Our next course of weekly swimming lessons will begin Monday 16th April 2018.
The descriptions for the lessons listed in the pdf attachment can be seen below:
Your child's journey through aquatics starts with Foundation, a programme for developing early-years water confidence, encouraged through sessions such as the Ducklings awards which are offered during the school holidays. Emphasis is on the development of very basic motor skills and an introduction to water and the swimming environment through fun and games.
The duckling's award is for babies and toddlers to explore and enjoy the fun of learning to swim. With the help of their parents/carers, your child will develop confidence both in and out of the water.
These are Learn to swim lessons specifically for disabled children and young people 4+. The lessons will help to improve mobility, balance, agility and water confidence in a supportive environment.
These awards are designed around the ASA Learn To Swim Pathway, the most successful sports programme of its kind and a guarantee to parents that their children are receiving the best possible instruction. Covering 7 stages of the syllabus, the colour-coded badges and certificates have been designed to reward your child for the effort they put into each stage.
Stages 1-7 help develop the core range of FUNdamental skills your child needs to be confident, competent and safe in the water.
Once a swimmer has reached Level 7 of the ASA Learn to Swim Framework it is recommeneded that they are then encouraged to take part in different aquatic disciplines to develop their fundamental sport skills. Your child will learn a range of advanced techniques such as swimming continuously over a long distance using a single stroke and advanced starts. There are also awards for each stage (8, 9 and 10).
If your children are budding lifeguards, then the Rookie Lifeguard Award developed by the Royal Lifesaving Society UK in conjunction with the ASA, should be just what you are looking for. As well as offering parents the comfort of knowing their children are aware of the dangers of swimming in open water, the Bronze, Silver and Gold stage awards ensure children have a solid safety edcuation, and have learned rescue and resuscitation techniques.
Upon completion of Stage 10, Plascrug Leisure Centre offer a swim fit session which is perfect for those who want to bridge the gap between structured lessons and club swimming.
For detailed criteria on the above stages please visit www.swimming.org