Child Swimming

At this age your child has a firm sense of who they are. They are confident, imaginative and probably very talkative! Because our teachers understand the needs of the growing child they are able to relate this knowledge to the classes they teach.

We offer a safe, fun, water-based environment that teaches effective swimming skills to boost your child’s confidence and ability. Our swimming pool was built especially for babies and children. The bottom and sides are padded, it is shallow enough at one end for children to stand up, which encourages balance and independence, and there is no chlorine in the water. Sanitation is provided by an ultraviolet system, meaning chemicals are kept to an absolute minimum.

Through progressive teaching practices children of this age will learn how to master their breath control, use basic stroke development and how to propel themselves through the water. Their bodies are becoming more developmentally ready and they will be making the transition to independent swimming.

Because our ethos is to be sensitive to the needs of each individual child, we do not follow a strict program of training the child to meet a certain level of ability. Instead, our approach centres on safety, having fun, and swimming in an environment free from expectations and pressure to meet criteria based on performance. Our lesson plans are flexible enough to ensure that progression is made in swimming ability at the child’s pace without pressure or force.

Awards & Badges
We have long held the belief that testing children against benchmarks and the ability to perform skills is not conducive to a happy learning environment in the pool.

However, we do recognise that children love a badge! So, for this reason we’ve chosen the STA’s Octonauts Award Series to accompany our classes. The badges acknowledge the personalities of the characters e.g. I am Brave or I am Clever – and enable us to reward children’s progress and achievements without creating a performance based culture.

 

Bookings & Class Availability  

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How to Book

Children’s Swimming Classes for 3 to 4 year olds and booked in 10 week terms.

Payment options:
Whole term payment £130.00 inc vat.
Payment can be made in two instalments of £67.50 inc vat each.

Due to our gentle, child led approach it is possible to join at anytime during the term and pay on pro-rata basis.

Groups are limited to 8 babies per class with one parent in the water. There are three spare spaces in each session which can be used by anyone to bring someone else along e.g: mummy, daddy, auntie, sibling, grandparent etc. These spaces are free of charge and can be booked one week in advance.

Our Swimming term dates for 2018 are:
Term 1: Monday 8th January to Sunday 18th March
Term 2: Monday 19th March to Sunday 27th May
Term 3: Monday 28th May to Sunday 5th August
Term 4: Monday 6th August to Sunday 14th October
Term 5: Monday 15th October to Sunday 23rd December

If no courses are showing in the timetable below, please scroll forward through the calendar to find the next start date.

To make a booking or enquire about spaces please contact us here or call us on 01733 707 808

Please ensure you view our Booking Terms & Conditions before making a booking with us.

Special thanks to Keri Duckett, Adam Jay, Mae Burke, Jo Rodgers and Nicola Gwyther for their wonderful talent and spectacular photographs. Keri Duckett: www.keriduckett.com | Nicola Gwyther: www.underwater-art.co.uk | Mae Burke: maeburkephotography.com | Jo Rodgers: Willow Photography
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