Our group lessons run for children from aged 3.5 years until they reach the end of our Learn to Swim programme. Our Learn to Swim programme follows Swim England guidelines and offers Duckling and stage classes to meet your child’s ability.  Pleace contact us for lesson costs which are paid up front when booking in for the whole term

There are four duckling classes that each swimmer will work through before they reach the stage lessons we offer. Duckling classes are suited to children who have not had any previous swimming lessons and therefore are a complete beginner learning from the start of our Learn to Swim programme. We consider children in these classes who may be anxious to be in the water and consider each child’s individual needs throughout each lesson.

Stage classes are from 1-6. Children start in stage 1 when they are getting ready to come off an aid and may practice frequently swimming without one with the support of a teacher or water helper. As each child develops, they move up throughout all stages working on their technique and stamina. All classes are tailored to meet each child’s individual needs.

Ducklings: The Duckling stages help children from 3 and a half years old to explore and enjoy the fun of learning to swim. With the help of their teachers, your child will develop confidence both in and out of the water, developing early water confidence prior to joining the NTPS stages.

Stage 1: Developing basic safety awareness, the ‘class’ scenario, basic movement skills and water confidence skills. Swimmers may use aids e.g. floats

Stage 2: Developing safe entries into water including jumping in, basic floating, travel and rotation unaided to regain upright positions. 

Stage 3: Developing safe entries including submersion, travel up to 10 metres on the front and back, progress rotation skills and water safety knowledge.

Stage 4: Developing the understanding of buoyancy through a range of skills, refining kicking technique for all strokes, and swimming 20 metres to a given standard as directed by the ASA.

Stage 5: Developing sculling and treading water skills, and complete rotation, also performing all strokes to a given standard as directed by the ASA over 25m and 50m

Stage 6: Developing effective swimming skills including coordinated breathing; developing the water safety aspects and understanding of preparation for exercise.

Academy Bronze: Once the swimmer has developed the core range of skills required to be confident, competent and safe in the water through stages 1-6, the swimmer can focus on the development of competitive swimming techniques such as advanced skills for speed on all four strokes, starts, turns and following specified training sets and programmes. This stage can then be the stepping stone into Rushmoor Royals Swimming Club squad structure for those swimmers wanting to progress their swimming further.