If your child is new to State Swim and has previously had swimming lessons with another swimming lesson provider, a free State Swim assessment ensures your child is placed in the appropriate class for their swimming ability.
These initial assessment runs for 10 minutes and are simply a way to gauge a new swimmer's ability and technique across a range of skills and strokes.
Why do we run these assessments prior to placing your child in a class, instead of simply putting new swimmers in a class with children their own age? Well, at State Swim we do things a little differently.
While other swimming lesson providers run one-size-fits-all, term-based, age-restricted classes with only one opportunity per term for swimmers to progress up a level, the State Swim syllabus allows for "constant assessment". This means that, as our instructors are constantly monitoring their swimmers' development, children progress when they're ready - whether that's after two months or two weeks. As such, two swimmers of the same age could have very different abilities and be at very different levels!