We run group and private lessons 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 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, they should be happy to swim with buoyancy aids independently.

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.

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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 and are happy to try some activities without buoyancy aids.

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.

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Frogs

Frogs can swim consistently on their front and back without any buoyancy aids over 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 buoyancy aids.

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Goldfish

For children who can consistently swim 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. They are learning full strokes for frontcrawl, backcrawl, breaststroke and dolphin kicks

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Turtles

For children who can do the following:
15+ metres front crawl and are consistently breathing to the side.
15+ metres back crawl with stretched arms and horizontal body position.
15+ metres breast stroke with feet turned out.
5+ metres dolphin kick.

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Penguins

For children who can do the following:
25+ metres front crawl and are consistently breathing to the side.
25+ metres back crawl with stretched arms and horizontal body position.
25+ metres breast stroke with feet turned out.
15+ metres dolphin kick.

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Seals

For children who can do the following consistently:
50+ metres frontcrawl breathing to the side.
50+ metres backcrawl with stretched arms over the water recovery. Horizontal body position and good kick.
50+ metres breaststroke with feet turned out.
25+ metres butterfly.
5+ metres underwater swim.

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Dolphins

For children who can do the following consistently:
100+ metres frontcrawl efficient technique and breathing bilaterally.
100+ meters backcrawl with efficient stroke
100+ metres breaststroke with efficient stroke
25+ metres butterfly with efficient technique.