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Water Safety

Dolphin swimming school provides internal swimming lessons at its premises to parents who take their children there as well as for Adults who would like to learn how to swim. The Dolphin members also get the opportunity to witness how and where there sporting heroes practice, providing inspiration to future sport stars while they learn basic water safety skills such as getting familiar with their environment and the dangers that water holds and following general rules; reacting to instructions; climbing in and out of a pool with assistance and floating on back etc.


Squad training

Ezanda Moulder and her team specialize in training swimmers to be fit and ready for school gala's.  We also specialize in stroke correction for swimmers that need to improve on the their time and techniques
Training sessions and guidance for Triathletes and Ironman swimmers.


Aqua Aerobics


Aqua exercise: resistance/strengthening classes aimed at improving tone, strength and mobility. The main advantage of exercising in water is that it offers resistance in all directions, compared to land exercises where you work only against gravity. Because of the cushioning effect that water provides, this form of exercise is particularly beneficial to anyone at risk from bodily stress, including the elderly, overweight, or those recovering from soft tissue injury. It’s also particularly good for pregnant women and is an ideal post-natal exercise
Water aerobics offers other unique benefits over land-based exercise, especially for special populations.

Impact
Water aerobics allows you to get a full-body workout without putting undue stress on the joints. Shallow water aerobics, done in water about chest deep, keeps you in contact with the floor while deep water aerobics, in which you are fully submerged, provides no impact. People with knee, hip or back injuries can participate in either without aggravating their condition. The overweight and obese may also find water aerobics gentler on their bodies than land-based cardiovascular exercise. Because it is low impact, you can exercise longer in the water than on the land.

Arthritis
People with arthritis often experience swelling, immobility and pain.The American College of Rheumatology reports that water may be one of the only environments that offers pain-free movement for people with all types of arthritis. Water aerobics increases arthritis patients aerobic capacity and endurance by 24 percent.

Elderly
Water aerobics gives seniors a way to exercise even if they have decreased mobility or joint pain on land. Seniors who participate in exercise may experience a higher quality of life and better ability to perform daily tasks. A study published in the September 2008 issue of the “Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness” found that water exercise can have a positive effect on the bone density of post-menopausal women.

Confidence
Water aerobics can boost your exercise confidence if you are intimidated by the land-based aerobics studio. In the water, you are mostly submerged, so no one can see if you get the moves wrong. If you are a beginner, you can build a level of fitness that you can then carry over to feel more confident when exercising on land.

Resistance
Water offers more resistance than air, helping contribute to muscular development. Moving through water means you are always encountering resistance and hence, always building strength. You can boost the muscle-building benefits from water aerobics classes by incorporating equipment such as noodles, buoys and paddles.

Cooling
If you sweat a lot on dry land, water aerobics is for you. Water has an automatic cooling effect and can prevent overheating. You may sweat, but the water washes away any perspiration.

Pregnancy
Water aerobics can help make exercise during pregnancy more comfortable. Many pregnant women experience joint pain or back pain due to the excess weight in the belly, but feel relief when in water aerobics. Preventing overheating is especially important during pregnancy so water’s cooling effects are of value. Water aerobics can also relieve swelling, improve circulation and enhance coordination.

Aqua exercise benefits include:

  • Increased aerobic endurance
  • Greater flexibility
  • Increased muscle tone

Other benefits

  • High calorie burning during and after a workout.
  • Renews your energy level as it releases your stress and tension.
  • Privacy of the water: if you hate the idea of jumping around a room full of people in tight gym clothes, exercising under water is a great alternative.
  • Exercising in water requires you to support only 50% of your body weight, making exercises easier to perform.
  • You don’t need any special equipment, although there is a variety of equipment available for increasing variety, fitness and helping with floatation if required.
  • Water’s buoyancy lowers the risk of stress-related injuries that some land exercises have
  • The water’s resistance against your movements results in a higher workout intensity compared to land exercises.
  • A massaging effect is created when your muscles are surrounded by water.
  • With indoor pools, it’s a great year-round activity; although in the hotter months it’s one of the best ways to get a total body workout without overheating.
  • You’ll come out of the water looking fresher and smelling nicer than many other exercise classes: no sweat, and no wet hair!

Hydrotherapy
Hydrotherapy is ideal for people recovering from muscle and joint pain, injury or operation, and beginning the early steps of a rehabilitation program. Hydrotherapy is basically "Water Therapy" where the buoyancy, resistance and warmth of the water are all used in a positive manner to maximize the physical and mental benefits to the participant.

An exercise program in the aquatic environment can provide benefits not found in other areas and can advance individuals to their next level of fitness and mobility sooner.
H2Ofit sessions (Water "bootcamp" sessions)
These sessions is a combination of swimming and exercises.  This is targeted at the person who needs a challenge and general fitness is above average

Tadpole Course

Now you can participate with your child in the water.Dolphin introduce our brand new Tadpole Course for you to join your child, from ages 6 months to 36 months, in the swimming pool.  This course will develop comfort in the water, teach water entry, bubble blowing, floating, kicking, underwater exploration and general water safety while parents learn how to give their child a positive experience in the water.

This course will be a term long (11 weeks) and will progress into individual classes where your child will be comfortable in the water away from you with one of our instructors.  You can either do group lessons or individual lessons.  We have an option for one lesson per week or else two lessons per week.  Lessons twice per week are proven to have the best results.


The Dolphin Swimming School was established in 1994 to show commitment to uplifting the
community and create a social conscience of the need for water safety.