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Learn to Swim at Harborough Leisure Centre

At Harborough Leisure Centre we deliver our swimming lessons through the Swim England Learn to Swim Pathway’ – the most successful programme of its kind.    

Our all-inclusive programme takes your child from their first splash to developing confidence and competence in the water in an enjoyable and safe environment.

Why Choose our Swimming Lessons?
  • We can teach children of any age or ability, starting with our baby/pre-school sessions
  • Our instructors are friendly and fully qualified teachers
  • Our class sizes follow the Swim England recommendations 
  • Pay by Direct Debit and your child will receive  unlimited  swimming outside of lessons free 
  • Badges and certificates awarded on the completion of each level (at an additional charge)

 

The Scheme


Ducklings
Your child's journey through aquatics starts with a programme for developing early-years water confidence, encouraged through sessions such as ‘adult and child’ and pre-school sessions.  Emphasis is on the development of very basic motor skills and an introduction to water and the swimming environment through fun and games.

Stages 1-7
These stages take your child through FUNdamental Movement. They are based on developing skills, movement in the water, and having fun.
 
Stages 8-10
These stages are called the FUNdamental Sport Skills. They are discipline-specific and build on the swimming skills learned in Stages 1-7.  They have been developed with the grass roots programmes of the individual sports so are great if your child wants to take up competitive swimming, water polo, synchro, or diving.

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Your Journey Through the Scheme

 
 
 
Ducklings Stages 1-2
Ages 3 - 18 Months

Developing basic safety awareness in a ‘class’ scenario, including movement and water confidence skills. Swimmers may use aids, e.g. floats etc.

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Duckling Grade 1
1. Make a supervised safe entry with adult support
2. Kick 2 metres on the back with adult support
3. Float on the back with adult support behind the head
4. Blow bubbles at the water surface
5. Wet the head without submersion
6. Travel without assistance 2 metres to a floating object. (It is recommended that appropriate buoyancy aid be used).

Duckling Grade 2
1. Make a sitting entry with adult support
2. Blow an object for a distance of 2 metres
3. Using a baby seat or other buoyancy aid, rotate through 180degrees without assistance
4. Move 5 metres along the rail or wall without assistance
5. Travel 3 metres using arms and/or legs without assistance
6. Submerge the face with confidence

 

 
  
 
Ducklings Stages 3-4
Ages 18 Months - 3 Years

Developing basic safety awareness in a ‘class’ scenario, including movement and water confidence skills. Swimmers may use aids, e.g. floats etc.

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Duckling Grade 3
1. Make a supervised jump to an adult with or without support
2. Kick 5 metres on the front holding a float (the adult may hold the other end of the float)
3. Blow bubbles with the mouth underwater
4. Float on front OR back without adult support
5. Travel 5 metres on the front to the side of the pool
6. Show a torpedo shape on front or back when pushed to a partner

Duckling Grade 4
1. Jump unaided, but supervised, into the water
2. Submerge completely
3. Rotate through 360° either horizontally or vertically
4. Show a mushroom OR a star float
5. Travel without assistance 10 metres on the front OR back
6. Climb out of the water with assistance if required

 

 
  
 
Ducklings Stage 5
Ages 3 Years and Above

Developing basic safety awareness in a ‘class’ scenario, including movement and water confidence skills. Swimmers may use aids, e.g. floats etc.

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Duckling Grade 5 (without the use of buoyany aids or adult support)
1. Show the sequence - to jump in the water, turn around, swim back to the point of entry and hold the rail or side
2. Submerge completely and blow bubbles under the water
3. Push and glide achieving a distance of 2 metres on the front or back
4. Float on the front or back and regain standing/vertical position
5. Swim 5 metres on the front or back using an over water arm recovery
6. Exit safely showing correct use of the ladder (or steps if no ladder is available).

 

 
  
 
Stage 1
Age 4yrs+ Non Swimmers (Red Hat)

In Stage 1 of the Swim England Learn to Swim Framework your children will develop basic movement skills, water confidence and safety awareness. Don’t forget the swimmers will be able to use aids e.g. arm bands and floats to help complete this stage..

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1. Enter the water safely
2. Move forwards for a distance of 5 metres
3. Move backwards for a distance of 5 metres
4. Move sideways for distance of 5 metres
5. Scoop the water and wash face
6. Be at ease with water showered from overhead
7. Move into a stretched floating position using aids,equipment or support
8. Regain an upright position from on the back with support
9. Regain an upright position from on the front with support
10. Push and glide in a horizontal position to or from a wall
11. Take part in a teacher-led partner orientated game
12. Demonstrate an understanding of pool rules
13. Exit the water safely

 

 
   
 
Stage 2
5 Metres (Orange Hat)

During Stage 2 your children will develop safe entries to the water and will continue to practice floating, travel and rotation in the water. Remember swimmers can still use aids e.g. arm bands and floats to help complete this stage.

