Aquatic Skills

Suitable for more competent swimmers who have completed the ‘Learning to Swim’ stages. The focus is on building sport specific skills required for competitive swimming, synchronised swimming, snorkelling, or rookie lifeguarding.

Bronze Challenge

NPTS Stage 7.5

Working towards examination on week 10 of the course, swimmers will be tested on a number of different skills to pass. These include swimming 10 metres followed by a surface dive and swimming 5 metres underwater; treading water for 3 minutes and a continuous 400 metre swim.

Price

Direct Debit £23.00 per month

Lesson Schedule

TUESDAY

5:30pm – Fore Street

WEDNESDAY

5:30pm – Crown Pools

6:00pm – Fore Street

THURSDAY

5:30pm – Fore Street

SATURDAY

11:30am – Crown Pools

How to book

You can book in person at Crown Pools and Fore Street or by calling 01473 433655.

Silver Challenge

NPTS Stage 8

Once swimmers have passed the Bronze Challenge, they will then work towards the Silver Challenge. Working towards examination on week 10 of the course, swimmers will be tested on a number of different skills to pass. These include treading water for 2 minutes with one hand behind their back; swimming 100 metres in 3 minutes or less and an 800 metre continuous swim.

Price

Direct Debit £28.00 per month (40 minute lessons)

Lesson Schedule

WEDNESDAY

5:00pm – Fore Street

5:30pm – Crown Pools

THURSDAY

6:00pm – Fore Street

SATURDAY

12:10pm – Crown Pools

How to book

You can book in person at Crown Pools and Fore Street or by calling 01473 433655.

Gold Challenge

NPTS Stage 9

Once swimmers have passed Silver Challenge, they will then work towards the Gold Challenge. Working towards examination on week 10 of the course, swimmers will be tested on a number of different skills to pass. These include treading water for 3 minutes with one hand above their head the entire time; swimming 100 metres in 2 and a half minutes or less and an 800 metres swim in 25 minutes or less, changing stroke every 200 metres.

Price

Direct Debit £28.00 per month  (40 minute lessons)

Lesson Schedule

WEDNESDAY

5:00pm – Fore Street

5:30pm – Crown Pools

THURSDAY

6:00pm – Fore Street

SATURDAY

12:10pm – Crown Pools

How to book

You can book in person at Crown Pools and Fore Street or by calling 01473 433655.

Honours Challenge

NPTS Stage 10

Once swimmers have passed the Gold Challenge, they will then work towards the Honours Challenge. Working towards examination on week 10 of the course, swimmers will be tested on a number of different skills to pass. These include a straddle jump and brick recovery from the bottom of the pool; performing a sequence of movements including forward and backward tucks; a distance swim to be completed in 20 minutes or less.

Price

Direct Debit £28.00 per month (50 minute lessons)

Lesson Schedule

WEDNESDAY

6:15pm or 7:05pm – Crown Pools

FRIDAY

5:30pm – Fore Street

SATURDAY

12:55pm – Crown Pools

 

How to book

You can book in person at Crown Pools and Fore Street or by calling 01473 433655.

Squad Swimming

A structured endurance session for competent swimmers who wish to remain active and improve fitness levels. Pupils must have completed Flamingo level or above.

Price

Direct Debit £28.00 per month (45 minute lessons)

Lesson Schedule

THURSDAY

6:45pm – Fore Street

How to book

You can book in person at Crown Pools and Fore Street or by calling 01473 433655.

Snorkelling

Learn snorkelling skills using masks and fins in shallow and deep water. Individual and partner skills covered. Pupils must be at least 8 years old and able to swim 25 metres unaided.

Once swimmers have passed the beginner group, they will then move onto the improver class. Swimmers will be refining snorkelling skills and further developing their knowledge to take beyond the pool!

Price

Direct Debit £28.00 per month (45 minute lessons)

Lesson Schedule

WEDNESDAY (Elite)

5:45pm – Fore Street

THURSDAY (Improvers)

6:00pm – Fore Street

 

THURSDAY (Beginners)

6:45pm – Fore Street

How to book

You can book in person at Crown Pools and Fore Street or by calling 01473 433655.

Rookie Lifeguard

Bronze/Silver

An introduction to rescue skills including treading water and showing a signal for help, swimming in clothing, wade rescues and strokes including lifesaving breaststroke.

Price

Direct Debit £23.00 per month (30 minute lessons)

Lesson Schedule

SATURDAY

11:40am – Crown Pools

How to book

You can book in person at Crown Pools and Fore Street or by calling 01473 433655.

Rookie Lifeguard

Gold/Sport

At this level additional lifesaving skills are added including rope throws, straddle jumps, rescues with various buoyancy aids and a timed swim in clothes.

Price

Direct Debit £28.00 per month (40 minute lessons)

Lesson Schedule

SATURDAY

11:00am – Crown Pools

How to book

You can book in person at Crown Pools and Fore Street or by calling 01473 433655.

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