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Swimming Lessons

Swimming Lessons


Swimming Lessons

Swimming Lessons Overview

Our University provides a balanced programme, specialising in stroke technique, delivered by our fully qualified, experienced and committed teachers and coaches.

We offer sessions for a range of ages and abilities, from age three to adults, via our Duckling Awards and ASA (Amateur Swimming Association) Awards.

  • Duckling Awards - Levels 1-5
  • ASA Swim Beginners – Levels 1-5
  • ASA Swim Improvers – Levels 3-6
  • ASA Intermediate – Level 7

For more information on the outcomes of each award, please see the Swimming Stages section below.

Speciality Courses

We also provide speciality courses (Rookie Lifeguard - Bronze, Silver and Gold and Freestylers) for those who wish to progress from the level 7 award to develop their skills further. For more information, please refer to the Swimming Stages section further down the page

Private lessons: 1-1 or 1-2 Sessions (3 years+)

We offer private lessons with our instructors for up to two people at the same time. It is beneficial if they are both of similar ability. The smaller ratio of students to instructor allows for more feedback and specific instruction. These sessions are available for both adults and children.

Prices

Duckling 1-3, ASA Stages 1-7 and Rookie Lifeguard Courses
Freestylers



Private Lessons
1:1
 1:2 

30 minute lesson

£5.50 per class

45 Minute Lesson

£6.50 per class

1:1 - £15 - Per 30 minute lesson

1:2 - £20 - Per 30 minute lesson

For a full session timetable and help deciding the level for your child, please contact us at swimminglessons@leedsbeckett.ac.uk and we will be happy to help.

Swimming Stages

Plus Icon Ducklings 1 to 3

We welcome children from the age of three onto our Duckling programme, giving them the chance to explore the water and have fun.

Saturday 10.00am
Sunday 9.30am and 10am

Duckling 1
By the end of this stage your child will be able to:

-Make a supervised safe entry with adult support if required
-Float on back with adult support behind the head without aids
-Blow bubbles at the water surface
-Wet the head without submersion
-Kick five metres on back with adult support
-Travel without assistance two metres to a floating object
-Enter the pool, rotate and return to the side with adult support
-Exit the water safely with minimal adult support

Duckling 2
By the end of this stage your child will be able to:

-Make a sitting entry with adult support if required
-Using a buoyancy aid, rotate through 180 degrees without assistance
-Submerge the face with confidence under adult supervision and without force
-Blow an object for a distance of two metres
-Travel three metres using arms and/or legs without assistance
-Move five metres along the rail or wall without assistance
-Enter the pool, rotate and return to the side with minimal adult support
-Exit the water safely with minimal adult support

Duckling 3
By the end of this stage your child will be able to:

-Make a supervised jump to an adult with or without support
-Float on front or back without adult support
-Show a streamlined shape on front or back when push off from a supporting adult
-Blow bubbles with the mouth and nose underwater
-Travel five metres on front to the side of the pool without assistance
-Kick five metres on the front holding a float (the adult may hold the other end of the float)
-Enter the pool, rotate and return to the side without adult support.
-Climb out of the water with assistance if required.

Plus Icon Stage 1 (Swim Beginners)

Swimmers will develop basic safety awareness in the 'class' scenario, basic movement skills and water confidence skills. Swimmers may use aids such as arm bands and floats.

Monday 4pm
Friday 4pm
Saturday 10.30am
Sunday 10.30am, 11am and 11.30am

At the end of the Learn to Swim Awards 1-7, Stage 1 your child should be able to:

-Enter the water safely
-Move forwards for a distance of five metres
-Move backwards for a distance of five metres
-Move sideways for a distance of five metres
-Scoop the water and wash face
-Be at ease with water showered from overhead
-Move into a stretched floating position using aids, equipment or support
-Regain an upright position from on the back with support
-Regain an upright position from on the front with support
-Push and glide in a horizontal position to or from a wall
-Take part in a teacher-led partner orientated game
-Demonstrate an understanding of pool rules
-Exit the water safely

Plus Icon Stage 2 (Swim Beginners)

Continuing from Stage 1, swimmers will develop safe entries into the water, including jumping in, basic floating, travel and rotation unaided to regain upright positions. Swimmers may use aids such as arm bands and floats.

