(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 working 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
after school classes
swim school lessons
(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
challenge awards & lifesaving
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
rookie lifesaving - A RLSS progressive lifesaving programme which includes water safety, self rescue and emergency response
swim club - a non competitive swim club suitable for stage 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 recommended to help pass the challenge exams.