Sharks is the fifth stage in the 400 Gold Program

Max 5 pupils per class / Duration 30 minutes

By the time your child reaches the Sharks level of our 400 Gold swimming lessons program, they are able to put the full stroke together for freestyle and backstroke, and are starting to swim these strokes with confidence. Our Sharks swimming lessons build upon swimmers' existing abilities in backstroke and freestyle to then develop more sophisticated skills in both.

An important skill introduced in this level is chain swimming. The continual movement of swimmers through chain swimming helps them to build stamina, allowing them to swim greater distances. Survival backstroke is also introduced in the Sharks class.

Once your child has completed our Sharks level, they will be starting to display a competent technique in freestyle and backstroke, and will then be ready to progress to our 100 Bronze swimming classes.


  • Introduction to deep water
  • Develop Freestyle and Backstroke technique
  • Introduce Survival Backstroke kick
  • Working on breathing techniques and stamina