We are holding Swim England Level 1/2 Teacher Training Course at Joy Lane Primary School, as part of this course, we require children to participate within the swimming teaching sessions, the teaching sessions will be taught by trainee teachers and supervised by experienced Swim England Tutors with extensive experience.
These sessions will be run over the a series of dates and will be for 1 hour duration (PLEASE DO NOT BOOK FOR MORE THAN 1 HOUR), the 1 hour sessions will be split into 2x half hour lessons. The teachers delivering the sessions will be rotated. Please be aware that we will NOT be assessing for any badges.
These sessions benefit the children within in their regular lessons - PLease be aware that the teachers teaching these lessons are under instruction and supervision
PLEASE ONLY BOOK YOUR CHILD INTO THE CURRENT STAGE THAT THEY ARE IN, this is for safety reasons.
MINIMUM AGE FOR CHILDREN - 4 YEARS AT START OF LESSONS
As you will also be aware that the pool at Joy Lane has limited poolside space so we require you to bring your child if they need assistance to get changed assist them and then leave the poolside, you need to remain on site, this is for emergency/ safety reasons. Please ensure if your child has any specific needs that this is clearly identified, we want to be able to help your childs progress.
Swim England Stages 1, 2, 3 09:30 -10:30, Stages 4, 5, 6 & 7
COST - £45.00 FOR 6 LESSONS - THERE ARE NO REFUNDS/CREDITS FOR NON-ATTENDANCE , WE WILL NOT REDUCE THE COST IF YOU CAN NOT MAKE ANY OF THE LESSONS - These lessons are outstanding value - less than £6 per 1 hour lesson
Stage 1 - Joy Lane - Feb - March 2024
Swim England Learn to Swim Stage 1 helps to build water confidence, while introducing water safety skills and the basic skills needed to build swimming ability.
The early stages are really important for developing the building blocks for future technique and the skills that are learnt should be fun and enjoyable.
During Learn to Swim Stage 1, children will be encouraged to move around the pool and become confident with water on their face.
Swimmers will achieve the Puffin Award once they complete this stage.
Stage 2/ 3 - Joy Lane Swimming Lessons - Feb- March 2024
Swim England Learn to Swim 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.
Stage 2 further develops water confidence and teaches swimmers to breathe confidently while in the water.
Being confident with the face in the water, or having water on the face, is crucial to stroke development. Learning to be happy in the water at an early stage will allow swimmers to develop other skills more quickly later on.
This stage also introduces various safety skills, such as being able to float, while also developing a swimmer’s kicking ability, leading to independent travel in water.
During Swim England Learn to Swim 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.
Stage 4/5 Joy Lane Swim Lessons - Feb - March 2024
Swim England Learn to Swim 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.
During Swim England Learn to Swim 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.
Stage 6 /7 Swimming Lessons Joy Lane Feb - March 2024
Swim England Learn to Swim 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.
Swim England Learn to Swim 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.