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Swimming

At Dalton Leisure Centre we have a 20 Metre free form, warm-water Swimming Pool with an integral paddling pool for toddlers. "Jacko" the Frog slide is a must for the little ones!

Splash zone

Jacko The Frog

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Lessons

Tadpoles

This is the beginning of your child’s swimming journey.

During this 30-minute lesson we focus on the basics working with both the parent/guardian and the child to teach techniques and aquatic skills to help your child take their first steps into enjoying swimming.

This class focuses on confidence and gaining the basic ability to move in multiple directions using both arms and legs, building in strength to start removing floatation aids as they progress.

The age this lesson will target is 1 – 4 years and always requires a parent or guardian to be in the water.

Equipment will be supplied.

Working towards stages:

  • Puffin award
  • Duckling 1
  • Duckling 2
  • Duckling 3
  • Duckling 4

Frogs

This set of lessons are a progression from tadpoles, where we begin to take the support of the parent/guardian out of the water and create that stability and independence on their own.

Frogs are for children who pass all duckling stages in tadpoles and are capable of swimming 10 metres or more.

This will be targeting 2 – 4 years of age.

All equipment is supplied during this session.

Working towards stages:

  • Swim England Stage 1
  • Swim England Stage 2
  • Swim England Stage 3

Beginners

The next set of lessons, again, is an advancement on the previous group lessons “frogs”, We begin to refine the swimmers techniques improving on distance and strength of multiple strokes whilst gaining more confidence in water-based skills.

Beginners are for any child over the age of 4, who have taken part in our previous lessons (Tadpoles/ Frogs) or complete beginners who may have never done lessons before.

Beginners are aimed at children aged 4+

Working towards stages:

  • Swim England Stage 1
  • Swim England Stage 2
  • Swim England Stage 3

All equipment is supplied during this session.

Improvers

The next set lessons are the progression from beginners which will progress the children into the deep end section of the pool.

Improvers will begin to learn the two remaining strokes (breastroke and butterfly) as they progress further.

This is also where we transition widths into lengths focusing on stamina as well as strength of the strokes.

This session targets 5 – 10 years of age

Working towards stages:

  • Swim England Stage 4
  • Swim England Stage 5
  • Swim England Stage 6

All equipment is supplied during this session.

Dolphins

This is the final push of your child’s swimming journey.

This is our swim club which works towards the final swim England stages in your child’s journey.

During this session we focus on all aspects they have learned during previous stages refining all strokes whilst progressing into a more competition environment for those children who want to progress further into the swimming sport.

The age is for 7+ years.

Working towards stages:

  • Swim England Stage 7
  • Swim England Stage 8
  • Swim England Stage 9

All equipment is supplied during this session.

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Pool Prices

Cardholder

  • 1 adult 2 children

    £8.50
  • 2 adults 1 child

    £11.00
  • 2 adults 2 children

    £12
  • Adult

    £4.50
  • Child (Under 16)

    £3.00
  • Concession

    £3.00
  • Under 3

    Free
  • Groups 10+

    Discount available

Non-cardholder

  • 2 adults 2 children

    £15
  • 2 adults 1 child

    £14
  • 1 adult 2 children

    £10.80
  • Adult

    £5.50
  • Child (under 16)

    £4.00
  • Concession

    £4.00
  • Under 3

    Free
  • Groups 10+

    Discount available
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