IMPORTANT UPDATE RE SWIMMING LESSONS

Please note that we have paused the teaching of swimming lessons until January 2022. We are not currently taking any bookings for lessons over the summer or during the autumn, but if you would like to join our waiting list and stay informed with progress towards reopening, please sign up to our  mailing list here. If you would like to find out more about our plans while we are not operating, click here for more details. Thank you for your patience, understanding and support.

 

No matter your age, we’ve got a class for you

Course Block Bookings

From the 6th October 2020, we are introducing course block bookings for group lessons. Parents will be be able to book a course block of 7 or 13 weeks at the point of booking. Lessons are paid for before the start of each term. Spaces are released as they become available, and bookings are all made via our online booking portal here. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Our lessons

Our swimming teachers focus on helping you become a good quality swimmer, not how many lengths you can do. We run different level classes in the pool, so there are times that all your children can have their swimming lessons at the same time, depending upon their level. Read our group swimming terms and conditions here.

Here’s some more information about our swimming lessons:

  • 30-minute lessons with excellent pupil:teacher ratios – everyone gets the attention as they need.
  • Qualified poolside lifeguards in every lesson.
  • From October 2020, due to Covid-19 and guidance from our governing bodies, our teachers will teach from the side of the swimming pool. For non-swimmers, parents will provide support by being in the water until the swimmers are ready to move to up a level unaided.

Swimming abilities

So that our classes that are pitched at the right level for all swimmers, we make sure we’ve found the right swim level for you or your child before classes start.

Our swim teachers assess all children who are new to swim school but not absolute beginners, to decide what class they should join. You can download our Find your swim level guide or click on the pictures below to find out more about each type of class and help us to find the right level. If you have any questions, please  contact us.

Swimming Levels

Non-swimmer 1

Non-swimmer 1

Must be four years of age and able to take instruction directly from the teacher. Non-Swimmer 1 classes on a weekend are for children aged three years upwards. Teachers are in the water for this class

Non-swimmer 2

Non-swimmer 2

Must have completed Non-Swimmer 1 or be at that standard. Teachers are generally in the water for this class, but they might decide to progress to teach from poolside depending upon the strength of the class.

Swimmer 1

Swimmer 1

Must have completed Non-Swimmer 2 or be at that standard. Teachers are generally on the side of the pool for this class, although they might decide to stay in the water depending upon the strength of the class.

Swimmer 2

Swimmer 2

Must have completed Swimmer 1 or be at that standard. All skills from this ability up should be performed in a minimum depth of 1.8m, unless stated. Teachers are on the side of the pool for this class.

Improver 1

Improver 1

Must have completed Swimmer 2, or be at that standard. Teachers are on the side of the pool.

Improver 2

Improver 2

Must have completed Improver 1, or be of that standard. Teachers are on the side of the pool.

Advanced 1

Advanced 1

Must have completed Improver 2, or be of that standard. Swimmers have the whole pool for this class, generally swimming in lanes.

Advanced 2

Advanced 2

Must have completed Advanced 1, or be at that standard.

Adult & child

Adult & child

Group classes (3 months – 3 years): In these classes you swim with your baby or child. Through play, games and songs, learn to feel comfortable in the water and lay a foundation for future skills. Wednesday AM, Friday PM.

Pre-school

Pre-school

• Suitable for children aged three to five years.
• Children must be happy and independent in the water and able to take instruction from the teachers.
• Teachers are in the water for this class.
• Parents view the lessons from the viewing area.