Lesson Information

We utilise the ASA National Plan for Teaching Swimming (NPTS) 2007 to assist in the teaching of all swimmers and to improve the individual's ability. We are currently able to provide the following aspects of the plan during the course of our sessions:
  • Introduction Classes (Duckling Awards) - which have a specific emphasis on building Water Confidence (not swimming), through fun, games, and basic movements - for those aged from 2.5 years and up to 4 years of age (classes are currently Wednesday 5.30pm and Saturday at 9.00am & 11.30am
  • Stages 1 and 2 in Aquatics (Non-swimmers) - commencing for those aged 4 years old upwards, and are for Non-swimmers i.e. those who are unable to swim without aids or assistance
  • Stages 3 and 4 in Aquatics - are for Beginners who are able to swim without aids or assistance, but are looking to improve their basis technique
  • Stages 5, 6 & 7 in Aquatics - are for those who are looking to further improve their technique and also these classes include some aspects related to the other Aquatic Disciplines (Diving, Water Polo, Synchronised Swimming and Lifesaving)
  • Stages 8, 9 and 10 are in Competitive Swimming (in part currently on a Monday, Wednesday and Saturday)
  • RLSS Rookie Lifeguard Awards - for those having achieved Stage 7 and a minimum of the 200m distance award and are on a Monday at 7.30pm
There are certain aspects of the NPTS that we would not be able to provide due to the limitations of the facility we hire (e.g. aspects of Diving, Mini Water Polo and Synchronised Swimming).

Eligibility and Pricing

We enrol children from the age of two and a half years (Introduction Classes - where children are in the water without a parent) to sixteen years. In general and wherever possible we operate with a maximum of ten (10) swimmers in a class, although can be flexible dependant on demand.

Our charges for the Autumn Term 2017 will be £76.30 for a 14 week term which will commence from Monday 4th September 2017.  This equates to five pounds and forty-five pence (£5.45) per 30 minute lesson.  Our charges are dependant on what we are charged for the hire (increased by the High School an average 7.1% for this term) of the facility and other costs, such as wages, insurances and VAT, incurred. 

We are be able to offer, for those that wish to, payment for the term by PayPal.  However, please note that should you wish to avail yourself of this method of payment you will be liable for the increased charges, a fixed fee of 3.8% of the total plus £0.20, incurred by the Swim School for the use of this service, and payment will be due at the normal time to ensure your place(s).

Opening Hours - For the Autumn Term 2016

  • Monday        5.30pm to 8.00pm - with Rookie Lifeguard Gold at 7.30pm
  • Tuesday       5.00pm to 6.30pm
  • Wednesday  5.30pm to 7.30pm - with an Introduction Class at 5.30pm
  • Thursday      5.30pm to 7.00pm 
  • Saturday      9.00am to 12.30pm - with an Introduction Class at 9.00am and 11.30am
The first hour of swimming each Monday to Thursday and all but the last hour (although there is an Introduction Class at 11.30am) on a Saturday are given over to the Introduction, Non-swimmer and the Beginner Classes. These classes are worked across the width of the pool. The Introduction and Non-swimmer classes provide a teacher with up to three assistants working in the water with the children. Classes for Stage 5 and upwards are worked on the length and can not therefore be intermixed.

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