WELCOME TO JESMOND AQUA SCHOOL
Our programme follows the ASA Learn to swim framework. All our instructors are ASA qualified under British Swimming and CRB checked so you can rest assured that your child is in capable professional hands.
- Swimming is a great low impact exercise. The benefits of learning to swim are immense.
- Children who swim have increased joint mobility, stamina and strength.
- As children learn new water skills they feel a sense of achievement and gain confidence in water.
- Swim lessons reduce the risk of drowning.
- Regular swimming has significant health benefits.
CYGNETS FOR BABIES (4 MONTHS – 3 YEARS)
This class is aimed at helping your baby (and sometimes the parent or carer) gain confidence in the water. These classes are filled with movements, games and songs to make your baby feel at ease in the water which will last a lifetime.
Watch with pride as your baby progresses through this class.
Maximum in each class 6 babies and 6 parents/carers.
Wednesday 10.00 – 10.30am (Need to book at reception)
LEARN TO SWIM LESSONS FROM 3YEARS
Fun activities for children 3+, who are not yet at full time school. Encouraging water confidence and movements around the pool. This course works towards Duckling badges.
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For less confident & non-swimmers who are at full time school. This course works towards stage 1 & 2 badges.
To join this class your child should be able to travel 5-10m unaided on their front & back, and submerge happily in water. This course works towards stage 3 badge.
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To join this class your child should be able to swim 10-25m on frontcrawl, backstroke & breastroke demonstrating basic strokes & regular breathing. Should also be able to perform basic aquatic skills. This course works towards stage 4 badge.
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To join this class your child should be able to swim frontcrawl, backcrawl and breastroke for 25m+ demonstrating correct body position, leg kick, breathing & basic butterfly over 10 meters. This course works towards stage 5 badge.
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To join this class your child should be able to swim 10m/25m frontcrawl, backcrawl and breastroke & 10 meters butterfly showing an efficient stroke & regular breathing. Should also demonstrate good submersion & aquatic skills. This course works towards stage 6 Badge.
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To join this class your child should be able to swim 25m/50m continuously with efficient strokes and able to perform tumble turns and basic diving. This course works towards stage 7 badge. During this course there is emphasis on preparation for competitive swimming & progression to Jesmond Aqua Acadmey.
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To join this class your chid should show efficient technique in all strokes 25m/50m. During this course there is emphasis on preparation for competitive swimming & progression to Jesmond Aqua Acadmey. This course works towards stage 8,9,10 Badges.
ADULT LESSONS BEGINNERS & IMPROVERS
Beginners: Is designed for participants who have very little or no swimming experience and may be fearful or uncomfortable in the water of any depth. The class will provide instruction in basic water skills including comfortable entry, submersion, floating, breathing techniques, and an introduction to basic swimming strokes. These lessons are intended to help participant to gain confidence and self-reliance in the water.
Improvers: Is designed for participants who are comfortable swimming in shallow water and have experience swimming in deep water. The course is designed to provide participants the ability to swim distances greater than 25 yards comfortably using more than one defined swimming stroke. Improving stroke technique to allow for continuous lap swimming is the primary goal.
Drop in session £7.00 per session
Masters: Is a session for swimmers aged 16+ This session is for recreational confident swimmers. Contact us for any further information
MONDAY 8.00pm - 9.00pm
PRIVATE 1-1 LESSONS FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS
If you are just learning to swim, want stroke technique or a little help on your diving then we do it all. We run private lessons from 3.30pm Monday to Friday, 12.00pm Saturdays and 9.00am Sundays. There is a day and time to suit everyone.
Phone Julie on 0191 2812482 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to check out availability
The rookie Lifeguard programme is the junior award scheme of the RLSS UK. For most children Rookie Lifeguard will be the first opportunity to explore water safety and alternative safe aquatic play.
The rookie skills make Rookies aware of how to take better care of themselves, their family and friends, and give them the information they need to promote water safety in their day to day activities. The award contains survival, rescue and sports skills as well as life support and water safety elements.
Rookie Lifeguard is primarily aimed at children aged 8 – 12 years although most of the skills can be taught to people of all ages. Starting with Stage 1 of the Bronze Award and progresses to the level of performing lifesaving tows.
Also part of the Rookie Lifeguard programme are water safety, life support and bolt-on awards. These bolt-on awards offer varied extra skills, wet and dry, that rookies can achieve to push themselves further and provide encouragement between the core awards.
Rookies Lifeguard is part of the National plan for teaching swimming (NPTS) developed by Amateur Swimming Association although it can also be run as a stand-alone course by Lifesaving clubs, Leisure centres, swim schools and as part of school swimming lessons. The Rookies Lifeguard water safety award fulfils all of the Key Stage 2 water safety elements of the National Curriculum.
Rookies Saturday 10.30am to 11.00am (This is a course and can be booked at reception)
JESMOND AQUA ACADEMY
Jesmond Aqua Academy is the logical step forward from our Aqua School and normal lesson format for your young swimmers.
There are various pathways in aquatic disciplines and each present different opportunities from competitive swimming through to water polo, diving and life saving. All fantastically rewarding skills.
Jesmond Aqua Academy offers that initial step through structured and progressive sessions twice a week, that can lead your swimmer safely down these pathways, even through to competing at the highest levels.
Wednesday 7.00pm – 8.00pm
Sunday 6.00 – 7.00pm
For further details ask at reception or phone 0191 2812482
If your child is interested in joining this coached session they need to have stage 7 badge or have been through our lessons and has reached Swordfish 2.