Pre SchoolKids swimming lessons are tailored to allow mothers and their children to build familiarity with being in the water. This facilitates a quicker response in building confidence in the water which creates a safe and smooth transition into becoming a competent swimmer as the child develops and moves into the beginner programme. This age group is encouraged to learn through play and enjoy the water. The pool temperature is kept at 90 degrees which is which provides a comfortable environment for learning. As soon as the instructor thinks they are ready they will start the badge scheme. They would start with the Duckling awards.
BeginnersThe kids swimming programme for beginners is designed for anyone who needs to learn the rudiments of swimming no matter what age or level of anxiety. Our instructors will always determine the pupils’ history and level of ability before proceeding with a planned course to ensure the quickest route to getting results. Again, the water temperature is kept at 90 degrees.
At first the children will learn the basics of swimming and be encouraged to swim doggy paddle. They will then start to learn the foundation of all four strokes and should shortly be able to show alternating and simultaneous leg and arm actions to achieve movement on back and front. The children will be working towards stages 1, 2 and 3.
ImproverOnce they have learnt the basics of all four strokes they will be shown how to improve their skills and techniques to obtain a more proficient stroke. At this point they will be taught more advanced skills for water confidence. They will be working towards stages 4, 5 and 6.
AdvancedThe advanced swimmer will become competent in all four strokes. They will learn more advanced skills, drills and techniques that will improve stamina and speed. As they become more proficient in their strokes, they may be interested in joining a local swimming club and we will be happy to advise on the best route to take at this stage. At this stage students can opt to try out for the Poolskool Development Squad to reach their full potential. We also run courses on deep water confidence, diving and rookie awards (life saving) which advanced swimmers may be interested in taking part. They will now be working towards stages 7, 8, 9 and 10.
“Thank you for all your training and giving my children the skill to swim. Many thanks to the teachers for their patience and professionalism when teaching my children.”- Pembridge
“I would like to thank you and the teachers for their fabulous teaching of both my children who I now consider outstanding swimmers for their age. When seeing them swimming alongside their peers (and older children), there is no doubt that their teaching and tireless attention to detail pays dividends.”- Jarvis
“Gaye and her team at PoolSkool have taught all my three children swim. My eldest was struggling with breast stroke and couldn’t progress because of it – within a month she was swimming and had gained the confidence she needed to enable her to improve. My middle daughter swam at 3 years old and had completed her 100m badge by 3½ years old. My youngest (aged 6 years) is currently learning back stroke and how to perform tumble turns. My children are often complimented on their strokes. We’ve all be very happy with PoolSkool and are happy to recommend them to everyone.”Emma
“We are so pleased with the progress that she has made in 2 terms. The 1-2-1 teaching allowed a bond to develop very quickly and once this bond is developed trust comes almost straight away. This alongside teaching which is specific to your child’s needs sees results very quickly. I am amazed how quickly she has progressed and only wished I had found PoolSkool earlier so my son could have benefited from this rather than years of group teaching. The teacher was amazing and we are all going to miss her.
Many thanks again. I will not hesitate to recommend anyone.”Maxine
“PoolSkool has been brilliant for our son, before he started he was very apprehensive about swimming and water in general. 6 months later he is swimming on his own and we can’t get him out of the pool!”Chris“Thank you for all your help - My son has made great progress and has enjoyed every minute. Special thanks to the teacher – she has been a star.”