We want kids to feel happy in the water and teaching them to swim will be our absolute pleasure.
Learning to swim is an important life skill which our fully qualified teachers take pride in passing on in a fun but structured way.
We offer classes for babies, toddlers and kids as well as lesson schemes across Calderdale. Classes (Aqua tot, Aqua babies and Junior Swim Fit) can be booked 8 days in advance via reception or online. Swimming and other aquatic lessons including summer courses, diving, lifesaving and synchronized swimming are booked over a block of 10-12 weeks.
Getting the right lesson is important for confidence and success in the water. Beginners lessons are available at all pools but if your youngster can already swim without armbands we would advise that you book in for a swimming assessment (ask at reception for days and times), that way we can be sure they are getting off to the best possible start.
Kids already attending lessons get priority at re-enrolment three weeks before the end of the course. You will receive a letter offering you the chance to re-enrol for the next term a week or so before the places are offered to new kids.
If you want your child to join our Swimming Development Scheme please ask at reception.
You can pay for the block of swimming lessons in one hit or you can pay by direct debit to split the payment over two to three payments. Please ask reception for a direct debit form.
Please let reception know if your little one has any health condition or is taking medication so that we can let the teacher know and make the necessary arrangements. If your child is taking regular medication for example an inhaler for asthma please make sure you pack the inhaler in the swimming bag for every lesson and that it is taken onto poolside.
Hopefully we will be able to enrol your child immediately but if our lessons are full we will put their name on our waiting list and contact you as soon as a space becomes available.
Lessons are booked in blocks of 8-12 weeks depending on Bank Holidays. Classes break for 4 weeks during the summer holidays and 2 weeks at Christmas.
Lessons are 30 minutes long for levels 1-6 and 45 minutes for levels 7+. This includes class register being taken and completing the lesson plan information.
If your child is unfortunate enough to develop an illness that prevents him/her from attending over half of a block of lessons and you have medical evidence of such illness we will consider refunding the lessons missed. This is however at the sole discretion of the swimming management team.
We have designated areas for you to watch your child, but why not have a swim yourself. We offer a reduced rate whilst your child is having a lesson, providing the pool is available.
We encourage communication between teachers and parents so please feel free to leave your contact details with reception along with the name and level of your child and the teacher will contact you at the earliest convenience. Please do not interrupt
the teachers during lessons.
If your child has a membership, swimming is included at no extra cost, so they will be able to swim before or after the lesson subject to the pool timetable and admission policy. That said we do not encourage swimmers wear themselves out before their lesson. Practicing the skills learnt after the lesson would be great though! Without a membership you would need to make payment for your child to swim before or after the lesson again subject to the pool timetable and admission policy.