All lessons are held at:
For further information see our FAQ below or contact Amelia on:
Phone: 07951 214296
Why Learn to Swim?
Swimming is a life skill and one of the safest and most popular forms of exercise. It is vital that everyone is given the opportunity to learn to swim.
Can my child or I come for a trial lesson?
We like to ensure that you know what to expect when starting swimming lessons with us. You will get a chance to meet the swimming teacher and helper who will assess ability for entry into the correct class. We would also encourage you to observe a swimming lesson before starting.
How can I get ready for the first swimming lesson?
Arrive in good time for the start of the lesson.
As well as swimwear and a towel, bring hair clips and hair bands. You may also want to bring shampoo and shower gel.
Are swimming hats and goggles required?
St Michaels Middle School requires all pupils to wear swimming hats. We recommend the use of goggles. We sell both or can lend them to the pupil to try before purchasing your own.
Does my child need to bring their own armbands?
We supply arm bands and backpacks / back floats.
What should I expect from each lesson?
Our qualified teachers will provide instruction to help each swimmer improve and develop. Some swimmers may be given slightly different activities depending on their strengths and weaknesses to help them focus on their individual needs.
How quick is the progress?
This will depend on the child’s personal development.
Your child should not become disheartened if he/she progresses at a different rate from other children in their class. The key to progress is motivation from the teacher and helper. If you are concerned about your child’s progress, or your child is not enjoying the lessons, speak to us as soon as possible and we can look at ways of improving the situation.
Adults development depends on confidence and motivation.
How often are swimmers assessed?
Once a term.
When swimmers are able to put into practice all the requirements of a particular level consistently, they will be awarded the relevant badge and certificate and will move up to a new class if applicable.
How will I receive feedback on the progress?
At the end of each term the teacher will complete a progress slip that will highlight badge achievements or what goals have been reached.
How can I support my child?
Family swimming sessions are a great way of building water confidence removing any anxiety they may have in and around the water. We highly recommend these.
What can be done if my child doesn't want to attend?
Many children go through a stage of being nervous around the water. If this happens your child is not alone. Our supportive teachers quickly build a rapport with all children, encouraging them to become confident and happy swimmers. You can help by making bath time and family swimming a relaxed and fun experience.