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Learn to Swim
Black Lion Swimming Club deliver a planned learn to swim programme, which is run by experienced and qualified staff. We provide a high standard of teaching throughout each swimming lessons course, thus achieving satisfaction and rapid progression throughout each stage of the plan.
We teach using the National Plan for Teaching Swimming which is a nationally recognised course. We aim to make the lessons fun and enjoyable. The main emphases being to develop water confidence and to ensure swimmers have a good technical stroke understanding.
Swimmers will be continuously assessed and awards will be presented as they reach the required standard. Following progression through the different stages and having attained all the awards there is a chance to continue with further swimming within our competitive arm of the club. We have clear pathways for progression and then to develop competitive swimmers.
At BLSC we continuously assess our teachers and coaches, send them on courses on a regular basis to update their education. The programme for teaching swimming is as follows:
Our Learn-to-Swim section for children caters for complete beginners through to pre-competition swimmers. Minimum age is 4 years old. Many of our current competitive swimmers have progressed through our Learn-to-Swim section. All swim schools have their own system of swim class names and levels. The Black Lion Learn-to-Swim squads, relevant ASA levels, total lesson/training time per week and type of pool are as follows: