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St Luke's Swim School
Learn to swim
The St Luke's Swim School programme is designed for children of all abilities, from those who have never swum before through to competitive swimmers.
For just £25 a month children receive one 30 minute lesson a week as well as free swim membership to use our indoor and outdoor pools.
Lessons run continuously throughout the year with a two week break over the Christmas and New Year period.
Bookings and enquiries
Levels and structure
Learn to swim programme
|Adult & Child||Available for children between 2-3 years old where a parent/guardian will accompany them in the water.||Discovery Duckling|
|Ducklings||You will learn how to enjoy the water and take part in structured lessons. Aimed at non-swimmers between three and five years old. This stage operates one teacher to a maximum of six students.||Duckling 1 to 4|
|Stage 1||Stage 1 develops basic safety awareness, the class scenario, basic movement skills and water confidence skills. Swimmers may use aids, such as arm bands, floats, etc. Stages 1 and 2 are taught together. This stage operates one teacher to a maximum of six students.||NPTS stage one|
|7+ Learn to Swim||New for 2019 - we now offer beginners learn to swim classes for children aged 7 and above. These are separate from our Ducklings and Stage 1 classes as we find it works better to have similar aged children learning together.||NPTS Stage one & two|
|Stage 2||Focus on developing safe entries into the water, including jumping in, basic floating, travelling up to five metres on the front and back, and rotating the body to regain an upright position. Swimmers may use aids such as arm bands, floats, etc. Stages 1 and 2 are taught together. This stage operates one teacher to a maximum of six students.||NPTS stage two|
|Stage 3||Developing safe entries into the water - including submersion - travelling up to 10 metres on the front and back, and progressing water safety knowledge and body rotation skills from the previous stage. Stage 3 also sees the swimmer being assessed without the use of aids or support. This stage operates one teacher to a maximum of six students.||NPTS stage three|
|Stage 4||This stage develops the understanding of buoyancy through a range of skills. Also covered is refining kicking techniques for all strokes. The swimmer also has to swim 10 metres to a standard directed by the ASA. This stage operates one teacher to a maximum of seven students.||NPTS stage four|
|Stage 5||Swimmers develop watermanship through sculling, treading water skills and body complete rotation. They also perform all strokes for a distance of 10 metres to a standard provided by Swim England. This stage operates one teacher to a maximum of seven students.||NPTS stage five|
|Stage 6||Developing effective swimming skills - including coordinated breathing - across all strokes. Learners swim a distance of 25 metres using a stroke of their choice. Children also learn about aspects of water safety and about preparing properly for exercise. This stage operates one teacher to a maximum of eight students.||NPTS stage six|
|Stage 7||During this stage, children develop quality stroke techniques up to 100 metres incorporating the skills they have learned, and combine them to develop a linked routine. This stage operates one teacher to a maximum of eight students.||NPTS stage seven|
Intensive swimming courses (3 years +)
Course dates for 2019
28th - 31st May 2019 - 4 days for £24
Summer - 5 days for £31.25
29th July - 2nd August 2019
5th - 9th August 2019
12th - 16th August 2019
19th - 23rd August 2019
27th - 30th August 2019 (Note this excludes Bank Holiday so will be 4 days for £25)
Lessons run between 0830-1100 with availability for Ducklings through to Stage 7 plus Age 7yrs + learn to swim classes. There are also a limited number of 1-2-1 lessons available.
Please contact St Luke's reception team on 01392 724940 or email enquiry for more information.
Squad Swimming, Rookie Lifesaving, Synchro & Water Polo
For swimmers that have completed Stage 7 there are a few different options available.
The first option is to continue through to squad to get an introduction to competitive swimming. We run squad swimming on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
The second option is to try out our synchronised swimming lessons. These provide children with a structured format to learn the basics of synchronised swimming.
The third option, for those who are looking for something completely different but still water based is our Water Polo lessons. These run on Saturdays 12-1pm. We hope, in the future, to organise some friendly matches against local teams.
The fourth option, and an alternative to lane swimming, is our rookie lifesaving squad. These currently run on a Sunday. The Rookie Lifeguard programme is the junior award scheme of the Royal Life Saving Society UK and teaches children skills in survival, rescue, life support and water safety.
Once your child is aged 16, they have the option of taking the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) course and becoming a fully qualified lifeguard.
For more information, please contact the pool co-ordinator on 01392 722905 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adult swimming lessons
We run 10 week swimming courses during the year for adults of all abilities.
From those who are nervous of the water, through to those wanting advanced technical tips and coached swimming sessions, all are welcome!
Course dates for 2019
March 17th - May 19th
May 26th - July 28th (Lunchtime lessons)
August 4th - October 6th (Lunchtime lessons)
October 13th - December 15th
*New for 2019 - Sunday evening lessons will be moving to our outdoor pool over the summer. Dates for 2019
June 2nd - July 28th
August 4th - October 6th
Bookings and enquiries
Please note that these sessions must be booked in advance. Book onto the course by calling 01392 724940 or visit St Luke's Sports Centre reception.
For any adult swimming lesson enquiries please contact our swimming coordinator at email@example.com.