Our Lessons Programme follows the Swim England Teaching Programme and award Swim England badges and certificates. Testing is carried out for all students towards the end of each term. However, students don’t have to wait until the end of term to move up.Instructors will recommend to the lesson’s supervisor if at any point they feel a student is ready to progress to the next level.
A child entering the programme in Stage 1 at 3 years of age can be expected to progress between stages on average once every 2-3 terms.Children that have swum continuously throughout the year will generally complete Stage 7 by about age 9.
Once swimmers have completed Stage 7, they have the opportunity to enrol in our Swimming Academy (Discovery, Primary and Junior Challenge Squads). Those displaying the potential and enthusiasm are encourages to consider entering one of our competitive squads which involves training several times a week and taking part in galas.More detailed information on the testing criteria for any of the stages is available on request from [email protected]