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Learning to swim is a key life skill for any child. Swim Academy is a clearly structured swimming and water safety programme designed by the Swimming Teachers’ Association (STA), one of the largest swim teaching and lifesaving organisations in the world and delivered by highly trained swimming teachers. 

The lesson structure allows gradual progression and there is an exciting badge scheme in place to encourage your child along the way.

Building confidence and developing basic skills such as breathing in the water, floating and simple movement are the foundation for moving on successfully to developing swimming strokes.

For those who have completed the learn to swim badges, there are a range of lessons for advanced swimmers developing strokes over greater distances and including more challenging skills including rescue techniques and timed swims. 


STANLEY For children aged 3-5 year old
Stanley lessons are designed for non swimmers and beginners. Lessons teach basic swimming and water safety skills helping to build confidence in the water, learn aquatic breathing, floating and movement.

OCTOPUS For children aged 5-8 year old
Octopus lessons are designed for non swimmers and beginners. Lessons will develop pupil’s confidence, knowledge and skills in the water.

GOLDFISH For children aged 5-8 year old
Goldfish lessons are the next stage for swimmers who have progressed through either the Stanley or Octopus lessons. Lessons help to develop correct stroke technique over short distances. (Front crawl, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly.) On completion, swimmers will be able to swim 15 metres without any aid as well as perform basic floats.

Once swimmers have completed the Goldfish Series they can progress to the Angelfish Series. On completion, swimmers will be capable of swimming 25 metres without aid, perform butterfly stroke as well as mastering sculling techniques and entries to the water.

Pupils will learn how to swim 25m across three competitive strokes, perform head first and feet first surface dive and swim underwater 5m. They will also learn basic water rescue and survival techniques as well as starts and turns for each of the strokes. On completion, learners will be able to swim 100 metres.

Advanced Swimmers

The Advanced Swimmer Series consists of three levels, Bronze, Silver and Gold; each award has a badge and certificate. This series develops swimming technique, speed, stamina and water polo or synchronised swimming skills.

Learning outcomes include swimming 200m in 6 minutes, using a recognised competitive stroke; swimming 50m in 90 seconds and sculling head first and feet first.

Learning outcomes include swimming 400m in 10 minutes, swimming 100m in 2 minutes, 4 x 50m individual medley, sculling 15m and tread water for 90 seconds.

Learning outcomes include swimming 400m in 8 minutes, 100m in 90 seconds, scull 25m and tread water for 2 minutes.

The Platinum award combines survival and rescue skills with advanced swimming skills, water polo and synchronised swimming.
Learning outcomes include swimming 100m in 75 seconds, swimming 4 x medley within 4 minutes, performing competitive front/back starts and show a smooth transition into a 100-metre swim, swim 25m eggbeater leg kick, water safety and swimming in clothes.

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Children’s Swimming Lessons

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