Learn To Swim – Swimming Lessons in Woking

 

While availability lasts, immediate starts are now available for: Stage 3, Stage 4 and Stage 5

For more details on what's involved in these stages, please click the links above or scroll down further below.

Woking Swimming Club run over 60 weekly ‘learn to swim lessons’ for children aged 3 to 7 years, subject to availability.

Swimming lessons take place at the Goldsworth Primary School Pool on Monday or Wednesday evenings between 5pm and 7pm, or on Saturday mornings from 8am to 12 noon. Each swimming lesson lasts for 25 minutes. There will be the option to swim within a lesson once or twice a week.

Swimming lessons are also available at Horsell Junior School on Saturday mornings.

Autumn Term 2019

Our programme will run from September to December – see schedule below:

Learn To Swim Autumn 2019

Learn To Swim Autumn 2019 timetable

Spring Term 2020

Our programme will run from January to April – see schedule below:

Learn To Swim Spring 2020

Learn To Swim Spring 2020 timetable

There will be no swimming lessons over Half Term.

 

10 reasons why your child should learn to swim with Woking Swimming Club

  1. Evenings and Saturday morning programmes at two sites in Woking offers flexibility to fit in with your lifestyle.
  2. All teaching is in small groups led by fully qualified teachers.
  3. We cater for all abilities from absolute beginner.
  4. Your child will only be taught alongside others of similar ability.
  5. Our teachers will put your child at ease and coax the best out of them.
  6. We use the best practice Swim England approved swim teaching progression system.
  7. Our programme is run by Woking Swimming Club, in association with Woking Borough Council, so we are here to stay.
  8. Our teaching is supervised by renowned Woking Swimming Club Head Coach Mark Staiger.
  9. Our SwimMark accreditation assures you of our high standard.
  10. We spot talent and will offer progression into the main swimming club for those with high potential.

My three year old had his first ever swimming lesson recently and I can’t believe how much he did!! Robbie is an amazing coach and really got the best out of the kids; firm but fun, made sure the kids really listened, safety first!! 

Emma from Woking

 

Enquiries

All enquiries to Kate Galloway (L2S Membership secretary) via email to wokingsc.learn2swim@gmail.com or telephone: 07808 659447

To apply, please complete either of the forms below:

KATE GALLOWAY – Membership Secretary

9. Kate Galloway - Membership Sec

Swimming Teachers (back to top)

Robbie Richardson

Kirsty

Kirsty Lake

nicky jones

Nicky Jones

john mould

John Mould

karen burchett

Karen Burchett

helen rose

Helen Rose

leigh martin

Leigh Martin

 

Kate Hutchinson

Are you an ASA Level 1 or 2 Teacher? – If so we would love to hear from you!


Learn To Swim Awards 1-6

These awards are divided into six progressive stages and make up the core national syllabus of learning to swim for primary school aged children. They are designed to reward your child for their development of the essential aquatic skills they need to be confident, safe and competent in the water. Each stage has a list of clear outcomes that need to be completed in order to gain each award.

Stage 1 (back to top)

By completing this Award, with or without floatation equipment or support, your child should be able to:

  1. Enter the water safely.
  2. Move forward for a distance of 5 metres, feet may be on or off the floor.
  3. Move backwards for a distance of 5 metres, feet may be on or off the floor.
  4. Move sideways for a distance of 5 metres, feet may be on or off the floor.
  5. Scoop the water and wash the face.
  6. Be comfortable with water showered from overhead.
  7. Move from a flat floating position on the back and return to standing.
  8. Move from a flat floating position on the front and return to standing.
  9. Push and glide in a flat position on the front from a wall.
  10. Push and glide in a flat position on the back from a wall.
  11. Give examples of two pool rules.
  12. Exit the water safely.

