Small Classes. More Practice. Faster Progress.
Aqua Aims provide well planned lessons in accordance with Swim England Learn to Swim standards. Having such small classes means we can give every swimmer the individual attention they deserve, which enables them to gain water confidence and progress much faster at their own pace.
All lessons are broken down into three parts and will include: Warm Up, Main Session, Contrasting Activity.
For our beginner swimmers an adult is required in the water to support their own child until they have mastered their breath control and can float unaided. By having this “one to one” parent support, it means they receive 100 percent practice time during their 30 minute lesson. More practice means faster progress. Our Teachers instruct from poolside to ensure that the whole class group is practicing correctly & safely.
We follow the learn to swim principles of water familiarisation, breath control, submersion (never forced), floating, propulsion and breathing.
Water safety should underpin all the learn to swim principles.
A child’s readiness will determine the introduction of the next progressive teaching skill.
Beginner swimmers cannot progress if they are wearing arm discs or are using a noodle to lean on for the whole lesson. Children will be moved up to independent swimming without parent assistance in the water as soon as they are ready.
Please see document from the Swim Teachers Association and Swim England supporting why swim teachers should instruct from poolside when possible, to provide progressive lessons Swim Teachers Association / Swim England
Class Groups : Class groups are not guaranteed to stay the same from Course to Course or with the same Teacher. If you know that your child finds change difficult, please call us before course start to check for any changes, so that you can prepare your swimmer in advance.
Groups are based on stage achieved, overall swim ability & age. The first few weeks back to any new course and during courses if needed, we may move & re group swimmers to achieve the very best class mix possible. We will call you to discuss if we feel a permanent change is required. The lane or part of the pool your child swims in has no bearing on their group ability and may change during the course.
We have a mix of ages & stages in groups. Classes are grouped by overall swim ability and age and have a mix of both boys and girls in each group, in differing numbers all working towards improving their overall independent swim ability, confidence and water safety.
All Courses are paid in full at time of booking.
Class sizes and information are as specified at time of booking on your individual class page information.