Child Classes without Adult


Classes without parents/caregivers can be attended from between 2½ - 3 years as long as children are happy to work with a teacher and understand basic instruction.

In these classes, your child will be learning much more than just how to swim. It is often their first involvement in a structured lesson away from their parent/caregiver.  A fully qualified and experienced swimming instructor will be in the water so parents are not required in the pool.  However parents/caregivers are required to stay on the premises where their presence, support and encouragement is an important part of the ‘learn to swim’ process.  Our viewing areas at both the Hook and Ewshot pools, are immediately adjacent to the poolside, and therefore only a couple of feet away from your child in the pool.

Because so many physical, cognitive and social changes will occur for children at this age, it is a fascinating period of child development.  You will notice developments in co-ordinating motor (physical) skills; communication skills; understanding concepts, memorising instructions and following simple rules; and social development as children play and interact better with others.  Our fully qualified swimming instructors have all had training in child development and are fully aware and sensitive to this stage of development.

Prior to moving onto the teaching of swimming strokes, we offer 3 levels of classes:

Penguins   - A solo class (without parent) for children from 2½ / 3 years onwards

Clownfish  - A solo class (without parent) for children from 4 years onwards 

Dolphins   - A solo class (without parent) for children confident with their faces in the water and who are starting to swim without the use of buoyancy aids  

Whatever the starting ability of your child, our teachers will develop their water confidence, swimming and water safety skills - promoting sensible behaviours and respect for the water.

For all our Child Classes, certificate awards are given at the end of each full term (Easter/Summer/Christmas). These are provided by The Little Swim Club to all children free of charge and are a very important part of our achievements process.

In addition to our own assessments and in-house certificates, if you also wish to know your child's Swim England grading we will be happy to provide this information.  The Swim England nationally recognised badge and certificate can be purchased for £5.00 per set.

All our Child Classes are half an hour long and are £13.75 per class payable by the half-term.

As we operate to the Hampshire schools calendar for our term dates, our lengths of terms vary throughout the year.  Please see our Term Dates section for each forthcoming term/half-term. 


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