Our Parent and Child classes are held at our Lee Chapel Pool location in Basildon and are designed for swimmers who are age two plus, where the emphasis will be to teach the children directly with parent support in the water, these classes naturally follow on from our Parent and Baby classes.
For all 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 all lessons from the poolside to ensure they have an overview of the whole class, this also ensures that the correct practice is being performed safely at all times.
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.
We have one parent only accompanying each swimmer, this ensures that we do not end up with more adults than children in the classes each week! You can of course alternate each week so that both parents have the opportunity to enjoy the classes.
We have a maximum of only Eight “pairs” booked into these classes, to ensure that there are enough children & parents attending each week to give the class group a fun & enjoyable swimming experience, but still keeping the group size small enough to ensure that we deliver first class lessons in a safe, calm and relaxed learning environment.
Following the Swim England Duckling Awards program: Duckling 1-4 Awards Link
Many children go through a phase where they may be clingy or nervous at this age. Some children who were really confident as babies & toddlers go through phases of fear as they develop and this is very normal. Close contact, lots of reassurance, patience and praise during class is all that is needed to help overcome any newly developed fears.
You are able to join at any time during a course if space is available and pay only for the remaining classes from that point.
September – December 2021
Monday 6th September – Sunday 19th December 2021
Monday – Sunday: £125.10 including award
25th October – 31st October (Half Term – CLOSED)
Priority booking for current swimmers for the next course starting January 2022 will end on Monday 1st November 2021.
January – April 2022
Tuesday 4th January – Sunday 3rd April 2022
Monday £97.50 including award
Tuesday – Sunday: £106.00 including award
14th February – 20th February (Half Term – CLOSED)
Priority booking for current swimmers for the next course starting January 2022 will end on Monday 21st February 2022.
Swim Course dates highlighted in yellow.
↓ September 2021 onwards ↓