Our Approach 2018-07-24T13:11:44+00:00

Our Approach

Developing swimmers confidence and technique

Swim Scheme

PoolSchools deliver the AquaQuacks swim scheme. This scheme aims to develop swimmers’ confidence and technique in all four strokes building essential water skills.

Swimmers will be assessed continuously. (Age and distance will not influence progression for those aged 4+).

The scheme includes:

  • Free pre-swimming assessment for all swimmers over the age of 4 who have swum before
  • A 12 week course
  • Small class sizes
    • An average of 7 swimmers to 1 teacher for F classes.
    • 7 swimmers per progression class (P1).
    • 8/9 swimmers per progression class (P2-7).
    • Gulls club 1 teacher to 12 swimmers.
  • Free progression charts, badges and stickers.
  • Parents can access the portal to view their child’s progress.
  • Free Catch up clinics
  • Week 12 is Fun Splash
  • Existing swimmers enjoy:
    • Priority rebooking
    • Sibling priority
    • Pay for 3 swimmers and the 4th swimmer is free

Classes and Course Expectations

Our 12-week programme develops techniques and key skills. Progression through the levels from F1 (minimum 4 yrs old) will always be based on ability:

CLASS SIZE TEACHER RATIO

4/6/8  subject to venue

HOW LONG WILL YOU STAY IN THIS CLASS

This is age specific class. The swimmers progress in the term they are 18 months old.

KEY TEACHING OBJECTIVE

To develop water confidence and have fun

CLASS SIZE TEACHER RATIO

4/6/8  subject to venue

HOW LONG WILL YOU STAY IN THIS CLASS

This is age specific class. The swimmers progress in the term they are 24 months old.

KEY TEACHING OBJECTIVE

Independent movement

CLASS SIZE TEACHER RATIO

4/6/8/10 subject to venue

HOW LONG WILL YOU STAY IN THIS CLASS

This is age specific swimmer progress in the term they are 36 month old

KEY TEACHING OBJECTIVE

Happy to enter the water. Swim/move around the pool independent of a parent (Using swim aids)

CLASS SIZE TEACHER RATIO

4/6/8/10 subject to venue

HOW LONG WILL YOU STAY IN THIS CLASS

When a swimmer is 4 or they have completed and can demonstrate the Key teaching objectives

KEY TEACHING OBJECTIVE

Enter pool safely. Exit pool on their own safely. Listen to the teacher. Concentrate for 30 mins.

CLASS SIZE TEACHER RATIO

7 with 2 teachers in water
Swimming aids are used

HOW LONG WILL YOU STAY IN THIS CLASS

1 term is average

KEY TEACHING OBJECTIVE

Get in /out of the pool safely. Listen to the teacher. Concentrate for 30 min. Without an adult.

CLASS SIZE TEACHER RATIO

7 with 2 teachers in the water
Swimming aids are used

HOW LONG WILL YOU STAY IN THIS CLASS

1 term is average

KEY TEACHING OBJECTIVE

Free movement in the water

CLASS SIZE TEACHER RATIO

Up to 7 with 2 teachers in the water
Swimming aids are used

HOW LONG WILL YOU STAY IN THIS CLASS

1 term is average

KEY TEACHING OBJECTIVE

Single Skills. Submersion / Float / generally confident in water

CLASS SIZE TEACHER RATIO

Up to 7 with 2 teachers in the water

HOW LONG WILL YOU STAY IN THIS CLASS

1-2 term is average

KEY TEACHING OBJECTIVE

Combined Skills Push & Glide with breath control and kicking. Independent breathing. Swim unaided for 3-5m. Combine skills in shallow and deep water.

CLASS SIZE TEACHER RATIO

7 students to one teacher

HOW LONG WILL YOU STAY IN THIS CLASS

2 terms is average

KEY TEACHING OBJECTIVE

Good body position and head position when swimming.

CLASS SIZE TEACHER RATIO

8 students to one teacher

HOW LONG WILL YOU STAY IN THIS CLASS

2-3 terms is average

KEY TEACHING OBJECTIVE

Effective Legs on all strokes and maintain good body position.

