In July and October, we hire Colfes swimming pool and two coaches to provide two series of intensive swimming lessons. The total time spent in the pool for each child is roughly five hours across the week, equating to 10-11 regular swimming lessons. The advantages of this approach to swimming lessons are that:
- We have the pool and changing rooms to ourselves!
- We have a max ratio of 1:6
- Each lesson is longer and every day, allowing the children to embed what they are taught and practice in a supportive environment
The lessons tend to be most effective with children who have some swimming experience but are not yet swimming a length of the pool.
We strongly encourage all parents and carers to take their children swimming prior to Y3 to give them water confidence.