About our Swimming Academy

Super Sports Swimming Academy caters for swimmers of all ages and abilities.

Our swimming lesson program includes “Water Familiarisation”, “Learn to Swim”, and “Swimming Stroke Correction”. Super Sports Swimming Academy also offers swim squad training sessions for intermediate and advanced swimmers looking for swim coaching to stay fit, as well as “Adult Swimmer” sessions for those who would like to learn to swim. Regular swimming competitions and swimming galas, in addition to swimming camps, are also offered in pools and open water venues throughout Dubai for the more competitive swimmers.

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Programs

Parent & Baby/Toddler Swim Lessons (3 months - 3 Years)

Ages 3 months – 3 years
These sessions involve lots of play, songs and games to help the children learn and build towards swimming independently, happily and safely with mum or with dad. For baby, swimming helps develop strength and coordination aiding their early physical development, and joining in with the baby swimming classes allows them to interact with you, the teacher, and other babies in the fun class environment, which along with the sensory experience of being in the water, helps stimulate baby’s social and psychological development. These sessions also allow the baby to have fun exploring an environment that will feel safe and familiar to them after their time in the womb. Swimming helps to maintain this natural water affinity and develop a water confidence which will stay with them always, throughout childhood and beyond. We also use submersion techniques to help the children feel confident in the water and to reinforce the natural breath holding reflex and learn breath control. During our Parent and Baby swimming classes we also teach the children the key safety skill of entering the water, turn around, and swim back to side by themselves.

Our Parent and Baby/Toddler swimming lessons are divided into three age groups:

3 months to 1 years
Baby will enjoy the freedom of movement and the buoyancy that being in the water provides, whilst bonding with you through skin on skin contact. The signals that accompany the key class activities are first learned here, and you’ll learn how to hold and support baby in the water. Baby’s physical strength develops in the back and neck, and submersion helps reinforce the natural breath holding reflex.

1-2 years
Little ones and toddlers are now jumping in, kicking their legs, blowing bubbles and playing with the toys in the water, as well as swimming short distances unaided underwater. Strength and coordination further improves, and the breath holding reflex develops into breath control.

2-3 years
The children are now learning to swim independently with floatation aids such as woggles and back-floats, as well as doing glides and little swims unaided, and learning to climb out by themselves, in preparation for the preschool classes where they’ll be swimming without mum or dad.

Learn to Swim (3+ Years)

For swimmers who are not consistently swimming 5 – 10 meters on their front and back without buoyancy aids.
Learn to Swim (LTS) sessions will give our younger complete beginners confidence and develop fundamental swimming techniques through structured play and toys. The emphasis will be on water safety and the aim will be to teach them to swim in the deep end without being able to touch the bottom of the pool and to install in them a love for the water without any fear.
The LTS program is divided in to 7 progressive stages and are designed to reward your child for their development of the essential aquatic skills they need to be confident, competent and safe in the water.

STARFISH
By completing this Award, with or without flotation equipment or support, you will be able to:

  • Enter the water safely.
  • Move forward for a distance of 5 metres, feet may be on or off the floor.
  • Move backwards for a distance of 5 metres, feet may be on or off the floor.
  • Move sideways for a distance of 5 metres, feet may be on or off the floor.
  • Scoop the water and wash the face.
  • Be comfortable with water showered from overhead.
  • Move from a flat floating position on the back and return to standing.
  • Move from a flat floating position on the front and return to standing.
  • Push and glide in a flat position on the front from a wall.
  • Push and glide in a flat position on the back from a wall.
  • Give examples of two pool rules.
  • Exit the water safely.

SEA HORSE
By completing this Award, with or without floatation equipment or support, you will be able to:

  • Jump in from poolside safely to a minimum depth of 1.0 metre.
  • Blow bubbles a minimum of three times rhythmically, with nose and mouth submerged.
  • Move from a flat floating position on the back and return to standing without support.
  • Move from a flat floating position on the front and return to standing without support.
  • Push from a wall and glide on the back – arms can be by the side or above the head.
  • Push from a wall and glide on the front with arms extended.
  • Travel using a recognised leg action with feet off the pool floor on the back for 5 metres.
  • Travel using a recognised leg action with feet off the pool floor on the front for 5 metres.
  • Perform a tuck to rotate from a flat floating position on the front, to a back floating position, then return to standing.
  • Perform a tuck to rotate from a flat floating position on the back, to a front floating position, then return to standing.
  • Perform a log roll from the back to the front.
  • Perform a log roll from the front to the back.
  • Exit the water without support.

