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Swimming lessons

Our Bryanston Swim Academy offers swimming lessons for all abilities from complete beginner. Our structured lessons follow the ‘Swim England Learn to Swim framework’ which covers the four strokes and water safety. 

The 'Learn to Swim' lessons are suitable for children aged 5 to 11 years old and are split over seven stages (each running over the course of 12 weeks).

Rookie Lifeguard sessions are suitable for children aged 8 to 12 years old. The Bronze, Silver and Gold stage awards ensure children have fun learning lifesaving skills.

Through fun and enjoyable lessons, our Swim England Level 2 qualified teachers aim to develop confident and competent swimmers.

  • Swimming lessons are 25 minutes.  
  • Rookie Lifeguard sessions are 45 minutes.

Details of our next 12-week swimming course (£96 total) are outlined below.

If you miss the beginning of the series but still want your child to join, please contact opsupport@bryanston.co.uk to see if there is space available, and we will provide you with the required discount code so you can pay the appropriate balance.

 

Session times

Stage One (Group A): Sundays 09:00 – 09:25 (8 spaces), 24 April - 24 July 2022 (no classes on 1 May or 5 June)

Stage One (Group B): Sundays 10:00 – 10:25 (8 spaces), 24 April - 24 July 2022 (no classes on 1 May or 5 June)

Stage Two: Sundays 09:30 – 09:55 (8 spaces), 24 April - 24 July 2022 (no classes on 1 May or 5 June)

Stage Three: Wednesdays 18:30 - 18:55 (6 spaces), 27 April - 20 July 2022 (no classes on 1 June) 

Stage Four: Wednesdays 18:30 - 18:55 (5 spaces), 27 April - 20 July 2022 (no classes on 1 June) 

Stage Five: Wednesdays 18:30 - 18:55 (5 spaces), 27 April - 20 July 2022 (no classes on 1 June) 

Stage Six: Wednesdays 18:30 - 18:55 (10 spaces), 27 April - 20 July 2022 (no classes on 1 June) 

Stage Seven: Wednesdays 19:00 – 19:25 (12 spaces), 27 April - 20 July 2022 (no classes on 1 June) 

Rookie Lifeguard: Wednesdays 19:00 – 19:45 (12 spaces), 27 April - 20 July 2022 (no classes on 1 June) 

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact sportscentre@bryanston.co.uk

Bryanston Swim Academy (L-R): Jas Shaw, Emily Nineham, Deputy Sports Centre Manager Drew Beaver

 

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Swimming Crash Course 

Monday 1 – Friday 5 August 
09.00 – 9.30 Beginner
09.00 – 9.30 Intermediate class
09.30 –10.00 Beginner
09.30 –10.00 Intermediate class

£30 for the five sessions.

Beginner Class

The week-long course is Swim England Learn to Swim Stage 1, 2 & 3 combined. 

Swim England Learn to Swim Stage 1 helps to build water confidence, while introducing water safety skills and the basic skills needed to build swimming ability.

Learners will develop basic safety awareness, learn basic movement skills and water confidence skills.

They will also be introduced to a structured class setting. Swimmers may use flotation equipment, such as armbands and floats, throughout this stage.

Swim England Learn to Swim Stage 2 sees swimmers develop streamlining to their strokes and travel without their feet on the floor, using a recognised leg kick.

Swimmers are also introduced to aquatic breathing and taught to make safe entries into the water, including jumping.

They will develop basic floating and learn how to rotate to regain an upright position without support. All travel must be achieved without the use of flotation equipment, though buoyancy aids may be used when swimmers aren’t travelling.

During stage 3, swimmers will develop their kicks, on both their front and their back. They streamline through push and glides, whilst also swimming underwater.

Swimmers will develop safe entries into the water, including submersion, and travel up to 10 metres on their front and back. Water safety knowledge and rotation skills will also be progressed.

Intermediate Class

Intermediate level will include stages 4-7. Children should be able to swim the width of the pool comfortably which is 12.5 metres.

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.

This means they will develop their technique and perform all strokes to the Swim England Expected Standards.

The emphasis is on ensuring all work done in the previous stages is developed further.

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.

Within this stage, swimmers will work on all the other strokes, including streamlining, improving their technique with both their arms and their legs.

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.

Click here to book the August crash course.