Swimming Lessons - Trafford Leisure

Swimming Lessons

The Swim Well brand caters from 4 months to adults providing a complete pathway catering for the complete non-swimmer right through to competitive club swimmers.

Learn to swim with Trafford Leisure

Supported by Swim England, the swim school pathway has been developed to ensure your child receives the best possible instruction, based on the swimming expertise of Swim England 

Swim Well’s Lesson & Development programme is made up of 3 areas:

Incorporated into our swimming lessons is our ever successful and popular learn to swim programme.

No matter what your age or ability – Swim Well is the programme for you!

Discovery Ducklings & Ducklings

Discovery Ducklings caters for parents with babies from aged 4 months to 2 years. For children aged 2 to 3 years, the next stage is designed to encourage children to learn to swim through play with a purpose.

Discovery Ducklings is available at Altrincham and Sale.

Duckling classes are for pre school children aged 3 – 4 years, this covers more of the pre School syllabus encouraging independence to get the children ready for our Swim England Framework.

Duckling classes are available at all sites.

Learn to Swim

From 4 years onwards, children can join our main swim programme to work through stages 1 – 7 (Descriptions below).

These lessons are available at ALL of our pools – contact your local pool to find out more regarding availability.

Swim Well Main Lesson Programme

This is our main lesson programme working through stages 1 – 7 of the Swim England lesson frame work.

Ducklings (Age 3 -4 years) – White Hats

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Structured lessons for pre-school children focusing on developing water confidence. The emphasis is on development of basic motor skills, introduction to water and the swimming environment through fun and games.

Stage 1 (Age 4 + years) – Red Hat

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Developing basic safety awareness, be able to gain movement forward, backwards, sideways and to develop basic swimming skills.

Stage 2 – Orange Hat

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Using skills to develop floatation, rotation, submersion progression in basic stroke skills including front crawl, back crawl and a simultaneous kick and arm action.

Stage 3 – Yellow Hats

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Developing water safety knowledge and developing recognisable strokes, increasing skills and confidence in deep water

Stage 4 – Green Hats

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Refining strokes to Swim England expected standards developing kick, breathing and increasing distances.

Stage 5 – Light Blue Hats

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Increasing Stroke technique. Developing skills such as treading water, sculling and rotation.

Stage 6 – Blue Hats

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Working on stamina and strength preparation for exercise and water safety.

Stage 7 – Purple Hats

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Ensuring quality stroke technique with speed and stamina and refining skills.

So you’re now able to swim you may well ask what’s next?

The develop well programme offers a variety of water based activities to further your aquatic skills, which include learning to dive, essential lifesaving skills, the team game of water polo, synchronised swimming and competitive swimming.

Swim Well – Stages 8 – 10

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Develop your skills further choosing from various different aquatic disciplines or the potential to join one of the Boroughs swimming clubs.

Swim Well Programme Options

Choose one of the options from below:

Synchronised Swimming
Synchronised Swimming is designed to encourage children - boys and girls to learn the basic synchro moves whilst having fun and building confidence in the water.

We currently run Synchronised Swimming at Sale Leisure Centre, for more information contact Sale here.

Learn how to save a life and stay safe in and around water. The Rookie Lifeguard programme is developed by the Royal Life Saving Society UK the leading provider for water safety education.

Avaliable at our leisure centres, contact us for more information

Water Polo
A great way for children to become involved in the team game of water polo. Build on your newly acquired water skills developing the basics of the game, how to throw, catch and move with the ball in the water. Great fun!

To play water polo you need to be very fit, strong and fast at swimming. Even when not involved in play, as you can’t touch the sides or floor of the pool and must tread water. But there are enough players in a squad for every player to have a substitute to switch in for them whenever they want, as often as they need. For more information on joining a water polo team please email Stretford Sports Village Swim Well Manager or visit www.stretfordasc.org.uk for more information.

We have a wide selection of adult lessons for every ability, whether your a conplete beginner or would like to improve your stroke, we have lessons ranging from:

  • Begginers Sessions
  • Improvers Sessions
  • Advanced Sessions

We also have fitness sessions in the pool from HIIT to Aqua Aerobics, for more details on our Adult Lessons or our fitness sessions please contact us using the enquiry form.

An all-inclusive programme

Our lessons & development is an ‘all inclusive programme’ which takes the non swimmer from their first splash to developing confidence and competence in the water. 

From paddling pool to podium Trafford Leisure in partnership with our local swimming clubs are committed to providing the very best in teaching, coaching and development of swimmers. 

Why not join and register your child on the Swim Well Programme and let them start their swimmer pathway. Regardless of age or ability the journey through aquatics will be exciting, fun and will result in the development of a wide range of life skills.

Book a swimming lesson assessment

If you feel your child is ready to enrol on swimming lessons but do not know which lesson is suitable for them, you can now book in for an assessment with a qualified swimming teacher.

Already a member?

Please note: You will be taken to our online bookings system to go through steps to book your assessement at your chosen leisure centre, day and time.

Not a member?

Please note: When asked if you are signing up for ‘pay as you go’ or  ‘sign up for a membership’ – please select ‘pay as you go’.

Home Portal

Aready using us for lessons? Use the Home Portal to see your child’s progress.

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