Monday 4.30pm
Friday 4.30pm
Saturday 11am
Sunday 12pm

At the end of the Learn to Swim Awards 1-7, Stage 2 your child should be able to:

-Jump in from poolside safely
-Blow bubbles a minimum of three times rhythmically with nose and mouth submerged
-Regain upright position from the back without support
-Regain an upright position from the front without support
-Push from wall and glide on the back
-Push from wall and glide on the front
-Travel on the back for five metres, aids or equipment may be used
-Travel on the front for five metres, aids or equipment may be used
-Perform a rotation from the front to the back to gain an upright position
-Perform a rotation from the back to the front to gain an upright position
Plus Icon Stage 3 (Swim Improvers)

Building on existing skills, children will develop safe entries into the water including submersion, travel up to 10 metres on the front and back and progress rotation skills and water safety knowledge.

Monday 5pm
Friday 5.30pm and 6pm
Saturday 11.30am and 12pm
Sunday 12.30pm

At the end of the Learn to Swim Awards 1-7, Stage 3 your child should be able to:

-Jump in from poolside and submerge (min depth 0.9 metres)
-Sink, push away from wall on side and maintain a streamlined position
-Push and glide on the front with arms extended and log roll onto the back
-Push and glide on the back with arms extended and log roll onto the front
-Travel on the front, tuck to rotate around the horizontal axis to return on the back.
-Fully submerge to pick up an object
-Answer correctly three questions on the Water Safety Code
-Travel 10 metres on the back
-Travel 10 metres on the front
Plus Icon Stage 4 (Swim Improvers)

Swimmers will develop an understanding of buoyancy through a range of skills, refining kicking technique for all strokes and swimming 10 metres to a given standard as directed by the ASA.

Monday 5.30pm
Friday 4pm and 6.30pm
Saturday 12.30pm
Sunday 10am and 10.30am

At the end of the Learn to Swim Awards 1-7, Stage 4 your child should be able to:

-Demonstrate an understanding of buoyancy
-Perform a tuck float for five seconds
-Perform a sequence of changing shapes (minimum of three) whilst floating at the surface
-Push and glide from the wall to the pool floor
-Kick 10 metres backstroke (one item of equipment optional)
-Kick 10 metres front crawl (one item of equipment optional)
-Kick 10 metres butterfly on the front or on the back
-Kick 10 metres breaststroke on the back (equipment optional)
-Kick 10 metres breaststroke on the front (equipment optional)
-Perform on the back a head first sculling action for 5 metres in a horizontal position
-Travel on back and roll in one continuous movement onto front
-Travel on front and roll in one continuous movement onto back
-Swim 10 metres, choice of stroke is optional
Plus Icon Stage 5 (Swim Improvers)

At this stage swimmers work on developing water skills through sculling and treading water and complete rotation, also performing all strokes to the given standard as directed by the ASA.

Monday 4pm and 4.30pm
Friday 4.30pm
Saturday 10am and 10.30am
Sunday 11am

At the end of the Learn to Swim Awards 1-7, Stage 5 your child should be able to:

-Perform a horizontal stationary scull on the back
-Perform a feet first sculling action for 5 metres whilst horizontal on the back
-Perform a sculling sequence with a partner for 30-45 seconds to include a rotation
-Tread water for 30 seconds
-Perform three different shaped jumps into deep water
-Swim 10 metres backstroke (refer to the ASA expected stroke standards sheet)
-Swim 10 metres front crawl face in the water (refer to the ASA expected stroke standards sheet)
-Swim 10 metres breaststroke (refer to the ASA expected stroke standards sheet)
-Swim 10 metres butterfly (refer to the ASA expected stroke standards sheet)
-Perform a handstand and hold for a minimum of three seconds
-Perform a forward somersault, tucked, in the water
-Demonstrate an action for getting help
Plus Icon Stage 6 (Swim Improvers)

Swimmers will continue to develop effective swimming skills including coordinated breathing, aspects of water safety and understanding of preparation for exercise.

