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Our Class Levels

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Adult and Child
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1. New Beginner
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2. Confident Beginner
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3. Advanced Beginner
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4. New Swimmer
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5. Confident Swimmer
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Advanced Swimmer

What class
should I enroll
my child into?

Unfortunately we do not offer group
adult swimming classes.

Should we have pool space available we can consider 1:1 lessons for adults or children requiring additional support.       

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Adult and Child
Class

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This level 'Pink Pod' is designed to help children (between ages 3-4 years) enjoy learning to swim with help from their parents or guardians.

Aims:

  • to introduce little ones to the medium of water and the pool environment

  • to provide a stimulating and enjoyable programme, through play, which takes into account the relationship between development and performance in water

  • to provide the perfect opportunity for adults and toddlers to spend quality time together whilst developing water confidence

  • to provide adults with the knowledge of correct handling techniques to enable basic swimming movements and skills to take place

  • to provide adults with an understanding of safe submersion of toddlers

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New
Beginner Class

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This level 'Red Pod' ensures skills are learnt in a fun and enjoyable way. The early stages are really important for developing the building blocks for future technique. 

Aims:

  • to demonstrate enjoyment of swimming lesson by confidently and independently participating in classes and developing basic safety awareness, learning basic movement skills and water confidence skills

  • to be introduced to the aquatic environment in a structured class setting

  • to build water confidence by introducing the concepts of buoyancy, aquatic breathing and movement on front and back – basic water skills needed to build swimming ability

  • to develop correct body position to maintain independent buoyancy – floating

  • to move around the pool and be confident with water on the face and eyes and ears in the water

  • to introduce water safety skills

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Confident

Beginner Class

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This level 'Orange Pod' further develops water confidence and teaches swimmers to breathe confidently whilst in the water. Being confident with the face and ears in the water is crucial to stroke development. Learning to be happy in the water at an early stage will allow swimmers to develop other skills more quickly.

Aims:

  • to travel short distances independently and unaided on front and back

  • to provide a structured framework to enable learning and self-discovery to take place in safety

  • to introduce the concept of submersion, streamlining and basic swimming skills

  • to develop aquatic breathing skills

  • to develop water safety skills including floating, rolling, changing direction, jumping in and returning to the side

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Advanced

Beginner Class

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This level 'Yellow Pod' is an important stage for a child's safety, building swimming skills to ensure a breath can be easily taken whilst  swimming independently.

Aims:

  • to travel and breathe unaided and independently for a minimum distance of 5m on front and back

  • to develop swimming skills and independent aquatic breathing

  • to develop streamlining and sitting dives 

  • to submerge and collect objects

  • to build on water safety knowledge

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New

Swimmer Class

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This level 'Green Squad' introduces swimmers to the four basic strokes, front crawl, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly.

Aims:

  • to swim a minimum distance of 10m continuously, in all four recognized strokes and demonstrating correct breathing

  • to introduce the leg and arm action to swim the four basic strokes

  • to demonstrate an understanding of buoyancy through a range of skills

  • to introduce sculling and treading skills

  • to develop streamlining and basic crouch dives

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Confident

Swimmer Class

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This level 'Blue Squad', is the final stage of our learn-to-swim programme where swimmers can opt to graduate with a SwimVibe medal or continue on to our pre-club level. Important key areas of development and crucial lifesaving skills are learnt including sculling and treading. 

Aims:

  • to swim a minimum distance of 20m continuously, in all four swimming strokes demonstrating good stroke technique

  • to concentrate on correct body position and developing correct arm and leg action, and breathing for all four strokes

  • to develop streamlining and basic standing dives

  • to develop sculling and treading skills

  • to introduce somersaults

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Advanced

Swimmer Class

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This level 'Purple Squad' is aimed to prepare swimmers who wish to go on to joining a competitive swimming club environment. 

Aims:

  • to swim each of the four strokes (front crawl, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly) for a minimum distance of 50m continuously, demonstrating good starts, turns and stroke technique

  • to fine tune coordination and breathing in all four strokes

  • to develop skills in sculling, diving, streamlining, tumble turns and survival

  • to demonstrate rescue skills and a full understanding of water safety

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