Please note: The spaces can only be booked by Frank Lee Leisure & Fitness members for their children and they must remain a current member for the remainder of the term.

Our Swimming Lessons offer Children of all ages the chance to learn to swim. Whether it's their first splash or completing their 1500m badge our lessons cater for all. Working towards the Swim England journey, your child can learn the swim skills they need for life not just swimming one length.

  • The lessons run on Saturday mornings between 8am & 12pm.
  • Each lesson is 30 minutes long & the course runs for 12 weeks.
  • The course costs £60.
  • The spaces can only be booked by Frank Lee Leisure & Fitness members anytime at Reception for their children. They must remain a current member for the duration of the term. 
  • Next Term Dates: Saturday 11th January to Saturday 4th April (No lesson Saturday 22nd February).
  • Email dan.wright@frank-lee.com if you have any queries. 

 

 

To assist in finding the right level for your child below is an overview of the swim levels for Children with links to some short video descriptions of the stages.   

DUCKLINGS A chance for toddlers to enjoy learning to swim and gaining water confidence with help from the teacher and swim helpers who are in the water with the children. Classes are for children from 3 years +.

CLASS TIMES: 8am, 8.30am, 9am & 11.30am.
AVAILABLE TIMES FOR NEW TERM: 8am
STAGE 1 Stage 1 helps to build water confidence, while introducing water safety skills and the basic skills needed to build swimming ability.
Learners will develop basic safety awareness, learn basic movement skills and water confidence skills.
They will also be introduced to a structured class setting. Swimmers may use flotation equipment, such as arm bands and floats, throughout this stage.

CLASS TIMES: 8am, 9am, 9.30am 
AVAILABLE TIMES FOR NEW TERM: 8am

See this short video for more details about this stage https://youtu.be/L7G0QjEuThg
STAGE 2 Stage 2 sees swimmers develop streamlining to their strokes and travel without their feet on the floor, using a recognised leg kick.
Swimmers are also introduced to aquatic breathing and taught to make safe entries into the water, including jumping.
They will develop basic floating and learn how to rotate to regain an upright position without support. All travel must be achieved without the use of flotation equipment, though buoyancy aids may be used when swimmers aren’t travelling.

CLASS TIMES: 8.30am, 9.30am, 10am & 11.30am
AVAILABLE TIMES FOR NEW TERM: 9.30am & 10am

See this short video for more details about this stage https://youtu.be/0jQegbuhwSk
STAGE 3 Stage 3 Swimmers will develop their kicks, on both their front and their back. They streamline through push and glides, whilst also swimming underwater.

Swimmers will develop safe entries into the water, including submersion, and travel up to 10 metres on their front and back. Water safety knowledge and rotation skills will also be progressed

CLASS TIMES: 8.30am, 9am & 9.30am 
AVAILABLE TIMES FOR NEW TERM: NONE

See this short video for more details about this stage https://youtu.be/KIVAmbz_EqE
STAGE 4 Stage 4 sees swimmers perfect their leg kicks for all four strokes and further develop push and glides, while also being introduced to sculling.
They will develop an understanding of buoyancy through a range of skills and should swim 10 metres to the Swim England expected standards.

CLASS TIMES
: 8.30am, 9.30am, 10am & 11.30am 
AVAILABLE TIMES FOR NEW TERM: 10am

See this short video for more details about this stage https://youtu.be/e9bIMJxXLRw
STAGE 5 Stage 5, swimmers will develop their skills in treading water, learn the correct arm pulls for all four strokes and learn how to do handstands and somersaults.
This means they will develop their technique and perform all strokes to the Swim England expected standards.
The emphasis is on ensuring all work done in the previous stages is developed further.

CLASS TIMES
: 8am, 9am & 11.30am
AVAILABLE TIMES FOR NEW TERM: 8am 

See this short video for more details about this stage https://youtu.be/VfjCJFtdGQM
STAGE 6 Stage 6 teaches swimmers how to prepare for exercise, while developing an efficient technique for all four strokes and further developing surface dives. 

The effective swimming skills taught include coordination, breathing and an understanding of water safety.
Within this stage, swimmers will work on all the other strokes, including streamlining, improving their technique with both their arms and their legs.

CLASS TIMES: 10am
AVAILABLE TIMES FOR NEW TERM: 10am

See this short video for more details about this stage https://youtu.be/YOXlVGXNy10
STAGE 7 Stage 7 focuses on fully developing all four swimming strokes, as well as building stamina and improving diving skills.
Swimmers should develop a quality stroke technique for up to 100 metres, incorporating the skills they have learnt throughout the stages and combining them to develop a linked routine.
They should successfully complete an obstacle course, which combines a variety of skills they have learnt from Stages 1 to 7.

CLASS TIMES
: 11am
AVAILABLE TIMES FOR NEW TERM: 11am

See this short video for more details about this stage https://youtu.be/TrLQTuzUmPE

Once they have achieved level 7 they have the competency to swim effectively over a prolonged distance.
We offer classes for STAGES 8, 9, 10 and ADVANCED Swimmers.

CLASS TIMES ARE:
STAGE 8: 10.30am & 11am
STAGE 9: 10.30am
STAGE 10 & ADVANCED: 10.30am 

Please visit this link for the objectives of these stages via the Swim England website https://www.swimming.org/learntoswim/swim-england-learn-to-swim-awards-8-10/

The next course is...

TERM DATES 
Saturday 11th January to Saturday 4th April
(No Lesson 22nd February)
12 week term

Saturday 11th January - Week 1
Saturday 18th January - Week 2
Saturday 25th January - Week 3
Saturday 1st February - Week 4
Saturday 8th February - Week 5
Saturday 15th February - Week 6

Saturday 22nd February - NO LESSON

Saturday 29th February - Week 7
Saturday 7th March - Week 8
Saturday 14th March - Week 9
Saturday 21st March - Week 10 ASSESSMENTS PART 1
Saturday 28th March - Week 11 ASSESSMENTS PART 2
Saturday 4th April - Week 12 LAST DAY 

NOW ON SALE FOR NEW ENROLMENTS LIMITED AVAILABILITY SO BE QUICK! 

For further information please email dan.wright@frank-lee.com


Your child will be assessed at the end of every term. Once on the course you have the chance to rebook your child at the end of each term. The class timetable changes each term so times are subject to change but you will be informed.