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    Children’s swimming lessons

    At Oldham Active, we offer Swimming Lessons to cater for all ability levels, ensuring that we deliver the highest standards of swimming excellence. Our Active Swimming Lessons offer a comprehensive range of lessons from your baby’s first experience in the pool through to competitive swimming, lifesaving skills and Adult Lessons plus much more.

     

    If you’d like your child to start our Oldham Active Swimming Lessons, simply complete our online form. Following this, a member of
    the Aquatics Team will contact you to arrange your sessions.

    For Non-Swimmers and Beginners: The Intensive Learn to Swim program is for those wanting to progress quickly or make up lost time so they can fast track through the criteria and stages. 

    Oldham Active swimming lessons

    Swimming is not only a great way of keeping fit, but it is also a valuable step to keeping children safe in and around water.

    Swimming is an essential life skill; this skill is forever with them. In their later years their longevity and quality of life will be enhanced by swimming. This is a point that has been recognised by the government with the inclusion of swimming in the National Curriculum.

    Oldham Active swimming lessons are available across all 5 of our centres, 7 days a week, with various times offered to help fit in around you. Lessons run throughout the year meaning you can start our courses at any time, whilst ensuring continuous improvement for all children.

    Track your Childs progress online. Swim Teachers use electronic tablets on poolside to record each child’s attendance and their progress which updates to our web based Learn2 system. Parents can view their Child’s progress and attainments through the “Learn2 Home Portal”.

    Find out more about our Learn2 home portal 

    Our swimming lessons are:

    • Only £24 a month on a simple direct debit payment
    • Suitable for children aged from 3 years
    • Fun, friendly and positive
    • Carried out by fully qualified teachers
    • Group and one-to-one tuition to suit all abilities
    • Easy to manage with our Learn2 parent’s online portal 
    • Delivered on a rolling basis, meaning your child can progress at their  own pace
    • Free swimming outside of their lessons if you pay via direct debit
    • Intensive sessions are also available as an addition if you feel a need to top up or fast track more info

    If you’d like your child to start Oldham Active swimming lessons, simply complete the online enquiry form.

    Following this, you will be added to the waiting list and a member of the Aquatics Team will be in contact once a space is available for lessons.

    Click for our online enquiry form 

    Oldham Active Penguin Course

    Our courses are available across all centres over 7 days a week with various times offered and run throughout the year to ensure continuous improvement for all children. Each level is carefully aligned with all varying ability levels, ensuring that we deliver training that is fun, exciting and achievable, making your childs prgress easier and quicker.

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    Parent & Baby
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    Parent & Child
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    Confidence Learn to swim class
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    Beginners Red Hats
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    Beginners Orange Hats
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    Improvers Yellow Hats
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    Improvers Green Hats
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    Advanced Blue Hats
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    Advanced Purple Hats
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    Pre Club 1 & 2
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    Parent & Baby

    What do they learn?

    Perfect for babies 6 weeks to 2yrs. This is an instructor lead class that enhances creative play in the pool environment. The instructor will aid you to really focus on your baby or young child in a group environment. It builds trust, promotes social development and focuses on having fun through play and games, with our little swimmers often making friends for life at their lessons. You will require to book a course of 6 weekly lessons at £15.00 via our swim team Email us

     

    Awards

    Discovery Ducklings 1 | Discovery Ducklings 2 | Discovery Ducklings 3 | Discovery Ducklings 4

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    Parent & Child

    What do they learn?

    Perfect for children aged 2yrs to pre-school children. This is an instructor lead class that builds on creative play and fun with more structure and is a great stepping stone for toddlers in preparation for main stream swimming lesson. Your child will start to learn how to use swimming aids and other pool equipment, improve their confidence in the water and start to swim independently. This will provide an exit route into our main stream swimming lesson programme. You will require to book a course of 6 weekly lessons at £36.00 via our swim team Email us

     

    Awards

    Discovery Ducklings 1 | Discovery Ducklings 2 | Discovery Ducklings 3 | Discovery Ducklings 4 | Ducklings 1 | Ducklings 2 | Ducklings 3 | Ducklings 4 

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    Confidence Learn to swim class

    What do they learn?

    Perfect for children aged 2½ yrs plus. This is an instructor lead class, that is great for children who have minimal swimming experience or lack confidence in independent swimming. In this class a parent/guardian will accompany the child in the pool to prepare your child and build confidence and independence to enable them to access our main steam swimming lesson program. You will require to book either DD option or a course of 10 weekly lessons at £60.00 via our swim team Email us

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    Beginners Red Hats

    What do they learn?

