Intensive Swimming Lessons

Aquaschool run weekly Intensive courses during the School Holidays, with the exception of the Christmas Holiday. These are 5 day courses offering 30 minutes for each lesson.

These sessions are taught by our highly qualified instructors and we normally run Stage 1 and Stage 2 lessons. During the summer holidays we occasionally run Stage 3 lessons, a Breaststroke clinic and a Stage 1 Beginner lesson for older children, age 8+.

The beginner class for the older children, still follows the same criteria but it is in slightly deeper water and helps older children who may lack confidence in the water.

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Our Aquaschool Intensive Swimming class descriptions are shown below:

Stage 1:
(Beginners/Non-Swimmers)

Suitability: For children aged 4+ who are in School and cannot swim without buoyancy aids. Water Depth 0.85 metres.

Aim: To learn to travel a minimum distance of 5m on front and back, with correct kicking action for Front Crawl and Back Stroke. Building on water confidence, such as Submerging, Floating and Jumping in.

Stage 2:

Suitability: For school aged Children who can jump in unaided, submerge completely and travel at least 5 metres on front and back with correct kicking action for Front Crawl and Backstroke. Water Depth 0.85 metres.

Aim: To introduce arms for Front Crawl and Backstroke and learn to swim a minimum distance of 10 metres Front Crawl, with basic side breathing and 10 metres Backstroke. Breaststroke and Dolphin leg kick are also introduced.

Stage 3

Suitability: For school aged children who can jump in unaided, submerge completely and swim at least 10 metres Front Crawl (with basic side-breathing), Backstroke and basic Breaststroke. Water Depth 1.2metres.

Aim: To continue to improve on overall swimming technique and stamina for Front Crawl, Backstroke and Breaststroke. Butterfly and basic water survival techniques and skills will also be introduced.

Breaststroke Clinic

Suitability: For children who are probably stage 3 or Stage 4 who are looking to improve their Breastroke technique in order to help them progress with their swimming and to complete their current stage

Aim: To continue to improve on Breast Stroke Technique, working on the leg kick, arm pull and overall timing of the stroke. Other skills and contrating activities will be included.

Stage 1:
(Beginners/Non-Swimmers for 8+ year olds)

Suitability: For children aged 8+ who cannot swim without buoyancy aids. Water Depth 1.2 metres.

Aim: To learn to swim a minimum distance of 10m on front and back, with technique for Front Crawl and Back Stroke. Building on water confidence, such as Submerging, Floating and Jumping in. Introduction to Breaststroke and Butterfly also. After completion of this stage, older children should automatically progress to Stage 3.

Flip 'n' Fun

Flip ‘n’ Fun

Flip ‘n’ Fun has been created for children as an introduction to Diving, encouraging FUNdamental movement skills in the swimming pool. (Goggles can’t be worn during Flip ‘n’ Fun courses).

This 40 minute session is aimed at children from 8 to 12 years old. The prime objective is to have fun and give children the chance to experience something new and challenging.

Flip ‘n’ Fun aims to develop fundamental skills and motivate and sustain participation in a positive and fun environment.

Please note these courses will take place in the diving pool, so participants must be deep water confident.
Pool depth 3.8m.

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Intensive lessons are bookable direct with Splashpoint Leisure Centre Reception and are usually available to book 5 – 6 weeks in advance of each course. They are booked on a first come first serve basis and are open to member and non-members.

For any further information regarding Aquaschool Swimming Lessons please contact the Aquaschool Administration Team at Splashpoint Leisure Centre either by email swimming@southdownsleisure.co.uk or telephone 01903 905050 option 2.