Janet Evans Swim School
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Learn from the best when you learn with
Janet Evans Swim School
Located in Manoora, opposite the Edgehill shopping complex
We offer a fun and friendly family environment.
All abilities are catered for on the journey of learning to swim
Enclosed Heated Pool
Small Class Sizes
Babies from 5 months
Learn to Swim
About Janet Evans
Janet Evans, former champion swimmer and coach to many competitive swimmers, welcomes your family to the wonderful world of swimming.
With over 45 years of teaching experience, and recently awarded Diamond Recognition for her teaching abilities, commitment and advanced accomplishments; the highest possible swimming accreditation, you really are learning from the best when you choose Janet Evans Swim School
Raised in Gordonvale, Janet has had a highly successful swimming career that included many State championship wins, National medals and set QLD swimming records. She even represented Queensland swimming and made it to the 1976 Queensland Olympic squad.
Janet then moved into teaching which has become her lifelong passion. Starting as an assistant coach at Saints Swimming Club in Cairns and then Head Coach at Gordonvale.
Our facilities are all Covid safe.
Lessons are conducted in a privately owned, under cover, heated pool. The pool has 2 toilets and 2 showers, and an undercover seating area for parents.
There is an area for children waiting for lessons to play and a secure area for babies to play safely away from the pool while you get changed or watch your other children’s lessons.
This pool is a Magna Pool
Magna Pool water is mineral based and made up of a unique blend of natural ocean minerals of Magnesium and Potassium.
These minerals are more natural and gentle on you hair, skin, eyes and body.
Magna Pool mineral based water is soothing and therapeutic on even the most sensitive skin and will not irritate your childrens eyes or turn their hair green. It is virtually free of synthetic chlorine and chemicals providing a more healthy water for your kids to swim in.
Magna Pool water is 100% environmentally friendly. Learn more about our facilities
Water Babies – Baby Swimming Lessons
From 5 months to 3 years.
We offer a safe environment in which your child can acquire water safety skills while stimulated to develop physically, socially and intellectually.
Baby swimming lessons are held in the early morning and are directed towards helping you, the parent, confidently teach your child to enjoy the water.
Having fun is essential as children learn through play.
Our aim is to create a happy and safe environment in which your child can acquire water safety skills while stimulated to develop physically, socially and intellectually.
Water play offers increased confidence, sensory stimulation, improved co-ordination and carer and child bonding.
More information Water Babies
3 – 4 years
(depends on how comfortable they are in the water)
Lessons are fun-based with serious undertones hidden within the drills we put the child to work at
We focus on:
• balance and strength
• control in the water
• kicking (lots of it)
• breathing (and blowing bubbles)
• entries and exits, including returning to the wall
We even do safety tasks at this age.
These safety messages are delivered without them knowing we are actually preparing them to become better, safer swimmers.
More information on Kindy Kids
Pre School – Prep Swimming Lessons
Lessons become a little more focused again with swimmers learning to work together in groups.
In these classes we are still focused on water familiarisation and awareness. This includes confidence, buoyancy and breathing skills.
We introduce more stroke techniques with side breathing. Kicking technique is re-visited, with lots and lots of practice.
We also introduce the pace clock in preparation for more advanced swimming.
Swimmers begin to learn to read the clock and start doing small sets to increase their fitness and conditioning.
Just a small taste of professional side of swimming they may wish to pursue.
Water safety is practiced and includes safe entry and exits.
Rescues are practiced at certain times during term and we talk a lot about being safe and sensible in the water.
Other strokes are introduced and we start to learn to dive.
More information Pre School
Learn to Swim Level 1 & 2
Ages 5 and over
At this level most children will now be at school and have become used to the formalities of sitting, listening and following instructions and directions.
Working both independently and as a group should now be easier, so for the teacher life becomes somewhat easier – some days…
We touch on all previously learnt skills and brush up where needed.
More work on freestyle and backstroke, introducing drills to perfect technique.
We also start preparation for learning breaststroke and butterfly.
More information Learn to Swim
Advance Learn to Swim
Most children will be able to swim freestyle, backstroke and have basic knowledge of breaststroke and butterfly.
Again, we do lots of kicking drills. We talk about our stroke and the swimmers are taught the right stroke mechanics.
They are explained properly so swimmers learn why it is important to do it correctly.
Strength, conditioning and fitness are very important in enabling children to learn to swim properly. In all classes of learn to swim, I focus on increasing the swimmers level of fitness.
Their feel for the water will develop the more they swim. The introduction of the pace clock has helped to speed things up and allowed us to work small sets of swimming into the afternoon program, in preparation for further advancement. Children learn to use the clock properly in their training sessions. Starts and turns are usually introduced, including tumble turns.
At Janet Evans Swim School we also have the fortune to be able to consult with Glen Evans, who was the coach of Saints Swimming Club for 30 years.
Mr Evans (who is Janet’s dad) has produced many Australian champion swimmers and now assists with the Advanced classes most days. He provides guidance with the mechanics of drills associated with developing better stroke technique for more advanced swimmers.
More information Advance Learn to Swim
Janet Evans Swim School is an
Accredited Swim School
with Swim Australia