Small Groups = Quality tuition!
We believe that each child’s progress is different and we challenge them according to their ability. We do not push too hard nor do we keep children back.
We respect and love our children but at the same time expect age appropriate behaviour (no messing about!). We do enjoy teaching swimming and being with the children.
We have a safe, encouraging and friendly atmosphere in the 5 different pools which we are currently using, where both teaching and learning is a pleasure. We do not compromise on class sizes for profit and our teaching method combined with this fact is the key to our success.
Our teaching methods are age specific and follow the children’s needs. We have three main teaching groups: Baby / Toddler & Parent, Beginners-Improvers and Squad.
In the parents and babies/ toddlers session, the main emphasis is on building water confidence through playful activities and songs.
At the next stage, (beginners and improvers) the teachers are in the water with the children. From this point onwards parents are not required in the pool. We offer buoyancy aids and neoprene wetsuits for the youngest swimmers. In general, we do not use arm bands, but prefer woggles and floats.
Squad level groups (except for the Junior Squad) are taught from the poolside.
We test and re-test the children’s progress every half term. If it is necessary, we move them to the next appropriate group. We use the ASA and STA certificate and badge systems in order to reward and motivate the children. During the term, late enrolments are offered a free trial lesson.