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Please note Trilogy Swim School will be taking its Christmas break from Monday 18 December 2017 to Monday 1 January 2018.

  

Swim school

At Trilogy Swim School we want to encourage all our students to be safe, have fun and keep fit in the pool.

Supported by the nationally accredited Swim England Teaching Plan we provide the framework for your child to learn a life skill and have fun.

 

All our swimming lessons are delivered in a fun and safe atmosphere, by qualified swimming instructors who have been DBS cleared.

Lessons are continuous and run for 48 weeks of the year (excluding Monday Lessons) so you can enrol at anytime! (Click here to see the holiday activities and crash courses)

Pay for your Swimming Lessons with our Junior Active Membership - only £21 per month with all the benefits included.

 

Lessons

 

For Children Aged 4 and Under.

You are never too young to begin to swim. The Tiddlers element of our programme is designed to start your tots journey in the water. A sensory experience for you and your little one with lots of familiar nursery rhymes and activities that cleverly teach water confidence.

map markerTiddlers 1            4-12 Months

Starting your journey. A welcome to the water with lots of nursery rhymes and toys to encourage movement and water confidence for both parent and infant!

map markerTiddlers 2           12-24 Months

Developing the activities from Tiddlers 1. This class offers parents guidance on encouraging swimming skills and continuing to build water confidence.

map markerTiddlers 3            24 Months Plus

As your child gets older they will be encouraged to take those first independent steps in the water, still supported by you. Encouragement led by games and rhymes, you will support your child in basic swimming exercises.

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For our confident and experienced preschoolers! This class is for our little swimmers who have completed the Tiddlers programme. This is the first class where your little one will not be accompanied and will further develop co-ordination and control in the pool.

The infant and preschool classes not only develop water confidence in the children, but also develop a strong and lasting bond between child and parent.

 

For Children Aged 4+.

Our stages are the framework of beginning to swim to learning life saving and personal survival. These stages have been carefully developed to ensure accuracy of technique is learnt coupled with fun and safety in the pool.  Below you will find a breakdown of all the stages as per the ASA's description. Each stage will be adapted slightly depending on the pool that it is delivered in and will feature added outcomes set by the Trilogy Leisure Swim School Coordinator.

map markerStage 1

In Stage1 of the ASA Learn to Swim Framework your child will develop basic movement skills, water confidence and safety awareness. Children will be able to use aids e.g. arm bands and floats to help complete stage 1

Outcomes

By the end of stage 1 your child will have completed 13 outcomes.

Please remember once your child has completed their stage 1 class you will be able to purchase a badge and certificate to reward them.

  1. Enter the water safely
  2. Move forwards for a distance of 5 metres
  3. Move backwards for a distance of 5 metres
  4. Move sideways for distance of 5 metres
  5. Scoop the water and wash face
  6. Be at ease with water showered from overhead
  7. Move into a stretched floating position using aids,equipment or support
  8. Regain an upright position from on the back with support
  9. Regain an upright position from on the front with support
  10. Push and glide in a horizontal position to or from a wall
  11. Take part in a teacher-led partner orientated game
  12. Demonstrate an understanding of pool rules
  13. Exit the water safely
map markerStage 2

During Stage 2 your child will develop safe entries to the water and will continue to practice floating, travel and rotation in the water. Remember swimmers can still use aids e.g. arm bands and floats to help complete this stage.

Outcomes

By the end of stage 2 your child will have completed 10 outcomes.

Please remember once your child has completed their stage 2 class you will be able to purchase a badge and certificate to reward them

1. Jump in from poolside safely

2. Blow bubbles a minimum of three times rhythmically with nose and mouth submerged
3. Regain upright position from the back without support
4. Regain an upright position from the front without support
5. Push from wall and glide on the back
6. Push from wall and glide on the front
7. Travel on the back for 5 metres, aids or equipment may be used
8. Travel on the front for 5 metres, aids or equipment may be used
9. Perform a rotation from the front to the back to gain an upright position
10. Perform a rotation from the back to the front to gain an upright position
map markerStage 3

During Stage 3, your child will work towards being able to swim 10m on their front and back and will be able to swim underwater to collect objects from the bottom of the pool. Rotation skills and water safety knowledge will also be developed.

