Our swimming lessons are delivered by fully qualified teachers to Swim England standard, so you can be absolutely confident that we are providing you with the most comprehensive swimming development programme available in the UK.
When booking, you will have been given a free latex swimming hat. These are colour-coded to the relevant swimming lesson group and must be worn, not only for hygiene purposes, but also to enable teachers and lifeguards to quickly recognise which group children belong in and their swimming ability. Children will receive free latex swim hats as they move up through the swimming lesson scheme. Replacement swim hats cost £2 and are available from reception.
To fit the hat, long hair should be tied into a ponytail; ask your child to firmly hold the front of the hat onto their forehead, while you pull back over the top of their head. Ensure all hair is tucked into the hat. After use, rinse in cold water, dry away from direct sunlight and sprinkle lightly with talc for easy fitting in the future.
Practice putting goggles on at home (perhaps in the bath) and make sure there is a secure suction around the eyes. Encourage your children to leave their goggles on throughout the lesson. Wearing goggles helps the children put their face into the water and breath to the side.
We encourage the wearing of goggles from Stage 3 upwards.
If your child is in stages 1, 2 or 3, a float is required as a swimming aid. Before the lesson starts please ensure the correct float is applied tightly and securely. Floats are available within the changing cubicles. Please see the videos for safe fitting.
Guidance from our teachers when in the water
During the course of the swimming lessons the swim teacher may have to support your child. They will do this by holding or guiding the children’s hands, head or feet. If you have any concerns with this please speak to a swim school coordinator.
Boys, please do not wear long shorts below the knee. Above the knee shorts help with technique.