“Developing confident and competent swimmers through fun and enjoyment.”
Ideal for children aged four years + and levels are divided into stages. At each stage there are a range of outcomes that the children must achieve in order to progress to the next stage.
Stages held in the small pool: 30 minute classes
Stage 1: The pre-requisite is for children to be aged 4 or over. Children will be taught using a games-based approach.
Stage 2: The pre-requisite is for children to be aged 4 or over and for them to be able to swim 3 metres unaided.
Water Skills: For children aged 7 and over who are either weak swimmers or non-swimmers (unable to swim 10 metres on front and back).
Stages held in the 25m pool: 30 minute classes
Stage 3: Children should be able to swim 5 metres on front and back with a basic understanding of breaststroke leg action.
Stage 4: Children in this class should be able to swim 10 metres front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke, with a basic understanding of butterfly leg action.
Stage 5: Pupils are able to swim all 4 strokes: 20 meters of front crawl and backstroke, 10 metres of breaststroke and butterfly.
Stage 6: Pupils are able to swim 50 metres of front crawl and backstroke and 25metres of breaststroke and butterfly.
Stage 7: Pupils are able to swim 50 metres of front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke plus 25 metres of butterfly.
“Building sport specific skills to encourage focus in aquatic sports.”
The lessons are focussed on technique and skill development.
Stage 8: Introduces children to the early stages of competitive swimming, with starts and turns and the use of the pace clock.
Stage 9: This class is aimed at children wishing to develop stamina and stroke technique, plus teaching your child correct race starts and turns.
Stage 10: Focuses on the development of competitive swimming techniques such as advanced skills for speed on all four strokes, starts, turns and following specified training sets and programmes.
Swim Fitness: A non-competitive swimming fitness session to keep swimming skills up to date and use swimming as a way to stay fit and healthy. Criteria – complete ASA Swim England Stage 10 (or equivalent)
Lifesaving: RLSS UK Rookie Lifeguard programme gives lessons in survival awareness, rescue skills and first aid. Criteria – complete ASA Swim England Stage 10 (or equivalent)