Welcome to Swim a Song™
'Swim a Song™' is an alternative, fun, innovative and effective programme for introducing adults with babies or very young children to the exciting world of Aquatics. The programme fills the gap in teaching provision for children aged from 4 months to 36 months +. Lesson plans conveniently encourage successful completion and attainment of the Kellogg's ASA Swim a Song™ series of awards and natural progression onto the Kellogg's ASA Duckling Awards. The programme is fully supported and endorsed by the ASA and is the foundation of the ASA National Plan for Teaching Swimming, powered by British Gas.
The main concept of Swim a Song™ is to teach children how to swim through "song and rhyme" within fun adult and child swimming session. The music is provided on CD and the words and actions can be found on the song cards or song book. The actions are performed to familiar tunes that children enjoy and remain motivated by. The instructions use simple words with repetition for easy understanding and enjoyment and state the correct handling and supporting positioning of the child.
The 32 songs are broken down to 10 categories including: Entry, Exit, Leg action, Arm action, Multi Action, Confidence, Breathing, Retrieving, Welcome and Warm up.
Swim a Song™ also incorporates water safety, free movement, structured play, exercise to music and guidance in physical and educational development throughout the three stages of the programme.
There are 3 stages to Swim a Song™
1. 4months to 18 months - Introducing young children to water
2. 18 months to 24 months - Confidence & Independence
3. 24 months to 36 months - Developing movement and water skills
Each stage concentrates on a theme incorporating movement through song and rhyme, with actions relating to various water skills (stated above), allowing the child to complete a task successfully through play.
Note* It is possible to join in at any stage but adults are advised to look through the song cards from the beginning to ensure that no area of development has been neglected.