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Intensive Swimming Lessons

PLEASE NOTE – due to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, our intensive lessons will be on hold until further notice.

Our intensive lessons are the perfect opportunity to build your child’s confidence and skills in the water during the holidays.

Our teachers are dedicated to producing strong, confident swimmers using the Swim England Learn to Swim pathway. The University of Birmingham Sport & Fitness have been delivering swimming lessons for many years, seeing children progress from complete beginners to as far as national level swimmers.

The next set of intensive lessons will be running over the Easter holidays. If you are interested in your child attending the intensive lessons, please complete the ‘Register your interest’ form below. We will contact you after the half term holiday with details of how to book.

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Intensive Swimming Lesson Levels

  • Starfish ( Duckling & Stage 1) – Promotes water confidence and develop basic movement skills. No experience required.
  • Turtles (Stage 2) – Suitable for children who can confidently paddle for 5 metres without adult support whilst using swimming aids
  • Dolphins (Stage 3 & 4) – Suitable for children who can swim 10 metres on their front and back. This class will be working on kicking technique for all four strokes.
  • Sharks (Stage 5 & 6 ) – Children must be confident and able to tread water in the deep end. Swimmers will focus on swimming all four strokes.
  • We are looking to expand our intensive lesson provision. The viability of these courses will be dependent on interest. If you are interested in any of the below as intensive courses in either the Easter or Summer Holiday, please register your interest below.


These sessions will focus on the starts and turns assessed in Stages 8-10. Swimmers will learn to execute competition standard starts and turns in all four strokes. Participants must be proficient in all four strokes.


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This course offers the opportunity to explore water safety, gradually gaining independence and confidence while learning vital life skills. The programme will inspire and embolden, helping juniors keep themselves, their friends and their family safe in the water through a range of fun activities that lead towards a series of awards. Participants must be proficient swimmers and confident in deep water.

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STAGES 8 – 10

Learn to Swim Awards 8-10 Diving refines the Fundamental Movement Skills learned during the Learn to Swim Framework. The sessions will introduce the concepts of diving through basic floats, glides and movements in the water; learning jumps, rolls and falls from poolside; and developing and applying body shapes. Participants must be of Stage 4 ability or above and confident in deep water.

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