(run during school term times)
adult & child (accompanied) - Building confidence and early stages of body position with songs & play
pre-school 1 (unaccompanied) - Building confidence, developing water skills and having fun workign towards duckling badges
pre-school 2 (unaccompanied) - Able to swim a few strokes on front and back without the use of flotation aids. Working on some deep water confidence
Before my son started swimming lessons at crowborough he was a very nervous swimmer, just 1 year on and he is confident in all strokes and loves diving under the water. We are now looking forward to our holiday where he can enjoy going in the swimming pool!Kathy. B (swim school parent)
(run 50 weeks of the year, only stops at Christmas)
stage 1 - entry point for children who are new to swimming or still require aids to swim. Teaches water confidence and basic swimming skills
stage 2 - suitable for children who have gained stage 1 or those that are water confident and starting to swim 2-3m on front & back. At this stage children will be introduced to frontcrawl and backstroke with arm recovery over the water
Stage 3 - suitable for children who have gained stage 2 or can swim 5m on front with face in the water and 5m on back. At this stage children will be developing front crawl breathing techniques
stage 4 - is split in to 2 parts.Part 1 is suitable for children who have gained stage 3 or can swim 10m confidently on both front and back. Children will be further developing their stroke technique across all 4 strokes as well as learning deep water confirdence. Part 2 is putting these abilities in to practice to then pass on to stage 5.
stage 5 - suitable for children who have gained stage 4 or those that can swim 25m confidently on both front & back using basic stroke technique
stage 6 - suitable for children who have gained stage 5 or those that can swim 50m confidently in 2 strokes.
stage 7 - suitable for children who have gained stage 6 or those that can swim 100m confidently and tread water for 2 minutes
After 10 years of not exercising I started swimming at Crowborough twice a week but needed help with my technique. I started the drop in sessions on Wednesday evenings with Harrison & after only a couple of sessions I started to feel more confident in the water. I still continue to come to these a couple of times a month alongside my own swimming and feel fitter than ever.David (adult lessons)
bronze challenge - suitable for children who have passed stage 7 and can swim 200m of each stroke
silver challenge - suitable for children who have passed their bronze challenge
gold challenge - suitable for children who have passed their silver challenge
rooking lifesaving - A RLSS progressive lifesaving programme which includes water safety, self rescue and emergency response
swim club - a non competitive swim club suitable for atge 7 and above. Children must be deep water confident. Working on strokes, learn how to do starts, turns and dives. Turn up and pay session. This session is also reccomended to help pass the challenege exams.
adult beginners - learning to swim, building confidence and stroke development, mainly in shallow water
adult improvers/intermediate - building stroke development and confidence in deep water
adult drop in session - pay as you go session where a teacher is available to give you hints & tips on your swimming