Our Learn to Swim Program is for beginners and improvers from age four and a half.  Learning to swim in a group is, for the majority, the best way to become a proficient swimmer. Our sessions are split into 4 ability levels and each session normally comprises up to 4 groups of 8-10 children. In the early days, we teach in the pool with a ratio of one teacher for 2 children. Once children develop confidence and ability, we move them into groups which focus on different skills, so they end up being a capable and confident swimmer in the water.

The program is designed to ensure that individual needs are met as everyone develops at a different rate. Group sessions operate on a Saturday morning between 10.00-12.30 and on a Wednesday afternoon between 16.00-17.30. These are for children aged four and a half years and above and are conducted under the watchful eye of Head Teacher Nan Lowden, and her team of Swim England qualified teachers and helpers.

Dinnaton Swimming Club work to the Swim England National plan for teaching. Swimming badges are awarded as the children’s skills and confidence develop.

Lessons operate throughout the year, closing only for the two weekends over Christmas and New Year, and at Easter and August Bank Holiday. During the year, there are opportunities to complete distance badges and compete in a mini Gala.

Group sessions cost £12.95 per calendar month which is payable by monthly Direct Debit. To be a member of Dinnaton Swimming Club, you must have a McCaulay’s membership. The cost per swimmer is the same regardless of which group is attended.

Please enquire about lessons at McCaulay’s reception, where staff will complete your Direct Debit mandate on behalf of Dinnaton Swimming Club along with your McCaulay’s membership. Once completed, use the contact us button to book your child’s assessment session.