Lesson Programme

Lesson Programme

Please find information on your weekly lesson programme. This programme is followed across all pools by every instructor and is planned and delivered in line with the National Teaching Plan.

 

SPRING TERM Stroke Water skills focus
WEEK 1 – (3rd – 9th January 2022) FRONT. CRAWL Overall assessment of water skills.
WEEK 2 – (10th – 16th January 2022) FRONT CRAWL Aquatic breathing – This focuses on breath control. For higher stage swimmers this will involve underwater swimming. For Duckling swimmers or lower stages, this may focus on blowing bubbles.
WEEK 3 – (17th – 23rd January 2022) BACKSTROKE Submersions – Following on from the aquatic breathing lesson, we will focus on submersions and the ability to submerge.
WEEK 4 – (24th – 30th January 2022) BACKSTROKE Floatation – Floatation is an important water safety skill, you will observe the team practicing floatation and personal water safety techniques with all swimmers.
WEEK 5 – (31st January – 6th February 2022) BREASTSTROKE (Stage 3 and above)
FRONT CRAWL (Stage 2 and below, including Ducklings)
Streamlining – Streamlining is important at all stages of the learn to swim programme. For higher ability swimmers your instructor may have planned diving practices or streamlining practices through hoops or to submerged objects. For Duckling swimmers and lower stages, your instructor may focus on β€˜zooms’ or streamlining the body position through floating practices.
WEEK 6 – (7th – 11th February 2022) Weekday swimmers only BREASTSTROKE (Stage 3 and above)
FRONT CRAWL (Stage 2 and below, including Ducklings)
Entries and exits – We will practice safe entries and exits during your lessons. For swimmers at Thomas More and The Beach your instructor may introduce diving. At our other pools, we will focus on jumping into the pool and independent exits.
WEEK 7 – (21st -27th February 2022) BUTTERFLY (Stage 3 and above)
BACKSTROKE (Stage 2 and below, including Ducklings)
Changing direction – As part of your swimming journey your swimmer(s) will be taught how to change direction and body position as part of personal water safety and general water skills practices. For advanced swimmers, we may introduce forward rolls, tumble turns and log rolls, for beginner and intermediate swimmers (Duckling and up to Stage 2), we introduce β€˜flip and float’, which is a personal water safety skill ahead of our water safety lesson after the half term.
WEEK 8 – (28th February – 6th March 2022) FRONT CRAWL Water safety – This lesson will focus on water safety.
WEEK 9 – (7th – 13th March 2022) FRONT CRAWL Aquatic breathing – This contrasting activity will support the front crawl lesson. For Stage 3 and above this will aid bi-lateral breathing technique and for Stage 2 and below this water skills practice will build water confidence and encourage swimmers to confidently control their breathing in the pool.
WEEK 10 – (14th – 20th March 2022) BACKSTROKE Submersions – Following on from the aquatic breathing lesson, we will focus on submersions.
WEEK 11 – (21st – 27th March 2022) BACKSTROKE Streamlining – Streamlining is important at all stages of the learn to swim programme. For higher ability swimmers your instructor may have planned diving practices or streamlining practices through hoops or to submerged objects. For Duckling swimmers and lower stages, your instructor may focus on β€˜zooms’ or streamlining the body position through floating practices.
WEEK 12 – (28th March – 3rd April 2022) BREASTSTROKE Entries and exits – We will practice safe entries and exits during your lessons. For swimmers at Thomas More, The Beach and Woldingham, your instructor may introduce diving. At our other pools, we will focus on jumping into the pool and independent exits.

Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd April – Final session introduction to Water Polo!

WEEK 13 – (4th – 8th April 2022) Weekday swimmers only BREASTSTROKE Final session introduction to Water Polo!

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