Outcomes

By the end of stage 3 your child will have completed 9 outcomes.

Please remember once your child has completed their stage 3 class you will be able to purchase a badge and certificate to reward them

1. Jump in from poolside and submerge (min depth 0.9m)
2. Sink, push away from wall on side and maintain a streamlined position
3. Push and glide on the front with arms extended and log roll onto the back
4. Push and glide on the back with arms extended and log roll onto the front
5. Travel on the front, tuck to rotate around the horizontal axis to return on the back.
6. Fully submerge to pick up an object
7. Answer correctly three questions on the Water Safety Code
8. Travel 10 metres on the back
9. Travel 10 metres on the front
map markerStage 4

In Stage 4 of the ASA Learn to Swim Framework, your child will focus on refining kicking techniques for all four strokes and develop a better understanding of buoyancy.

Outcomes

By the end of stage 4 your child will have completed 13 outcomes.

Please remember once your child has completed their stage 4 class you will be able to purchase a badge and certificate to reward them

1. Demonstrate an understanding of buoyancy

2. Perform a tuck float for 5 seconds

3. Perform a sequence of changing shapes (minimum of three) whilst floating at the surface 

4. Push and glide from the wall to the pool floor
5. Kick 10 metres backstroke (one item of equipment optional)

6. Kick 10 metres front crawl (one item of equipment optional)

7. Kick 10 metres butterfly on the front or on the back

8. Kick 10 metres breaststroke on the back (equipment optional)

9. Kick 10 metres breaststroke on the front (equipment optional)

10. Perform on the back a head first sculling action for 5 metres in a horizontal position

11. Travel on back and roll in one continuous movement onto front

12. Travel on front and roll in one continuous movement onto back

13. Swim 10 metres, choice of stroke is optional

map markerStage 5

In Stage 5 of the ASA Learn to Swim Framework, your child will focus on swimming all four strokes to the ASA expected standards. Swimmers will also develop skills in sculling, treading water and complete rotation.

Outcomes

By the end of stage 5 your child will have completed 12 outcomes.

Please remember once your child has completed their stage 5 class you will be able to purchase a badge and certificate to reward them

1. Perform a horizontal stationary scull on the back
2. Perform a feet first sculling action for 5 metres whilst horizontal on the back
3. Perform a sculling sequence with a partner for 30-45 seconds to include a rotation
4. Tread water for 30 seconds
5. Perform three different shaped jumps into deep water
6. Swim 10 metres backstroke (refer to the ASA expected stroke standards sheet)
7. Swim 10 metres front crawl face in the water (refer to the ASA expected stroke standards sheet)
8. Swim 10 metres breaststroke (refer to the ASA expected stroke standards sheet)
9. Swim 10 metres butterfly (refer to the ASA expected stroke standards sheet)
10. Perform a handstand and hold for a minimum of three seconds
11. Perform a forward somersault, tucked, in the water
12. Demonstrate an action for getting help
map markerStage 6

During Stage 6 of the ASA Learn to Swim Framework, your child will focus on developing effective swimming skills including co-ordinated breathing, water safety and an understanding of how to prepare for exercise.

Outcomes

By the end of stage 6 your child will have completed 11 outcomes.

Please remember once your child has completed their stage 6 class you will be able to purchase a badge and certificate to reward them

1. Demonstrate an understanding of preparation for exercise

2. Sink, push off on side from the wall, glide, kick and rotate into backstroke

3. Sink, push off on side from the wall, glide, kick and rotate into front crawl

4. Swim 10 metres wearing clothes

5. Swim front crawl to include at least six rhythmical breaths (refer to the ASA expected stroke standards sheet)

6. Swim breaststroke to include at least six rhythmical breaths (refer to the ASA expected stroke standards sheet)

7. Swim butterfly to include at least three rhythmical breaths (refer to the ASA expected stroke standards sheet)

8. Swim 25 metres, choice of stroke • is optional (refer to the ASA expected stroke standards sheet)

9. Perform a ‘shout and signal’ rescue

10. Perform a surface dive**

11. Exit the water without using steps

map markerStage 7

During Stage 7 of the ASA Learn to Swim Framework, your swimmers will develop quality stroke technique whilst swimming up to 100m.

