For ages from two and a half years old until 3 and a half or school age (depending on ability): 20 minute lesson with only 2 children per teacher who is in the water.
Toys will be used for enjoyment and to encourage arm and leg movements (depending on age and ability).
To Swim Unaided
Introduce Stroke Work When Ready
LEARN TO SWIM
For ages three and a half (if very confident) upwards: 20 minute lesson with maximum of 4 children per teacher who is in the water.
When the swimmers have a basic knowledge of all four strokes then they are taught by a teacher out of the water. This will be a 30 minute lesson with a maximum of 6 children.
This training session is for good swimmers - minimum age 8 years:
- Who feel that they may like to join a swimming club.
- Those who are in a swimming club but would like extra technique work.
- Swimmers who love to swim to keep fit.
This is a one hour session.
We do cater for adults - but we can only offer individual/dual lessons or a group lesson if a group of people would like to come together if they are similar ability.
We give individual lesson for any age and ability starting from 4 years upwards.
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Throughout the children’s swimming lessons they will work mainly towards improving stroke technique. When their technique has reached a certain standard, distance badges will be introduced. We also teach working to achieve the Amateur Swimming Association National Level badges.
Any badges will only be awarded when each individual swimmer can achieve these goals easily.
We award badges at the end of every full term (3 times a year).
We know that children and parents like to receive badges to acknowledge their progress but all our teachers do not enjoy this time as many children will be disappointed in not achieving a badge and this often leads to upset children and parents
Waves Swim School pride themselves in awarding badges when the syllabus is met not just giving out badges to avoid disappointment - we will give feed back to what needs to be worked on to achieve the next badge - with this is mind we have decided that we will only award badges up to Level 9.
We have many swimmers beyond this ability but they swim for enjoyment and still to improve their technique over a distance and continue to develop their skills.