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Learn to Swim at Swallows Leisure Centre

At Swallows Leisure Centre we deliver our swimming lessons through the Swim England Learn to Swim Pathway’ – the most successful programme of its kind.    

Our all-inclusive programme takes your child from their first splash to developing confidence and competence in the water in an enjoyable and safe environment.

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Why Choose our Swimming Lessons?

  • We can teach children of any age or ability, starting with our baby/pre-school sessions
  • Our instructors are friendly and fully qualified teachers
  • Our class sizes follow the Swim England recommendations 
  • Pay by Direct Debit and your child will receive  unlimited  swimming outside of lessons free 
  • Badges and certificates awarded on the completion of each level (at an additional charge)

 

The Scheme


Pre School Discovery Ducklings

The swimmer’s ‘journey through aquatics’ starts with the Discovery Ducklings programme for developing water confidence in early years, encouraged through sessions such as ‘adult and child’ and pre-school sessions.


Stages 1-7

A unique pathway of skills and swimming techniques designed to improve strength and stamina in water. Ensures children progress at their own
pace to achieve a high standard of swimming ability.
 

Stages 8

Challenge Awards - Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Honours designed to challenge, test skills and stamina.
 

Stages 8-10

For children who wish to develop their technique and stamina, who may also wish to swim at a competitive level.
 

Private Lessons

These are also available for those who need additional encouragement with 1-2-1 support from a qualified teacher.
 

Alpha

This provides the attention needed in small groups for those with a disability or special needs.


WHICH STAGE IS BEST FOR ME? 

 

Your Journey Through the Scheme

 

 

 
Pre School Stages 1-2
Ages 3 - 18 months

Suitable for children who are aged 3-4 with no previous experience. Developing basic safety awareness the ‘class scenario’, basic movement skills and water confidence.

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Pre School Stages 3-4
Ages 18 months - 3 years

Suitable for children who are aged 3-4 with no previous experience. Developing basic safety awareness the ‘class scenario’, basic movement skills and water confidence.

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Stage 1
Age 3 - 4yrs+ Non Swimmers (Red Hat)

Suitable for children who are aged 3-4 with no previous experience. Developing basic safety awareness the ‘class scenario’, basic movement skills and water confidence.

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Stage 2
5 Metres (Orange Hat)

Suitable for children who are in full time education with no previous experience. Developing safe entries into water, including
jumping in, basic floating, travel and unaided rotation to regain upright positions.

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Stage 3
10 Metres (Yellow Hat)

For children over 5 year and who have completed stage 2. Developing safe entries including submersion, travel up to 10 metres on their front and back, progress rotation skills and water safety knowledge.

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Stage 4
15 Metres (Green Hat)

For children who have completed 10 metres on front and back and who have completed stage 3. Developing the understanding of a
range of skills refining kicking technique for all strokes and swimming 20 metres.

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Stage 5
20 Metres (Blue Hat)

For children who can swim 20 metres on front and back and have achieved stage 4. Developing skills and competence in sculling
and treading water, completing a rotation and demonstrating good stroke techniques across all four strokes.

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Stage 6
25 Metres (Indigo Hat)

For children who can swim 25 metres on both front and back and who have achieved stage 5. Developing effective swimming skills including
co-ordinated breathing, developing the water safety aspects and understanding of preparation for exercise. Children will be able to swim 50
metres on front and back and be working to achieve their personal survival award.

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Stage 7
50 Metres (Violet Hat)

For children who have achieved stage 6 and can confidently swim 50 metres front and back. Developing quality stroke technique and aiming
to gain 100 metres awards across 3 strokes. This stage then encourages stamina and the goal of 200 metres should be achieved with touch
turns being introduced.

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Stage 8,9,&10

Challenge Awards

 
Stage 8,9,&10

Rookie Lifeguard & Diving

 
Stage 8,9,&10

Competitive
Swimming

 
Stage 9

Developing speed and endurance aiming to 
achieve 800 metres

 
    
Stage 10

Competitive swimming,
with further development in endurance  swimming 

 

How do I get started?

First steps...

Decide on the stage you think your child should start at, then talk to our reception team to see which sessions are available.

Pay by Direct Debit to spread the cost of your lessons over 12 months. Provide us with your contact details so we can keep you informed of your child’s progress.

Register for the parent portal to keep a track of your child’s progress and the criteria they are working towards. If your child has a medical condition, please let reception know so this can be added to their details.

Enquire here online; we'll check what courses we have available; which would suit your child best and give you a call back or alternatively call us on 01580 765987


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