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 & Rookie Lifeguard. 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|
Details for the next term of swimming lessons will be announced shortly.
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. The NPLQ covers all elements of Pool Rescue Techniques, Lifeguarding Theory, First Aid and CPR. The course is physically demanding and will include swimming to set times, lifting casualties and diving to the deepest part of the swimming pool. Training and assessment for the NPLQ is in three sections and all must be successfully passed to attain the qualification.
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 and tread water for 30 seconds.
Our NPLQ life-guarding course is limited to a maximum of 12 places;
NPLQ Lifeguard Course running: TBC
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
Built into the programme are lessons in valuable survival, rescue and sports skills…all delivered in an exciting way that will get children involved and motivated. The course can run parallel to your child’s current swimming lessons and will enhance the skills they learn in the pool.
For many of our Rookie Lifeguards, our programme offers the first opportunity to explore water safety, gradually gaining independence and confidence while learning vital life skills. Our programme will inspire and embolden your child, helping them keep themselves, their friends and their family safe in the water through a range of fun activities that lead towards a series of awards.
Rookie Lifeguard is aimed at children – though the skills learned through the course of the programme are just as valuable to people of all ages. The scheme begins with Stage 1 of the Bronze Award and progresses to Stage 3 of the Gold Award, starting off at an ability level suitable for brand-new swimmers and progressing to the level where our Rookie Lifeguards perform impressive lifesaving tows.
Rookie Lifeguard is part of the Swim England Learn to Swim Programme, although it can also be run as a stand-alone course by junior lifesaving clubs, leisure centres, swimming schools and as part of school swimming lessons. The Rookie Lifeguard programme fulfils all of the Key Stage 2 water safety elements of the National Curriculum and is taught by RLSS UK approved instructors.