OCTOPUS
By completing this Award, without floatation equipment or support, you are nearly ready to move to Stroke Correction and will be able to:

  • Jump in from poolside and submerge to a minimum depth of 1.0 metre.
  • Sink, push away from wall and maintain a streamlined position.
  • Push and glide on the front with arms extended and log roll onto the back.
  • Push and glide on the back with arms extended and log roll onto the front.
  • Travel 5 metres on the front, perform a tuck to rotate onto the back and return on the back.
  • Fully submerge to pick up an object.
  • Answer correctly three questions on the Water Safety Code.
  • Push and glide and travel 10 metres on the back.
  • Push and glide and travel 10 metres on the front.
  • Perform a tuck float and hold for three seconds.
  • Exit the water without using steps.
Swimming Stroke Correction (5+ years)

For swimmers who can swim 10+ meters without buoyancy aids.
These swimming lessons involve the teaching of all 4 strokes with correct techniques, gradually adding the teaching of the starts, turns and finishes of all 4 strokes. Typically swimmers are promoted from the LTS program once they are confident in water and can travel at least 10m on their own without buoyancy aids.

TURTLE TEAM
By completing this Award, without floatation equipment or support, you will be able to:

  • Perform a sequence of changing shapes (minimum of three) whilst floating on the surface and demonstrate an understanding of floating.
  • Push and glide from the wall towards the pool floor.
  • Kick 10 metres backstroke
  • Kick 10 metres front crawl
  • Kick 10 metres butterfly on the front or on the back.
  • Kick 10 metres breaststroke on the front
  • Perform a head first sculling action for 5 metres in a flat position on the back.
  • Travel on back and log roll in one continuous movement onto front.
  • Travel on front and log roll in one continuous movement onto back.
  • Push and glide and swim 10 metres, choice of stroke is optional.

SEAL TEAM
By completing this Award you will be able to:

  • Perform a flat stationary scull on the back.
  • Perform a feet first sculling action for 5 metres in a flat position on the back.
  • Perform a sculling sequence with a partner for 30-45 seconds to include a rotation.
  • Tread water for 30 seconds.
  • Perform three different shaped jumps into deep water.
  • Push and glide and swim 10 metres backstroke
  • Push and glide and swim 10 metres front crawl
  • Push and glide and swim 10 metres breaststroke
  • Push and glide and swim 10 metres butterfly
  • Perform a handstand and hold for a minimum of three seconds.
  • Perform a forward somersault.
  • Demonstrate an action for getting help.

DOLPHIN TEAM
By completing this Award you will be able to:

  • Give two examples of how to prepare for exercise and understand why it is important.
  • Sink, push off on side from the wall, glide, kick and rotate into backstroke.
  • Sink, push off on side from the wall, glide, kick and rotate into front crawl.
  • Swim 10 metres wearing clothes.
  • Push and glide and swim front crawl to include at least six rhythmical breaths.
  • Push and glide and swim breaststroke to include at least six rhythmical breaths.
  • Push and glide and swim butterfly to include at least three rhythmical breaths.
  • Push and glide and swim backstroke to include at least six regular breaths.
  • Push and glide and swim 25 metres, choice of stroke is optional
  • Perform a ‘shout and signal’ rescue.
  • Perform a surface dive.

SHARK TEAM
By completing this Award your next step will be Junior Performance / Squad Lessons and you will be able to:

  • Push and glide and swim 25 metres backstroke
  • Push and glide and swim 25 metres front crawl
  • Push and glide and swim 25 metres breaststroke
  • Push and glide and swim 25 metres butterfly
  • Perform a movement sequence (linking skills with strokes and sculls) of one minute duration, in a group of three or more, incorporating a number of the following skills: Sculling: head first, feet first
  • Rotation: forward or backward somersault, log roll
  • Floating: star on the front or on the back, tuck float, create own
  • Eggbeater: Moving, lifting one or both arms out of the water
  • Perform a sitting dive or dive.
  • Push and glide and swim 50 metres continuously using one stroke
  • Push and glide and swim 100 metres, using a minimum of three different strokes
  • Tread water using eggbeater action for 30 seconds.
  • Complete an obstacle course (using minimum of four objects) with feet off the pool floor throughout.
Junior Performance / Squad Swim Lessons (19- years)

These sessions start preparing swimmers for competitions, swimming between 1 and 2 km per session, with progressive build-up, ensuring that swimmers know all the rules to enable them to take part in competitions without being disqualified. For the more serious swimmers, training sessions will be up to 75 minutes and up to 6 sessions per week.  Swimmers will be entered in various competitions in and around Dubai. At this level the swimming lessons are less about teaching and more about coaching.

