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WHEN DO YOU RUN SWIMMING CLASSES?

We run a rolling programme of swimming lessons through the academic year, taking a break periodically which falls in line with school holidays. During these periods, we often run our five-day intensive RapidTrack courses.

HOW MANY SWIMMERS ARE IN A CLASS?

The number of swimmers in classes is a recommended number, not guaranteed. We work with low numbers in each class, with 4 and 5 at the early stages of the programme and increasing to around 6 in the latter stages of the programme. The exception being SwimFast, which is run as a squad of swimmers.

WHY ARE THE TEACHERS IN THE WATER?

Children learn best by being shown how to perform the correct swimming movements and through minimum manipulation methods. Our teachers are in the water because it allows them to perform demonstrations and manipulate your child’s stroke easily.

DO YOU USE ARMBANDS AND OTHER FLOTATION AIDS?

Flotation aids can give your child a false sense of buoyancy, making it a more difficult transition when they are taken off. We do not use any aids in the water. Our teachers, however, will fully support your child should they need it.

WILL YOU FORCE MY CHILD TO GO UNDER THE WATER?

We will teach and encourage children to become comfortable with submerging, however it is not our practice to force this.

HOW DO I PAY FOR SWIMMING LESSONS?

Payment is made on our booking telephone lines and is an automatic payment, four times per year. The cost displayed on the website covers one payment.

ARE THERE ANY DISCOUNTS FOR BOOKING MORE THAN ONE CHILD FROM A FAMILY?

If you have three children in the programme, then a reduction in fees is applied. Discounts will not apply to cross programmes such as SwimBabies, SwimTots, and RapidTrack, One-to-One or One-to-Two programmes.

HOW LONG IS A SWIMMING LESSON?

Core Programme Lessons are based on 40-minute time slots, with 35 minutes teaching and 5 minutes for initial registration and end debrief.

SwimFast Squad sessions are based on 60-minute time slots, with 50 minutes teaching and 5 minutes for land stretching and 5 minutes for initial registration and debrief. Certain SwimFast sessions may last only for 40 minutes.

HOW MANY WEEKS DO WE GET IN THE TERM?

Throughout the academic year, there are 34 weeks of lessons which is split into four equal payments.

WHAT HAPPENS IF MY CHILD IS UNWELL AND CANNOT ATTEND A LESSON? IS A MAKEUP CLASS MADE AVAILABLE?

Due to the progressive nature of our programme, we cannot offer a make-up class.

IS THERE A REFUND IF MY CHILD DOES NOT LIKE THE CLASS?

We rarely find that children are consistently unhappy in our lessons. It is important to give your child adequate time if they are adjusting to a new environment, with new teachers and other children. We cannot offer a refund if you remove your child from the programme for this reason.

CAN WE TRY OUT SWIMMING LESSONS FIRST TO SEE IF WE LIKE IT?

We do not offer trial lessons.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I MISS THE CANCELLATION DEADLINE DATE WHICH IS MADE KNOWN BY ME, WELL IN ADVANCE

Due to our commitment to ensuring work for our teachers and committing to pool time in advance, you may be charged for the following block if you miss the deadline.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR A CHILD TO LEARN TO SWIM?

There is no short answer to this question given that everyone has a different definition of swimming and that it can vary from child to child, based on their starting point, attendance and ability level.

ARE YOUR TEACHERS QUALIFIED?

Our teachers hold an ASA Level 1 or Level 2 Certificate for Teaching Swimming.

ARE YOUR TEACHERS CHECKED OUT IN LINE WITH CHILD PROTECTION LEGISLATION?

SwimEasy teachers and all staff members are checked in line with Disclosure Scotland.

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PRE-SCHOOL NON-SWIMMER

Your child will become more confident in the water and will develop the first skills in order to be able to begin travelling on their own, without aids or assistance.

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NON-SWIMMER

NON-SWIMMER

Your child won’t use flotation aids. Your child should be comfortable with their face being in the water and being gently splashed.

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BEGINNER

Your child should be able to travel 5 metres unaided on their front and back, using their feet and legs. Children should be happy floating on their front and back.

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LEARNER

LEARNER

This is the most difficult stage of the learning process, due to the fact the distances are increasing, while learning how to be more efficient in the water.

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IMPROVER

IMPROVER

Your child will begin to become more efficient with their strokes and gain a better understanding of underwater skills, as well as diving and turns.

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SWIMWELL

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Your child should be able to swim one length of basic technique on a fourth stroke, usually butterfly or breaststroke.

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SWIMFAST

SWIMFAST

Your child will refine their already efficient technique and increase the distances swum in each session. They will also learn how to swim with speed and hone in on more technical skills.

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PRIVATE TUITION

PRIVATE TUITION

One-to-two or one-to-one can provide a more intensive swimming regime for children whose needs are such that this format of learning is required.