We have an exciting variety of classes running over the Easter and Summer holidays with some changes across the programme. Below is an overview of what we generally offer and full details on class times and costs are advertised nearer the time.
Crash Courses - week long intensive classes. Please check our booking notes for eligibility.
New! bespoke swimming - 30 minutes open to children and adults
Are you looking for a small size swimming class which is highly individualised? You’re in luck! New to our summer programme we are offering Bespoke Swimming where each class is tailored to your group’s needs. Bespoke Swimming takes place in the teaching pool however if required please contact Swimming Development to discuss other options. You decide who attends this class (maximum 4 children per booking) so gather your friends and book into this unique swimming experience.
Booking Note: Class open to both Adults and Children, (aged 5 years and over). No previous experience necessary.
*Bespoke Swimming classes are non-refundable please refer to Booking Notes and Terms and Conditions for full details.
Beginners - 30 minutes
Classes take place in the teaching pool. Pupils will work on relevant technique, skills and aquatic activities. Children will also try some MINI POLO! on the final day.
Booking Note: For children currently in our classes at Levels 1 – 4 and children who have not been in lessons before. Children must be born on or before 31/07/2012.
Improvers 45 minutes
This class is for children currently at, or just been assessed for Level 5 and will take place in the main pool. Children will be introduced to deep water skills and swimming technique will be developed accordingly.
In addition to swimming skills, we will introduce the Aquatic Disciplines, of water polo, synchronised swimming, diving and lifesaving. The class will run in two parts, the first half will concentrate on swimming technique and over the last half of the class the Disciplines will be introduced.
Booking Note: Children must have been assessed at Level 5 within our classes.
Developers 60 minutes
This class is for children currently at, or just been assessed for Levels 6, 7 or 8 and will take place in the main pool. Children will be challenged with longer swim distances and the ability to hold technique over the increased distance.
In addition to swimming skills, pupils in the Developers class will be introduced to the other aquatic activities such as water polo, synchronised swimming, diving, lifesaving and AQUA BOOT CAMP for Juniors. This class will have two distinct sections, one where we concentrate on stroke development and the other where the activity is introduced.
Booking Note: Children must be attending our classes at Level 6 or above.
NEW for 2017 Swim Clinics
These classes are only for children currently in our programme who may be struggling with a specific stroke. Swim Clinic will concentrate on fault correction in one particular stroke providing extra support for our swimmers. Other strokes will be incorporated in the lesson structure.
Booking Note: Children must be on our Learn to Swim Programme at Levels 1 – 5 for ‘Beginners’ and Levels 5 – 8 for ‘Improvers’ clinics.
Junior Lifesaving class is for our more advanced swimmers. This exciting class will introduce the basic skills required to keep swimmers safe, carry out effective rescues and some basic first aid. This class will be a mix of theory, first aid and practical pool sessions.
Booking Notes: Children must be ages 8+ and be able to swim 100m of 2 different strokes confidently without stopping and should be confident in deep water. For safety reasons, any child who is unable to meet the swimming requirements will be removed from the class.
Introduction to Synchronised swimming
Before children practice the synchro moves in the pool, there will be a short video session or gym session (subject to coach availability), where pupils will have the opportunity to see or try athletes routines or shapes. Children will learn the basic skills and shapes for synchronised swimming, put these to music and perform short routines.
Booking Notes: Children must be ages 8+ and be able to swim 50m of 2 different strokes confidently without stopping and should be confident in deep water. For safety reasons, any child who is unable to meet the swimming requirements will be removed from the class.
Introduction to Mini Polo
This class introduces the FUNdamentals of this exciting team sport. Children will learn ball handling skills, basic teamwork and of course, play games of polo!
Our intro to polo will take place in the teaching pool and is open to non swimmers and beginners as well, fun for everyone!
Booking Note: Children must be born on or before 31/07/2012. No previous experience necessary.
Introduction to Water Polo
A basic introduction to this fast and exciting team sport. This is a step up from mini polo and will take place in the main pool. Pupils will learn deep water practices as well as the basics required to play a game of water polo.
The crash courses are very popular and fill up quickly so please book early to avoid disappointment. All classes are booked on a first come, first served basis.