Children's Swimming Lessons - Swim Wales

Learning to swim is a great way to maintain a healthy lifestyle or learn a new life skill. We run swimming lessons for babies, children and adults, making sure that all our students are confident in the water. We're proud to partner with Swim Wales to teach their Learn To Swim programme. Scroll down to find out more, or get in touch with any questions.

Learn about our swimming stages

We teach Swim Wales' learn to swim programme, which is split into 7 stages (waves). Each stage adopts a fun, game-led approach, rewarding young swimmers for developing this key life skill.

Wave one

Wave 1 is the first step in our learn to swim journey. If your child has not taken swimming lessons before then, this is the lesson for them! Using a games led approach, we focus on getting your children comfortable in the water. We teach your children to move in all directions, get water on their face, blow bubbles and understand buoyancy. These are the building blocks to develop the four main strokes further later on.

Wave two

Swimmers are also introduced to aquatic breathing and taught to make safe entries into the water, including jumping. Being confident with the face in the water, or having water on the face, is crucial to stroke development. Learning to be happy in the water early will allow swimmers to develop other skills more quickly later on.

Wave three

During Swim Wales Learn to Swim Waves 3, swimmers will develop their kicks, on both their front and their back. They streamline through push and glides, whilst also swimming underwater. This helps develop skills for a number of different disciplines, including synchro, diving and competitive swimming.

Wave four

Swim Wave Learn to Swim Wave 4 sees swimmers perfect their leg kicks for all four strokes and further develop push and glides, while also being introduced to sculling. They will develop an understanding of buoyancy through a range of skills and should swim 10 metres to the Swim Wales Expected Standards.

Wave five

During Swim Wales Learn to Swim Wave 5, swimmers will develop their skills in treading water, learn the correct arm pulls for all four strokes and learn how to do handstands and somersaults. Learning to tread water is an important area of development and again is a crucial lifesaving skill.

Wave six

Swim Wales Learn to Swim Wave 6 teaches swimmers how to prepare for exercise, while developing an efficient technique for all four strokes and further developing surface dives. The effective swimming skills taught include coordination, breathing and an understanding of water safety.

Wave seven

Swim Wales Learn to Swim Wave 7 focuses on fully developing all four swimming strokes, as well as building stamina and improving diving skills. Swimmers should develop a quality stroke technique for up to 100 metres, incorporating the skills they have learnt throughout the stages and combining them to develop a linked routine.

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