AIDA Silver Dolphin Course: get your children experienced in the water!
The Silver Dolphin course is the second course of the AIDA youth program, the “freediving” path for young fellows, even though Freediving techniques and disciplines are not really introduced.
Fun, safety, relax, water-ship are the real corner stones of this program.
The classroom sessions will introduce the children to new skills compared to the Bronze program, such as buoyancy, diving on a line and equalizing
This course is created for intermediate swimmer.
Therefore the children will learn during this course:
- Submersion and Propulsion
- Breath Control
- Recovery Breathing
- Signalling for help
AIDA Silver Dolphin Course Details
The most important prerequisite of the whole AIDA youth program is that the Child’s own wish and intent to learn underwater skills are totally respected without any doubts.
For this intermediate swimmer kid course, the maximum time of submersion in underwater swimming and games depend on the age of the children applying to the program
- Price: 240 euro
- Certification, equipment, study material
- 3 lesson of 1 hour organized preferably in 3 days.
The kids experience required to apply for this course can be summarized:
- be able to exhale into water and hold their breath when submerged and recover to a stable position to inhale.
- be able to demonstrate floating face down and returning to a vertical position in deep water.
- be able to demonstrate entering and exiting deep water unaided.
- be able to demonstrate swimming wearing mask and fins and with face submerged.
If you think your kids are more experienced in the water you may have a look at the Gold Dolphin course, that will see children both pulling and finning down the line or, if older than 12 at the AIDA Junior Program.
Including and educating the parents or guardians of the children is another fundamental part of the Youth Programme. Teaching proper adult supervision ensures that the children will become safer water users through these courses.
Therefore, the program sees the education of parents as equally important to the education of children in the water, because any water activity should always be supervised. Once the course is over, the children need proper safety measures in place to continue developing the skills taught during the course. “Only informed adults can properly advise children”.