Adult Master Swim Lessons (19+ years)
  • These sessions will offer adults of all abilities the opportunity to learn a new skill or improve on their current ability. We will help you build your confidence and to overcome any fears whilst in the water. Starting with basic instructions, we will help to teach you how to swim. We provide buoyancy aids that will help assist you in the water. Similarly to the Junior LTS program, techniques will be adjusted to fit adult needs.

    Come along and try – you’re never too old to learn!

Swim-Fit Sessions (19+ years)

These sessions aim to improve overall health and fitness and thereby improve your quality of life in Dubai. Swimmers need to be of and intermediate level of fitness and swimming ability and usually use these sessions to stay in shape or train for triathlons, aquathlons or open water swim competitions. Sessions normally will be comprised of numerous lengths of swimming incorporating many different drills and exercises.

Swimming Lessons – Super Sports Academy Rates

All lessons are payable in advance for the term.

Term 1: September to December
Term 2: January to March
Term 3: April to June

Travel Fee: AED50 extra per lesson at private / other locations

Lesson Type Time Member Non-Member
PRIVATE: 30min AED 160* AED 180*
1 swimmer 45min AED 240* AED 255*
60min AED 300* AED 335*
SEMI-PRIVATE: 30min AED 95* AED 105*
2 swimmers 45min AED 150* AED 160*
60min AED 190* AED 210*
SEMI-PRIVATE: 30min AED 85* AED 95*
3 swimmers 45min AED 100* AED 115*
60min AED 140* AED 160*
SWIM GROUP: 30min AED 75** AED 85**
4 swimmers 45min AED 85** AED 95**
60min AED 95** AED 105**
STROKE IMPROVEMENT 30min AED 65** AED 75**
5/6 swimmers 45min AED 75** AED 85**
60min AED 85** AED 95**
SQUADS 45min AED 70** AED 75**
5/6 swimmers 60min AED 80** AED 85**

*Payable in advance in sets of 5 lessons, **Payable in advance per term of coaching
Term 1 = September to December, Term 2 = January to March, Term 3 = April to June
Prices are inclusive of 5% VAT

The below rates apply to LE MERIDIEN MINA SEYAHI / THE WESTIN HOTEL only
Lesson Type Time Member Non-Member
PRIVATE: 30min AED 160* AED 170*
1 swimmer 45min AED 210* AED 250*
60min AED 295* AED 325*
SEMI-PRIVATE: 30min AED 105* AED 115*
2 swimmers 45min AED 125* AED 140*
60min AED 160* AED 170*
SEMI-PRIVATE: 30min AED 80* AED 90*
3 swimmers 45min AED 105* AED 115*
60min AED 135* AED 145*
LEARN TO SWIM: 30min AED 65** AED 75**
4 swimmers 45min AED 90** AED 105**
60min AED 115** AED 130**
STROKE 30min AED 65** AED 70**
IMPROVEMENT: 45min AED 80** AED 90**
5/6 swimmers 60min AED 95** AED 105**
SQUADS: 45min AED 85** AED 95**
5/6 swimmers 60min AED 95** AED 105**

*Payable in advance in sets of 5 lessons, **Payable in advance per term of coaching
Term 1 = September to December, Term 2 = January to March, Term 3 = April to June
5% VAT included in all prices.

The below rates apply to HAMDAN SPORTS COMPLEX only
Lesson Type Time Per 4 Weeks  Per Term 14 Weeks

Stroke Improvement

1 day / week

25min

AED 100 * 4 sessions

AED 400

AED 90 * 14 sessions

AED 1260

Squad Development Beginner

2 days / week

25min

AED 90 * 8 sessions

AED 720

AED 80 * 28 sessions

AED 2240

Squad Development Advance

3 days / week

45min

AED 80 * 12 sessions

AED 960

AED 70 * 42 sessions

AED 2940

Payable in advance per month or per term
Term 1 2020 September 2 to December 7
Term 2 January to March
Term 3 April to June
Prices are inclusive of 5% VAT

Swimming Academy
Conditions

Swimming Lessons

Private Swimming Lessons: 1 student per lesson

  • Private swimming lessons, provide students with one-on-one interaction time with their instructor.
  • The Instructor works with the student to tailor a lesson plan to fit the student’s skill level and goals.
  • Instructors are able to meet the specific needs of students and adapt when they are working one-on-one.
  • This experience fosters a learning environment in which students excel.
  • Learning new techniques faster because they are given the attention they need to improve their skill set.

