As a Swim England Swim School member we follow the 'Learn to Swim' Framework. Swim England are the national governing body for swimming in the UK. Each stage has been developed by swimming experts with the aim of progressing children from begginers through to adavanced swimmers. You will find that we have added some of our own skills to each stage - this is to ensure each childs is at a competent level before progressing.
For the very beginner. Stage 1 children are usually unconfident beginers who may be reluctant to put their face in the water. Swimmers will learn confidence skills with the aim of progressing to unaided swimming over short distances as well as assisted floating on the front and back
For the confident beginner. Children in this stage learn the 'pop up breath' to enable them to swim further distance independalty on their front - they will also work towards independant floating on their front and back.
For the improver swimmer. Children are now able to swim independatly with confidence with the aim of swimming 10m on their front and back by the end of this level. Stage 3 children will focus on streamlining on the front and back as well as big front crawl arms.
For the competent swimmer. In this stage children will learn side breathing for front crawl, back stroke skills, as well as the introduction of breaststroke and butterfly leg kick.
The Stage 5 swimmer has good front crawl and backstroke and technique work focuses towards making their 'good' stroke better. Breaststroke full stroke and butterfly full stroke are introduced in this stage.
The focus for this stage is to further refine and tweak stroke technique for all four strokes. We introduce bi - lateral breathing in front crawl, as well working on stroke timing for all four strokes.
Swimmers in Stage 7 will focus on developing perfect stroke technique and to able to hold good form over distances longer distances.
Each child's individual needs are catered for, constantly updated and awards are undertaken at regular intervals. If you wish to discuss your child's progress, please do not hesitate to contact one of us and we will be more than happy to discuss.
We also have teachers who specialise in teaching children with additional support needs.
"Thank you so much for your genuine love and kindness when teaching those children who need that bit more help whilst learning to swim"Mum of Sophie, aged 6
"Tom is a fantastic teacher, patient, firm and kind. Imogen loves her swimming lessons"Mum of Sophie, aged 5
"Jake has become so confident in the water since starting his swimming lessons, he loves achieving awards and is always excited to come to lessons"Parents of Jake, aged 6
"The standard of teaching is very high, the girls have achieved so highly since beginning lessons with you"Parents of Alexandra, 6 and Georgina, aged 9
"My children love the friendly welcoming atmosphere shannon recently won swimmer of the month trophy – a great incentive"Mum of Shannon, 7 and Kiera, aged 4
"I strongly appreciate your kindness and patience, Eleanor was so frightened and had no confidence at first, wonderful to see her swimming in deep water with a big smile on her face – Thank you Diane and Tom"Mum of Eleanor, aged 7
"Diane is wonderful and encouraging with a genuine passion and love of children, a fantastic teacher who always made Billy feel very special and boosted his confidence"Mum of Billy, aged 6
"My child is looked after, encouraged and is taught to swim with beautiful strokes, at a pace that suits her needs all the teachers have a lovely manner and are fascinating to watch, passing on their excellent skills – well done i tell all my friends about you"Mum of Nikita, aged 8
"Excellent Lessons my children are taught to the highest standards. The teachers' approach to the children is wonderful to watch. The classes are fun and well structured"Mum of Ben, 4, Sam, 5 and Tasha, aged 9