Learn To Swim – Swimming Lessons
in association with Woking Borough Council

 

*Update - 4th October 2018*

Immediate start available for Stages 3, 4 & 5

We are pleased to announce that Woking Swimming Club, in association with Woking Borough Council, will be running over 60 ‘learn to swim lessons’ for 3-7 year olds each week 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 will be 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 2018

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

Learn To Swim Autumn 2018

Learn To Swim Autumn 2018 timetable

There will be no swimming lessons over Half Term or on Bank Holidays.

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.

PLEASE COMPLETE EITHER

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

KATE GALLOWAY – Membership Secretary

9. Kate Galloway - Membership Sec

Swimming Teachers

Robbie Richardson

Kirsty

Kirsty Lake

nicky jones

Nicky Jones

john mould

John Mould

karen burchett

Karen Burchett

helen rose

Helen Rose

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

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

  1. Enter the water safely.
  2. Move forwards for a distance of five metres (feet on or off the floor).
  3. Move backwards for a distance of five metres (feet on or off the floor).
  4. Move sideways for distance of five metres (feet on or off the floor).
  5. Scoop the water and wash face.
  6. Be at ease with water showered from overhead.
  7. Move from a flat floating position on the front and return to standing.
  8. Move from a flat floating position on the back 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. Provide two examples of pool rules.
  12. Exit the water safely.

Stage 2

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

  1. Jump in from poolside safely (minimum depth 1.0 metres).
  2. Blow bubbles a minimum of three times rhythmically with nose and mouth submerged.
  3. Move from a flat floating position on the back to standing without support.
  4. Move from a flat floating position on the front to standing without support.
  5. Push from wall and glide on the back.
  6. Push from wall and glide on the front.
  7. Travel on the back for five metres with a recognised leg action and feet off the pool floor.
  8. Travel on the front for five metres with a recognised leg action and feet off the pool floor.
  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 front to the back.
  12. Perform a log roll from the back to the front.
  13. Exit the water without support.

Stage 3

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

  1. Jump in from poolside and submerge (minimum depth 1.0 metres).
  2. Sink, push away from wall on side 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, tuck to rotate onto the back and return on the back.
  6. Fully submerge to pick up an object.
  7. Answer correctly three questions on the Water Safety Code.
  8. Push, glide, and travel 10 metres on the back.
  9. Push, 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.

Stage 4

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) while floating on the surface.
  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 front or back).
  6. Kick 10 metres breaststroke on front (equipment optional).
  7. Perform on the back a head first sculling action for 5 metres in a horizontal position.
  8. Travel on back and roll in one continuous movement onto front.
  9. Travel on front and roll in one continuous movement onto back.
  10. Push, glide, and swim 10 metres (any stroke).

Stage 5

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 whilst flat 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, glide, and swim 10 metres backstroke (to Swim England expected standards).
  7. Push, glide, and swim 10 metres front crawl face in the water (to Swim England expected standards).
  8. Push, glide, and swim 10 metres breaststroke (to Swim England expected standards).
  9. Push, glide, and swim 10 metres butterfly (to Swim England expected standards).
  10. Perform a handstand and hold for at least three seconds.
  11. Perform a forward somersault.
  12. Demonstrate an action for getting help.

Stage 6

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, glide, and swim front crawl with at least six rhythmical breaths.
  6. Push, glide, and swim breaststroke with at least six rhythmical breaths.
  7. Push, glide, and swim butterfly with at least three rhythmical breaths.
  8. Push, glide, and swim 25 metres (any stroke, performed to Swim England expected standards).
  9. Perform a ‘shout and signal’ rescue.
  10. Perform a surface dive.