WEY VALLEY
Swimming Club

Swimming lessons

Our Teaching Academy runs lessons on Sunday afternoon 4-6pm at Godalming Leisure Centre.

Our lessons follow the curriculum set out in Swim England’s National Plan for Teaching Swimming (NPTS). This covers all four main recognised strokes, including general water skills. The initial focus is on stroke technique, expanding in later lessons to include speed work and core skills (diving starts and turns).

Swimmers in our lessons must be aged 5+ and must already have achieved NPTS Stage 1 (or be swimming at that level). This typically means that they can swim unaided for 5m on their front and back.

We use both the teaching pool and main pool to match the facility to the swimmers’ level.

Class NPTS Stage Sessions/week Sunday Pool
30-1
30-2
2 & 3 1 x 30 minutes 4.00-4.30pm
4.30-5.00pm
Teaching
60-1 4 1 x 1 hour 5.00-5.40pm
5.40-6:00pm
Teaching
Main
60-2 5 1 x 1 hour 5.00-5.40pm
5.40-6:00pm
Main
Teaching
60-3 6 1 x 1 hour 5.00-6:00pm Main
60-4 7 1 x 1 hour 5.00-6:00pm Main

The two 30-minute lessons are at the same level, both covering NPTS Stages 2 and 3. The 60-minute lessons are progressively more advanced.

We also run a technique booster session in the teaching pool on Thursday 6-7pm at Godalming; this is open to swimmers in the top three lessons, and helps them to progress more rapidly.

When swimmers have completed NPTS Stage 7, there are two paths open: to join the competitive side of the club, or to sign up for our swim sessions for fitness.

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