All our childrens' swimming lessons run all
throughout the year with the exception of 2 weeks over
Christmas. FREE TRIALS are available for all toddler,
preschool & school-aged children who are thinking of
having lessons with us. This taster / assessment lesson
will help you decide if Chessgrove is right for you and
to help our teachers select the most appropriate class
for the swimmer. We do not guarantee to put friends or
siblings in the same class, but aim to put each
swimmer in the class that most suits them, taking
many factors into account including their swimming
ability, age, confidence and development.
We consider our lessons to be value for
money because we operate and "all-inclusive" policy
which means there are no hidden added extras. Here
are just some of the benefits available when you sign
up for lessons:
Our teacher to pupil ratio is 4, compared with the Swim
England recommendation of 12. So, we are giving 3 times
more instruction in every lesson. And we get to know your child.
Our teachers are in the water, not on the poolside. This
means that we correct technique on every width / length, and
individual swimmers are shown what they need to improve
rather than swimming a whole length with uncorrected
techniques. Practice does not always make perfect. But perfect
practice does make perfect.
We offer FREE replacement lessons. Children have busy lives
with lots of opportunities, so may miss lessons due to illness,
holidays, parties, school plays etc. As long as you tell us in
advance that you will not be attending a lesson, then the
replacement is free. Please note this is dependent on availability.
Swimmers do not have to redo levels. We concentrate
on learning to swim, not just on badges. We award badges
as and when swimmers achieve each level not on a
specified badge week, so we do not have a pass / fail for the
course. The aim is to motivate, and not hold swimmers
back if they are struggling with one or two activities for a
badge. Often, they start working towards the next badge
before finishing off the last one.
All Inclusive. There are no added extras to our prices. You
will not be charged extra for badges & certificates
(replacements for lost or damaged items will incur a small
charge), lockers, parking, drinks & biscuits.
Our water is warm, so the children love coming and find
it easier to learn to swim with their faces in.
FREE leisure swims. During school holidays we offer
extra fun sessions known as leisure swims, where children
& parents alike can come along and enjoy the water
together and make use of all our toys and equipment.
These sessions are totally FREE for the child who has
lessons with us plus one adult - other family members are
also welcome for £3 per person. Please note these sessions
are lifeguarded only; with no teacher present in the water.
10% discount off parties. If you book your child's
swimming party with us you'll get a 10% discount on the
flat rate amount of a swimming party for 10 children.
10% discount off Konfidence swimwear through their
affiliate discount scheme.
Toddler Swimming Lessons
Our toddler swimmers enjoy fun yet structured lessons
that encourage confidence in the water and introduce
and develop the basic skills and techniques to start
swimming independently. Through the use of games,
toys and songs, toddler swimmers soon learn to follow
simple instructions from both the parent and also the
teacher. We follow the Swim England Ducklings
Award syllabus, which is specifically tailored to this
age group of swimmers.
Pre-school Swimming Lessons
We specialise in teaching swimming to younger swimmers and
beginners and we have a number of different types of beginner
classes to suit all.
New swimmers are taught in the water alongside a teacher
without their parents from 3 years in our specialist pre-school
classes. (Children who have progressed from our baby and
toddler sessions may well join these classes younger than 3).
These swimmers will work on their Duckling awards which are
aimed at the younger swimmers, and some will gain their Swim
England Stage 1 or 2 when they turn 4 in this class. There are
plenty of toys and games in the lessons, and we maintain our 4:1
ratios in these sessions...sometimes there may be 2 teachers in
the water, and in this case the maximum class size will be 6.
Children's (school age) Weekly
At Chessgrove Swim we follow Swim England's Learn
to Swim Framework where children will work through
Stages 1-7 in our lessons, and may also get the
opportunity to gain distance badges. The criteria for
each Stage can be viewed here.