Programme Overview

Kingston Royals Swimming Club

Cadet Learn to Swim Programme Overview


Cadet Contact:

Helen Wardell – [email protected]


The “Cadet” Learn-to-Swim Programme at Kingston Royals provides swimming lessons for children aged 5-9.
Entry into our successful Cadet Programme is at 5 years (click link for the Wait List Application Form) - there is no lower age limit for registering your child.  Children will be invited to a trial the quarter after turning 5 space dependant.
The Cadet Programme is led by Helen Wardell who oversees a team of highly experienced teachers.  Once swimmers have successfully progressed through the Cadet Programme, they will be offered a place in the Academy Squad.
The Beginners classes are held in the teaching pool at The Malden Centre and Hurst Pool. All Cadet classes from Stage 3 and up are held on a Friday evening at the Malden Centre.  Stage 6 swimmers will have the option of a second swimming session on a Saturday morning Class again all at The Malden Centre  Stage 6 swimmers will have the option of a second swim on a Saturday morning (see class Timetable).
Five year olds need to be confident in the water without a parent and able to put their face under the water. We run group lessons  therefore they must willing to join in with the group.  We have teachers in and out of the water at the lower stages to help the swimmers but we are unable give one to one tuition.
Older applicants (aged 7-8 years) (click link for the Wait List Application Formwill be placed onto the waiting list and offered a trial to fill places in higher stages as and when they become available. These trials are held periodically as spaces arise and not quarterly children can wait up to a year for a trial.  Children are expected to demonstrate or attempt all 4 strokes Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke and Butterfly and be confident in deeper water.
Please note that not all children will be offered a place on the Cadet Programme at these trials as only a limited number of places are available.  Unfortunately, we cannot offer Cadet Programme places to older non-swimmers.