Semi-Private Swimming Lessons: 2 or 3 students per lesson

  • These swim lessons are for couples or 2 or 3 swimmers with similar levels who want to improve fast and like a good work out.
  • These sessions are also ideal for kids transitioning from LTS to Stroke Correction.
  • The most significant benefit from these type of lessons are that they allow social interaction and peer modeling so swimmers can learn from each other, motivate each other and potentially make new friends.
  • Another important factor is cost. Cheaper than a Private Swim Lesson, the semi-private lesson still allows the instructor to spend sufficient time with each swimmer to ensure your swim goals are met.

Group Swimming Lessons: Coaching: 4+ students per lesson

  • Group coaching swim lessons allow for a more social interaction between students while learning the respective skill.
  • Swimmers are placed in age and ability appropriate groups to ensure there are no mixed levels so the instructor can spend their time with the whole group and not individuals within the group who are not at the same level as others in the group.
  • Group size will depend on the type of lesson on offer.
  • It is a great way to meet new friends and discuss experiences while working out.
  • Normally the cheapest option for swim lessons with between 4 and 6 swimmers in a group.
Swimming Lesson Payments
  • All payments are in advance and can be paid in cash or by cheque to your respective swim coach before commencing with lessons.
  • Semi-Private and Group Swimming Lessons will be charged for per swim coaching term.
  • Private Swimming Lessons will be charged for in sets of 5.
Swimming Lesson Cancellation Policy
  • In Semi-Private & Group Swimming Lessons, a NO CANCELLATION POLICY will apply. Lessons will be credited for bad weather or if cancelled by your swim coach.
  • In Private Swimming Lessons, one (1) cancellation per set of 5 lessons will be permitted, thereafter lessons will be charged for in full. If lessons are not cancelled, they too will be charged for in full. Students wishing to cancel a lesson must do so 24 hours in advance or the lesson will be charged for.
  • *During peak hours (5pm to 8pm) no Private lessons will be credited.
  • At certain venues, a pool hire fee will be charged for any Private or Semi-Private Swimming Lessons cancelled in full, as pool hire has been paid in advance and is non-refundable at these venues. Your swimming instructor will inform you if this is applicable to your lesson or not.
Swimming Lesson General Information
  • Term 1 = September to December, Term 2 = January to March, Term 3 = April to June
  • SUPER SPORTS nor any associated venues will/can be held liable for death, any personal injuries, damage or loss of equipment or personal belongings occurring to you during a coaching session.
  • Swimming Lessons will continue throughout the year, including Public and Eid holidays, unless notification is received from your swim instructor that there will be no lessons on those days.
  • Super Sports Management will not be responsible for any refunds due to students by respective swim instructors upon discontinuation of lessons. Please ensure you receive a full refund from your respective swim instructor.
  • Please complete the registration form and hand it back to your swim instructor as soon as possible.

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Uptown Motor City

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The Palm Jumeirah

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Melia Desert Palm Dubai Hotel

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The Westin Seyahi Beach Resport

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Cordoba Residence

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The Gardens

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Discovery Gardens

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The Garden View Villas

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Green Community

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Warren Buchler

Swimming Instructor

Nationality

South African

Super Sports Joining Date

June 2011

Personal Achievements

Top Junior boys and top Senior boys award for Swimming and Water polo (School level)

South African Provincial and National colours for Swimming and Water polo

Swim Instructor Qualifications

STAR Safety Training and Aquatic Rescue Program

STAR Swim Coach UAE approved by the UAE Swimming Federation

General

Warren hails from Port Elizabeth in South Africa so grew up next to the Indian Ocean with water on his doorstep.

He is a fully qualified Swimming Instructor with over 10 years of coaching experience both in SA and here in the UAE.

Warren joined Super Sports in 2011 and has been based in Arabian Ranches ever since.

He loves being around water and along with his passion for teaching kids and adults – he has an amazing reputation amongst his students and he likes nothing more than to see them progress to the best of their abilities.

Warren was a competitive swimmer growing up and loves seeing his students achieve the same success at organised galas!

Warren specialises in Learn to swim, stroke correction, squad training and adult lessons for beginners and triathletes – so if you live in Arabian Ranches, make sure to get in touch with him.

Steven “Harry” Harrison

Swimming Instructor

Nationality

 British

Super Sports Joining Date

September 2017

Swim Instructor Qualifications

AustSwim Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety

General

Harry is a passionate and highly motivated coach bringing a friendly, fun and patient approach to all his students.

