Swimming Lessons for Members - Trafford Leisure

Swimming Lessons for Members

Good news! Our Swim Well lesson programme will restart the week commencing 7th September for members. Our teachers and facilities are ready and we can’t wait to welcome you back.

It’s time to make a splash!


Trafford Leisure is following current government guidelines and this inevitably creates some small changes to the programme we left behind back in March. Our Covid-19 secure procedures will help to keep you and our staff safe. We have had to reduce the size of some classes and there is a slight amendment to some start times to stagger people’s arrival times.  Additionally, lessons, for now, will be 25 minutes long to minimise contact in-between each lesson. Please read our swimming lesson FAQs before you rebook your child/rens lesson. We hope you understand why these changes have to be made.


What do I need to do now?


In order to rebook your child onto their lesson, from 2nd September, you will be able to log on and choose the class you wish to book back on. Once you have done this it will be rolled over so no need to book in every week. This avoids the need to email or phone if you know the stage your child was at prior to lockdown. We understand parents are constantly juggling the challenges of parenting and working, as well as school holidays, and felt this was the fairest way to organise rebooking.  There will be more availability now than in March, as we are not currently accepting new members or taking bookings from cancelled members. This means that you, our loyal customers, should be able to rebook the day and time slot that suits your family.

To book your child onto their course please pre-book online.

Your membership will be unfrozen once you have confirmed the space. Please only book one-time slot per child or the system will remove all duplicates at the end of each day and you risk losing a space. By the end of September, we will have all of our children’s records up to date on the parent portal.

Swim Well Lesson Stages

Swim Well’s Lesson and Development programme:

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

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

Discovery Ducklings and 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).

Lessons are available at our pool, please contact us for more information.

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

Brief Overview
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

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

Stage 2 – Orange Hat

Brief Overview
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

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

Stage 4 – Green Hats

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

Stage 5 – Light Blue Hats

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

Stage 6 – Blue Hats

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

Stage 7 – Purple Hats

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

Rebook Your Lesson

Rebook now

You can directly book the slot that best suits you and your child/ren.

Please find below some feedback from customers who joined our intensive swimming courses this August

“Everything was great. Luke really enjoyed the lessons. Everything felt safe.”

Ben Steadman (father of Luke Steadman)

“Mohamed has learnt so much in the last three days. The intensives are great and Dan is a great teacher. We will definitely book again.”

Firas Maghrabi (father of Mohamed Maghrabi)

Brilliant session considering George has been away from the water for so long, he really enjoyed it.  I felt everything was safe, so much so that I’ve booked in for a swim myself tomorrow morning.”

Claire Rooney (mother of George Rooney)





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