Babies & Toddlers Swimming Lessons
Babies can start swimming with us from birth as per NHS guidelines although we recommend after 6 weeks as a good starting point. Our babies will follow the STA Starfish Series wth support from a parent in the water. Around the age of three, they will then continue onto the STA STAnley Series, where the children are encouraged to swim without a parent in the water. Our teachers are also qualified in Aqua Sensory and this will form part of our lessons ensuring that we meet the needs of the 'whole' child.
Children's Swimming Lessons
Lessons for children are taught using the STA Awards Scheme. This is an all-inclusive programme which takes the non-swimmer from his or her first splash to developing confidence and competence in the water. The scheme emphasis is on learning through fun, developing their fundamental multi-aquatic skills. Teachers will teacher non-swimmers and early beginners in the water and class ratios are low with no more than eight in a class with an assistant who will also be in the water.
Adult's Swimming Lessons
Lessons for the most nervous adult to the more advanced. Small class ratios are ideal allowing more individual attention. An advantage with our adult lessons, is that there is no public swimming around you or watching you learn.*
* please note there may be other lessons at the same time being held. These will be child lessons and parents will be present on poolside as spectators.
Private Swimming Lessons
For whatever reason, we can offer private lessons to suit the individuals needs, whether this be for a nervous adult, someone needing extra support or working towards a competition or needing more technical guidance etc. Private lessons can be on a 1:1 , 1:2 or 1:3 ratio and are only offered at our West Buckland pool during term time and crash courses.
Many of our teachers have undergone the additional STA People with Disabilities course, to allow us to offer swimming lessons to all learners. Some of our teachers have advanced their knowledge with regards to communication, as they have also undergone a Makaton workshop. Our swimschool is proud to be able to allow all inclusive lessons whether that is at our West Buckland pool, Hospital pool or during School swimming lessons Thos that require additional support, can receive this via private lessons or within group lessons, as our assistants offer that extra help.
Every year, we aim to run Crash Courses at our West Buckalnd pool during the Easter and Summer holidays. These lessons are an hour in length, instead of the traditional half an hour lessons and are run over 3 consecutive days. These courses are good for swimmers who are moving up a level and require that additional support during the term break, preparing them for their move or allows those who require that extra support with regards to confidence or strength. Alternatively, new swimmers can join these courses, allowing them to experience our swimschool before enrolling into lessons.
Mermaid Swim Sessions
Our swimschool owners are the Managing Director and Director of the National company MermaidsUK. Many of our staff are MermaidsUK Instructors allowing us to offer Mermaid Experiences, Mermaid Swim Lessons and Mermaid Parties at our West Buckland Pool. All participants must be 6 years and pass the MermaidsUK swim test. For more information or to book a Mermaid session, please Contact MermaidsUK by clicking here. Aquarius Swimschool can also offer Monofin training within lessons through using the MermaidsUK fins.
Looking for a fun activity for your child's Birthday Party?
Aquarius Swimschool can provide Pool Parties throughout the year. Our Pool Parties can run for up to two hours at our West Buckland Pool only. They will be manned by our swimming teachers who hold pool rescue qualiffications to maintain safety for all. A fun relaxed session to help celebrate your special occascion for up to 60 people in the water at one time. Swimmign equipment and inflatables can be avilable upon request. For more information please Contact Us.