Your SWIM JOURNEY begins HERE

Waterside Pool offers swimming lessons to children from the age of 18 months upwards.

Lessons range from Stage 0 to our Talent Lanes programme which leads into our Swim Club.

Our aim is to make your child comfortable, confident and happy both poolside and in the water. Living on an Island it is especially important to learn to respect the water. Whatever your age whether you are just learning to swim, swimming for enjoyment of fitness, want to swim competatively, want to be a rookie lifeguard or train to become a full lifeguard...We can help - Waterside caters for all. 

Please be reassured for any child who feels under confident, we have platforms to help in the water and 3:1 teacher / pupil ratio to get them started.

 Our lessons are available 50 weeks of the year, 

Monday – Friday in the afternoon and Saturday - Sunday in the morning. 

For more information on availability please call us on 01983 563656 or follow the online lesson booking form link below. 

 

 

STAGE 0

This class is to introduce children and adults into the aquatic environment 

18m – 4yrs. 30 minute lesson

STAGE 1

Suitable for non-swimmers. Basic movement, water awareness and confidence, aim to swim 5m.

STAGE 2

For children who can swim 5m+ developing floatation and rotation.

Aim to swim 10m on front and back.

STAGE 3

Children can gain 25m on front and back furthering their previous skills, adding submersion and introducing Breaststroke and Butterfly kick.

STAGE 4

Refining kicking techniques for all strokes, understanding buoyancy, aim 50m

STAGE 5

Developing sculling, diving and treading water, strokes must be to swim England standard. Aim 100m

STAGE 6

Understanding water safety aspects and preparation for exercise, coordinated breathing in all strokes. To gain 200m+

STAGE 7

Combining all skills learnt, introducing starts and turns, increasing aerobic and endurance.

STAGE 8

Perfecting stroke strength and technique over further distances.

TALENT LANES

Our talent lanes are taught by coaches, who will be able to prepare you for competitive swimming

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 Waterside Pool  |  The Esplanade  |  Ryde  |  Isle of Wight  |  PO33 1JA

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