Lessons

 

Learn to swim 

 

 

 

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.

Ask to speak to our Swimming Co-ordinator today for more information

 

 

You can learn to swim at any age. For those wanting to start swimming we offer learn swim classes for all age groups from parent and 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.

 

 Please contact: maggiemead@pfpleisure.org for more information

  

Our lessons follow 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 foundation level to get babies as young as six-months-old started. 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

To access this new website please click here.

For more information contact our Swimming Co-ordinator. 

 

Joining Pack includes                                                        

Welcome to the Olympiad Swimming Lessons leaflet                                                  

Zoggs Swimming Hat                                                          

Zoggs Drawstring Bag                                                        

Membership Card                                                 

ASA Learn to Swim Framework Parent's guide                                                                                                                 

 

Payment                                              

All classes unless otherwise stated are Direct Debit East Payment System £26.50 per month plus an initial joining fee of £15.00                                                   

Your child will receive:                                                       

* One 30 minute lesson per week                                                       

* Continued Assessment                                                     

* Track course progress on line                                                         

* No Booking days / queuing                                                              

* Guaranteed placement onto the programme (first priority)                                                           

* Merchandising promotions                                                              

* Easy payment scheme                                                      

* Payment 1st of every month                                                             

* Free casual swimming for your child in all Places For People Leisure Wiltshire Pools,                                                           

Ducklings  

The aim of the class is to instil water confidence, water safety and enjoyments in a fun safe environment. The Duckling classes follow the Amateur Swimming Association Ducklings Award Scheme.

For assessments and class information please contact: maggiemead@pfpleisure.org

Ducklings - These lessons are for pre-school children ages 3-4 years.                                                                       

Follow the ASA Duckling awards scheme                                                                         

The aim of the class is to instil water confidence, water safety and enjoyment in a fun safe environment. These classes have a Teacher and Assistant Teacher, one or both of them being in the water.                 

Maximum number of 8 children in the class.                                           

Classes take place in the Splash Tank, Shallow and or Lagoon area                                                                               

 

STAGE 1 (Non Swimmer)                                               

For children 4 years that have started school with no previous experience of swimming. The aim of this class is To Develop basic safety awareness, the ‘class’ scenario, basic movement skills and water confidence skills. Swimmers may use buoyancy aids. E.g. arm bands, floats etc. These classes have a Teacher and Assistant Teacher, one or both of them being in the water.                                                      

Classes take place in the Splash Tank, Lagoon or Shallow - maximum of 8 students                                                                 

 

STAGE 2                                          

Developing basic safety awareness, the ‘class’ scenario, basic movement skills and water confidence skills. Swimmers may use aids, e.g. arm bands, floats etc.  These classes have a Teacher and Assistant Teacher, one or both of them being in the water.                                                      

Classes take place in the Splash Tank, Lagoon or Shallow - maximum of 8 students                                                                 

STAGE 3 (Beginner)                                             

In this level, the emphasis moves from initial confidence to building a sound foundation in those aspects of ‘waterman-ship’ which later on will underpin the performance of sound swimming technique. As well as becoming completely ‘at home’ on and under the water, these include developing control in water breathing and beginning to experiment with different methods of using the limbs for propulsion over a distance of 10 metres. Classes take place in the Shallow end of the pool                                                                                                      

Stage 3 / 4                                        

These classes are for students who have either passed Stage 3 or on the higher ability level of Stage.

Classes take place in the Middle of the pool or Shallow end                                                                                 

 

STAGE 4 - Improver                                             

Develop the understanding of buoyancy through a range of skills. Refining kicking technique for all strokes. Swimming 10 metres to a given standard as directed by the ASA.                                                

Classes take place in the Middle of the pool or Shallow end                                                                                            

 

STAGE 5 (Improver)                                             

Developing ‘watermanship’ through sculling and treading water skills, and complete rotation, also performing all strokes to the given standard as directed by the ASA                                                  

Classes take place in the Middle of the pool                                                                                                                      

 

STAGE 6                                          

The aim here is develop effective swimming skills including coordinated breathing; developing the water safety aspects and understanding of preparation for exercise.                                                           

Classes take place in the Deep end                                                                                                                       

 

