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
Children’s swimming lessons are taught in
small classes with a focused and structured
approach. We keep our class sizes small to
ensure every child gets special attention, and
does plenty of swimming, and our teachers
are in the water during the lessons. Despite
the planning and structure that goes into the
lessons, we still teach in a safe, sensitive and
FUN way, so that children enjoy their lessons,
and are motivated to try hard.
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
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.