Pre-school classes are made up of 8 children and one instructor in the water.
These classes are held on Mondays and Thursdays at 1.00 & 1.30, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 10.00 & 10.30 and Sundays at 12.30
The aim is for these young children to be happy and confident in water, which will then lead to swimming unaided.
The difference between pre-school and school age is in presentation and delivery of the teaching process. This is why we do not generally mix the age groups.
40 years experience has taught us that the pre-school children have different social and educational skills and we make allowances for that.
A typical lesson would involve approx 20 minutes actual teaching time with the remainder of the 30 minute session for a playtime. The playtime is important to allow the children time to relax and discover water skills for themselves in a less structured way.
Many of the pre-school pupils are swimming without aids before they start school. This would involve swimming either 5 metres or 10 metres, making a start on the ladder of the award scheme we use.