Crash Courses

A condensed version of our Swim School programme - fit conveniently into 1 week for maximum results

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Swim School Crash Course

There are many different course levels for juniors, adults, as well as parent and child. If you are unsure which level you or your child should be on, please contact your local centre for further help and advice.

You can book onto one of our crash course by contacting our leisure centre, the team will be able to provide detailed information on availability of classes and help you select the correct level for your ability.

Please see below the swim levels to help you determine the correct level for your swimming ability.

Parent and baby (4 - 8 months)

An introduction to water movement through songs, games and support. Leading to water confidence, whilst providing a social experience for both adult and child.

Parent and toddler (18 months - 3 years)

Encourages water movement through songs, games and support. Leading to independent swimming, preparing students for the Duckling 3 or Pre School Stage 1.

Pre-School One (3 - 5 Years)

Children with no previous experience. Parent should not be in the water for this lesson. Lessons lead to  a good understanding of the fundamentals of swimming.

Pre-School Two (3 - 5 Years)

For children with an understanding of basic flotation and water movements. Parent should not be in the water for this lesson. Lessons lead to development of water confidence and the ability to swim 5 metres on both front and back. Can move when reach 5 years old to the next stage.

Stage 1 (5+ Years)

For children with no previous experience. Lessons aim to develop water confidence and the ability to swim 5 metres on both front and back.

Stage 2 (5 - 7 Years)

For children with no previous experience. Targeted for the older non swimming child to ensure they are learning with their own peer group. Lessons aim to develop water confidence and the ability to swim 5 metres on both front and back.

Stage 3 (5+ Years)

For children who have completed Stage 2. This class introduces aquatic breathing and different methods of water mobility. Lessons aim to give children the ability to swim 10 metres on both front and back.

Stage 4 (5+ Years)

For children who can swim 10 metres on both front and back and have completed Stage 3. Aims to teach children to tread water, swim under water and confidently swim 20m on both front and back showing basic technique.

Stage 5 (5+ Years)

For children who can swim 20 metres on front and back and have completed Stage 4. This class will develop stroke and skills to a good standard. Teaches children to swim 25 metres on both front and back with good technique.

Stage 6 (5+ Years)

For children who can swim 25 metres on both front and back and have completed Stage 5. Teaches kids to swim 50 metres and 100 metres on both front crawl and backstroke, with knowledge of breaststroke and butterfly.

Stage 7 (5+ Years)

For children who can competently swim 100 metres demonstrating 3 different strokes and completed Stage 6. Teaches kids to swim butterfly, introduction to turns and able to swim 200 metres competently.

Stages 8, 9, 10

Perfect for children that have completed the Learn to Swim Stages 1-7 looking to develop sport specific skills. For children who have passed Stage 7 or are able to swim 25 metres of front crawl, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly demonstrating correct technique, swim 100 metres using 3 different strokes, perform a competent sitting dive and tread water using eggbeater leg action.