Swimming classes for children in The Hague, Scheveningen
Haags Hopje, the private swimming school at the Scheveningseweg 108 in The Hague offers swimming classes to children at the Haags Hopje private swimming pool.
Swimming classes are for children from the age of 4 years old or above and the swimming class maintains a small size, including groups of a maximum of 6 children. The small size of the groups ensures a more thorough, safe and environment where the instructors are able to pay better attention the needs and progress of each individual child.
The main swimming classes are held at the private swimming pool in a wonderful chalet in The Hague, an area very close to Scheveningen. While a very stylish way to learn to swim, the Haags Hopje private swimming school ensures a fun and enjoyable environment for children to learn to swim.
The children will learn a lifetime appreciation of water in their swimming lessons while also learning how to swim in a responsible and safe manner. The swimming lessons will teach them valuable skills and how to enjoy the water while providing the bedrock for the responsibility around water all in a safe and fun form of instruction. Some of the important points that make up the bedrock are stated below.
- Personal Safety: Students learn to be safety conscious in and around water which helps form the basis of accident prevention. Survival skills, self-rescue and boating safety are taught.
- Personal Growth: In learning new skills students build self-esteem. They also learn the consequences of their choices in relation to water safety.
The aim of the swimming lessons is for the children to obtain the necessary diplomas which will serve as the certificate of their ability to swim. While the main swimming lessons will be at the Haags Hopje location, the exams to gain the certifications will occur at the Blinkerd location in The Hague.
Children will be taught the various skills needed to obtain the A, B and C diplomas in their swimming lessons. In the beginning of the Swim-ABC diploma swimming lessons, a lot of attention is put into making the children comfortable with the water. This is a very important period. Herein lays the foundation for learning to swim. Children learn to float on the chest and back, take to the water and climb out, turning from back to chest, going underwater, viewing underwater and searching.
At Swim-ABC level, children learn four swimming strokes from the beginning: single backstroke, breaststroke, front crawl and back crawl. In addition to the swimming strokes, the children will be also given various exercises in deep water, such as different ways of going in the water, swimming underwater, climbing and scrambling on a raft and on the side of the pool as well as going to the bottom
Parents and guardian can view the progress of the swimming lessons while enjoying a refreshing cup of coffee at a special viewing area overlooking the pool.