Stage 2 (back to top)

By completing this Award, with or without floatation equipment or support, your child should be able to:

  1. Jump in from poolside safely to a minimum depth of 1.0 metre.
  2. Blow bubbles a minimum of three times rhythmically, with nose and mouth submerged.
  3. Move from a flat floating position on the back and return to standing without support.
  4. Move from a flat floating position on the front and return to standing without support.
  5. Push from a wall and glide on the back – arms can be by the side or above the head.
  6. Push from a wall and glide on the front with arms extended.
  7. Travel using a recognised leg action with feet off the pool floor on the back for 5 metres, without the use of floatation equipment.
  8. Travel using a recognised leg action with feet off the pool floor on the front for 5 metres, without the use of floatation equipment.
  9. Perform a tuck to rotate from a flat floating position on the front, to a back floating position, then return to standing.
  10. Perform a tuck to rotate from a flat floating position on the back, to a front floating position, then return to standing.
  11. Perform a log roll from the back to the front.
  12. Perform a log roll from the front to the back.
  13. Exit the water without support.

Stage 3 (back to top)

By completing this Award, without floatation equipment or support, your child should be able to:

  1. Jump in from poolside and submerge to a minimum depth of 1.0 metre.
  2. Sink, push away from wall and maintain a streamlined position.
  3. Push and glide on the front with arms extended and log roll onto the back.
  4. Push and glide on the back with arms extended and log roll onto the front.
  5. Travel 5 metres on the front, perform a tuck to rotate onto the back and return on the back.
  6. Fully submerge to pick up an object.
  7. Correctly identify three of the four key water safety messages*.
  8. Push and glide and travel 10 metres on the back.
  9. Push and glide and travel 10 metres on the front.
  10. Perform a tuck float and hold for three seconds.
  11. Exit the water without using steps.
*The four key water safety messages include:
  1. Always swim in a safe place.
  2. Always swim with an adult.
  3. If you fall in, float, breathe, relax.
  4. If someone else in trouble, call 999/112.

Stage 4 (back to top)

By completing this Award, without floatation equipment or support, your child should be able to:

  1. Perform a sequence of changing shapes (minimum of three) whilst floating on the surface and demonstrate an understanding of floating.
  2. Push and glide from the wall to the pool floor.
  3. Kick 10 metres backstroke (one item of equipment optional).
  4. Kick 10 metres front crawl (one item of equipment optional).
  5. Kick 10 metres butterfly on the front or on the back.
  6. Kick 10 metres breaststroke on the front (one item of equipment optional).
  7. Perform a head first sculling action for 5 metres in a flat position on the back.
  8. Travel on back and log roll in one continuous movement onto front.
  9. Travel on front and log roll in one continuous movement onto back.
  10. Push and glide and swim 10 metres, choice of stroke is optional.

Stage 5 (back to top)

By completing this Award your child should be able to:

  1. Perform a flat stationary scull on the back.
  2. Perform a feet first sculling action for 5 metres in a flat position on the back.
  3. Perform a sculling sequence with a partner for 30-45 seconds to include a rotation.
  4. Tread water for 30 seconds.
  5. Perform three different shaped jumps into deep water.
  6. Push and glide and swim 10 metres backstroke (performed to Swim England expected standards).
  7. Push and glide and swim 10 metres front crawl (performed to Swim England expected standards).
  8. Push and glide and swim 10 metres breaststroke (performed to Swim England expected standards).
  9. Push and glide and swim 10 metres butterfly (performed to Swim England expected standards).
  10. Perform a handstand and hold for a minimum of three seconds.
  11. Perform a forward somersault.
  12. Demonstrate an action for getting help.

Stage 6 (back to top)

By completing this Award your child should be able to:

  1. Give two examples of how to prepare for exercise and understand why it is important.
  2. Sink, push off on side from the wall, glide, kick and rotate into backstroke.
  3. Sink, push off on side from the wall, glide, kick and rotate into front crawl.
  4. Swim 10 metres wearing clothes.
  5. Push and glide and swim front crawl to include at least six rhythmical breaths.
  6. Push and glide and swim breaststroke to include at least six rhythmical breaths.
  7. Push and glide and swim butterfly to include at least three rhythmical breaths.
  8. Push and glide and swim backstroke to include at least six regular breaths.
  9. Push and glide and swim 25 metres, choice of stroke is optional (performed to Swim England expected standards).
  10. Perform a ‘shout and signal’ rescue.
  11. Perform a surface dive.