Crash Courses are our holiday swim program which is both comprehensive and intensive. The courses run over consecutive days and will help children and adults develop water confidence as well as improving skills and technique.
For children, these courses are very popular before holidays to give children an extra boost for swimming in the sun, but also an ideal insight into our Junior Swim Lesson program.
Each lesson runs for 30 minutes and our stroke specific crash courses will run for 60 minutes. This is the equivalent of 5 weeks swimming lessons in one week. On completion all swimmers will receive a certificate. It is also possible to achieve awards during these crash courses which can be purchased at an additional cost.
Designed for swimmers from Stage 1 upwards, the courses are ideal for current swimmers on our program who are looking to improve technique, learn to dive and perform competitive starts and turns. The courses are also great for new swimmers who want to progress quickly or for those that want to be assessed to join our Junior Swim Programme.
Each group has a maximum of six swimmers with the exception of stroke specific courses which have a maximum of 12.
Entry for stroke specific courses is Goldfish (Stage 4)
The next course dates are:
Date: 28 October - 01 November
Courses: Tadpoles & Minnows
Date: 28 - 30 October
Date: 31 October - 01 November
Course: Front crawl
ENROLMENT NOW OPEN - To book please drop it in at reception or call us on 01788 556 281.
If you are a junior member you benefit from 10% discount on all 4 or 5 day crash courses.
CRASH COURSE LEVELS
We offer the following crash courses, please contact us to see what levels are running
For children aged three to four, who are in their pre-school year; still wearing armbands/discs.
Beginners who are wearing armbands or discs. They will learn how to hold floats and make basic leg and arm actions of all strokes to help develop water confidence and movement.
Aimed at children who are confident and have basic swimming skills. Designed to develop technique in breaststroke, backstroke, front paddle and also water skills.
For those children who are confident and able to swim 10m of breaststroke (may still be on discs to aid progression of technique) with the aim of improving front paddle and water skills, while teaching them to swim more than 10m unaided.
For children at Otter & Seal level (Stage 4 upwards). Provides an opportunity for children to swim in their pyjamas and work towards Personal Survival Level One. It also raises awareness of the dangers of water. Participants must be able to swim more than 100m of breast stroke, front crawl and backstroke.
Aimed for those aged 18 years upwards, we will focus on confidence, water phobia and technique.
Aimed at swimmers who are wanting to focus specifically on the technical elements of particular strokes.