recognise our students’ achievements. We trust the celebration of these four very proud moments will empower and motivate kids to complete their Swimland Journey.
While helping his Nanny clean the pool, my three year old son, Brody, lent over too far and fell into the pool – fully clothed. Brody immediately started treading water and managed to keep himself up until Nanny helped him out.
Without his weekly swimming lessons at Paul Sadler Swimland, the outcome may have been very different.
My daughter, Annika, has been participating in lessons for three terms now (she is 15 months old) and the staff have been wonderful, friendly and helpful. I want to especially acknowledge Paul, who has been my daughter’s teacher for a term now. During this time I have seen my daughter grow so much! Paul is fantastic with the children, he mixes up the classes to make them interesting and is always encouraging the children. On top of this, he explains everything to the parents and tells us ways to help encourage our children to perform tasks. We are so happy with Paul and all the staff working at Paul Sadler Swimland. Thank you for providing such a great program!
One year ago, Suma (41), who was very fearful of water, decided to enrol into adult swimming lessons at Paul Sadler Swimland. She was very scared and initially feared putting her face into the water. With determination over the year, she has progressed from being a beginning swimmer to a swimmer who can confidently swim 25m of freestyle and 25m of backstroke.
Over the recent June/July school holiday period, Suma and her family travelled to Cairns to enjoy some quality family time. During their stay, they signed up for a boat ride out to the Great Barrier Reef, where they would snorkel and scuba dive for the day. Suma’s five year old son (who also swims at Paul Sadler Swimland) and her husband snorkelled the Reef, while Suma donned the scuba gear and experienced the magical sites of the Reef up close and personal, diving 15 to 25 m in depth with experienced instructors.
Kids Club Saigon is thrilled to offer professional swimming lessons by Paul Sadler Swimland HCMC in our summer program this year. The SwimLand teachers are awesome! They are experienced and enthusiastic, and they help each and every child feel confident in the pool. We appreciate the small group sizes and individualized attention offered by SwimLand, and the focus on safety and fun!
Today children have benefited from a swimming lesson with the professional team from Paul Sadler Swimland swimming school.
The Basics were taught in the small pool, and then did the survival session in the deep end and it was great!
This first lesson was very successful!
All children will be given a make up lesson if a class is missed. Clients are required to contact the customer service team to let us know if the child will be absent, and in order to to make book in a make up lesson. It is possible up for the following term, however in order to do this the child has to be enrolled in the program with payment received. Make up lessons will last 3 months or 90 days after the missed lesson before expiring. Please note that we will not refund for the classes you missed
Water quality is controlled by Australian standards. The quality of the warer is checked 3 times a day to ensure that the indicators are always within the safe level for the child’s health, especially with children under 4 years of age.
Once the child has finished their lesson, they will be asked to leave the pool. This is due to the fact that when the class is over, teachers will begin another lesson and can not monitor and ensure the safety of all the children at one time.
Deck Supervisors are the super friendly staff in the red shirts on pool deck. They are there to answer any questions you have about your swimmer‘s progress or about our program and to support our teachers to provide great lessons. They love to talk swimming, so please go and see them if you have any queries.
There are many ways to teach children about safety in water. Our approach, using flotation as a teaching aid, has produced excellent results.
It is proven that low stress levels increase coordination, so at Swimland, we encourage low stress with the use of teaching aids (floaties, back bubbles, kickboards, noodles etc). As a child becomes more confident, and therefore less stressed, we reduce the amount of teaching aids the child uses. We have also found that swimmers who are less stressed progress faster.
Our swimmers still have plenty of aid-free time, and we practise safety circles to teach the children how to swim back to the edge of the pool without help in case they were to fall in.
Coming to swimming lessons once a week, on a year round basis, is awesome for swimmer progress. Swimming every week, all year round, will see your child really develop and get the most out of the fun programs we offer.
Every child is different, and it’s important for parents to remember that some skills will come easily to their child while others will be a little more challenging.
If your swimmer has been at the same level for a while or is finding a skill a little difficult, our Deck Supervisor will talk to you about some strategies to help them move forward and will be working with your teacher to ensure your swimmer continues to progress. At Swimland, we will always offer extra support to those who need it.
Our Deck Supervisors constantly monitor the progress of all children participating in lessons. They are a great resource for parents who want regular updates, as they have the experience and, importantly, the time to answer any questions you may have. The Deck supervisor can also chat with the teacher about any specific queries you may have and get back to you with the answer.
We provide all of the equipment and teaching aids you and your child need to have a great, fun lesson. All you need to bring is bathers, a towel and goggles for swimmers at Maxi-Pink level or above
Little ones under three should also wear either a swim nappy or swim wear that is firm fitting around the legs.
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