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, are only £24.30 a month for a non member 30 min class, and 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.

Below is a list of the current lesson days & times at de Stafford Sports Centre. To book in a lesson or to find out more information please call 01883 716717 & speak to one of our friendly Reception team. For further information on our swimming lessons please contact Lisa O'Donnell Sport and Swimming Manager lisa.o'donnell@freedom-leisure.co.uk

stage 1 (age 5yrs+)
Introduce and improve the main swimming strokes. Learn new skills such as floating, basic safety awareness, water confidence and swimming underwater. (must be able to stand in 0.9m)
monday 4pm, 4.30pm & 5pm
wednesday 4pm & 4.30pm
thursday 4pm, 4.30pm, 5pm & 5.30pm
friday 4pm, 4.30pm & 5pm
saturday 9am, 9.30am, 10am & 10.30am

stage 2 (age 5 years+)
For stronger beginners who are able to swim 5 metres front crawl and back crawl.
monday 4pm, 4.30pm & 5pm
Wednesday 4pm & 4.30pm
Friday 4pm, 4.30pm & 5pm

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 4pm, 4.30pm & 5pm
wednesday 4pm & 4.30pm
thursday 4pm, 4.30pm, 5pm & 5.30pm
friday 4pm, 4.30pm, 5pm
saturday 9am, 9.30am, 10am & 10.30am

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 4.30pm
wednesday 4pm
thursday 4pm, 4.30pm & 5pm
saturday 9am & 9.30am

stage 5 (6yrs+)
Develop effective swimming skills including co-ordinated breathing and water safety. Lessons will introduce diving and survival skills.
monday 4pm & 5pm
wednesday 4.30pm
thursday 5pm & 5.30pm
friday 4pm, 4.30pm & 5pm
saturday 10am & 10.30am


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 5.30pm, wednesday 5pm, thursday 6pm & saturday 11am

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 5.30pm, wednesday 5pm, thursday 6pm & saturday 11am

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 5.30pm, wednesday 5pm, thursday 6pm & saturday 11am

synchronised swimming ( 8yrs+)
If you enjoy dancing and gymnastics, this class is just for you. Synchronised swimming is a growing sport in this country and is just like underwater ballet!
thursday 6.45pm - 7.30pm

teen fitness (13 yrs +)
These classes are designed for those swimmers who want to continue with their swimming to maintain their stamina and swimming technique.
monday 5.30 - 6.15pm

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