Childrens Swimming Lessons

Swimming Lessons

Aquazone is Parkwood Leisure’s swimming lesson programme, which operates in partnership with the Amateur Swimming Association’s National Plan for Teaching Swimming. The programme offers lessons for both children and adults on a group or one-to-one basis. Swimming is a life skill which everyone should have the opportunity to master in their lifetime - we are dedicated to ensuring that, whatever their age or ability, everyone can have fun whilst learning to swim!

We are dedicated to ensuring our swimming lessons are fun. We believe no one is too old or young to start learning. With that in mind our swimming lesson programme is designed to suit all ages and abilities. We provide lessons for children, adults and private one to one’s. Our swimming lesson programmes are endorsed by the ASA (Amateur Swimming Association) which ensures our teachers are fully qualified and inspiring. Our lesson programme follows the ASA National Plan, which simply gives everyone a badge and a certificate as they progress. Swimming is an important life skill; contact us today to learn how we can help you and your family swim well

Getting Started

There are a couple of ways in which you can get started with Ilfracombe Pool and Fitness Centre at Ilfracombe Pool and Fitness Centre:

Give us a call on  01271 864 480 – we can provide you with answers to any of your questions and book you into your course or send us an enquiry with any queries you may have, by filling in the form below

Our dedicated team is happy to help and can provide you with any information you require.


    1. Basic safety awareness
    2. Basic water confidence and movement skills
    3. Swimming aids can be used (e.g. arm bands or floats)


    1. Basic safe entries to the water
    2. Swimming aids can be used (e.g. arm bands or floats)


    1. More advanced safe entries to the water
    2. Travel up to 10 metres
    3. Rotation skills
    4. Water safety knowledge


    1. Developing an understanding of buoyancy
    2. Refining kicking technique
    3. Swimming 10 metres using a variety of strokes


    1. Sculling and treading water
    2. Complete rotation
    3. Improving all strokes


    1. Co-ordinated breathing
    2. Basic rescue techniques
    3. Swim 25m


    1. Linked routines using skills learnt over the past 6 stages
    2. Complete an obstacle course
    3. Swim up to 100m


    Once the swimmer has developed the core range of skills by completing stages 1-7 they have the choice to take part in one of five different aquatic disciplines*:
    1. Competitive swimming
    2. Diving
    3. Synchronised swimming
    4. Water polo
    5. Rookie lifesaving

*Not all disciplines will be available at all pools.