There's so many swimming lessons out there, council ones, private ones, swimming club ones and more. So how do you know what you should be looking for and what makes our swimming lessons special?
*Small class sizes-this is such an important one, especially for beginners or younger children. Small classes mean that the children get more attention and learn quicker. The intimate lessons make children feel at ease and safe, as they know the teacher is never far away and always has time to help them. We never have more than 6 children in our classes up to stage 5 and then no more than 8 after stage 5.
*Teacher in the water up to stage 5-By having the teacher in the water, nervous or shy children feel a lot safer and are more likely to try new things. The teacher is able to quickly help any child that gets in to difficulty without a big fuss and is always available for demonstrations.
*Experienced, fully qualified staff-Teachers should always be qualified up to ASA or STA level 2 standard at least and have a teacher rescue qualification, first aid certifcate and full CRB check. Our teachers have all the qualifications just mentioned, as well as lots of experience. Olivia, Anna and Chelsea have all swam for swimming clubs for many years and know the work it takes to become a competitive swimmer.
*ASA registered swim school-By being registered with the Amateur Swimming Association, you know the the swimming lessons are regulated and have to meet national standards. We are able to use the ASA logo as part of our advertising, follow their Kelloggs National Teaching Plan and award certificates accordingly.
*Multi stroke teaching approach-We always try to teach all the four strokes in our lessons from the outset. Some children are naturally better at one of the strokes, but by teaching all four together, we produce well rounded swimmers, who are ready to go on to competitive swimming if they wish. We are also very technique focused and encourage swimming with faces in the water, as we are always trying to make our swimmers as efficient and confident as possible. Water confidence skills, such as submersion, jumping, diving, rolling etc also play a big part in the lessons.
*Lessons available for children aged 12months onwards-the earlier a child starts swimming, the more confident and happy they are likely to be in the water.
*One to One lessons-for those children who lack a lot of confidence or have a physical or mental disability, we have one to one slots, so they can get all the attention the need and progress at their own pace.
Get in touch now for more information and to book your lessons!