Fun & fitness for all ages

Children's Swimming Lessons

To enrol your child for swimming lessons
Step 1 -
You need to be a Frank Lee Centre member. To Apply for membership please be advised you need to work on the Addenbrookes campus. Please bring your ID Badge, Direct Debit details and a form of payment when joining at Reception. 

Step 2 -
Ask for availabilty AT RECEPTION. Please follow the stages guide below to see your childs ability. All children must be 3 years+ to enrol.
Step 3 -
Pay £60 for the term at reception once enrolled. This takes a few minutes to do as your childs details need loading onto our course software. 
Step 4 -
Remain a member for the term duration 

TERM DATES
Saturday 3rd September - Saturday 26th November (No lessons Saturday 29th October) 
£60 per Child

NEW ENROLMENT
INFORMATION - (Updated 12th July)
Please be advised there is now only limited spaces left on our lessons. The grid below will describe what is available. Any one signing up please note this can only be done at Reception and the £60 enrolment fee MUST be paid to secure the booking. 

Please ensure you enrol your child into the correct level for their ability. Due to limited space it will be hard to move children during the term.
There are handy videos to watch (links in the grid below) to assist you. 

*This information is correct as of 13th July 2022 at 12pm. Please be advised availability may change on the point of enquiry.*

Remember For any new enrolment enquiries you need to be a Frank Lee Centre Member for the duration of the term.
To Apply for membership please be advised you need to work on the Addenbrookes campus.
Please bring your ID Badge, Direct Debit details and a form of payment when joining at Reception. 

To receive the best service please ask for the Duty Manager. 

Each term we ask you all to follow these to ensure the safety of yourself and other participants. 

  • If you or your child have a cough or cold or any mild symptoms where you feel unwell please DO NOT visit the club.
  • All membership direct debits will be taken the 1st of each month. You will need to remain a member to attend lessons.
  • Please swipe your membership card at reception on arrival, we can print another card for you at £2 charge. 
  • Please ensure your child wears their swim hat: Red hats ducklings to stage 3, white hats stage 4 upwards.
  • Children are collected in the pool corridor by the teacher. Enter the pool corridor via the changing rooms. Parents will then access the gallery via reception to watch the lesson. 
  • If you can’t remember your time please check via the home portal or email dan.wright@frank-lee.com 

DUCKLINGS

Ducklings classes are 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 +.

NO AVAILABLE SLOTS FOR THE TERM BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 3rd 2022. 
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.
Classes are for children from 3 years +.
See this short video for more details about this stage https://youtu.be/L7G0QjEuThg

NO AVAILABLE SLOTS FOR THE TERM BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 3rd 2022. 
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.
Classes are for children from 3 years +.

See this short video for more details about this stage https://youtu.be/0jQegbuhwSk

NO AVAILABLE SLOTS FOR THE TERM BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 3rd 2022. 
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

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

Available slots for the September 2022 term open to enrol from 11th July at 7am.
9am
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.
 
See this short video for more details about this stage https://youtu.be/e9bIMJxXLRw

NO AVAILABLE SLOTS FOR THE TERM BEGINNING 3rd SEPTEMBER 2022
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.

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

NO AVAILABLE SLOTS FOR THE TERM BEGINNING 3rd SEPTEMBER 2022. 
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.

See this short video for more details about this stage https://youtu.be/YOXlVGXNy10

Available slots for the September 2022 term open to enrol from 11th July at 7am.
9.30am: 11am: 
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.

See this short video for more details about this stage https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrLQTuzUmPE 

NO AVAILABLE SLOTS FOR THE TERM BEGINNING 3rd SEPTEMBER 2022 

 Once they have achieved level 7 they have the competency to swim effectively over a prolonged distance.

We offer classes for STAGES 9, 10 and ADVANCED Swimmers.
NO AVAILABLE SLOTS FOR THE TERM BEGINNING 3rd SEPTEMBER 2022.

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/


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.

Contact Info

The Frank Lee Centre,
Addenbrookes Hospital, Hills Rd.,
Cambridge, CB2 0SN
Tel: 01223 868 300

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