Welcome to St Joseph’s College Swim School.

Swimming lessons for age 4+ following the Swim England Learn to Swim programme.

NEW Summer Swim Crash Courses for age 4 – 16.

New for Adults –  Swimming Lessons for Beginners and Improvers

 

If you have any questions or queries, then please drop us an email at swimschool@sjcr.org.uk.

FREE Taster Sessions

We are delighted to be able to offer FREE taster swim sessions so you can try for yourself before fully committing.

The next available taster session dates will be taking place from 8 January to 13 January and they can be booked via the links below.

There is no obligation to sign up for lessons, we just want you to come and see for yourself how good they are!

Information on our Swim School

Why Choose our swimming lessons?

Price and Schedule Information

Prices:
Our sessions are booked termly costing £10 per session.

Block booking can be paid termly or broken down to monthly payments for flexibility for parents.

Dates and Times 

Weekday – 4pm to 7pm 

Weekend – 9am to 12pm 

Autumn: 11 sessions from: 

Monday 12th September – Saturday 15th October 

Monday 31st October – Saturday 6th December 

Spring: 10 sessions from:  

Monday 9th January – Saturday 11th February  

Monday 27th February – Saturday 1st April  

Summer: 9 sessions from: 

Monday 24th April – Saturday 27th May 

Monday 5th June – Saturday 1st July 

Our Sessions

Our Swim Sessions are 30 minutes long and are suitable for children aged 4 and above.

The sessions are all in small groups with the maximum number of pupils per session set at 6. 

 

We operate during term time only.

Sessions are delivered by our swimming teachers to develop your child’s confidence, competency and safety in the water.The sessions are fun and engaging and will focus on essential aquatic skills and developing all four strokes when ready.  

Dates and Times 

Weekday – 4pm to 7pm 

Weekend – 9am to 12pm 

Autumn: 11 sessions from: 

Monday 12th September – Saturday 15th October 

Monday 31st October – Saturday 6th December 

Spring: 10 sessions from:  

Monday 9th January – Saturday 11th February  

Monday 27th February – Saturday 1st April  

Summer: 9 sessions from: 

Monday 24th April – Saturday 27th May 

Monday 5th June – Saturday 1st July 

Our Staff

All our staff are experienced swimming teachers and instructors who have a passion for teaching fun, engaging sessions to children. We believe in tailoring our swimming sessions to the individual needs of each child even though it’s in a group environment 

Our swim teachers all hold a minimum Level 2 ASA or SEQ teaching qualification, they may also be assisted by a Level 1 ASA/SEQ/Swim England Level 1 Teaching qualified team member. All our staff have the relevant insurances required, DBS checked and also all hold a National Rescue award for swimming teachers and coaches. 

FAQS

What swimming lessons does St Joseph’s Swim School offer?

We offer swimming lessons for children aged 4 and above. We follow the Swim England Learn to Swim Programme and are an accredited Swim England Swim School.

What lessons does St Joseph’s Swim School offer?

We offer the Learn to Swim Programme starting from Stage 1 to 7.

What is the Learn to Swim Programme?

The Learn to Swim programme is nationally recognised and developed by Swim England. Starting from Stage 1 to 7, it ensures all children are being taught the correct syllabus that will increase water confidence and swimming ability.

What age can children start swimming at St Joseph’s Swimming School

From 4 years old.

Can I sit by the pool and watch?

Unfortunately, you will not be able to sit and watch by pool sit. You will be asked to wait in our waiting room for your child’s lesson to finish.

Do I need to accompany my child in the pool?

No, the child will enter the pool and participate in the lesson by themselves.

What does my child need to bring to their Swimming Lesson?

A swimming hat, costume and towel. We will provide all other swimming equipment such as floats, toys and other swimming aids.

How can I pay?

You can pay via debit or credit card via our booking system( this will be live shortly)

How do I contact St Joseph’s Swim School?

Please email us on swimschool@sjcr.org.uk

What Swim Stage is my Child?

Learn to Swim Stage 1

Learn to Swim Stage 1 is the first step of the core Swim England Learn to Swim Stage 1-7 Awards.

Learners will develop basic safety awareness, learn basic movement skills and water confidence skills.

They will also be introduced to a structured class setting. Swimmers may use flotation equipment, such as armbands and floats, throughout this stage.

Learn to Swim Stage 2

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.

Learn to Swim Stage 2 is the second step of the core Swim England Learn to Swim Stage 1-7 Awards.

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.

Learn to Swim Stage 3

During Swim England Learn to Swim Stage 3, swimmers will develop their kicks, on both their front and their back.

Learn to Swim Stage 3 is part of the core Swim England Learn to Swim Stage 1-7 Awards.

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.

Learn to Swim Stage 4

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.

Learn to Swim Stage 4 is part of the core Swim England Learn to Swim Stage 1-7 Awards.

They will develop an understanding of buoyancy through a range of skills and should swim 10 metres to the Swim England Expected Standards.

Learn to Swim Stage 5

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.

Learn to Swim Stage 5 is part of the core Swim England Learn to Swim Stage 1-7 Awards.

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.

Learn to Swim Stage 6

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.

Learn to Swim Stage 6 is the penultimate stage of the core Swim England Learn to Swim Stage 1-7 Awards.

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.

Learn to Swim Stage 7

Swim England Learn to Swim Stage 7 focuses on fully developing all four swimming strokes, as well as building stamina and improving diving skills.

General Information

Our Swim Sessions include 30 minutes lesson for children aged 4 and above. Sessions are all in small groups catering for all ability levels. Maximum class size is 6 pupils per class. We follow Swim England Learn to Swim Programme.

