Swim School Term Time lessons
Our swimming lessons are taught by qualified instructors following the Learn to Swim Scheme, a nationally recognised programme. It is designed to enable children to learn a wider range of skills, as well as focusing on swimming shorter distances using good stroke technique.
Swim England runs parallel with the national curriculum swim programme taught in schools. The award scheme runs from a foundation stage through to competitive swim levels (at stage 10).
You can view full details on the official Swim England website at www.swimming.org. See below for our level descriptions and enquiries form.
During term-time we run weekly group swimming lessons, for beginners all the way through to pre-competition level. Our Level 1 classes start from four years old and we run up to Level 8 which is pre-competition level where swimmers could choose to progress into a swimming club. Our group lessons run after school Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and on Saturday mornings.
Private Swimming Lessons
One to one Swimming Lessons are a great way to help your child develop their water confidence and refine stroke technique. Suitable for all, from a total non-swimmer to squad level and advanced.
- Two to one Swimming Lessons are a great way for two children of similar ability to work together to improve their swimming, and other skills such as diving.
Summer Term 2022 : Please note at this time all of our private lessons and some of our beginner level group lessons are fully booked - we do hold waiting lists should you wish to register your details.
Group lessons level descriptions
Level 1 (Class duration 30 minutes): Awards: ASA Stage 1
For children 4 years + not yet water confident.
Aiming to achieve: Basic safety awareness and movement skills, able to travel unaided a distance of 5m on front and back.
Level 2 (Class duration 30 minutes): Awards: ASA Stage 2
For children who are water confident and able to travel a distance of 5m on front and back.
Aiming to achieve: Basic floatation and rotation skills and swim a distance of 5m on front and back with a basic knowledge of Breaststroke.
Level 3 (Class duration 30 minutes): Awards: ASA Stage 3 / 4
For children who can very confidently swim 5m+ on front and back without aids.
Aiming to achieve: Water safety knowledge, rotation and to swim a distance of 10m on front and back and a distance of 5m basic Breaststroke.
Level 4 (Class duration 30 minutes): Awards: Stage 5
For children who can very confidently swim 15m on front and back in deep water, and 10m Breaststroke.
Aiming to achieve: ASA expected standard leg action on all strokes and swim Front Crawl, Backstroke and Breaststroke with regular breathing for a distance of 25m.
Level 5 (Class duration 30 minutes): Awards: Stage 6
For children who can swim 25m Front Crawl, Back Crawl and Breaststroke with regular breathing and 10m dolphin leg action.
Aiming to achieve: Sculling skills, and swim all strokes to ASA Stroke Standards for a distance 50m Front Crawl & Back Crawl, 25m Breaststroke, 10m Butterfly.
Level 6 (Class duration 30 minutes): Awards: Stage 7
For children who can perform all strokes to the given standard as directed by the ASA, and swim a distance of 50m.
Aiming to achieve: Improving stamina and maintaining technique across all four strokes, learning and developing skills like Diving, Sculling and Tumble turns.
Level 7 (Class duration 45 minutes): Awards: Stage 8
For children who can perform all strokes to the given standard as directed by the ASA, and swim a distance of 50m-100m in Front Crawl, Back Crawl & Breaststroke and 25m Butterfly.
Aiming to achieve: developing quality stroke technique up to 100m. Developing starts and turns.
Level 8 (Class duration 60 minutes): Awards: Stage 9, 10
For children who can complete the following:
- 200m in 6 minutes using recognised completion stroke;
- 50m in 70 seconds;
- 25m Butterfly with basic technique;
- 4 x 25m individual medley;
- Plunge dive;
- Has learnt the basics of tumble turns.
For more information please contact us.