Frequently Asked Questions

How many children are there in each class?

MAXIMUM of 4 for beginner’s lesson and MAXIMUM of 6 for lane swimmers

Can Adults learn to swim?

Adult classes take place in all our venues

Are your teachers qualified?

All of our teachers are fully qualified ASA or STA level 2, Child Safeguarding, DBS checked and fully insured. Besides having a wealth of experience in teaching swimming, majority of our teachers also hold first aid and RLSS lifeguard qualifications.

Are you insured?

Every pool we operate at is covered by our own public liability insurance policy, and every one of our teachers is insured by the IoS (Institute of Sport).

Will the teacher be in the pool with my child?

For stages 1 & 2 teachers will be in the water to maximise safety and provide a more engaging lesson. When your children reach stage 3, we prefer teachers to operate from the side of the pool to promote independence and confidence in the water. However, the teacher will only adopt this approach if they are confident that all children in the class are ready.

How old does my child need to be?

We teach adult and baby lessons from 3 months to 24 months, adult and toddler lessons from 24 -36 months and standard ASA lessons from 3 years old and up.

What happens we miss a lesson?

If your child is ill we cannot offer a make up lesson as we have already paid the venue for hire of the pool. If you cannot make a lesson and notify us 7 days before we can arrange a catch up lesson

Do you do classes for under 3s?

Yes, we run an adult and baby class at Rickmansworth and Millbrook Combined School on Sunday mornings.

How long do lessons last?

30 minutes. Each lesson will comprise of a 5 minute warm up, a 20 minute main theme and a 5 minute contrasting activity that will focus on water skills.

How long do I have to book for?

We require our parents to sign children up for a term of lessons which usually lasts 12 weeks. This ensures regular attendance and garunteed progression for your children.

Is there swimming during half term?

There are NO weekly lessons during half term, however, we do run crash courses which consist of 5 daily 30 minute lessons.

How warm is the pool?

All of our venues pools are maintain between 30 and 32 degrees, creating a warm and welcoming environment in which your children can learn

What do I need to bring with me?

All you need to bring is a swimming costume for your child. Goggles are helpful but not essential. We provide all noodles, floatation devices, sinkers and toys for the lesson. please ensure your child brings a towel with them!