Sevenoaks Leisure Centre runs a full programme of swimming classes designed for everyone from babies through to adults. Taught by our experienced and qualified instructors, our team of staff will be pleased to help you select the class or course most suitable for you or a member of your family.
Our Swimming Academy is a programme based on the nationally recognised STA scheme, which includes a wide range of water confidence and stroke improvement activities for children and adults.
WHAT MAKES OUR SWIM ACADEMY SPECIAL?
Firstly, our swim teachers are professionally trained. Secondly, we follow the STA’s International Learn to Swim Programme – one of the most successful suites of learn to swim and aquatic courses in the world. Above all, we make learning to swim FUN, PROGRESSIVE, INCLUSIVE, SAFE and AFFORDABLE.
THIS MEANS EVERYBODY IS:
Encouraged to enjoy themselves
Motivated to improve - but within their own capabilities
Taught step by step with ‘rewards’ at every level
Supervised within a safe environment
Given the opportunity to develop all four swimming strokes.
THAT’S NOT ALL!
Yes there’s even more for those who enrol into our Swim Academy:
Your very own SUCCESS TRACKER, a record booklet to record your progress through the levels
Badges and certificates at the end of each level
1-to-1 lessons available
Adult lessons available
CHILDREN'S 10 WEEK SWIMMING LESSON COURSE
Member: £92.00 Non-Member £103.00
CLASSES FOR BABIES & TODDLERS
STARFISH 1 & 2
5 -12 months
Introducing babies to water. Teaching parents techniques to build babies confidence in water.
STARFISH 3 & 4
12 - 24 months
Continuing from Starfish 1 and 2 or as a starter class for older babies.
STARFISH 5 & 6
24 - 36 months
Fun in the water whilst introducing slow independence away from parent/guardian.
24 - 48 months
Children must be able to stand on their own in all areas of the teaching pool. Parent/Guardian still in the water.
STANLEY 3 & 4
3 - 4 years
Must be able to stand and walk in the teaching pool (not steps). Introducing floating and basic swim techniques using floats. Parents/Guardians not in water.
CLASSES FOR JUNIORS 4+ YEARS
For children with no water confidence. Building confidence, progressing onto swimming with floats and teaching children to confidently put their face in the water.
For children able to swim with the use of buoyancy aids. Must be able to take feet off bottom of the pool and put their face in the water.
For children able to swim at least 3 metres unassisted.
For children able to swim 1 length of the teaching pool (10m) on front or back. Must be able to fully submerge their body to pick up a brick from the bottom of the pool and demonstrate a mushroom float.
Can do everything in Goldfish 1 plus: must be able to fully submerge themselves for 5 seconds and float on front and back. Must be able to attempt at least 5 metres of a second stroke on their front.
Can do everything in Goldfish 2 plus: for children able to swim 1 length of the teaching pool on front and back with good technique.
For children able to swim 15 metres front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke. Plus: push and glide into a forward somersault and demonstrate buoyancy, floatation control.
For children able to swim 20 metres front crawl, backstroke and breastroke in addition to the skills of Angelfish 1.
For children able to swim 25 metres front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke, in addition to the skills of Angelsish 2.
ADVANCED SERIES CLASSES FOR CHILDREN AGED 6+ YEARS
Children must be able to swim 50 metres front crawl and backstroke plus 25 metres breaststroke with good technique. Must also be able to demonstrate at least 10 metres butterfly and be comfortable in deep water.
For children able to swim 75 metres front crawl and backstroke and 50 metres breaststroke with good technique. Must also be able to demonstrate 15 metres butterfly in addition to the above.
For children able to swim 100 metres front crawl and backstroke and 75 metres breaststroke with good technique. Must also be able to demonstrate 25 metres butterfly in addition to the above.
Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum classes and waterskill courses are also available, please ask reception for details.