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.

This type of protective Swim Nappy  must be used during classes www.splashabout.com.   See Swim Nappy information under our Information tab.

Lee Chapel Pool Safety Rules


April – July 2022

Tuesday 19th April – Sunday 24th July 2022 

Monday £104.00 including award

Tuesday – Sunday:  £122.00 including award

30th May – 5th June (Half Term – CLOSED)

Priority booking for current swimmers for the next course starting September 2022 will end on  Monday 13th June 2022.


September – December 2022

Monday 5th September – Sunday 18th December 2022 

Monday – Sunday:  £131.00 including award

24th – 30th October (Half Term – CLOSED)

Priority booking for current swimmers for the next course starting in January 2023 will end on  Tuesday 1st November 2022.



Swim Course dates highlighted in yellow.

↓ September 2021 onwards ↓

↓ September 2022 onwards ↓


Account Details:

Sort Code:  30-10-75   Account:  18038560

Please read our Booking Information & T&C’s before making payment to us.

All costs include £5.00  for official Swim England badge and certificate at end of term.

Call to Book: 07930 139 634