Class size is usually 8 pupils and the duration of the lesson is around 30 minutes . The basic principle is to make sure the children are happy and confident in the water.
Teaching is mainly from the poolside, although we will go in the water with new classes to make sure everyone feels safe on their first lesson. We teach all strokes and water skills, always aiming for good technique.
We run these classes from Monday to Friday starting at 4pm with the last class at 6.30pm and on Saturday morning 9am to 12pm and Sunday morning 10am to 12.30pm. All classes are based on ability, and if we think your child needs to move to a different class we have the flexibility to do that quickly.
We use the STA (Swimming Teachers Association) distance awards which are for swimming a given distance without armbands. The awards start at 5metres.