swimming lessons

At de Stafford Sports Centre we aim to provide the best swimming lessons in the area, with well-structured, rewarding, affordable and fun lessons for all ages and abilities. Our swimming lessons run for 50 weeks of the year, and are paid for via a monthly direct debit. All of all our instructors are qualified and have undergone an enhanced DBS check. Swim School members are entitled to unlimited swimming (subject to programme) at the centre where they have their lessons.

I have seen a vast improvement in J's confidence in the water and subsequently in his swimming since he has been having lessons with Martine. He even got picked for his schools swimming gala trials at the weekend , which he was so proud of and he swam so well! My daughter has really improved as well and also has a lot more confidence in the water. Thank you to the swimming teachers!

Monday swimming lesson customer

class descriptions

We’re Back!

Our Swim School restarts on Tuesday 1st September

We have made changes to our previous swim school program to ensure our pool & staff follow safe distance guidelines while ensuring our lessons are still fun for students and a great place in which to learn an important life skill!

All swimming lessons will now follow the following guidelines:

- Instructors will teach from the pool edge

- all pupils must be able to stand in theri swiming lesson area, the shallow end is 1.1 metre

- there is a one way system in place within the centre and the changing rooms and on poolside, this must be adhered to at all times.

- pupils must arrive 'beach ready'

- there will be a ten minute changover between each swimming lesson to allow for cleaning to take place

Below is a list of our revised swimming lesson days & times at de Stafford Sports Centre. To book in a lesson or to find out more information please email our swim team on Tandridgeswimschool@freedom-leisure.co.uk

stage 1 (age 4yrs+ pupils must be able to stand in the shallow end of the pool 1.1m)
Introduce and improve the main swimming strokes. Learn new skills such as floating, basic safety awareness, water confidence and swimming underwater.
monday 3:40pm, 4.20pm & 5pm

Tuesday 4:20pm & 5pm
wednesday 3:40pm, 4.20pm &  5pm
thursday 3:40pm, 4.20pm, 5pm & 5.40pm
friday 3:40pm, 4.20pm & 5pm
saturday 9am, 9.40am, 10:20am & 11am

stage 2 (age 5 years+)
For stronger beginners who are able to swim 5 metres front crawl and back crawl.
monday 3:40pm, 4.20pm & 5pm

Tuesday 4:20pm & 5pm
Wednesday 3:40pm, 4.20pm & 5pm

Thursday 3:40pm,4:20pm,5pm,5:40pm
Friday 3:40pm, 4.20pm & 5pm

Saturday 9am,9:40am,10:20am,11am

stage 3 (age 5yrs+)
For pupils who can swim a width of the pool (10m) on their front and back. Swimmers will improve their strokes and develop their breathing skills.
monday 3:40pm, 4.20pm & 5pm
wednesday 3:40pm, 4.20pm & 5pm
thursday 3:40pm, 4.20pm, 5pm & 5.40pm
friday 3:40pm, 4.20pm, 5pm
saturday 9am, 9.40am, 10:20am & 11am

stage 4
Introduces a wide range of other skills such as sculling, rotation skills & treading water. Swimmers will be using the main strokes emphasising the importance of streamlining & breath control.
monday 3:40pm,4.20pm & 5pm
wednesday 3:40pm & 4:20pm
thursday 3:40pm, 4.20pm & 5pm

Friday 3:40pm,4:20pm,5pm
saturday 9am & 9.40am

stage 5 (6yrs+)
Develop effective swimming skills including co-ordinated breathing and water safety. Lessons will introduce diving and survival skills.
monday 3:40pm,4:20pm & 5pm
wednesday 3:40pm,4.20pm, 5pm
thursday 5pm & 5.40pm
friday 3:40pm, 4.20pm & 5pm
saturday 10:20am & 11am

challenge bronze (8yrs+) (45mins)
This class is suitable for children who are capable of swimming at least 25 metres. Pupils will improve their stamina and stroke technique.Pupils will work on the four swimming strokes and improve their breathing techniques.
monday 5.40pm, wednesday 5:40pm,thursday 6:20pm & saturday 11:40am

challenge silver (45mins)
This 45min session is for children who are able to swim at least 400 metres competently. Pupils will progress their stamina whilst maintaining their stroke techniques. Pupils will develop a higher level of water skills, including tumble turns.
monday 5.40pm, wednesday 5:40pm, thursday 6:20pm & saturday 11:40am

challenge gold (45mins)
This is a 45minute swimming session suitable for competent swimmers who have achieved their silver challenge award and can swim at least 800metres.
monday 5.40pm, wednesday 5:40pm , thursday 6:20pm & saturday 11:40am



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