School Age Classes

STA International Learn to Swim Programme (ILPS).

We use the STA ILPS to keep our swimmers motivated by delivering fun and inspirational lessons, using a variety of different awards. We aim to help your child achieve 1 STA certificate per term (included in your fees. Any additional certificates can be bought from us), depending on their attendance.


Your swimmer (age 5years +) will develop basic movement skills, water confidence and safety awareness. 

Beginner +

Your swimmer will develop safe entries to the water and will continue to practice floating, travel and rotation in the water. To move on from this group your child will also aim to swim 5m front and back paddle.


Your swimmer will now work towards being able to swim 10m on their front and back. They will also learn to swim underwater to collect objects from the bottom of the pool. Rotation skills and water safety knowledge will also be developed.


Swimmers will focus on refining kicking techniques for all four strokes and develop a better understanding of buoyancy. 

Improvers +

Swimmers will focus on achieving 10m in all four strokes, to a good standard. Swimmers will also develop 'watermanship' skills including sculling, treading water and complete rotation.


Swimmers will focus on developing effective swimming skills including coordinated breathing, water safety and an understanding of how to prepare for exercise. These classes run for 45 Minutes

Advanced +

Swimmers will continue to develop good technique in all strokes up to 100m. They will develop a variety of skills, previously learnt, through sequences and routine. These classes run for 45 minutes.