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Learning to swim is a great way to maintain a healthy lifestyle or learn a new life skill. We partner with Swim England to teach their Learn To Swim programme.


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This stage 1 is the first step in our learn to swim journey. If your child has not taken swimming lessons before then, this is the stage 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.


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 at an early stage will allow swimmers to develop other skills more quickly later on.


During Swim England Learn to Swim Stage 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.


Swim England Learn to Swim Stage 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 England Expected Standards.


During Swim England Learn to Swim Stage 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.


Swim England Learn to Swim Stage 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.


Swim England Learn to Swim Stage 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.

For more information, visit Swim England’s Learn to Swim page