Child Swimming Lessons

How to find the right swimming lesson for your child

Finding the correct lesson for your child’s current swimming ability is the most important factor so that your child can develop their water skills and confidence. At Individuality Swimming we cater for the widest developmental range as possible, so your child can progress seamlessly from one class to another as they develop their new swimming skills.

Use the information below to help guide your to the correct class and then Book at the appropriate lesson and swimming pool.
(at the end of these details is a video to help guide you through the booking process)

Non Swimmer - equivalent to Swim England Stage 1/2

Non Swimmer

Equivalent to Swim England Stage 1/2.

Swimmers work through the Swim England Duckling series (1-4) and 5 metre swim unaided before progressing to the next class level, Beginner 1.

Swimmers will be aged 3 years + .

This is our first group lesson independent of parents. Instructors are based in the water for support for this class.

Non Swimmer Lessons held at these pool locations – click for details
Beginner 1 - equivalent to Swim England Stage 2/3

Beginner 1

Equivalent to Swim England Stage 2/3.

Swimmers at this level are introduced to swimming small distances independently using Front Crawl and Back Crawl (10 – 25 metres) and working through Swim England Water Skills 1 and 2 badges.

Instructors are based in the water for support for this class.

Beginner 1 Lessons held at these pool locations – click for details
Beginner 2 - equivalent to Swim England Stage 1/2

Beginner 2

Equivalent to Stage 4/5.

More focus on focus breathing. Introducing Breaststroke as a whole stroke. Butterfly (legs only) Shallow Water Diving, Sculling and movement patterns. Introducing Poolside Diving early practices.

Instructors are based in the water for support for this class.

Beginner 2 Lessons held at these pool locations – click for details
Improver 1 - equivalent to Swim England Stage 6

Improver 1

Equivalent to Swim England Stage 6.

Swimmer will be introduced to correct stroke turns in accordance with laws of strokes. Butterfly whole stroke. Poolside Diving progressions continue. Building stamina over longer distanced swims.

Swimmers will work through Swim England Water Skills 5 and 6 and distances between 200 and 800 metres.

Instructors are based poolside for this class.

Improver 1 Lessons held at these pool locations – click for details
Improver 2 - equivalent to Swim England Stage 7

Improver 2

Equivalent to Swim England Stage 7.

All four strokes will be critiqued to a high standard in accordance with FINA laws at this stage.

Lifesaving and Rescue skills are introduced and solidified along with strength and stamina.

Swimmers will work through Swim England Bronze, Silver, Gold and Honours challenge badges and distance ranging from 1000 – 3000 metres.

Improver 2 Lessons held at these pool locations – click for details
The following 2 classes are advanced swimming classes for those swimmers looking to progress to competition levels.

Pre Club

Specifically designed to compliment or follow on from the previous classes.

Introduction to competitive swimming with a focus on swimming stroke laws, competitive starts and turns and building stamina and speed.

Age restricted to 7 – 11 years as most desirable age to transition in to club swimming.

Link set up to feed into local swimming clubs. Swimmer may choose to swim 1 x, 2 x or 3 x per week.

We offer Pre-Club at these pool locations – click for details

Fitness (Junior)

For those swimmers wanting to keep fit and build on skills previously learnt, but either missed the window for entering a competitive club, or not interested in a competitive environment such as a competitive club.

Age restricted 11 years to 16 years.

Swimmers from 16 years upwards may join our adult fitness. Swimmer may choose to swim 1 x, 2 x or 3 x per week.

We offer Fitness Training at these pool locations – click for details

How to Book a Course

Pregnant Mums

Aqua natal classes are the best way to ease pregnancy aches and pains along with a full body workout. Feel weightless in pool and forget about the stresses and strains on your body.

Parent & Baby

Parent and Baby swimming classes involve lots of play to help the children learn. We also use submersion techniques to help the children feel confident in the water.

Children can start from just 6 weeks old. 

Adult

Private swimming lessons provide the greatest flexibility and one-on-one attention for swimmers of any age, beginners or improvers.

Group

We offer small group swimming lessons for children, with no more than five children in a group you are assured that your child receives the individual attention important to develop their swimming skills.

The children will learn all the safety aspects of swimming without their parents.

Private 1-2-1 Lessons

1-2-1 swimming lessons help children to learn with confidence. We can adapt the structure of the lessons to suit your child’s individual needs.

Open Water

If you’re interested in seeing for yourself what all the fuss is about, our open-water swimming lessons are for you! We can teach you exactly how to relax and enjoy safe swimming in the sea.

Mermaid

This fun activity allows young swimmers to wear a special mermaid tail outfit and learn how to swim like a real-life mermaid (or merman!)

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