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Swimming Lessons for Children?

Discussion in 'Children and Family' started by littleme, Oct 25, 2015.

  1. littleme

    littleme 250,000th poster!

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    Smallest daughter (age 10, year 6) rather spectacularly managed to fail to learn to swim when she had her year allowance of school swimming lessons.

    I'm concerned that with high school round the corner she may miss out, so I'm looking for swimming lessons for her...lots on the internet seem to be aimed at tots - but we have found www.dolphinswimschoolstafford.co.uk/home which is based at Walton High school.

    Has anyone used this club? Can anyone recommend any other swimming clubs/lessons in the area?

    Many thanks :)
     
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  3. staffordjas

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    Son had all his lessons at the old Riverside , but did have some lessons in Dolphin Swim School at Walton as well. Can't think why....probably to get him some extra swimming in when he was reaching his higher levels, but he seemed happy enough going there.
    Don't know if it's the same now as that was quite a few years ago, but had to walk through the footbath from the changing rooms to reach the pool and us parents had to wade through as well if we wanted to go through and sit on the poolside watching the lessons.
     
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    I cant remember if it was called dolphin, but my son had his swimmining lessons at the pool at Walton.

    He was very happy at the time with the teacher and he did learn to swim well.
     
  6. littleme

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    Thanks for the info. :) Maybe you should set up your own swimming classes...

    This ^ is what I'm worried about, I don't know how she wasn't pushed enough to at least pass the first stage (goldfish award?) ...

    Does anyone know if anywhere else do children's lessons....I don't mind traveling.....Stone, Rugeley or Cannock maybe?
     
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    wish i could set up my own swim school but it's too much and i need capital to begin with and just dont have it :(

    cannock leisure do, i have been approached to work for them but not suitable days so i cant
     
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    I never did the swimming lesson thing, couldn't be arsed with all the traipsing round after school!! Instead I saved all the money I would have spent on swimming lessons, and by the end of the year had enough for a holiday to Croatia. Two weeks in the pool there and daughter swam like a fish. A far more enjoyable way to learn to swim I must say, in a wonderful pool, with the sun on her back and a view of the sea :)
     
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    My daughter started at Dolphins and I agree with everything that Dreamies has said. I changed her to Cannock Leisure Centre where she made brilliant progress. It was a few years ago though before the renovations. The same team also teach at Rugeley Leisure Centre and I hear good things about them too.
     
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    bringing this post back to life as it's the most relevant, does anyone know of any swimming pools you can hire? that dont have a swim school already using them? thanks :bananafunk:
     
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    Mine were taught after school at Gnosall. It was a fab place, great staff. Mine loved it. Sadly that pool was shut. Such a loss to the local community. Hope you find something @Dreamies
     
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    yer I hope they build a new pool at gnosall, would be great for the community, I am thinking of doing 121 lessons for adults on a Wednesday morning / afternoon, wondered who may be interested would be in Cannock though as the only pool that is available.
     

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