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Hydra Learn to Dive: Children

Our Hydra Learn to Dive programme teaches the new ASA Diving Awards.  These awards are an ideal way to introduce diving to competent swimmers and follow on from the ASA Learn to Swim Framework.

The ASA programme is a fun introduction to diving and also a perfect stepping stone into competitive diving.  At Inspire, the Hydra Learn Dive programme leads into Luton Diving Club.

The ASA Diving Awards 1-7 take children from complete beginner through to club level diving skills.

*Prices are £51.00 per 10 week block.

Not sure?  Come and ty it out for free!  Our diving tasters take place on  Tuesdays 6:00 - 6:30pm and 6:30 - 7:00pm To book, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Frequently asked questions

When can a child start the Diving lessons?

It is recommended that children complete swimming lessons up to stage 7 before moving across to diving.  However, swimmers are usually start to dive from Level 5 onwards, as long as children can swim 25 metres unaided and are confident in deep water they can start diving lessons.

What’s new about these Awards?

In these new awards the skills in the early awards have been simplified to ensure that they are suitable for those with no previous diving experience.  The use of diving boards has also been introduced earlier, to give children experience of a diving board much earlier on, adding excitement and removing fear.  Emphasis has been placed on progression of skills through the awards in line with  developments in the sport of diving.

 

The Hydra Dive Lessons available at Inspire are based on Awards:

Diving Award 1

By the end of Diving Award 1, participants will be able to perform a:

  • 1. Forward jump straight from poolside
  • 2. Back jump straight from poolside
  • 3. Forward jump tuck from poolside
  • 4. Forward tuck roll from poolside*
  • 5. Forward pike fall from poolside
  • 6. Forward jump straight from 1m

Diving Award 2

By the end of Diving Award 2, participants will be able to perform a:

  • 1. Back push and glide into back circle
  • 2. Back jump tuck from poolside
  • 3. Forward dive crouched from poolside*
  • 4. Back tuck roll from poolside
  • 5. Forward pike fall from 1m
  • 6. Forward jump tuck from 1m
  • 7. Back pike roll from poolside

Course Video

Diving Award 3

By the end of Diving Award 3, participants will be able to perform a:

  • 1. Forward jump straight from 3m
  • 2. Back jump straight from 1m
  • 3. Forward dive straight from poolside
  • 4. Back dive crouched from poolside*
  • 5. Back fall straight from 1m
  • 6. Forward pike wedge from poolside
  • 7. Back pike sit from poolside

Course Video

Diving Award 4

By the end of Diving Award 4, participants will be able to perform a(n):

  • 1. Forward jump pike from 1m
  • 2. Armswing forward jump straight from 1m
  • 3. Forward dive tuck from poolside*
  • 4. Back dive straight from poolside
  • 5. Forward pike fall from 3m
  • 6. Armswing back jump tuck from poolside
  • 7. Armswing back pike sit from poolside

Course Video

Diving Award 5

By the end of Diving Award 5, participants will be able to perform a(n):

  • 1. Back tuck roll from 1m
  • 2. Inward pike wedge from poolside*
  • 3. Armswing forward dive tuck from 1m
  • 4. Armswing back jump tuck from 3m
  • 5. Sitting forward tuck roll from 3m
  • 6. Board timing – bouncing forward jump straight from 1m
  • 7. Armswing back jump pike from 1m

Course Video

Diving Award 6

By the end of Diving Award 6, participants will be able to perform a(n):

  • 1. Armswing reverse pike sit from poolside
  • 2. Inward dive tuck from 1m
  • 3. Forward dive tuck bouncing from 1m
  • 4. Armswing back dive tuck from 1m
  • 5. Forward straight fall from 3m
  • 6. Forward somersault tuck from poolside
  • 7. Back fall straight from 3m*

Course Video

Diving Award 7

By the end of Diving Award 7, participants will be able to perform a(n):

  • 1. Armswing reverse dive tuck from 1m*
  • 2. Inward dive tuck from 3m
  • 3. Forward dive tuck from 3m
  • 4. Armswing forward dive pike from 1m
  • 5. Inward dive pike from 1m
  • 6. Forward somersault tuck from 1m
  • 7. Back tuck roll from 3m

Course Video

 

We also offer private lessons. The cost is £23.60/hour. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to enquire.