The Xcel Leisure Centre offers an excellent children’s ‘learn to swim’ programme. Courses last 12 weeks and run continuously throughout the year. Each lesson is 30 minutes in duration or 1 hour for higher levels.
All lessons adhere to the guidance and standards of the Aquarius Award Scheme. The Aquatots, Pre-School, Non-Swimmer and Beginners classes have an age range and from thereafter children progress based on ability.
The Aquarius Swim School has been established for over 15 years and offers a ‘Learn to Swim’ programme to children from 5 months upwards. Our learn to swim programme promotes water confidence, and water safety skills whilst developing key stroke techniques and working towards badges from our Aquarius Award Scheme.
There are 3 awards per level as well as separate distance awards to be gained through out the programme. All awards have been designed to include water skills, stroke progression and distance elements to ensure that fundamental swimming elements are achieved. All elements must be achieved to progress to the next level.
Coventry Sports Foundations does not offer refunds, credit notes or change of times for any missed lessons due to illness or holidays.
Aquarius Swim School also offer crash courses throughout the school holidays. Crash courses are 5-day intensive courses, which provide the perfect opportunity for children to excel in swimming. The classes are kept small intentionally to provide more interaction with the children, whether your child is a non-swimmer, or a child needing to improve their strokes. Crash courses are for children aged 4+ and cost £22 with a passport to leisure for the week.
Enrolment for lessons are on a first come first serve basis. Places are limited and all courses must be paid for in full upon booking by cash or credit/debit card.
|Enrolment Date||In-Centre Time*||Term Date|
|Saturday 29th June 2013||9.00am - 12.00pm||Saturday 6th July - Friday 27th September 2013|
|Saturday 21st September 2013||9.00am - 12.00pm||Saturday 28th September - Friday 20th December 2013|
|Saturday 14th December 2013||9.00am - 12.00pm||Saturday 4th January - Friday 28th March 2014|
|Saturday 22nd March 2014||9.00am - 12.00pm|
* Please note that the Centre opens at 8.00am and people start to queue from this time.
For more information and availability for the above enrolment dates, contact Xcel Leisure Centre using the contact details below.
PLEASE NOTE: Places are booked on a first come first served basis; there may be limited availability due to popular demand
The above times, prices and activities are valid from 1st April 2013 and are subject to seasonal change
*Concessions are available for Passport to Leisure and Priority Card holders
This class is designed to increase water confidence for adults with babies from 5 months to 21⁄2 years old.
A fun and playful class for children aged 21⁄2 to 4 years to build water confidence without a parent in the water and with the support of a swimming teacher.
Designed for children aged 4 years upwards with no water confidence or experience. Children will gain confidence in the water with the support of a swimming teacher and develop basic swimming techniques and water skills.
For children aged 4 years upwards to develop basic front and back stroke techniques. Children will work towards distance badges unaided and begin to reduce/remove swim aids.
Children will have gained their 10m badge. Based in the shallow side of the pool, gaining strength in strokes and introducing front and back crawl. Body belts may still be worn as an aid to stroke development.
Focusing on Front and Back crawl stroke techniques in the deep side, whilst working towards 25m badges. Body belts may still be worn as an aid to stroke development.
Focusing on stamina as well as developing stroke techniques, children will start to learn breastroke. They will be working towards 50m and 100m in Front Crawl, Back Crawl and Breastroke.
The first opportunity for children to swim lengths of the pool and develop the 3 key strokes whilst learning breathing techniques, working towards 200m.
For children who have mastered the 3 key strokes, this session develops endurance and stamina whilst working towards 400m.
Children will continue to develop stamina and will be introduced to starts and turns. Working towards the challenge awards and distance badges.
This hour class develops the finer technical points of the 3 key strokes and introduces butterfly. Speed is also developed in this session and technical skills are mastered. Children will work towards challenge awards and final distance badges.
This hour class provides variety for complete level swimmers. Children will get the opportunity to try life saving, diving, survival skills, snorkeling and a Gala to end the term, with some weeks swimming being a focal point of the class.
Other activities available including Synchronised Swimming, Diving and Water Polo. Please contact Cheryl Bavington using the details below.
For general enquiries:
Xcel Leisure Centre Reception
024 7685 6956
If you are on the course and require help:
024 7685 6956
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