We follow the National Teaching Plan set out by Swim England (Formally the ASA) and start right from the word go! Children are assessed continuously throughout the term with the potential for them to receive awards at the end of each term, both individual stage and distance certificates.
The Swim England teaching plan from stages 1-7 is all about getting the foundations of swimming right, including the correct technique and introducing different aquatic skills, swimming longer distances comes later on. This makes for a more rounded learning experience and if the correct technique is mastered, swimming longer distances later on becomes much easier.
Our Swimming Stages
Increasing water confidence
Floating horizontally on back & front with aids
Putting the face in
Kicking & pulling with floatation aids
Aiming to achieve Stage 1
Face in water comfortably
Swimming happily with aids
Jumping in the water
Aiming to swim 5m with no floatation aids: This is a very big step!
Aiming to achieve Stage 2
Kicking, pulling & breathing exercises
Happily going underwater
Floating on front & back with no aids
Aiming to achieve 10m on front and back with no floatation aids
Introducing back stroke
Aiming to achieve Stage 3
Introducing the leg kicks for all the strokes
New aquatic skills
Aiming for good technique over a short distance
Aiming to achieve Stage 4
Practices for all the strokes, with & without kick boards etc
Holding all the main strokes for longer distances
Being confident in the deep end
Getting used to swimming in deep water
Aiming to achieve Stage 5
Correct breathing in all strokes
Building up slightly longer distances
Correct technique in all strokes
Aiming to achieve Stage 6
Holding the correct technique in all strokes over longer distances
Other aquatic skills like sculling, underwater swimming etc
Last stroke stage before personal survival
Aiming to achieve Stage 7
Self survival skills wearing proper clothes (no pyjamas anymore!)
Aiming to achieve Personal Survival 1 & 2
Distance swimming, 16 lengths
Different and more advanced water skills
Aiming to achieve Bronze Award
More advanced skills
Timed speed swim over 4 lengths
Longer distance swim of 32 lengths (half a mile)
Aiming to achieve silver award
Timed Distance (32 lengths) and Timed Speed Swim (4 legnths)
Even more advanced water skills
Aiming to achieve the Gold Award
Exploring different aquatic disciplines
Hard Work but Great Fun!
Adult Swimming Lessons
Wednesday Nights 8PM
Our Adult lessons for all swimming abilities, are offered for Beginners, Novices & for Stroke improvement.
Whether you are looking to tackle any nerves about being in the water, feeling safe when swimming on holiday or looking to improve strokes for personal goals or aspirations, we have the lesson for you.
We have instructors' to suit your ability and we are very keen in helping you reach your goals, whatever they may be so do let us know!
Each summer we hold children's week long intensive courses for all abilities. These are half hour lessons every morning for a whole week. These are a great way to bring your child on in their swimming ability.
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