Fundamentals

Beginners 7+

It’s never too late to learn to swim. At WNPS we reccognised a long time ago that kids age 7+, generally, do not want to learn in lessons alongside 4-6 year olds. Just like in school – they want to have fun and learn to swim with kids their own age, at a pace conducive with their intellectual age. Our teachers reccognise this too, which is why the lessons are fun and age appropriate whilst still considering possible confidence concerns the kids may have.

*Please note that your child needs to be 1.25m tall to attend Tuesday or Friday classes

Times

Tuesdays 19:10 till 20:00
Fridays 16:00 till 16:40
Sundays 09:30 till 10:00
Mondays 17:10 till 18:00

Wave 7

Aims
1 Learn how to do a plunge dive
2 Improve floating, sculling, treading water and rotation skills
3 Swim longer distances in all four strokes and swim an Individual Medley
4 Swim as part of a team in a relay race

Times

Mondays 17:10 till 18:00
Tuesdays 18:00 till 19:00
Fridays 18:10 till 19:00

Wave 6

Aims
1 Learn how to warm-up properly for exercise and why
2 Learn how to do a backward somersault, head first surface dive and sitting dive
3 Improve personal survival techniques, including swimming with clothes on
4 Swim longer distances in all four strokes, concentrating on technique

Times

Mondays 16:30 till 17:10
Wednesdays 17:20 till 18:00
Fridays 16:00 till 16:40
Fridays 18:10 till 19:00

Wave 5

Aims
1 Learn different shaped jumps
2 Learn how to do a forward somersault and a handstand in the water
3 Improve sculling and personal survival techniques
4 Swim longer distances in all four strokes, including
a length (25 metres) of your favourite stroke

Times

Mondays 15:50 till 16:30
Tuesdays 16:25 till 16:55
Wednesdays 16:35 till 17:15
Wednesdays 17:20 till 18:00
Thursdays 16:25 till 16:55
Fridays 16:00 till 16:40
Fridays 17:30 till 18:10

Wave 4

Aims
1 Learn how to do dolphin kicks underwater
2 Learn the HELP position
3 Improve floating and treading water techniques
4 Improve the technique of all four strokes

Times

Tuesdays 15:50 till 16:20
Tuesdays 17:00 till 17:30
Wednesdays 15:50 till 16:30
Wednesdays 16:35 till 17:15
Thursdays 15:50 till 16:20
Fridays 16:00 till 16:40
Fridays 16:45 till 17:25
Fridays 17:30 till 18:10

Wave 3

Aims
1 Collect an object from the pool floor
2 Improve sculling and floating
3 Learn how to tread water
4 Learn the Safe Code
5 Swim short distances of all four strokes: front crawl,
backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly, without aids

*Wednesday & Friday classes will take place in the 23m Split @ 1.25m depth – These are called Wave 3 Deep Water & children will progress to these at the Teachers recommendation

Times

Tuesdays 16:00 till 16:30
Tuesdays 16:40 till 17:10
Tuesdays 17:20 till 17:50
Wednesdays 15:50 till 16:30
Thursdays 16:00 till 16:30
Thursdays 16:40 till 17:10
Thursdays 17:20 till 17:50
Fridays 16:00 till 16:40
Fridays 16:45 till 17:25
Fridays 17:30 till 18:10

Wave 2

Aims
1 Be able to jump into the pool
2 Improve sculling, floating and breathing techniques
3 Glide in the streamlined position
4 Swim short distances of front crawl, backstroke and either breaststroke or
butterfly, without aids

Times

Tuesdays 16:00 till 16:30
Tuesdays 16:40 till 17:10
Tuesdays 17:20 till 17:50
Thursdays 16:00 till 16:30
Thursdays 16:40 till 17:10
Thursdays 17:20 till 17:50

Wave 1

Aims
1 Develop confidence in the water
2 Be safe while in the water, and when getting in and out of the pool
3 Learn basic floating, sculling and breathing techniques
4 Start to learn front crawl, backstroke and either
breaststroke or butterfly, with aids if needed

Times

Tuesdays 16:00 till 16:30
Tuesdays 16:40 till 17:10
Tuesdays 17:20 till 17:50
Thursdays 16:00 till 16:30
Thursdays 16:40 till 17:10
Thursdays 17:20 till 17:50