STAGE 7                                          

Developing quality stroke technique up to 100 metres, incorporating skills learnt and combining them to develop a linked routine and complete successfully an obstacle course that combines a variety of skills accomplished throughout stages 1-7.                                                       

Classes take place in the deep end                                                                      

Stage 7/8                                Saturday                 10.05 - 10.35           Heather                  

Once the swimmer has developed the core range of skills required to be a confident, competent and safe in water through Stages 1-7, the swimmer may then have the choice to take part in different aquatic disciplines. FUNDAMENTAL SPORTS SKILLS, STAGES 8-9-10 of the Learn to Swim Framework the following classes are available in competitive swimming water polo, synchronised swimming, diving and rookie lifesaving                                                                              

Competitive Swimming Stages 8, 9, 10                                              

Classes take place in the deep end                                                     

 

AquaFun

Aimed to encourage boys and girls learn basic synchro moves whilst building confidence in the water.

(Beginners 2)         

 

Synchronised Swimming                             

Classes take place in the deep end                                                   

Synchronised swimming is a sport that links technical skill with creativity and artistry producing something that is pleasing to watch. Swimmers will try all aspects of the basic skills required for synchronised swimming. The sessions are great fun and you need to be able to swim front crawl, back stroke and breast stroke.   Synchro is a blend of gymnastics and dance in water. 

 

·     Synchronised Swimming Competitive Skills           

·     Synchronised Swimming Advanced    

·     Synchronised Swimming Invitation Only   

 

    

These classes are for synchro swimmers who have attained the basic skills and are working towards competitive skills                                                                                                                                                                   

 Aquatic Taster Sessions

These sessions provide a multi aquatic, multi skill programme that concentrates on developing fundamental movement skills and motivates and sustains participation in a positive, safe and fun environment resulting in a competent, confident and safe swimmer who has the skill base for then developing technique in a wide range of water based sports and activities which will also help the swimmer through their Stages of the ASA National Plan for Teaching Swimming (NPTS) Award Scheme. 

 

Rookie Lifeguard / Lifesaver

 

Junior Lifeguard/lifesaving & Aquatic Activities club        

The session consists of 30 minutes pool practical and 30 minutes theory.                                                  

The club is for children who are aged between 8 – 15 years old able to swim 100 metres and perform a surface dive in the deepest part of the pool.

It is an excellent opportunity for children to learn the following in a safe, fun environment:

Water Safety

Lifeguarding & Lifesaving

Personal Survival

Snorkelling – bring your own if you have masks snorkels and fins

Basic first aid - Bandaging and slings

Rescue breathing

Mini Water Polo

Aquafun

Introduction to Diving 

 

Adult Stroke Improvement

These classes are for adults who can swim but want to improve their stroke technique

Come and give it a try...

Monday                                  9.00am - 10.00am

Thursday                                8.00pm - 9.00pm

Swimming is a great form of all-round exercise. It's ideal if you want to be more active and stay healthy, whatever your age or ability.

 

 ADULT LESSONS

 

 Getting started or want to make a splash....?This is the way to enjoy swimming....

1-to-1 Lessons

Lessons can be enjoyed as a group or on a 1-to-1 basis. 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. 

 

Adult Water Confidence on Mondays: Click Here 

 

Adult Water Confidence on Thursdays: Click Here 

 

Adult Water Confidence Stroke Improvement: Click Here 

 

Contactmaggiemead@pfpleisure.org01249 444144 x214 for further information

 

 

Motivational & Stroke Technique

These classes are for adults who want to swim for fitness, wanting the continuous support of an instructor

Swimfit

Developed by swimming experts and the ASA. Swimfit engages you in swimming based on your motivation for working-out, whether you are seeking to maintain your health, shape up and tone your body, reach your peak fitness level or compete at swimming competitions.

Pool-side structured sessions Health & Fitness Programmes available:

Health – For the swimmer who wants to improve their health and lifestyle through swimming

Shape Up and Tone: - For the swimmer who wants to improve their body image and get into shape

Fitness – For the swimmer who wants to go a little bit further or a little bit faster

Competitive – For the swimmer who wants to push the pace or train for a race 

 

NPLQ COURSES

Do you want to be a lifeguard?

We have courses running throughout the year.

Contact kellydonald@pfpleisure.org for forthcoming dates 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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