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Welcome to Rushmoor Royals Learn to Swim Teaching Programme 

It is coordinated by Abbie Campbell (Learn to Swim Coordinator) and Ros Gilfrin (Learn to Swim Adminstrator) at Rushmoor Royals Swimming Club.

Contacts: Ros Gilfrin ([email protected]) and Abbie Campbell ([email protected])


Location: Yateley School, School Lane, Yateley GU46 6NW



Our lessons are held over 3 terms - Autumn, Spring and Summer and normally run for a period of 12 - 14 weeks.

Once they have passed the badge of the following stages, they are able to move on to the next group. These are only awarded when the skills are obtained correctly and may not necessarily mean they move up each term.

Once they have achieved Stage 7 and the teacher feels they are capable, they are promoted to the RRSC Academy swimming squad where they continue to work within the National Teaching Plan.

If your child has long hair it is advisable to wear a swimming hat. A supply of RR hats at a reasonable cost is available on request.


The lessons are taken by fully qualified teachers and are divided into small classes with each group working towards a National Teaching Plan Badge as follows:

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.

Stage 7: Developing quality stroke technique up to 200 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.

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 – 7, 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.




They are now part of Rushmoor Royals Swimming Club. As part of the club they will be able to enter internal competitions (mini-meets), competitions with other clubs and have a squad coach.

Rushmoor Royals Swimming Club is committed to teaching your children to swim in a fun and caring environment where they are able to learn at their own pace whilst having fun.