Junior Group Lessons
Starfish: This is the beginner stage of our lesson scheme, children from 4 years old are welcome to join one of our Starfish classes. Introduction to the pool and water confidence exercises are taught along with floating and kicking with a float both on the front and back over 5 metres. Back Paddle is also taught over a distance of 5 metres unaided.
Jellyfish: In this lesson children progress from floating on their front and back to kicking with one board. Front Paddle and Back Paddle are developed up to a distance of 10 metres, along with Back Crawl over 5 metres. Breast stroke leg kick is introduced at this stage.
Turtles: At this level Front Crawl and Back Crawl technique is developed over 10 metres along with good Breaststroke over 5 metres. Front Crawl breathing together with sound Breast Stroke must be mastered before moving to the next class. All swimmers in our Turtles classes must be confident in deep water.
Sea Otter: At this level children should be confident and competent with good strokes to swim out of their depth without losing their technique. Pupils work towards swimming 25 metres in the three main strokes. Butterfly is introduced at this level along with the basics of diving and deep water swimming skills.
Dolphins: The class concentrates on developing the stroke work a little further, the strokes to should appear effortless and relaxed. Greater distances are achieved and the timing/breathing patterns for all strokes are fine tuned.
Stingray: At this level children continue to work on their strokes, improve their butterfly but over even greater distances. They build upon their swim speed, stamina and fitness in preparation for the Squad Development Class.
All Junior lessons cost £63.80 (30 minutes, 11 weeks)
Squad Development: This class offers children a non-competitive squad style training session. It is open to children who have completed all the levels in our lesson scheme and also to swimmers with good technique of all strokes. The session is taught by an experienced teacher or our Level 2 Coach and gives children the opportunity to further develop their stroke technique and fitness. Competitive dives, starts, turns and finishes are all taught. The session lasts for 45 minutes and serves as the perfect introduction to competitive swimming or is perfect for anyone who wished to keep up their swim fitness.
Squad development costs £73.80 (45 minutes, 11 weeks).