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February Half Term Crash Courses

Crash Course Availability

All courses will be released on the 7th January

Once again we will be running our Crash Courses for children not enrolled in Warwick Swim School. These classes are run as a supplement to our swim school and do not mean you have secured a space yet, nor does it improve waiting list time-frames for regular lessons if on our waiting list.

The aim of the crash course is to build confidence quickly and to introduce the children to a swim school environment. Because our waiting lists are long we want to be able to offer you some holiday short-course lessons.

Testimonial 1 

“The girls have really enjoyed the course and their swimming has really improved, the staff have been great and it’s been a great half term activity”

Testimonial 2 

"we've done crash courses before and find them very good- it helps take them to the next level. This time she needed practice swimming lengths which isn't possible in ordinary classes to build stamina it looks as if she's doing well"

Testiomonial 3 

" My 2 have never really enjoyed swimming lessons but they have looked forward to coming each day and would come again next week if they could - Thank you"

How it will work

The lessons are organised into classes of 6 children to 1 teacher dependent on type of course. The teacher will work with their given group covering both stokes as well as basic aquatic skills.

The organisation of the classes is purely based on getting the best out of the week for each child and will not affect position or stage on the waiting list if you have joined this. Staging will be reviewed when asked to attend for a trial as and when a space becomes available in weekly lessons.

All lessons will last 30 minutes each. The price includes a certificate for each child.

Duckling Discovery  

  Duckling Discovery-

The Duckling discovery course is the start of the learn to swim experience for all children. This course is perfect for toddlers and pre-school children who are new to swimming lessons.

Ideal for gaining water confidence while using floats, this level is followed by our Mega Ducks class.

Duckling Discovery Criteria:

  • Child should be able to place their face in the water and blow bubbles for 5 seconds confidently
  • Child Should demonstrate a safe entry and exit from the pool either from the side or using the steps.
  • Child should demonstrate a jump from the shallow end of the pool with support from their teacher.
  • Child should demonstrate a star float for 10 seconds on their back with support from their teacher.
  • Child should be able to travel 5m on their front with aids and support from their teacher.
  • Child should be able to travel 5m on their back with aids and support from their teacher.

Mega Ducks  

  Mega Ducks-

Mega Ducks are the next step on from the Duckling Discovery course and are designed to help toddlers enjoy learning to swim. This course is great for promoting increased independence and water confidence to help prepare for Stage 1 of the Learn to Swim.

Mega Ducks Criteria:

  • Child should be able to place their face in the water and blow bubbles for 5 seconds confidently.
  • Child should demonstrate a jump from the shallow end of the pool with aids to their teacher.
  • Child should demonstrate a star float for 10 seconds on their back wearing aids, without support from their teacher.
  • Child should be able to travel 5m on their front with aids, without support from their teacher.
  • Child should be able to travel 5m on their back with aids, without support from their teacher.
  • Child should demonstrate a push and glide on their front or back wearing aids.

Discovery Dolphin 1  

  Discovery Dolphin 1- For children in stage 1 designed to reward your child for their development of the essential aquatic skills they need to be confident, competent and safe in the water.
 
Discovery Dolphin 1 Criteria:
  • Child should be able to place their face in the water and blow bubbles for 5 seconds confidently.
  • Child should demonstrate a jump from the shallow end of the pool without support from their teacher.
  • Child should demonstrate a star float for 10 seconds on their back without support from their teacher.
  • Child should be able to swim 5m on their front without support, using their arms.
  • Child should be able to swim 5m on their back without support, arms by their side.
  • Child should demonstrate a push and glide on their front or back without support, arms by their side.

Discovery Dolphin 2  

Discovery Dolphin 2- For children in stage 2 designed to reward your child for their development of the essential aquatic skills they need to be confident, competent and safe in the water.
 
Discovery Dolphin 2 Criteria:
  • Child should demonstrate a jump from the shallow end of the pool without support from their teacher.
  • Child should demonstrate a push and glide on their front or back without support, arms shooting forward above the head.
  • Child should be able to swim 10m on their front without support, arms should come over the water.
  • Child should be able to swim 10m on their back without support, arms should come over the water.
  • Child should be able to perform a head first surface dive towards the bottom of the pool and retrieve a sinking toy.

Disocvery Dolphin 7+  

 Disocvery Dolphin 7+- For children over 7 years old at a beginner level designed to reward your child for their development of the essential aquatic skills they need to be confident, competent and safe in the water.
 
Disocvery Dolphin 7+ Criteria:
  • Child should demonstrate a jump from the shallow end of the pool without support from their teacher.
  • Child should demonstrate a push and glide on their front or back without support, arms shooting forward above the head.
  • Child should be able to swim 10m on their front without support, arms should come over the water.
  • Child should be able to swim 10m on their back without support, arms should come over the water.
  • Child should be able to perform a head first surface dive towards the bottom of the pool and retrieve a sinking toy.

Discovery Stingrays  

 Discovery Stingrays- For children in stage 3 designed to reward your child for their development of the essential aquatic skills they need to be confident, competent and safe in the water.
 
Discovery Stingrays Criteria:
  • Child should be able to swim 15m on their front and back, arms should come up and out over the water. when swimming on their front the child should demonstrate breathing to the side.
  • Child should be able to swim 10m on their front showing the correct breastroke leg technique using a float for support.
  • Child should be able to jump independently from the diving block into the deep end.
  • Child should be able to perform a push and glide on their front, arms shooting up in a streamline position.
  • Child should be able to perform a push and glide on their back, arms shooting up in a streamline position.

Discovery Sharks  

 Discovery Sharks- For children in stage 3 designed to reward your child for their development of the essential aquatic skills they need to be confident, competent and safe in the water.
 
Discovery Sharks Criteria:
  • Child should be able to swim 20m in the deep end on their front and back, arms should come up and out over the water. when swimming on their front the child should demonstrate breathing to the side.
  • Child should be able to swim 15m showing the correct breastroke arm and leg technique, they should demonstrate a basic understanding of the correct timing.
  • Child should be able to demonstrate a kneeling dive entering the water head first.
  • Child should be able to tread water for a minimum of 30 seconds unsupported in the deep end.
  • Child should be able to demonstrate a forward roll in the water.
  • Child should be able to demonstrate basic dolphin kick for a minimum of 5m, arms by their side.

In order to book a space and find out availability for the course please call or speak to the sports centre reception. On Booking you will need to also make payment upfront for the course.
Once payment is received you will be sent a confirmation email including terms and conditions and information about the course.

 

Please be aware that the crash course lessons will only take place if a minimum of 4 children sign up for each class, if the interest is low we unfortunately may have to cancel lessons, in the case of this a refund will be given.