Outcomes

By the end of stage 7 your child will have completed 10 outcomes.

Please remember once your child has completed their stage 7 class you will be able to purchase a badge and certificate to reward them

1. Swim 25 metres backstroke (refer to the ASA expected stroke standards sheet)

2. Swim 25 metres front crawl (refer to the ASA expected stroke standards sheet)
3. Swim 25 metres breaststroke (refer to the ASA expected stroke standards sheet)
4. Swim 25 metres butterfly (refer to the ASA expected stroke standards sheet)
5. Perform a movement sequence of 1 minute duration, in a group of three or more, incorporating a number of
the following skills:
  • Sculling: head first, feet first
  • Rotation: forward/backward somersault, log roll
  • Floating: star on the front/on the back, tuck float, create own
  • Eggbeater: moving, lifting one or both arms out of the water link skills with strokes and sculls
6. Perform a sitting dive
7. Swim 50 metres continuously using one stroke
8. Swim 100 metres, using a minimum of three different strokes
9. Tread water using eggbeater action for 30 seconds

10. Complete an obstacle course (using minimum of four objects) with feet off the pool floor throughout

map markerStages 8-9-10 Fun Classes

Coming soon Fun Classes covering different aspects of swimming including, water polo, snorkelling, diving, rescue skills and more. 

 

map markerStages 8-9-10 Aqua Club

Once a swimmer has reached Level 7 of the ASA Learn to Swim Framework it is recommended that they are then encouraged to take part in different aquatic disciplines our Aqua Club focuses on competitive swimming

Stage 8 outcomes

By the end of Stage 8 (Competitive Swimming) of the ASA Learn to Swim Framework your pupils should have reached 10 outcomes relating to turns:

1. Complete a set lasting 400m (e.g.16 x 25m) on a specific turn around time set by the coach (e.g. 1min for each 25m)
2. Swim 400m continuously using one stroke 
3. Kick 25m backstroke with/without using a board
4. Kick 25m breaststroke with/without using a board
5. Kick 25m butterfly without using a board
6. Kick 25m front crawl with/without using a board
7. Perform a backstroke turn from 10m in to 15m out
8. Perform a breaststroke turn from 10m in to 15m out
9. Perform a butterfly turn from 10m in to 15m out
10. Perform a front crawl turn from 10m in to 15m out

Awards

Don't forget a child who can complete all of these outcomes is eligible for an ASA Rainbow Distance Award for 400m, the ASA Swimming Stroke Awards and the ASA Swimming Challenge Award – Silver Challenge.

Stage 9 outcomes

By the end of Stage 9 (Competitive Swimming) of the ASA Learn to Swim Framework your pupils should have reached 8 outcomes relating to starts:

1. Complete a set lasting 800m (either 16 x 50m; 8 x 100m; 4 x 200m) on a specific turn around time set by the coach e.g. 1.30min for 50m; 2.45min for 100m; 6.00min for 200m
2. Swim 800m continuously using one stroke
3. Swim a continuous 100m Individual Medley using legal turns
4. Perform a 15m underwater kick on front in a streamlined position
5. Perform a backstroke start then butterfly kick in a streamlined position underwater until 10m from the start point (wall), transfer into stroke and complete the remainder of the 25m
6. Perform a front crawl start, underwater kick in a streamlined position until a minimum of 10m from the start point (wall) is completed, transfer into stroke and complete the remainder of the 25m
7. Perform a butterfly start, kick in a streamlined position until a minimum of 10m from the start point (wall) is completed, transfer into stroke and complete the remainder of the 25m
8. Perform a breaststroke start, perform a 1½ pull under water, transfer into stroke and complete the remainder of the 25m

Awards that complement Stage 9 (competitive swimming) include the ASA Rainbow Distance Award for 800m, the ASA Swimming Stroke Awards and the ASA Swimming Challenge Award – Gold Challenge.

