At Middleton Pool we run crash courses throughout half terms and summer holidays. Below are the crash course names and information and underneath that is the times we run these during the school holidays.
This class is for children of 3 and over and takes place in the teaching pool. During this class they are taught the basics of swimming through fun & games, toys and songs. Children are encouraged to gain water confidence and learn the basic skills. The teacher is in the water for this class.
This class is aimed at slightly more confident children than the shells class, but is still taken in the teaching pool. Basic movement and water confident skills are developed using a range of floats and drills as well as submerging and blowing bubbles.
Seals & Octopus (Stage 1)
These classes are aimed at non swimmers and beginners who are 1.1m tall (seals) and 1.3m tall (Octopus). The Seals class is held in the shallow end of the main pool. Both classes develop basic water safety awareness, movement skills and water confidence skills. Swimmers will be working on swimming up to 5 metres on front and back.
Turtles (Stage 2)
Developing safe entry into the water, including jumping in unaided, basic floating, swimming 10 metres on front and back plus rotating to regain upright position.
Penguins (Stage 3)
Developing safe water entry including submersion, traveling up to 10 metres on back, rotation skills and water safety knowledge. At this stage swimmers will be assessed without aids or support.
Otters (Stage 4)
Developing the understanding of buoyancy through a range of skills, refining kicking technique for all strokes and swimming 10 metres to a given standard as directed by the ASA.
Dolphins (Stage 5)
In this class swimmers will be working towards swimming a 10 meter distance at an ASA level standard for all 4 strokes. Continuing developing sculling, floating and rotation skills.
Next Holiday Dates
Monday 7th - Friday 11th April
Monday 14th - Thursday 17th April
Shells, Seals, Turtles, Otters/Dolphins
Shells, Starfish, Seals, Penguins
Seals, Octopus, Otters/Dolphins
Crash courses are subject to change without prior notice.