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Learn to swim

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The key stages to learning to swim

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Age Range:
4 to 36 months

What you will learn:
An introduction to water, accompanied by parent or guardian, helping you to develop your child’s confidence and the basic skills necessary for learning to swim

Age Range:
3 years to school age teachers assessment

What you will learn:
Encourages further water confidence and independence without the parent or guardian in the water

Age Range:
4 years +

What you will learn:
Encouraging water confidence, moving independently, floating, body position and submerging

Age Range:
4 years +

What you will learn:
Encourages further water confidence, movement through the water both with and without the use of floatation aids as well as introducing aquatic breathing

Age Range:
Once passed Stage 2

What you will learn:
Developing movement on both the front and the back for a distance of 10 meters. Also introducing children to the water safety code

Age Range:
Once passed Stage 3

What you will learn:
This group has a strong emphasis on buoyancy and floating in the water. It requires kicking over 10 metres for front crawl, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly

Age Range:
Once passed Stage 4

What you will learn:
This group is to improve and develop deep-water work as well as demonstrating the action for getting help and treading water whilst out of depth. It also covers the arm technique for all four swimming strokes

Age Range:
Once passed Stage 5

What you will learn:
Continued development in all four strokes with more emphasis on technique and breathing. Also teaches children to swim with clothes on and how to perform a shout and signal rescue

Age Range:
Once passed Stage 6

What you will learn:
Water skills and correct stroke technique on all strokes over a distance of 50 meters. Also incorporating a sequence of skills including sculling, floating, rotations and treading water. After Stage 7 of the Swim England NPTS you can choose to continue on the teaching plan to either Competitive Swimming or Rookie Lifeguarding stages 8,9 & 10

Age Range:
Once passed Stage 7

What you will learn:
Further development in water skills and stamina in all four strokes. Participants will learn the correct turns for all the strokes as well as learning to use the pace clock. Stage 8 includes swimming distances of up to 400m, leading up to Stage 10 where participants will be striving to achieve continuous swimming of up to 1600m. Competitive Swimming also includes refining starts, medley’s and relay swimming

Age Range:
Once completed Stage 7

What you will learn:
Mini Polo teaches the basics of the game of water polo to young players. Mini Polo will build overall motor skills, increasing speed, power and endurance through fun and games. It is also an introduction to simple rules and the ethics of sport

Age Range:
Once completed Stage 7

What you will learn:
Lifesaving Society UK are the leading provider for water safety education, rescue techniques and resuscitation. There are three stages; Bronze, Silver and Gold and each stage is subdivided into 3 levels. Each stage can be completed in roughly 16 weeks and a pupil can progress at their own rate

Age Range:
18 years plus, beginners and intermediate

What you will learn:
Learn to swim or to improve your technique on a particular stroke

Ratios/Group sizes

The below are our maximum teacher to swimmer ratios. We may have a swim assistant present with certain stages, meaning class sizes may be bigger.

1:8

Discovery Ducklings and Ducklings

1:6

Stage 1 and 2

1:8

Stage 3-5

1:12

Stage 6-10

Payments

Swimming lessons are payable monthly by direct debit or a recurring card payment (with the exception of Discovery Ducklings). Discovery Ducklings lessons (children under 3) are payable in 10 week blocks.

Direct Debit is an on-going payment, which will continue until cancelled by the payer. With our Direct Debit price for Swim School, the child will be entitled to free public swimming during public sessions as well as their swimming lessons. Direct Debit guarantee’s your child a place in the swimming lesson program each week.

You can sign up to the swimming lesson programme at any time.

Tracking swimmers progress

During the term your child will be continually assessed on their progress.

Pupils involved in the swim school set up are able to log on to our website and view their child’s progress online through the LED HomeHub.

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Intensives info

We often run intensive lessons over school holidays. These are a great way to boost your child’s swimming in a short space of time. We do not run these over Christmas, but check back soon for details of our next course.

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