Ideal for children aged four years + and the 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: For children aged 4 and over. Children will be taught using a games-based approach.
Stage 2: For children aged 4+ who can swim 3 metres unaided.
Water Skills: For children aged 7+ who are either weak swimmers or non-swimmers (unable to swim 10 metres on front and back).
Stages held in our main 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 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 25 metres of breaststroke and butterfly.
Stage 7: Pupils are able to swim 50 metres of front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke plus 25 metres of butterfly.
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 learning the 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)