Stage 10 outcomes

By the end of Stage 10 (Competitive Swimming) of the ASA Learn to Swim Framework your pupils should have reached 7 outcomes relating to relay takeovers:

1. Complete a set lasting 1600m (either 16 x 100m; 8 x 200m; 4 x  400m) on a specific timed turn around set by the coach (e.g. 2.30min for 100m; 5.30min for 200m; 12min for 400m)
2. Swim 1500m continuously using one stroke
3. Perform a continuous 100m Individual Medley kick without using a kick board
4. Swim a continuous 200m Individual Medley using legal turns
5. Perform a 15m under water butterfly kick on back or front in a streamlined position
6. Perform a front crawl relay take over: - as an incoming swimmer
7. Perform a front crawl relay take over: - as an outgoing swimmer
map markerAdult Learn to Swim

We also have an Adult Learn to Swim programme that runs at Mounts Baths on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and Lings Forum on Sundays. 

Lessons are just £21 per month with an Adult Swimming Lesson Membership.

For the latest information on lesson times and availability please call us on 01604 838333.

map markerRookie Lifeguard

The Rookie Lifeguard Awards are for your children if they are budding lifeguards.

Developed by the Royal Lifesaving Society UK in conjunction with the ASA, the Rookie Lifeguard Awards offer parents the comfort of knowing their children are aware of the dangers of swimming in open water.

The Bronze, Silver and Gold stage awards ensure children have a solid safety education, and have learned rescue and resuscitation techniques.

Each stage of the Rookie Lifeguard Awards is sub-divided into three levels and each stage runs roughly for eight to 10 weeks.

Your children can enter a course at any point during the stage and progress at his or her own speed.

The Rookie Lifeguard Awards programme also comes with the Water Safety Award, the Life Support Award and the Achievement Awards.

There are also other bolt-on awards that can be achieved, such as Snorkelling, Paddle Board and Beach Awards.

Objectives of Rookie Lifeguard Awards

Rookie Lifeguard Awards – Bronze

On completing Bronze Stages 1, 2 and 3 children should be able to:

  1. Enter shallow water safely and confidently
  2. Tread water for 1 minute, using arms to occasionally signal for help
  3. Swim continuously in clothing for 50m (long sleeved top, trousers or skirt)
  4. Swim Lifesaving Backstroke over a distance of 50m
  5. Scull head and feet first on their back over a distance of 15m
  6. Hold the ‘HELP’ position for 2 minutes 30 seconds
  7. Demonstrate a non swimmer, weak swimmer and an unconscious casualty
  8. Demonstrate a ‘Shout and Signal’ rescue to a casualty 5m away
  9. Enter shallow water and wade to a casualty 5m away
  10. Throw a buoyant aid to a casualty 5m away and instruct them back to the side
  11. Demonstrate a reach rescue to a casualty 2m away
  12. Throw a non buoyant aid (rope) to a casualty 8m away
  13. Enter deep water safely and confidently
  14. Perform a feet first surface dive and swim underwater 5m before surfacing
  15. Climb out in deep water without using the steps

Rookie Lifeguard Awards – Silver

On completing Silver Stages 1, 2 and 3 children should be able to:

  1. Swim continuously in clothing (long sleeved top, Trousers, or a skirt) for 200m on your front and back (100m on your front and 100m on your back), in less than 10 minutes.
  2. Demonstrate a reaching rescue to a casualty 2m away, instruct them what to do
  3. Throw a buoyant aid to a casualty 8m away. Instruct them what to do
  4. Enter shallow water and wade to a casualty 10m away. Using a throwing aid, instruct the casualty what to do.
  5. Enter shallow water and wade to a casualty 10m away. Using a rigid aid instruct the casualty what to do.
  6. Place casualty in the support position
  7. Tread water for 3 minutes, shouting and signalling for help every 30 seconds or so
  8. Swim 100m during which perform 2 feet first and head first surface dives, recover an object in 1m of water before surfacing
  9. In shallow water turn a face down ‘unconscious casualty’ face up and walk to the poolside whilst shouting for help.
  10. Coil and throw a rope to a casualty 10m away and pull to the side in less than 45 seconds
  11. Enter deep water using a straddle jump
  12. Demonstrate a fall-in entry into clear deep water
  13. Swim 20m continuously with your head out of the water on your front

