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Whatever your age or skill level, we have a programme for you to enjoy on a year round basis.
Whether you are improving your swimming technique or swimming for fitness, we have pre-set criteria for both age and ability to ensure the correct level of teaching from our highly experienced staff.
Our swimming lessons currently run at the following times during each of the School terms:
For children who are new to our lesson programme, we will require them to take part in a short assessment so that we can put them in the correct class, to make the transition to our lessons as easy and seamless as possible. To register a child, please complete the form via the link below:
In addition to our swimming lesson programme which runs during term time, we also run crash courses, 1-to-1 lessons, and various different activity sessions during the holidays.
Please ensure that you are fully aware of the terms and conditions of our swimming lessons (see below).
We operate a continuous programme of lessons, rather than separate terms. We will still have breaks for half-terms and holidays where there will be no lessons.
There will be no lessons on the following dates:
|28th July 2017||29th July 2017||30th July 2017||31st July 2017||1st August 2017|
|No Lessons in August 2017||No Lessons in August 2017||No Lessons in August 2017||No Lessons in August 2017||No Lessons in August 2017|
|1st September 2017||2nd September 2017||3rd September 2017||4th September 2017||5th September 2017|
|27th October 2017||28th October 2017||29th October 2017||23rd October 2017||24th October 2017|
|22nd December 2017||23rd December 2017||24th December 2017||25th December 2017||26th December 2017|
|29th December 2017||30th December 2017||31st December 2017||1st January 2018||2nd January 2018|
|5th January 2018||6th January 2018||7th January 2018||12th February 2018||13th February 2018|
|16th February 2018||17th February 2018||18th February 2018||26th March 2018||27th March 2018|
|30th March 2018||31st March 2018||4th March 2018||2nd April 2018||3rd April 2018|
|6th April 2018||7th April 2018||1st April 2018||9th April 2018||10th April 2018|
|13th April 2018||14th April 2018||8th April 2018||7th May 2018||29th May 2018|
|1st June 2018||2nd June 2018||15th April 2018||28th May 2018||17th July 2018|
|29th June 2018||30th June 2018||3rd June 2018||23rd July 2018||24th July 2018|
|20th July 2018||21st July 2018||1st July 2018||30th July 2018||31st July 2018|
|27th July 2018||28th July 2018||22nd July 2018|
|29th July 2018|
|No Lessons in August 2018||No Lessons in August 2018||No Lessons in August 2018||No Lessons in August 2018||No Lessons in August 2018|
We currently have 9 levels to our main swimming lesson programme. All children who wish to attend lessons will need to complete an assessment at The Leys, by one of the swimming teachers to ensure that they are placed in the correct level.
This is the lowest level we take into our normal lesson programme. Children must be at least 4 years old, with basic water confidence. They need to be happy in the water without any swimming aids such as tummy belt or armbands. They will have use of a woggle or float for assistance. There will be a teacher in the water with the class.
At Level 1+ children will be able to do a few metres of independent swimming without a woggle and be happy putting their face in the water. They will be working on introducing proper stokes, and increasing the distance of their independent swimming. The teacher will be in the water in the class.
To enter our programme at level 2, children need to be able to swim 10m unaided on their front and back, and be able to jump into the water unaided.
At level 3, children will need to be able to swim 25m of basic front crawl, back crawl and breast stroke. The will need to be able to demonstrate 10m of dolphin leg kick, jump in confidently at the deep end, and pick an object up off the bottom of the pool.
At level 4, children will need to be able to swim 50m good stroke with regular breathing for front crawl, back crawl and breast stroke, and 20m of dolphin kick. They also need to be able to scull head first, and tread water.
At level 5, children will need to be able to swim 100m front crawl, 50m back crawl and breast stroke showing efficient technique. They will need to be able to swim 15m basic butterfly. They will also need to be able to do a front and back somersault, scull feet first, and ideally be able to dive.
At level 6, we are working towards some of the competitive elements of swimming, as well as endurance. They need to be able to swim 100m of front crawl, back crawl and breast stroke showing efficient technique, and 25m of butterfly. They need to be able to show the basics of front crawl, back crawl and breast stroke turns, and have a good streamlined dive.
At level 7, we continue to work towards some of the competitive elements of swimming and endurance. They need to be able to swim 100m individual medley, with correct turns (25m of each stroke - butterfly, back crawl, breast stroke and front crawl). They need to be able to do a streamlined dive in to the pool, covering a distance of at least 7 metres underwater. They also need to be able to use the pace clock, and swim 800m in less than 20 minutes.
Level 8 is mainly for children who have progressed through the levels and still want to swim, but not as part of a competitive club. They will swim once a week, for 1 hour, with no commitment to extra training or competitions. The programmes they will follow are similar to those that they would do with a competitive swimming club.
If your child is not quite at the level to enter our lesson program, or just requires a bit of extra attention in order to progress, we can run one-to-one lessons at times to suit you, both during term time and holidays.
Prices for one-to-one lessons are £25 per 30 minutes.
We are also able to do 2-to-1 lessons, providing that both children are at a similar level.
These cost £40 per 30 minutes.
For more information, please contact Leys Leisure.