Monday 5pm
Friday 5pm
Saturday 11am
Sunday 11.30am

At the end of the Learn to Swim Awards 1-7, Stage 6 your child should be able to:

-Demonstrate an understanding of preparation for exercise
-Sink, push off on side from the wall, glide, kick and rotate into backstroke
-Sink, push off on side from the wall, glide, kick and rotate into front crawl
-Swim 10 metres wearing clothes
-Swim front crawl to include at least six rhythmical breaths
-Swim breaststroke to include at least six rhythmical breaths
-Swim butterfly to include at least three rhythmical breaths
-Swim 25 metres, choice of stroke
-Perform a ‘shout and signal’ rescue
-Perform a surface dive
-Exit the water without using steps
Plus Icon Stage 7 (Swim Improvers)

Swimmers will work on developing quality stroke technique up to 100 metres, incorporating skills learnt and combining them to develop a linked routine and complete successfully an obstacle course that combines a variety of skills accomplished throughout stages 1-7.

Monday 5.30pm
Saturday 11.30am
Sunday 12pm

At the end of the Learn to Swim Awards 1-7, Stage 7 your child should be able to:

-Swim 25 metres backstroke
-Swim 25 metres front crawl
-Swim 25 metres breaststroke
-Swim 25 metres butterfly
-Perform a movement sequence of one minute duration, in a group of three or more, incorporating a number of the following skills. Sculling: head first, feet first. Rotation: forward/backward somersault, log roll. Floating: star on the front/on the back, tuck float, create own. Eggbeater: moving, lifting one or both arms out of the water link skills with strokes and sculls
-Perform a sitting dive
-Swim 50 metres continuously using one stroke
-Swim 100 metres, using a minimum of three different strokes
-Tread water using eggbeater action for 30 seconds
-Complete an obstacle course (using minimum of four objects) with feet off the pool floor throughout
Plus Icon Rookie Lifeguard

Bronze: Friday 5.30pm

Silver: Friday 6pm

Gold: Friday 6.30pm

  • If your children are budding lifeguards, then the Rookie Lifeguard Award developed by the Royal Lifesaving Society UK in conjunction with the ASA and the LTS, should be just what you are looking for.
  • As well as offering parents the comfort of knowing their children are aware the dangers of swimming in open water, the Bronze, Silver and Gold stage awards ensure children have a solid safety education, and have learned rescue and resuscitation techniques.
  • Each stage is sub-divided into three levels and each stage runs roughly for 8-10 weeks. Your children can enter a course at any point during the stage and progress at his or her own speed.
  • The Rookie Lifeguard programme also comes with the Water Safety Award, the Life Support Award and the Achievement Awards. There are also other bolt-on awards that can be achieved, such as Snorkelling, Paddle Board and Beach Awards.
Plus Icon Freestylers

Friday 7pm-7.45pm

Freestylers sessions are provided to bridge the gap between swimming lessons and going on to pursue other water based activities. Freestylers provides the opportunity for swimmers to diversify in their disciplines, introducing water polo, Rookie Lifeguarding, Kayaking and Competitive Swimming, Stamina Training and Stroke Technique.

Plus Icon Private Lessons

If group swimming lessons are not what you are looking for 1:1 and 1:2 (at the discretion of Sport & Active Lifestyles) private swimming lessons are available for children and adults. It's never too late to learn to swim!

Monday 6.00pm-8.00pm
Tuesday 5.00pm-7.00pm
Wednesday 5.00pm-7.00pm
Thursday 5.00pm-7.00pm
Saturday 1.00pm-4.00pm
Sunday 1.00pm-4.00pm

Please get in touch and we can discuss your needs.

0113 8123160 or swimminglessons@leedsbeckett.ac.uk


Plus points

  • Fun based learning
  • Fully qualified instructors
  • Safe learning environment
  • All equipment provided
  • ASA learn to swim pathway

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