    By the end of this level, children will be able to complete the FUNdamentals of swimming. Including flotation, rotation, submersion and basic stroke skills. 

     

    Awards

    Penguin 1 | Penguin 2 | Penguin 3 | Penguin 4 | Penguin 5 | Penguin 6 | Penguin 7 | 5 Metre Badge

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    Beginners Orange Hats

    What do they learn?

    Children will develop their water safety knowledge and have the skills to safely submerge, travel front & back and progress rotation skills.

     

    Awards

    Penguin 8 | 10 Metre Badge | Stage 1

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    Improvers Yellow Hats

    What do they learn?

    This level will see your child develop to their National Plan Stage 2 award. They will develop their basic breathing techniques and start basic breaststroke.

     

    Awards

    15 Metre Badge | 20 Metre Badge | Stage 2

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    Improvers Green Hats

    What do they learn?

    National Plan Stage 3 will test water safety skills and will focus on rotation, gliding and submersion skills as well as their effective stroke skills.

     

    Awards

    25 Metre Badge | Stage 3

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    Advanced Blue Hats

    What do they learn?

    Your child will develop a better understanding of buoyancy and refine skills such as sculling, treading water and complete rotations. All strokes will be completed to a high standard. 

     

    Awards

    50 Metre Badge | Stage 4 | Stage 5

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    Advanced Purple Hats

    What do they learn?

    In this level children develop effective stroke techniques up to 100m and incorporate the skills learnt so far and learn how to combine those into an effective training routine.

     

    Awards

    100 Metre Badge | Stage 6 | Stage 7 | Personal Survival 1 | Personal Survival 2

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    Pre Club 1 & 2

    What do they learn?

    Children will be able to complete comprehensive drill sessions, with correct technique on all turns between strokes.

     

    Awards

    200 Metre Badge | 400 Metre Badge |
    Swimming Stage 8 | Bronze Award | 800 Metre Badge |  Swimming Stage 9 |  Swimming Stage 10 | Silver Award | Gold Award | Honours

    Information about the lessons

    What to wear in lessons

    1 Piece Swimming Costume / Trunks / Shorts. Leggings and long sleeve tops are allowed under swimming costume. Nothing loose fitted below the knee.

    Correct coloured Oldham Community Leisure Swimming Hat Blue Hat and above can wear goggles.

    No jewellery to be worn (unless it is a medical alert or for religious reasons- this will be at the teacher’s discretion) which will not interfere in the lesson, or cause a health and safety issue.

    Swimming nappy must be worn if your child is not toilet trained.

    Before the lesson

    You will need to have set up your direct debit to pay for your lessons. Once you have been allocated a swimming lesson day and time, please go to reception before the first lesson so you can pick up your swimming lesson access card.

    This will allow you quick access to the centre and allow you to register for our Learn2 portal. Your child will need to wear a swimming costume or shorts, and will need a towel and any toiletries needed for changing afterwards.

    During the lesson

    Lessons are 25 minutes long, which we have found to be very effective as young children learn very quickly. However, it can help if you take your child swimming in between lessons to practice skills learnt within their lesson.

    Lessons are structured, but like in the early years at school, play is a key feature in ensuring they get the most out of the programme and enjoy their first experience of swimming. Play also encourages confidence in the water that in turn aids progression. Lessons become more structured as children develop skills and confidence in the water.

    What to bring

    Turnstile swipe card that was issues to you when you enrolled

    Correct swimming attire

    Swimming hat

    Towel

    Shower supplies if wanting to use the shower after

    £1.00 for locker use

    Money for badge if email has been received

     

    How do I enroll my child onto Oldham Active Swimming Lessons?

    If you’d like your child to start our Oldham Active Swimming Lessons, simply complete the online form. Following this, a member of the Aquatics Team will contact you to arrange your sessions.

    Alternatively  you can speak to one of our contact team on 0161 207 7000.

    From time to time, you may be added to our waiting list until a space becomes available, as our lessons are extremely popular. If this is the case we operate on a first come first served basis to ensure we allocate spaces in the fairest possible way.

    What other swimming lessons do you offer?

    As well as our popular penguin course, we also offer the following:

    • Parent and Baby classes for under 2 year olds
    • Parent and Child lessons for children 2 years plus
    • Intensive Learn to Swim programmes for those wanting to progress quickly
    • Adult-only swimming lessons, so you can learn to swim with just adults
    • Advanced Training Squad for elite swimmers

     

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    Alternatively you can telephone our Contact Team on 0161 207 7000. We look forward to hearing from you.

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