LEARN THE BASICS OR BOOST YOUR SKILLS
It’s important that you can feel confident your little one can enjoy the water safely, so why not get in touch to ask about our swimming lessons?
They are suitable for children aged between four and 14, and are run on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Our swimming lessons are run by fully qualified instructors and cover Beginners, Improvers 1, Improvers 2, Advanced & Advanced +. From the non swimmer to the club swimmer, we have the class for your children.
Not only a fun safe environment to learn swimming but also following the ASA National Plan for teaching. Your child will gain safety awareness, quality technique and a level of all-round proficiency. All instructors are ASA level 2 qualified.
Children progressing though the ASA levels will also obtain merit badges and certificates showing their achievements as well as end of term reports so that you as parents can also gain an understanding of how your child is doing.
For enquiries regarding our swimming lessons please contact Lorraine Curtis by e-mail: LXC@wellingtonfitness.co.uk or phone 01344 444 244.
HOW DO I GET MY CHILD ON A SWIM COURSE?
The dates from which you are able to enrol on one our Swim Schools depend on which priority category you fall in to:
Priority 1: for existing course members who will remain on the same course, date and time
Priority 2: for existing course members who are moving to a different level on a different day
Priority 3: for those enrolling onto the Swim School for the first time
TERM DATES FOR SEPTEMBER – NOVEMBER 2019
|Day & TIME||Dates||Level|
16.15 – 18.15
|4th September – 27th November 2019||Beg, Imp 1, Imp 2*|
18.15 – 19.15
|4th September – 27th November 2019||Advanced|
17.15 – 18.15
|5th September – 28th November 2019||Advanced, Advanced +|
08.00 – 10.30
|7th September – 30th November 2019||Beg, Imp 1, Imp 2|
16.30 – 17.30
|8th September – 1st December 2019||Beg, Imp 1|
* There will be no lessons during Half Term (Mon 28th October – Sun 3rd November inclusive)
If you would like to know more about the swimming levels please visit the ASA Website.
NATIONAL POOL LIFEGUARD QUALIFICATION (NPLQ)
As well as our popular Swim School sessions, which run throughout the year, the Health & Fitness Club also runs NPLQ courses.
NPLQ is the industry’s recognised qualification in the UK for anyone looking to become a Lifeguard, and can be a stepping stone into the leisure industry for both full time and part time employment.
The NPLQ is a course for anyone aged 16 and over. In order to be eligible for the course, entrants must be able to:
Jump or dive into deep water
Swim 50 metres in 1 minute or less
Swim 100 metres continuously on your front and then on your back
Tread water for 30 seconds
Our NPLQ life-guarding course is limited to a maximum of 12 places;
NPLQ Lifeguard Course running:
For further info contact Gaby on GMMC@wellingtonfitness.co.uk or phone 01344 444 244 to register your interest in the next course.
Cost: £230 for members OR £245 for non members
ROOKIE LIFEGUARD AWARDS
The Rookie Lifeguard Awards are for your children if they are budding lifeguards.
Developed by the Royal Life Saving Society UK in conjunction with the Swim England, the Rookie Lifeguard Awards offer parents the comfort of knowing their children are aware of how to avoid dangers and enjoy the water safely.
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 includes a Water Safety Award, a Life Support Award and Achievement Awards.