These are half hour sessions and the children are grouped according to ability. There are four levels, Junior 1, Junior 2 and Senior and Pre Club
Junior 1: Complete beginners, requiring arm bands
Junior 2: Can swim without armbands, has swam a length of the pool and is developing backstroke, breaststroke and front crawl, beginning to dive.
Senior: Swimming lengths of the pool efficiently in all four strokes and working at perfecting diving and starting to learn turns
Pre Club: Working at perfecting diving, and turns, and increasing stamina, speed and distance with a view to joining a club.
Individual lessons for adults are available during the day and from 7.00pm Monday to Friday.
All lessons are on a one-to-one basis and have sole use of the pool for length of the session. The cost is £28 per lesson.
Learn to Swim
Individual tuition to help reach the first goals of learning to float and swim.
Help in designing and implementing an individual programme, using swimming to aid recovery after injury or illness.
Coaching to improve and develop the quality of swimming.
One-to-One and Special Needs lessons
Individual lessons for children with some kind of special needs are always available. The quiet calm environment and one to one attention are always helpful when teaching a child who would have difficulty within a group lesson. The steps leading into the pool have a bar designed to aid entry of those with disabilities.
In some cases after a period of individual teaching a child can then be integrated to one of the junior swimming groups.
There have been a number of cases of children failing to succeed in other swim schools who have then gone on to thrive in this environment.
As a 62 year old suffering from total left side paralysis following a stroke, I have been attending weekly lessons with Clare. My ambitions were to relearn how to swim and with Clare's patience and guidance I have now achieved my goal. I am able to swim the length of the pool using both front crawl and back stroke much to the amazement of family and friends. Throughout this period I have always felt safe and secure. Furthermore Clare has of her own volition researched swimming aids and techniques that may assist my lessons. I feel very fortunate to be taught by Clare and would recommend her to anyone no matter what their swimming requirements maybe. Graham
We have always taken Anna swimming with the family since she was a toddler.but due to her level of disability found it difficult to find a swim school that felt able to teach her. Despite her triparesis and slurred speech, Clare worked positively with her right from the very first lesson and designed a specific programme for her. Clare also kept Anna's teacher and physiotherapist up to date with her progress. Anna's swimming lessons are always one of the highlights of her week. Emma T (Anna's Mother)
The patience and persistence Clare has shown with Edward has been integral to his learning to swim and becoming a strong swimmer. His Aspergers Syndrome, makes it difficult for him to work within a group and his previous swim lessons did not work for him. Clare maintains a calm, quiet and predictable approach to his lessons and sets limits he understands and can work with. Swimming is something that Edward is successful at and truly enjoys. Rebecca (Edward's Mum)