Crash Courses

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.

Shells

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.

Starfish (Stage1)

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

8.30am Everyday

Shells, Seals, Turtles, Otters/Dolphins

9.00am Everyday

Shells, Starfish, Seals, Penguins

9.30am Everyday

Seals, Octopus, Otters/Dolphins

Crash courses are subject to change without prior notice.

 

 

 

 

Contact Us


Tickford Street,
Newport Pagnell,
Buckinghamshire, MK16 9BG
Tel: 01908 610477
Zoggs swim shop

Text size controls

This web site has been built so that the text size can be increased or decreased through standard browser settings. Below is guidance on how to do this in a selection of popular browsers.

Firefox

Using the menu:

  1. Click 'View'
  2. Click 'Zoom'
  3. Choose 'Zoom in' or 'Zoom out'

Keyboard shortcut: Hold the Ctrl key down and move the mouse wheel or by use Ctrl & '+' and Ctrl & '-'.

Chrome

Using the menu:

  1. Click on the spanner button to the right of the address bar
  2. Choose zoom '+' or '-'

Keyboard shortcut: Hold the Ctrl key down and move the mouse wheel or by use Ctrl & '+' and Ctrl & '-'.

IE 9

In Internet Explorer 9 the always-visible control has been removed.

Using the menu:

  1. Click on the cog icon in the top right
  2. Click 'Zoom'
  3. Choose the desired size

Keyboard shortcut: Hold the Ctrl key down and move the mouse wheel or by use Ctrl & '+' and Ctrl & '-'.

IE 8

IE 8 has a size-change facility permanently on view: the button in the bottom-right corner. This can be used to zoom the whole page (text and images).

Using the menu:

  1. Click 'View'
  2. Click 'Zoom'
  3. Choose the desired size

Keyboard shortcut: Hold the Ctrl key down and move the mouse wheel back or forward.