Rookie Lifeguard Awards – Gold

On completing Gold Stages 1, 2 and 3 children should be able to:

  1. Coil and throw a rope to a casualty 12 metres away and pull to the side, in less than 30 seconds
  2. Swim 400m continuously in clothing (long sleeved top and trousers) using three different strokes. Each stroke must be performed continuously for 100m (Lifesaving Backstroke, Sidestroke, Breaststroke or Front Crawl) in less than 15 minutes
  3. Tread water for two minutes before removing clothing then swim 50m to a point of support in deep water. Climb out of deep water unaided
  4. Demonstrate any two from the following in clear deep water; fall-in, compact jump or shallow dive
  5. Swim 10 metres then demonstrate a Reverse
  6. Swim 10 metres then demonstrate a Standoff
  7. Swim 20 metres to an unconscious casualty. Surface dive and recover an object from 1m depth of water. At the surface swap the object for and unconscious casualty. Turn the casualty over then perform a swim and tow for 20m using sidestroke. This is a timed swim and must be completed in less than 2 minutes 30 seconds. Shout for help
  8. Demonstrate supported rescue breathing whilst waiting for help
  9. Demonstrate the support position
  10. Using initiative, assist 2 casualties in difficulty up to 15 metres away in shallow water. Demonstrate non-contact rescues of both casualties instruct casualties what to do and assist to land. Treat for shock
  11. Using appropriate hand signals from land direct another swimmer to a point where an unconscious casualty has disappeared from sight in deep water
  12. Using any recognised competitive stroke, swim 400m continuously, in less than 12 minutes
  13. Complete the Rookie Life Support Award
map markerHoliday Crash Courses

We also offer an array of holiday courses designed to further your child's swimming/confidence abilities. From beginners, improvers, learn to dive, aqua-fun and many others.

pdfDownload the latest holiday brochure for our crash course timetable

Booking is available 8 days in advance for our Junior Active members and our leisure card holders and 5 days in advance for non members. 

map markerPrices

Lessons cost just £21 per month for a Junior Active membership which also includes:

  • FREE SWIMMING in all general sessions
  • FREE Wet'n'Wild and Disco Splash
  • FREE CINEMA
  • FREE OFF PEAK RACKET SPORTS
  • FREE GYM and CLASSES for 14+
  • FREE HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES
  • FREE AFTER SCHOOL BUZZ CLUBZZ
  • FREE ROLLER SKATING
  • FREE CLIMBING
  • FREE UNDER 5s ACTIVITIES

LinkClick here to find out more about becoming a Junior Active member

We also offer a non direct debit payment option for our swimming lessons payable in 16 week blocks - Phone centre for details

map markerUseful Information
  • We accept card or cheque payments for non-direct debit payers.
  • If payment is not received during each of the two week windows detailed above your child will be removed from the course register.
  • Lessons do not run on Bank Holidays and refunds are not given.
  • Trilogy Swim School will always endeavour to maintain a full programme of lessons, however in the unfortunate scenario where a class is cancelled; a refund will not be given.
  • Lessons run for 48 weeks of the year including school holidays
  • You can enrol your child on a course at any time as our lessons are continuous. Our instructors will offer continuous assessments and your child will be moved through the different stages as and when they are deemed ready by the instructor.
  • Swimming caps are issued free of charge when your child is first enrolled. We require these to be worn by all Trilogy Swim School students from preschool through to Aqua Club. They ensure our high hygiene standards are maintained and that your child is always visible to the instructor in the water.
  • Badges and certificates can be purchased from reception for each milestone your child achieves.
  • Trilogy Swim School follows the nationally accredited ASA Teaching Plan.
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