We run group and private lessons during the term time and most school holidays for children of all ages. We also run private lessons for adults wishing to learn, improve or refine their swimming. Our lessons feature a quiet learning environment with a teacher predominantly in the water, or as appropriate to the level of the swimmer. Lessons run for a maximum of 30 minutes each.

To learn more about our lessons and different children’s group classifications see below.

Group Classifications

Our small group lessons offer excellent value for money, Splash has several ability groups to ensure that your child gets the most out of every lesson. Please see below for a brief outline of the different groups.

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Starfish

For children aged 0-18 months or 18 months – 3.5 years old with a parent or carer in the water with them. Fun activities and songs with
qualified and experienced teachers to enable your child to gain confidence and foundational water skills.

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Early Ducklings

For children aged 3 and over. This group is aimed at those children that are having lessons without a parent/carer in the water. Maximum ratio
One Teacher: 4 Swimmers. Swimming activities are changed often to hold the young swimmer’s attention, building water confidence and developing
fundamental swimming techniques through structured play and toys. Children who are very nervous, or find it difficult to follow instructions
may initially need a parent/carer in the water or private lessons. Children move up to Ducklings once they are able to swim 5m with reduced
buoyancy aids on their front and back, they are happy to swim with their face in the water, and can jump into the pool without being held.

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Ducklings

For children aged 3 and over. This group is aimed at those children that are now able to swim on their front and back with reduced aids over 5m
or more. Maximum ratio One Teacher: 4 Swimmers. Duckling swimmers are happy to swim with their face in the water, or pick up sinkers from under
the water. They have had lessons before without a parent/carer in the water with them. They can jump into the water without being held.
Swimming activities are changed often to hold the young swimmer’s attention, but more focus is spent on developing fundamental swimming
techniques further. Children move up when they can swim 5m consistently on their front or back without any buoyancy aids, and are able to swim
5m on the other stroke with little aid.

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Frogs

Frogs can swim consistently on their front or back without any buoyancy aids over 5 metres. On the other strokes they can swim with little or
no aids and are nearly able to consistently swim 5 metres. They are able to swim with their face in the water with confidence. They can jump
in, turn around and get back to the side of the pool without aids.

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Goldfish

For children who can consistently swim 5 -10 metres on their front and back unaided. They are swimming with their face in on their front,
taking a quick breath, reaching arms and have long, fast kicks. On their back they have a good body position and long fast kicks.

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Turtles

For children who can swim 15 – 25 metres front and back unaided. They can swim back crawl with a good overarm recovery. They can swim front
paddle with extended arm pull and they can/or are ready to learn and swim overarm front crawl.

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Penguins

For children who can do the following:
15 – 25 metres front crawl and may or may not be consistently breathing to the side.
15 – 25 metres back crawl with stretched arms and horizontal body position.
15 – 25 metres breast stroke with or without feet turned out.
10 m + dolphin kick.

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Seals

For children who can do the following consistently:
25 metres or more front crawl breathing to the side.
25 metres or more back crawl with stretched arms over the water recovery. Horizontal body position and good kick.
25 metres or more breast stroke with feet turned out.
25 metres dolphin kick.
5 metres underwater swim.

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Dolphins

For children who can do the following consistently:
25 metres or more front crawl efficient technique and breathing bilaterally.
25 meters + Backcrawl with efficient stroke
25 metres + Breaststroke with efficient stroke
10 – 25 metres full butterfly stroke with efficient technique.

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Sharks

For swimmers who are of a competitive club level, efficient and effective in all four strokes. At this level we recommend private lessons
to develop and refine technique, or small groups can be formed if a few pupils wish to do the same day and time.