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We offer a range of classes to suit most needs.  From Babies to Adults and all that's in-between!  Each class has a play hard work hard ethic after all play IS work to children.

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Babies, Toddlers & Pre Schoolers

You can join our classes at any point, it is our aim to place your child in the group best for their needs. From around 12 weeks we have a gentle start to classes with lots of closeness, loving touch and developmentally appropriate movements. As your child moves into the secondary stage of development we introduce movements that allow your child to move through predetermined patterns and build on balance and water confidence.  In toddlerhood we further build on this scaffolding though roleplay themed lessons to allow aspects of the EYFS to come into their swimming class.  Self esteem and confidence is essential to learning to swim and this is why we allow your child to lead and guide them through all types of play; messy, sensory, movement, imaginative and many more.  Once your child can stand and is happy in the pool on their own usually around 3.5-4years we help them transition to after school classes by allowing them to enter with just the instructor.  These classes have the same ethos as the others; gentle, child led and fun.  We hold the STA Level 2 Award in Baby and Preschool and the Level 3 Diploma in Baby and Preschool (in fact we tutor them to other instructors) along with countless CPD training, safeguarding, DBS.

Classes are typically for 5-6 pairs

4-12 Years

We love to see your child progress from the earlier classes into our after school programme, but appreciate there will be children who start their swimming journey once they start school.  We are here for you all.  From your first dip to your first dive, our expert fun tuition will guide you and help maintain confidence and enthusiasm.  We Teach swimming right though to Shark 3 Award (Swim England Stage 7).  We hold the STA Disability Swimming Qualifications and Autism Swim CPDs.  We are DBS Checked, and hold current Safeguarding and lifesaving qualifications.

Classes are for max of 6.

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Private Classes and Groups

You've read by now what we do, so if you like the sound of that, but prefer the privacy and/or the one to one support or require special adaptive considerations then these classes are for you.  Adults can also be catered for here either privately, or max of 3 in a private group booking.  Please contact for availability.

Private classes are for 1-4 persons 

Emma Holden Swimming instructor
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