When you swim with H20 Dreams we teach your child with a long-­term aim of teaching the right skills at the right time while having your child involved in the sport for life. Below is our pathway from learn to swim into training squads to fitness squads for all ages. Please note the ages are only guidelines on our pathway. 


Main Pool Squads 7 -18+ years


Skills Taught & Training Focus

14 Open  9 sessions 16yr+   Racing to win
13 Age Group 7-9 sessions 13-16yr   Training to train/training to race

Fitness Squads

12 NZ Juniors 4-6 sessions 10-13yr   Learning to train
11 Southland Champs 4 sessions 8-10yrs   Fundamentals FR BK BR Stroke refinement,
FLY development
10 Sharks 2-3 sessions 7-9yrs   Fundamentals FR BK BR
Advanced technique,
FLY kick/drill
9 Barracudas 1session 7-8yrs   Fundamentals FR BK BR
Technique development,
FLY kick



Learn to Swim 2-7yrs

    Skills Taught & Lesson Focus
8 Dolphins FR BK BR Development,
FLY kick
7 Crocodiles FR breathing,
BK BR Development
6 Stingrays FR & BK arms,
BR kick
5 Turtles Freestyle & backstroke kick
4 Guppies Confidence
Bubbles to submerege
Safe Entry/Exit
3 Pre School Seals
2 Pre School Crabs
1 Water Babies  



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