CLASS SIZE TEACHER RATIO

8 students to one teacher

HOW LONG WILL YOU STAY IN THIS CLASS

2-3 terms is average

KEY TEACHING OBJECTIVE

Combine effective leg kicks and some full arm movements.

CLASS SIZE TEACHER RATIO

8 students to one teacher

HOW LONG WILL YOU STAY IN THIS CLASS

2-3 terms is average

KEY TEACHING OBJECTIVE

Combine breathing into strokes.

CLASS SIZE TEACHER RATIO

8 students to one teacher

HOW LONG WILL YOU STAY IN THIS CLASS

2 terms is average

KEY TEACHING OBJECTIVE

Effective timing.

CLASS SIZE TEACHER RATIO

8 students to one teacher

HOW LONG WILL YOU STAY IN THIS CLASS

2-3 terms is average

KEY TEACHING OBJECTIVE

Effective techniques for all strokes.

CLASS SIZE TEACHER RATIO

9 students to one teacher

HOW LONG WILL YOU STAY IN THIS CLASS

3 terms progress to Gulls is by invitation subject to completing a 22 length non stop swim trial

KEY TEACHING OBJECTIVE

Introduce efficiency into the strokes and increase distance and stamina.

CLASS SIZE TEACHER RATIO

10+ in 2 lanes with one teacher

HOW LONG WILL YOU STAY IN THIS CLASS

3 terms

KEY TEACHING OBJECTIVE

To complete a mile swim in under 45 min combining all 4 major strokes

CLASS SIZE TEACHER RATIO

4 students to one teacher

HOW LONG WILL YOU STAY IN THIS CLASS

N/A

KEY TEACHING OBJECTIVE

Build confidence in water. Float with aids, move around the water.

CLASS SIZE TEACHER RATIO

4 students to one teacher

HOW LONG WILL YOU STAY IN THIS CLASS

N/A

KEY TEACHING OBJECTIVE

Build confidence, float, simple swimming and breath techniques.

CLASS SIZE TEACHER RATIO

6 students to one teacher

HOW LONG WILL YOU STAY IN THIS CLASS

N/A

KEY TEACHING OBJECTIVE

Swim 10m or more with correct technique for one stroke. Introduce other strokes.

CLASS SIZE TEACHER RATIO

6 students to one teacher

HOW LONG WILL YOU STAY IN THIS CLASS

N/A

KEY TEACHING OBJECTIVE

Swim 25m in 2 or more strokes.

CLASS SIZE TEACHER RATIO

12 in 2 lanes with one teacher

HOW LONG WILL YOU STAY IN THIS CLASS

N/A

KEY TEACHING OBJECTIVE

Personally defined objective.

CLASS SIZE TEACHER RATIO

6 in one lane with one teacher

HOW LONG WILL YOU STAY IN THIS CLASS

N/A

KEY TEACHING OBJECTIVE

Personally defined objective.

Awards and Recognition

Progression through the scheme is always based on achievement and not age (from 4+).

Swimmers are all issued with progress charts. You will be awarded a sticker for your chart and a swimming badge once you have completed the level. (These will be issued in weeks 7/8/9 of each term).

We don’t routinely give out awards for children that are not moving up to the next level, however, if you feel your child’s motivation will be improved with an ‘Achievements Award’ then please contact us.

GULLS – On achieving the mile swim, a Gulls hoodie is awarded.

ADULTS – May have their objectives recorded if they wish.

Contact the PoolSchools team

We aim to respond to all contacts within 48 hours, but sometimes teaching commitments can extend the response time. We apologise if this is the case and we appreciate your patience.

We priorities Existing and New swimmers that use our forms below and for existing swimmers quoting their Swimmers Unique Identification Number (found on the booking email) means we can find your account quicker.

Existing Swimmer Enquiry / Info
New Enquiry / Info Request

TEL: 0845 604 2476*

*Calls cost 7p a minute plus network charges.

When leaving us a voicemail please say the most suitable number and time for us to call you back and we will try to achieve this. It is also useful to leave your email address as we can then forward on information quickly.