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1. Jump in from poolside safely
2. Blow bubbles a minimum of three times rhythmically with nose and mouth submerged
3. Regain upright position from the back without support
4. Regain an upright position from the front without support
5. Push from wall and glide on the back
6. Push from wall and glide on the front
7. Travel on the back for 5 metres, aids or equipment may be used
8. Travel on the front for 5 metres, aids or equipment may be used
9. Perform a rotation from the front to the back to gain an upright position
10. Perform a rotation from the back to the front to gain an upright position

 

 
   
 
Stage 3
10 Metres (Yellow Hat)

During Stage 3, your children work towards being able to swim 10m on their front and back and will be able to swim underwater to collect objects from the bottom of the pool. Rotation skills and water safety knowledge will also be developed.

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1. Jump in from poolside and submerge (min depth 0.9m)
2. Sink, push away from wall on side and maintain a streamlined position
3. Push and glide on the front with arms extended and log roll onto the back
4. Push and glide on the back with arms extended and log roll onto the front
5. Travel on the front, tuck to rotate around the horizontal axis to return on the back.
6. Fully submerge to pick up an object
7. Answer correctly three questions on the Water Safety Code
8. Travel 10 metres on the back
9. Travel 10 metres on the frontn an upright position

 

 
   
 
Stage 4
15 Metres (Green Hat)

In Stage 4 of the Swim England Learn to Swim Framework, swimmers will focus on refining kicking techniques for all four strokes and develop a better understanding of buoyancy..

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1. Demonstrate an understanding of buoyancy
2. Perform a tuck float for 5 seconds
3. Perform a sequence of changing shapes (minimum of three) whilst floating at the surface
4. Push and glide from the wall to the pool floor
5. Kick 10 metres backstroke (one item of equipment optional)
6. Kick 10 metres front crawl (one item of equipment optional)
7. Kick 10 metres butterfly on the front or on the back
8. Kick 10 metres breaststroke on the back (equipment optional)
9. Kick 10 metres breaststroke on the front (equipment optional)
10. Perform on the back a head first sculling action for 5 metres in a horizontal position
11. Travel on back and roll in one continuous movement onto front
12. Travel on front and roll in one continuous movement onto back
13. Swim 10 metres, choice of stroke is optional

 

 
   
 
Stage 5
20 Metres (Blue Hat)

In Stage 5 of the Swim England Learn to Swim Framework, your children will focus on swimming all four strokes to the Swim England expected standards. Swimmers will also develop skills in sculling, treading water and complete rotation..

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1. Perform a horizontal stationary scull on the back
2. Perform a feet first sculling action for 5 metres whilst horizontal on the back
3. Perform a sculling sequence with a partner for 30-45 seconds to include a rotation
4. Tread water for 30 seconds
5. Perform three different shaped jumps into deep water
6. Swim 10 metres backstroke 
7. Swim 10 metres front crawl face in the water 
8. Swim 10 metres breaststroke
9. Swim 10 metres butterfly 
10. Perform a handstand and hold for a minimum of three seconds
11. Perform a forward somersault, tucked, in the water
12. Demonstrate an action for getting help

 

 
   
 
Stage 6
25 Metres (Indigo Hat)

During Stage 6 of the Swim England Learn to Swim Framework, your children will focus on developing effective swimming skills including co-ordinated breathing, water safety and an understanding of how to prepare for exercise..

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1. Demonstrate an understanding of preparation for exercise
2. Sink, push off on side from the wall, glide, kick and rotate into backstroke
3. Sink, push off on side from the wall, glide, kick and rotate into front crawl
4. Swim 10 metres wearing clothes
5. Swim front crawl to include at least six rhythmical breaths
6. Swim breaststroke to include at least six rhythmical breaths
7. Swim butterfly to include at least three rhythmical breaths
8. Swim 25 metres, choice of stroke
9. Perform a ‘shout and signal’ rescue
10. Perform a surface dive
11. Exit the water without using steps

 

 
   
 
Stage 7
50 Metres (Violet Hat)

By the end of Stage 7 of the Swim England Learn to Swim Framework, your children should have reached 10 outcomes. Swimmers should complete these outcomes without support..

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1. Swim 25 metres backstroke
2. Swim 25 metres front crawl
3. Swim 25 metres breaststroke
4. Swim 25 metres butterfly
5. Perform a movement sequence of 1 minute duration, in a group of three or more, incorporating a number of the following skills:
Sculling: head first, feet first
Rotation: forward/backward somersault, log roll
Floating: star on the front/on the back, tuck float, create own
Eggbeater: moving, lifting one or both arms out of the water link skills with strokes and sculls
6. Perform a sitting dive
7. Swim 50 metres continuously using one stroke
8. Swim 100 metres, using a minimum of three different strokes
9. Tread water using eggbeater action for 30 seconds
10. Complete an obstacle course (using minimum of four objects) with feet off the pool floor throughout

 

 
   
Stage 8,9,&10

Water Polo

 
Stage 8,9,&10

Competitive
Swimming

 
Stage 8,9,&10

Competitive
Synchro

 
Stage 8,9,&10

Competitive
Diving

 

How do I get started?

 

Before enrolling into a course of swimming lessons or setting up a Direct Debit membership (if your child is not already registered), please contact the Swimming Co-ordinator at  Harborough Leisure Centre to check availability and to discuss the correct level/stage for your child. 

Enquire here online; we'll check what courses we have available; which would suit your child best and give you a call back or alternatively call us on 01858 410115 .


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