Children's Swimming Lessons
Trust us to meet your child’s needs! 121 tuition is more effective than class lessons because individual needs can be addressed, there is less distraction and we try to keep the lessons enjoyable and fun. Our Lessons program start from 3.5 years old.
We run our own unique award scheme which adhere to ASA laws and practices. The scheme is progressive, ensuring water confidence skills develop alongside stroke technique and includes questions to build water safety awareness.
Colourful in presentation and easy to follow, our child friendly wall charts allow the children to monitor their own progress.
We are a multi stroke establishment althougth we specialise in breast stroke. We have very high standards and all our distance awards have to be completed using correct stroke technique.
We also use the ASA swim challenge programme and STA water safety programme.
Swimming lessons are balanced, we are careful not to spend too long on one drill as repetitive practices can cause injury to growing and developing muscles. Our swim school is affiliated to the ASA.
It is testament to the quality of our lessons and our excellent reputation that our children’s lessons are constantly over- subscribed. To address this we have introduced a waiting list policy for prime time children’s lessons.
Your Childs Swimming First Lesson:
If your child is starting swimming lessons for the first time, don’t be surprised if there are a few tears on the first lesson. A new environment and taking instructions from someone new can be quite daunting for a young child and parents are often understandably apprehensive too. Please don’t worry as the days of sergeant major type instructors shouting orders from the poolside are well and truly over, or at least they are here at SWIM 121. It is always important to remember that you are only a few feet away from the pool so your child will be able to see you and you them throughout the lesson.
Our lesson programme starts from 3 ½ the lessons are playfull and aimed at building water confidence and relaxation, recognising their ability to float and establishing movement through the water. We mainly teach front and back paddle at this stage which uses a alternating kick action as this is more of an instinctive action. However if their listening and learning skills are well developed, we may move on to teaching breast stroke. Breast stroke is more difficult swim stroke to learn as it follows a simultaneous symmetrical action that our bodies are not used to moving in.
Crash course lessons (intensive learning)
During the school holidays we offer private daily swimming classes with the intentions of quickly introducing and developing swimming skills. For example, a nervous swimmer will progress quickly thoughout the week as the teacher works intensely on overcoming fears of the water.
Attending 5 lessons per week gives a child a good kick-start to their learning journey.