His aim is to maximise progress from each lesson (for all ages and abilities) and develop the students’ skillset in a diverse and relaxed environment, ensuring his enthusiasm for swimming is soaked up by all around him.

Harry is not only a fully qualified swimming instructor but his love for the water can be seen by his many other qualifications from sailing to being a paddlesports coach too.

Penny Blake

Swimming Instructor

Nationality

British

Super Sports Joining Date

May 2016

Personal Achievements

National British swimmer for 4 years making it to finals 2 years running

Placed in top 3 in her age group for the Wild Wadi swim around the Burj Al Arab in 2011

Swim Instructor Qualifications

National Pool Lifeguard Qualification

ASA level 2 Certificate for Teaching Aquatics

ASA Level 1 Award in Coaching Swimming

STA Level 2 Certificate in Teaching Swimming

STA Level 2 Award in Baby and Pre-School

General

Penny has been lucky enough to travel around the world and coached swimming in America, Australia and the U.K.

She is also a fully qualified Parent & Toddler instructor along with many of her other qualifications.

She has lived in Dubai for over 5 years now and coached swimming since day one of her arrival.

One of her recent personal achievements was completing her PADI course, so she’s looking forward to scuba diving around the UAE and the world.

Yuko Saito

Swimming Instructor

Nationality

Japanese

Super Sports Joining Date

November 2017

Swim Instructor Qualifications

ASA Level 2 Swimming Teacher Certificate (UK)

General

As a junior, Yuko was regularly competing in regional and in National Level competitions in Japan.

Today, you will often find her competing in Open water, Aquathlon, and Duathlon events throuought UAE, and is keen to progress towards Triathlon in the near future.

Yuko is an expert in all 4 strokes and is happy to teach you whether you are keen to learn how to swim from scratch, to improve techniques, or to give you a push to compete on a higher level.

France Sia

Swimming Instructor

Nationality

Filipino

Super Sports Joining Date

July 2012

Swim Instructor Qualifications

Austswim Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety

Austswim Teacher of Infants and Pre-School Aquatics

Austswim Teacher of Aquatics Access and Inclusion

Ghila Capon

Swimming Instructor

Nationality

South African

Super Sports Joining Date

September 2019

Swim Instructor Qualifications

SSA Learn to swim – Ages 3 – Adult

P.B.S.T.A Specialized Baby Swimming – Ages 3 months to 3 years

General

Ghila swam competitively since the age of 5 and competed nationally.

She completed multiple open water swims – swam Midmar Mile in Kwa-Zulu Natal 11 times.

She love sports – played water polo, hockey, touch rugby and now passionate about competing in Dragon Boating in the UAE.

She’s been teaching for 6 years – specialized and passionate about teaching babies.

Her ultimate achievement is knowing that she has the opportunity to save lives by making water safe, happy and confident swimmers.

Reginald Arends

Swimming Instructor

Nationality

South African

Super Sports Joining Date

July 2020

Personal Achievements

South African Lifesaving championships

3km open water swimmer

Burj Al Arab swim participant (Dubai)

Swim Instructor Qualifications

International ASCA Level 1- learn to swim

International ASCA Level 2- stroke school

International E&A Lifeguard qualification

General

Reginald is from Port Elizabeth in South Africa so he grew up next to the Indian Ocean with water on his doorstep.

He is a fully qualified Swimming Instructor with over 4 years of coaching experience both in SA and here in the UAE.

He loves being around water and along with his passion for teaching kids and adults – he has an amazing reputation amongst students and likes nothing more than to see them progress to the best of their abilities.

He was a competitive swimmer since 2013 – 2016.

He specialises in Learn to swim, stroke correction, squad training, dry land training and adult lessons for beginners and advance swimmers – so if you live in Discovery Gardens, The Gardens, Garden View Villas get in touch with him.

Ami Lawrence

Swimming Instructor

Nationality

South African

Super Sports Joining Date

August 2020

Swim Instructor Qualifications

ASCA certification level 1 learn to swim

ASCA certification level 2 stroke school

General

Ami is from Cape Town South Africa, a varsity scholar in college and competed in regional level.

She has been teaching kids for 2 years on ” Learn to Swim” program in South Africa.

She joined competitive swimming for Western Province Cape Town South Africa for University of the Western Cape Swim Club.

She competitively swam Open water challenges – 1km and 3km.

Competed in freedom day swim in 2016 from Robin Island to Big Bay Beach.

Competed in Lifeguard champs and Qualified Lifeguard certified with Ellis and Associates.

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