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Swimming lessons for all ages!

 
  • Amateur Swimming Association (Swim England) approved swimming lessons - so you know they're going to be good.
  • Each session costs just £6.
  • For babies of 6 months and up
  • For children of any age
  • For adults of any age
  • Lessons on every day of the week
 

Children's swimming lessons with us...

 

  • It’s a skill that will last your child a lifetime
  • Friendly, fully qualified and DBS checked instructors
  • Swim England lessons so your child is taught to swim properly
  • Being able to swim is a great confidence booster for any child
  • Lessons for all age groups, starting with sessions for babies to get them used to water – they’ll love it!
  • Badges and certificates awarded on completion of each stage
  • It’s never too early or too late to get kidsconfident around water
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Your Journey Through the Scheme

 

 

 
Pre School Stages 1-2
Ages 3 - 18 months

Suitable for children who are aged 3-4 with no previous experience. Developing basic safety awareness the ‘class scenario’, basic movement skills and water confidence.

 
 
Duckling Grade 1
1. Make a supervised safe entry with adult support
2. Kick 2 metres on the back with adult support
3. Float on the back with adult support behind the head
4. Blow bubbles at the water surface
5. Wet the head without submersion
6. Travel without assistance 2 metres to a floating object. (It is recommended that appropriate buoyancy aid be used).

Duckling Grade 2
1. Make a sitting entry with adult support
2. Blow an object for a distance of 2 metres
3. Using a baby seat or other buoyancy aid, rotate through 180degrees without assistance
4. Move 5 metres along the rail or wall without assistance
5. Travel 3 metres using arms and/or legs without assistance
6. Submerge the face with confidence

Award: Duckling Stage 1 -2

 

 
  
 
Pre School Stages 3-4
Ages 18 months - 3 years

Suitable for children who are aged 3-4 with no previous experience. Developing basic safety awareness the ‘class scenario’, basic movement skills and water confidence.

 
 
Duckling Grade 3
1. Make a supervised jump to an adult with or without support
2. Kick 5 metres on the front holding a float (the adult may hold the other end of the float)
3. Blow bubbles with the mouth underwater
4. Float on front OR back without adult support
5. Travel 5 metres on the front to the side of the pool
6. Show a torpedo shape on front or back when pushed to a partner

Duckling Grade 4
1. Jump unaided, but supervised, into the water
2. Submerge completely
3. Rotate through 360° either horizontally or vertically
4. Show a mushroom OR a star float
5. Travel without assistance 10 metres on the front OR back
6. Climb out of the water with assistance if required

Award: Duckling Stage 3 -4

 

 
  
 
Stage 1
Age 3 - 4yrs+ Non Swimmers (Red Hat)

Suitable for children who are aged 3-4 with no previous experience. Developing basic safety awareness the ‘class scenario’, basic movement skills and water confidence.

 
 
1. Enter the water safely
2. Move forwards for a distance of 5 metres
3. Move backwards for a distance of 5 metres
4. Move sideways for distance of 5 metres
5. Scoop the water and wash face
6. Be at ease with water showered from overhead
7. Move into a stretched floating position using aids,equipment or support
8. Regain an upright position from on the back with support
9. Regain an upright position from on the front with support
10. Push and glide in a horizontal position to or from a wall
11. Take part in a teacher-led partner orientated game
12. Demonstrate an understanding of pool rules
13. Exit the water safely

Award: Stage 1

 
 
   
 
Stage 2
5 Metres (Orange Hat)

Suitable for children who are in full time education with no previous experience. Developing safe entries into water, including
jumping in, basic floating, travel and unaided rotation to regain upright positions.

 
 
1. Jump in from poolside safely
2. Blow bubbles a minimum of three times rhythmically with nose and mouth submerged
3. Regain upright position from the back without support
4. Regain an upright position from the front without support
5. Push from wall and glide on the back
6. Push from wall and glide on the front
7. Travel on the back for 5 metres, aids or equipment may be used
8. Travel on the front for 5 metres, aids or equipment may be used
9. Perform a rotation from the front to the back to gain an upright position
10. Perform a rotation from the back to the front to gain an upright position

Award: Stage 2 & 5 metres

 
 
   
 
Stage 3
10 Metres (Yellow Hat)

For children over 5 year and who have completed stage 2. Developing safe entries including submersion, travel up to 10 metres on their front and back, progress rotation skills and water safety knowledge.

 
 
1. Jump in from poolside and submerge (min depth 0.9m)
2. Sink, push away from wall on side and maintain a streamlined position
3. Push and glide on the front with arms extended and log roll onto the back
4. Push and glide on the back with arms extended and log roll onto the front
5. Travel on the front, tuck to rotate around the horizontal axis to return on the back.
6. Fully submerge to pick up an object
7. Answer correctly three questions on the Water Safety Code
8. Travel 10 metres on the back
9. Travel 10 metres on the frontn an upright position

Award: Stage 3 & 10 metres

 

 
   
 
Stage 4
15 Metres (Green Hat)

For children who have completed 10 metres on front and back and who have completed stage 3. Developing the understanding of a
range of skills refining kicking technique for all strokes and swimming 20 metres.

 
 
1. Demonstrate an understanding of buoyancy
2. Perform a tuck float for 5 seconds
3. Perform a sequence of changing shapes (minimum of three) whilst floating at the surface
4. Push and glide from the wall to the pool floor
5. Kick 10 metres backstroke (one item of equipment optional)
6. Kick 10 metres front crawl (one item of equipment optional)
7. Kick 10 metres butterfly on the front or on the back
8. Kick 10 metres breaststroke on the back (equipment optional)
9. Kick 10 metres breaststroke on the front (equipment optional)
10. Perform on the back a head first sculling action for 5 metres in a horizontal position
11. Travel on back and roll in one continuous movement onto front
12. Travel on front and roll in one continuous movement onto back
13. Swim 10 metres, choice of stroke is optional

Award: Stage 4, 20 metres, 5metres breaststroke & 5 metres butterfly

 

 

 


 

 

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