561 Papamoa Beach Road, Papamoa Beach, Papamoa 3118

info@papamoalifeguards.co.nz
07 542 2122

561 Papamoa Beach Road, Papamoa Beach, Papamoa 3118

info@papamoalifeguards.co.nz
07 542 2122

SURF SWIMMING
FUNDAMENTALS

SURF SWIMMING
FUNDAMENTAL
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Thanks to everyone who attended this awesome opportunity, we will look at the possibility of hosting this again next season!
Watch this space

This season Papamoa Surf Life Saving Club will be running a one-off trial session on the fundamentals of Surf Swimming in Baywave Aquatic Centre’s wave pool.  

By attending this opportunity, participants will gain an improved understanding of how to efficiently manoeuvre them selfs in open water.

Additionally, Papamoa’s Junoir surf Committee and Head Junior Coach will also be using this as an opportunity to assess and trial the use of the wave pool to instruct surf swimming in the future.

Where: Baywave Aquatic centre
When: 8-9 am October the 11th
Cost: Baywave Pool entry ($3.80)

Depending on numbers and skill we will split the group into 2 or 3 smaller groups across three 40min sessions to better target certain skills. Once, we have a confirmation of numbers, will confirm session times via facebook.

Requirements:

  • All participants must be planning to or be registered as a current member of  Papamoa’s Junior Surf for the coming season.
  • Participants must be 7 years of age as of the 1st of October this year.
  • Participants must have a supervising adult watching at all times
  • Participants in the U9 and above must be able to swim at least 50m unaided.

200m Badge
In order to make this opportunity accessible, a 200m badger will not be required, depending on numbers we may split the group in two based on who has their 200m badge or not.

 

Registration for this year have closed, check later for updates.

Group one, 10-13 years of age or Surf swimming

To comfortably swim in choppy conditions, participants need to have an understanding of the correct stroke patterns and breathing techniques.

This group will focus on:

  • Surf swimming
  • Breathing Techniques

By doing this in Baywave’s wave pool we hope to be able to teach these skills in a controlled environment and increase the size of the waves as the confidence and skills of this group improve.

Group Two, 8-10 year olds or new surf swimmer

To effectively and efficiently manoeuvre in the surf water, participants need to have an understanding of wading and dolphin diving.

This group will focus on:

  • Wading
  • Dolphin diving
  • Basics of Swimming in surf

By doing this in Baywave’s wave pool we hope to be able to teach these skills in a controlled environment and increase the size of the waves as the confidence and skills of this group improve.

Group Three, 7-10 year olds, shallow water

Learning to move effectively and safely in surf while gaining confidence at a appropriate depth will open the gate to more to greater enjoyment in the future.

This group will focus on:

  • Wading
  • Dolphin diving
  • Basics  of surf Surf swimming and safty

By doing this in Baywave’s wave pool we hope to be able to teach these skills in a controlled environment and increase the size of the waves as the confidence and skills of the group improves.