Learn to Swim to Survive - Don't Just Learn to Survive
We Teach Everyone to SWIM to SURVIVE
not Just to SURVIVE!
John Believes that:
"The Distance Swum is Not Relevant;
Important is the Swimmer's Relationship with the Water at Any One Moment"
At JSSS Learning to "SWIM" means Teaching Everyone how to:
John's motivation to teach and coach swimming as well as
own and run a swim school is simple:
The desire to provide others, with the life skills to move comfortably & calmly through water with efficiency and speed
at any age!!
"We start teaching at 3 years of age at JSSS. As they move through the dedicated 9 levels designed by JSSS, each child is keenly observed and assessed as they grow and develop within each of these levels. We are passionate at making the lessons creative in language, more so than in games. This approach provides an effective, calm and enjoyable teaching environment for both parents and their children.
Finally, as the children enter the New Intermediate level this opens the door to experiencing for FREE the JSSS Relay Event which takes place 2 times a year. This Relay Event is a significant highlight for JSSS teachers as they watch their swimmers having FUN in a Competitive arena with Technique still the upmost importance. This is reflected by our Personal Achievement Awards we give out."
"I have developed an equally exciting passion to help adults, as much as children conquer their fear, anxiety and nervousness in learning to swim through calm, quiet often non-traditional swimming routines. This has moved into squad swimming and helping adults achieve the many squad targets.
The interest in adults has evolved into holding an Annual Awards Evening for all my adult clients, whereby, I can acknowledge those adults which have made significant gains in their skill development. 2008 JSSS will hold it's 10th Annual Awards Evening.
This development may range from someone learning to swim 25 meters to someone conquering their fear of open water swimming, to an advanced squad swimmer breaking a 400 meter personal best time (PB). Awards range from Personal Achievement Awards, Inspirational Awards through to The Outstanding Achievement Award for each season. I find this to be one of my most rewarding experiences throughout the year, as a teacher and coach."
About John Sugden
Austswim; Level 2 Skills Coach (Bronze Licence)
John is now a dedicated teacher & coach having experienced and achieved a great deal in his competitive sporting career.
His competitive experience has ranged from junior ranks to State Level in athletics (particularly throwing and jumping) and Australian Rules Football (AFL) competing in the Under 19's for the Hawthorn Football Club. In cricket he performed at a National Indoor level whilst living in England between 1987-1990. However, for the past 12 years he has been deeply involved in swimming and athletics as a teacher and coach. His teaching & coaching experiences have ranged widely in the junior sporting ranks, both in England and Australia, but more recently he has been involved primarily in Swimming. Whilst continuing in Athletics coaching in mainly throws and jumps for various Primary and Secondary schools he has taught 'Learn to Swim' at many venues before starting his own Swim School in 1998.
From 2000-2007, he held the Head Coach position at Kew Swimming Club (Melbourne, Australia) guiding several age-group swimmers to State Finals. Whilst at the Club John partnered the Committee and Assistant Coaches to see membership at KSC move from mid-forties to eighty plus members.
Prior to this he was involved for almost 3 years as an Assistant Coach at Surrey Park Swim Club. This included overseeing the strength and conditioning program for the National and International ranked swimmers.
He has also undertaken a sessional lecturer / teacher role for 3 years in the "Swimming" subject at Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia. This role along with his passion in human movement has developed his interest in raising the quality of teaching standards in "Learn to swim" both with children and adults
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