Crash Courses School Holiday Crash Courses School holiday swimming lessons for children run from 3.30pm - 5.15pm. As a guide, ‘Ducklings’ classes are for 3 - 4-year-old beginners, ‘Stage 1’ is suitable for 5 years+ beginners, ‘Stage 2’ for swimmers that can swim unaided up to 5m, and ‘Stage 3’ for swimmers that can swim unaided up to 10m. We will also be running intensive courses on both Breaststroke and Butterfly technique for children in Stage 4 and above and since the summer we now have Adult beginner and Parent and Toddler crash courses too! Please call us on 0208 420 6723 to find out more! Our next Crash Courses will run throughout August 2021 from Monday - Thursday, starting Monday 2nd August. Bookings will open from Monday 28th June 2021. *Please be aware not all stages will be available. Courses/Stages: Ducklings: 3–5-year-old beginners (Teacher will be in the water) Stage 1: 5–7-year-old beginners or younger swimmers with a lot of confidence (Teacher will be in the water) Stage 2: Children who are starting to swim with no help from floats and have no trouble putting their face in the water. This stage is still in the shallow end, but teachers tend to take them to the deep end to build their confidence further (Teacher will be in the water) Stage 3: For swimmers who can swim 5 metres on their front and back in deep water without help from floating aids or teacher support. This stage starts developing stroke technique. Stage 4: For stronger swimmers who can swim 10 meters on their front and back in deep water without help in the water from a teacher. This stage starts to work on further development of their stroke techniques, this includes breaststroke and butterfly kicks. Stage 5: For Stronger swimmers who can swim 10 meters on their front and back in deep water without help in the water from a teacher. This stage looks to further their development of the strokes from stage 4 including arms and breathing. Breaststroke & Butterfly: These courses are designed to work on the correct body position and leg kick as well as breathing and timing for the more advanced swimmer. Ideal for stages 5 to 7. Stage 4’s may also benefit from these as well. Pre-comp Skills: This course is for confident swimmers who can swim 25 meters front crawl, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly with good technique. The course will cover competitive starts and turns for each stroke and is ideal for stages 7 to 10. Rookie Skills: This course is for confident swimmers who can swim 25 meters on front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke. The course will cover life-saving skills and personal survival skills. Parent and Toddler: This course is for children at the start of their swimming journey. We look to make swimming fun and enjoyable and get the children used to the water. A Parent must be present with the child for the lesson. Adult beginner: This course is for Adults only who are looking to start to learn to swim. We will help you build your confidence of being in the water and look to teach you the basics of swimming. All courses are 30 minutes and run between 15:30 and 17:15. Timetable and stages we will be running for Summer 2021 PricesMembers - £8.50 per lesson x 4 lessons (Monday – Thursday) = £34.00 per childNon-members - £9.60 per lesson x 4 lessons (Monday – Thursday) £38.40 per childPayment must be made at time of booking. Frequently Asked Questions Terms and Conditions Swimschool terms and conditions Safeguarding Policy Statement We will endeavour to safeguard children in our care by: Adopting child protection guidelines through play scheme procedures and a code of conduct for staff and volunteers. Sharing information about child protection and good practice with children, parents and carers, staff and volunteers. Sharing information about concerns with agencies who need to know and involving parents and children appropriately. Carefully follow the procedures for recruitment and selection of staff and volunteers. Providing effective management for staff and volunteers through supervision, support and training. We are also committed to reviewing our policy and good practice at regular intervals. Aspire play schemes are registered and inspected by OFSTED under the Children's Act 1989. Aspire also recognises the Human Rights Act of 1998 and The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.