Beginners courses

 

Oslo Idrettslag svømming offers swim training in accordance with the Norwegian Swimming Schools plan for swim training. Beginner courses are built around water familiarization and the four core functions that are central for learning to swim. On the Hval, Skilpadde, Pingvin og Selunge courses the focus is on the four core functions diving, floating, gliding and propulsion. Participants will work with exercises that include elements needed to master the conditions in the water and learning to swim.

There should be a natural transition from one level to a higher level. The levels continue each other, and as the levels get higher the participants should combine all they have been taught from previous levels. For example, the goals that are taught at “vannmerket” are required to attend the next level, “Hval”.

 

Vannmerket (getting used to water)

Ages 4 and up. The course is suitable for children who have no experience in the water. The goal for the course is to make your child feel safe in the water and comfortable being taught. The course is held in the kids pool at Tøyenbadet, which holds 32 degrees, and at Linderud Bad.

After completing the course, students should master the following:

1. Movement in water
2. Keeping your head under water
3. Safety in the water

No parents in the pool

PS! There are always multiple courses in the pool at the same time

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Hvalmerket (diving)

Ages 4 and up. The course is held in the kids pool at Tøyenbadet, which holds 32 degrees, and at Linderud Bad.

Hval courses focus on the core function “Diving”, which means that you will be practice being able to submerge your entire body. To learn how to swim, the student must be able to remain underwater – dive, and orient themselves.

After completing the course, students should master the following:

1. Orientation underwater
2. Diving and holding your breath, rhythmic breathing
3. Jumping from the edge and diving

No parents in the pool.

PS! There are always multiple courses in the pool at the same time.

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Skilpaddemerket (Floating)

Ages 5 and up. The course is held in the kids pool at Tøyenbadet, which holds 32 degrees, and at Linderud Bad.

Skilpaddemerket focuses on the core function “Floating”, which implies that one experiences buoyancy in the water. The prerequisite to float is that most of the body is submerged. Therefore, mastering diving is necessary before this course.

After completing the course, students should master the following:

1. Floating on front and back
2. Keeping a straight body in the water on the abdomen and back
3. Jumping from the edge and floating on stomach controllably
4. Holding your breath, filling your lungs with air

No parents in the pool.

PS! There are always more courses in the pool at the same time.

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Pingvinmerket (Gliding)

From 5 years and up. The course is held at 3 different pools; The kids pool at Tøyenbadet, the pool at Lovisenberg nursing home and in the shallow part of the 25m pool at Sogn pool. Height Requirements for Lovisenberg nursing home and Sogn pool is 120cm

The pingvin course focuses on the core function “Gliding” which involves floating in motion.

After completing the course, students should master the following:

1. Controlled straight body with straight arms
2. Rotation from belly to back with a straight body
3. Crawl kick on the belly and back, with a kickboard
4. Jumping -> floating -> Staying in a straight line -> crawl kick-> turning onto back-> crawl kick on back

No parents in the pool.

PS! There is always more courses in the pool at the same time.

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Selungemerket (propulsion)

From ages 6 and up. The course is held in a large pool and participants must be able to float. We hold this course at Linderud Bad, Lovisenberg nursing home, Møllergata School and Sogn Bad.

 At selungen, we try to crack the code to proper swimming. We combine both arms, legs, and eventually breathing technique, to swim. The students will also get attempt diving of the edge of the pool

After completing the course, students should master the following:

1. Crawl kick on the belly and back, without a kickboard
2. Crawl and backstroke
3. Diving of the edge of the pool
4. Completing 10 meters crawl swim and 10 meters backstroke swim

No parents in the pool

PS! There are always multiple courses in the pool at the same time.

REGISTRATION IS DONE HERE

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