Our sessions take place term time only and are delivered by our SEQ/ASA Level 2 swimming teachers to develop your child’s confidence, competency and safety in the water. The children learn through fun engaging sessions focused on essential aquatic skills and developing all four strokes when ready. 

Age 4+

SEQ/ASA Level 2 Swimming Teachers

Fully Qualified & DBS Checked Teaching Team

Swim England Learn to Swim programme

High Quality Fun and Engaging Lessons 

Small & Friendly Classes – max 6 pupils per class

After school and Saturday mornings

Term time only

Dedicated private teaching pool

Continuous Assessment 

FREE and secure onsite parking

Competitively priced

Swim England Programme

The Swim England Learn to Swim Programme is the leading national teaching syllabus for delivering safe, inclusive and effective swimming lessons for all ages.

The structured and progressive content is based on a games-led approach to ensure children enjoy learning.  And with a bright new range of badges and certificates, the Programme provides motivation and support for children at every level – from their first splash to gaining their enhanced aquatic skills

Facilities

Our Swim sessions take place in a warm, safe environment in our dedicated teaching pool.  Please note, there is no viewing facility, so it is not possible to observe lessons; we have a waiting room for those accompanying the children.

Changing facilities are available with hot showers and toilets for all swimmers.

Free, safe, secure parking is available on site.

Contact us

If you have any questions or queries, then please drop us an email at swimschool@sjcr.org.uk

Terms and Conditions

SWIM SCHOOL TERMS AND CONDITIONS

 

We hope your child enjoys their time at Swim School. Our email address is swimschool@sjcr.org.uk.

 

By accepting our terms and conditions you are agreeing to the following:

 

  • I hereby consent to the giving of such urgent medical or surgical treatment to my child as may prove necessary during the activities.
  • In consideration of the person in charge of the activities agreeing to the inclusion of my child as a member of the activities, I hereby undertake to indemnify him or her and any other member of the activities against any costs or expenses reasonably incurred by them on behalf of my child during the activities, providing that such indemnity shall not extend to claims, damages or costs or expenses against the risk of which the person in charge of the activities shall be indemnified under any policy of insurance.
  • In the event of any illness or medical treatment occurring after the booking of the lessons and prior to the activity, I undertake to inform the Staff.
  • I understand any medical and learning difficulties must be disclosed before your child’s first lesson (both diagnosed and under investigation). It is important that the staff know if your child suffers even mildly from any medical condition or is taking medication, so that extra care can be arranged, if necessary.
  • If my child suffers from sickness or diarrhoea I will exclude them from the Swim School until at least 48 hours after symptoms have passed. As per our booking condition 7, we operate one (1) makeup session a term, otherwise sessions missed will still be charged at full price.
  • I understand that should the Staff decide that my child’s poor behaviour means that he/she should be excluded from the activity it is my responsibility to make arrangements for my child’s immediate return home and that all costs are at my expense. No refund of swimming lessons will be made.
  • I understand that if my child is under 8, I must wait in the waiting rooms for the duration of my child’s lesson. If your child is over 8, you need to provide the on-site swimming staff with the contact number of the person picking the child up.
  • I understand that if someone unknown to Swim School staff collects my child at the end of a session, they will need to provide a password previously agreed with staff before the child is released from the care of Swim School staff.
  • I agree that my child knows when they need to use the toilet, how to use the toilet independently, and can effectively clean themselves after using the toilet.
  • I understand that the swim school operates a no mobile device policy, including no photography.

 

Insurance:

 

Children who attend St Joseph’s Swim School will be covered by St Joseph’s College insurance as standard.

 

Emergency contact details:

 

It is imperative that a family member or carer can be contacted in case of an emergency, so it is vital that you provide home, work, and mobile contact numbers. We need contact details for a minimum of two people.

 

Booking conditions:

 

  1. No Liability is assumed by St Joseph’s College for personal injury or death of any participant or any damage or loss resulting unless caused by proven negligence of St Joseph’s or its agents or

 

  1. St Joseph’s College does not accept responsibility for the loss or damage to property of any kind during Swim School. No representative or employee is authorised to commit St Joseph’s College to any liability at all and it will not be bound by any statement unless written and signed by a duly authorised member of staff.

 

  1. Right to Exclude: St Joseph’s College reserves the right to exclude or refuse any participant before or during a lesson if it is considered that person is willfully and repeatedly disobedient or disruptive or shows lack of respect to other children within his/her own peer group. Any fees returned shall be at the discretion of St Joseph’s College.
  2. Payment is evidence that these Terms & Conditions have been

 

  1. Full payment is required at the time of booking to secure a place.

 

  1. Lost Property: Please ensure that all articles of clothing and bags are clearly Lost property will be held for a term. After that period, any remaining articles will be given to a local charity.

 

  1. No refunds will be made for cancellations less than 1 month in Cancellations before this date will be refunded in full. We operate one (1) make up session a term, otherwise sessions missed will still be charged at full price.
  2. All bookings must be made via our website and bookings cannot be made by email. Your booking and payment secures your child’s place in a specific class whether you attend or not.

 

  1. In the unusual event of a pool closure, we will credit your account for next term’s swimming lessons. However, if a parent is not returning the following term and is unable to use their credit, a full refund of the lesson missed (due to the pool closure) will be given.

 

  1. You may request that we freeze your access to lessons if the member is temporarily unable to continue participating for one of the reasons below:

 

Injury/Long Term Medical condition – proof required.

Ramadan

 

The pupils will be removed from the lesson register until they are ready to return, and we will do our best to offer you a similar day and time, however this is not guaranteed. In the unfortunate event this is not possible we will refund the lessons missed.

Why choose St Joseph's Swim School?

St Joseph’s College Pool