Lesson Information

We utilise the National Plan for Teaching Swimming (NPTS) 2007, under the suspices of Swim England, 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 9.30am 
  • 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 and teacher qualification.

Our charges for the Summer Term 2018 will be £62.15 for an 11 week term for classes Tuesday to Thursday and Saturday, and £56.50 for Monday classes as we are closed on the May Bank Holiday, which will commence from Monday 7th January 2019 and end after lessons on Saturday 14th April 2019.  This equates to five pounds and sixty-five pence (£5.65) per 30 minute lesson.  Our charges are dependant on what we are charged for the hire (increased by the High School by an average 7.1% during the last year) of the facility and other costs, such as wages, insurances and VAT, incurred. 

We are not able to offer payment by  Bank Transfer or PayPal.

Opening Hours - For the Autmn Term 2018

  • 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      9.30am to 11.30am - with an Introduction Class at 9.00am
The first hour of swimming each Monday to Thursday and all but the last hour on a Saturday are given over to the Introduction, Non-swimmer (Stage 1&2) and the Beginner Classes (Stages 3 & 4). 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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