Swimming lessons have been carefully designed to offer the highest standards of swimming teaching. Working in partnership with the ASA, swimming lessons adhere to the National plan for teaching swimming. We also offer half term and holiday crash courses for a week long intensive course. Please see the bottom of this page for details of the latest course.
Our teachers are all qualified to the ASA level 2 qualification and attend required training courses as a part of continued professional development to keep them up to date with the latest information and teaching techniques.
Our Teaching team are; Hannah Greenwood, Zoe Enticott, Karl Osbourne, Chris Smith, Edit Tokorcsi, Sarah Daily and Chris Johnson.
Our Assistants are; Lauren Bloor, James Lee and Emma Leeding.
Term dates for the next term will begin the week commencing Monday 22nd April 2013 for 11 weeks. There will be NO lessons in half term week which will be 27th May - 2nd June.
Enrolment Day for new pupils who wish to join next term : Please phone reception for more details.
Swim Lesson Timetable
|3.30 - 4.00||Ducklings 5||Stage 3||3.30 - 4.00||Ducklings 5||Stage 3|
|4.00 - 4.30||Stage 1||Stage 3||4.00 - 4.30||Stage 1||Stage 4|
|4.30 - 5.00||Stage 1||Stage 4||4.30 - 5.00||Stage 2||Stage 5|
|5.00 - 5.30||Stage 2||Stage 5||5.00 - 5.30||Stage 5/6||Stage 6/7|
|3.30 - 4.00||Ducklings 5||Stage 4||4.00 - 4.30||Ducklings 5 / Stage 1||Stage 3|
|4.00 - 4.30||Stage 1||Stage 3||4.30 - 5.00||Stage 1||Stage 3|
|4.30 - 5.00||Stage 2||Stage 4||5.00 - 5.30||Stage 2||Stage 4|
|5.00 - 5.30||Stage 5||Stage 6||5.30 - 6.00||Stage 5||Stage 6|
|5.30 - 6.00||Stage 7||Competitive stage 7/8||6.00 - 6.30||Stage 7 /Competitive stage 8|
|6.00 - 6.45||Competitive stage 9/10|
|3.30 - 4.00||Ducklings 5 / Stage 1||Stage 3 / 4||9.30 - 10.00||Ducklings 5||Stage 3|
|4.00 - 4.30||Stage 1||Stage 4||10.00 - 10.30||Duckling 5||Stage 3|
|4.30 - 5.00||Stage 1||Stage 3||10.30 - 11.00||Stage 1||Stage 4|
|5.00 - 5.30||Stage 2||Stage 4||11.00 - 11.30||Stage 1||Stage 4|
|5.30 - 6.00||Stage 2||Stage 5||11.30 - 12.00||Stage 2||Stage 5|
|6.00 - 6.30||Stage 6||Competitive stage 8/9||12.00 - 12.30||Stage 6||Stage 7|
|5.00 - 5.30||Ducklings 5 / Stage 1|
|5.30 - 6.00||Stage 1/2|
Once your child has completed their stage, a badge and certificate can be purchased at a small cost.
To find out more about each stage Click Here
The Enrolment Process
To enrol onto our lesson scheme you need to attend an enrolment day. On this day (usual a Thursday near the end of term) we open up any available spaces to new pupils. Our teachers will be on hand to assist you with your level choice and answer any questions. You must make payment on this day for the terms lessons (£57.20 for 11 weeks and £68.20 for Stage 9/10 on a Friday due to it being 45 minutes long) If possible please pay by cash or cheque as this is quicker on the day.
Once your child is attending our scheme you have priority to re-enrol each term. Once your child's ability has been assessed they will be given a re-enrollment form stating their recommended level for the next term. This is done on different weeks depending on which class your child will be in next term. All the dates will be on your re-enrolment form.
Please be aware that your place is not reserved until you book and make payment at reception. All the re-enrolment information will be on your re-enrolment form so please check it carefully.
If you have any questions about our swimming scheme please contact us.
The levels explained.....
Fun and enjoyment are critical at any stage of learning to swim but particularly at this stage. The main emphasis is placed in developing water confidence.
This category covers the initial process of introducing those with no previous experience of swimming to the new water environment, developing confidence and being at ease in the water. Achieved to a great extent through informal play, the main outcomes involve moving around quite freely, submerging and opening the eyes, floating, and using the arms and legs to achieve a simple form of traveling through the water.
In this category, the emphasis moves from initial confidence to building a sound foundation in those aspects of 'watermanship' which later on will underpin the performance of sound swimming technique. As well as becoming completely 'at home' on and under the water, these include developing control in water breathing and beginning to experiment with the different methods of using the limbs for propulsion.
The focus is now on building competence in the basic elements of propulsion, using the main swimming strokes with a continuing emphasis on the importance of good streamlining and breathing control. This is accompanied by the introduction of a range of aquatic skills such as sculling, treading water and swimming underwater.
The aim is essentially to consolidate the aquatic skills along with controlled breathing, so that pupils can swim competently using correct basic techniques on three of the main strokes over the standard distance of 25 metres and on Butterfly over 10 metres. In addition, turns and essential safe foundation practices for diving are introduced.
Once an acceptable degree of basic competence is achieved in the fundamental skills at Improver 2, it is time to progress to the development of more efficient swimming. This level also consolidates the wider range of associated aquatic disciplines; sychronised swimming, water polo and diving, as well as providing for the development of a greater awareness and expertise in personal water safety and survival swimming. From this stage, pupils with the interest and enthusiasm will be ready to move on to participation across the range of swimming and aquatic sports with a solid foundation.
As well as the further development of the main swimming strokes, this category acts as an introduction to the early stages of training in competitive swimming; provides a basis for swimming as part of a healthy lifestyle and continues with some more advanced activities in the other disciplines. The development of both basic aerobic swimming endurance and of swimming speed are integrated within the programme.
This level leads logically on from Advanced 2 and has been designed specifically to lay the foundation required to prepare young swimmers to take part in the developmental coaching and training programmes run by swimming clubs in preparation for taking part in competitive swimming. The stage focuses on the consolidation of effective technique, the racing skills associated with them and a suitable range of drills and practices. The final stages introduce the more demanding aspects of training development.
Competitive Stage 8,9 &10
Advanced skills and completion of a circuit. Introduction to competitive strokes and turns. Preparing pupils for entry into a swimming club or rookie lifeguard.