Lessons

Learn to swim with Swimming Academy

You can learn to swim at any age.  For those wanting to start swimming we offer learn to swim classes for all age groups from baby through to adults.  All of our lessons are taught by qualified instructors who will help to develop confidence both in and around the water. 

Swimming Academy

Our lessons are delivered under the Swimming Academy brand and follows the Amateur Swimming Association's (ASA), Learn to Swim framework.  This uses fun and games to take children from the first splash to full competence in the pool and will ultimately help your child develop confidence in the water.
The ASAs Learn to Swim Programme guides your child through ten clearly defined stages, and there's a pre-stage level to get pre-school children confident in the water. All of the ASA Learn to Swim Programme is supported by the Kellogg's ASA Awards scheme.

Reflecting our commitment to continuously improving the delivery of swimming lessons, we are investing in the latest technology to record the performance of children during their lessons.

Through an internet based Home Portal parents/guardians will be able to access information about your child’s swimming lessons including:

  • Your child’s performance against the key competencies for their course level E.g. Swim 100m efficient backstroke.
  • A rating from the teacher on how they are doing against this competency E.g. Needs practice / Fair / Good
  • Notification of when your child is ready to move up a level and the ability to choose from the available times for your child to move into
  • Record of all assessments and pass dates for each level

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Swimming Lesson Badge Scheme
STAGE BADGES
ADULT & BABY/ADULT & TODDLER DISCOVERY DUCKLINGS 1,2,3 & 4
WATERPLAY DUCKLING 1,2,3,& 4
STAGE 1 STAGE 1 & 5M
STAGE 2 STAGE 2 & GRADE 1 WATER SKILLS
STAGE 3 STAGE 3 & 10M
STAGE 4 STAGE 4 & GRADE 2 WATER SKILLS
STAGE 5 STAGE 5
STAGE 6 STAGE 6, 25M & GRADE 3 WATER SKILLS
STAGE 7 STAGE 7, GRADE 4 WATER SKILLS, 50M & 100M
STAGE 8 STAGE 8, BRONZE CHALLENGE, PERSONAL SURVIVAL 1, 200M & 400M
STAGE 9 STAGE 9, SILVER CHALLENGE, GRADE 5 WATER SKILLS, 600M & 800M
STAGE 10 STAGE 10, GRADE 6 WATER SKILLS, GOLD CHALLENGE, PERSONAL SURVIVAL 2 & 1000M

Extra Badges have appeared on the Home Portal these are not part of the High Peak Teaching Scheme and therefore are not for resale. Your child does not have to complete the rainbow stroke awards in order to pass the stage

Parent Testimonials For Swimming Lessons

Bev is a brilliant teacher and the group seems to listen. So pleased my daughter has been taught by her all through the stages

My daughter goes to 1-2-1 swimming lessons and gymnastics at New Mills Leisure Centre. She has grown in confidence since joining these activities. She looks forward to her lessons every week and talks about what she has done at home with her family.

My daughter loves swimming she's progressed really quickly whilst having lots of fun and making new friends.

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For more information contact our Swimming Co-ordinator.

Aqua Babies & Aqua Tots

Introduce your baby to the benefits of swimming with our parent and baby swimming lessons. Being introduced to swimming as a baby will teach your child to be comfortable and confident in the water.

1-to-1 Lessons

Lessons can be long term to teach you or your child to swim or they can be used to improve strokes, train for triathalons, open water swimming etc. 

Contact reception to book individual lessons.

Adult Lessons

If you have a fear of the water, can’t get your face wet or panic just thinking about the deep end then it’s easy to think swimming is not for you.

But if you learn to swim you can have fun in the water with your friends, children and grandchildren. You can also make a splash in the water while on holiday.

The important thing to know is that you are not alone. One in five adults across the country can't swim - but it's never too late to learn. Most pools offer adult classes in a friendly and supportive environment.

The best thing to do is contact us for information on lessons for all ages.

If you are unsure about starting lessons, ask if you can watch a class or two to get a better idea of whether it's for you, or ask to speak with one of the teachers.

Most lessons take things at a slow pace - starting off with teaching you to how to stand up and regain your feet, float and swim without fear before being taught specific strokes.

Contact our Swimming Co-ordinator today for more information on 01663 748842

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Hyde Bank Road,
New Mills,
High Peak, SK22 4BP
Tel: 01663 748842
Zoggs swim shop

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