When first joining the programme, each swimmer is given a Passport booklet, which they keep for the duration of their time with SwimEasy. This Passport guides the swimmer through all the different levels, outlining each stage of the swimming lessons pathway and all the skills necessary to accomplish, within each level and stage. The swimmers receive a small ‘smiley face’ sticker when they successfully master the various skills and a large ‘smiley face’ upon completion of each level.
Once a swimmer receives four large (or ‘maxi’) stickers, they are ready to progress to the next stage. These ordered in each level as Wall Skills, Kick Skills, Swim Skills and Body Skills.
Similar to our swim caps, stages are colour coded to ensure easy identification by the teachers and easy recognition by the swimmers. The early classes are coded white then, red, before moving to yellow, orange and finally green which is now the final level before graduating.
When all the available stickers have been obtained and placed in the Passport, the swimmer is ready to graduate into ‘club swimming’.
Our normal procedure is to graduate our students into a swimming clubs in their local areas.