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Swim Academy

Swim Academy camps run during all school holidays including half term holidays and are open to all ages and abilities.

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Welcome to the Caterham School Sport Centre Swim Academy, a hub of aquatic excellence.

Our tailored programs, led by experienced coaches, cater to all skill levels, fostering growth and mastery. Join us to dive into a world of skill refinement, teamwork, and personal achievement. Unleash your potential at the Caterham Swim Academy today!

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Sunday Swim School

Our Sunday Swim School classes are aimed at learning and developing the basic movement skills of our swimmers with the main focus of having fun whilst being safe. We work with small class sizes typically 5:1 from 3 years onwards.  Having small classes means we can give each child the individual attention they need and can work to their specific ability levels. At the end of each term all children will be awarded either a progress badge or a new swim stage badge.

Our classes run for 30 minutes between the hours of 8.45am-11.45am. At any one time slot we run three ability classes:

In the Ducklings groups. We teach in the pool with a ratio of 5:1. We tend to have a water assistant in the water to help with the lesson.

To move up from Ducklings 1 (Duckling stage 1+2), we ask swimmers to be able to :-

Travel 3 meters kicking on back without support.

Submerge their face with confidence.

Enter the pool, rotate and return.

To move up from Ducklings 2 (Duckling stage 3+4), we ask swimmers to be able to :-

Travel 10 meters on front or back without support

Push off on the front and back in streamlined shape.

Perform a mushroom or star float.

In the Dolphins groups. We teach in the pool with a ratio of 5:1. We tend to have a water assistant in the water to help with the lesson.

To move up from Dolphins 1 (Stage 1+2), we ask swimmers to be able to :-

Travel using a recognised leg action with feet off the pool floor on front and back for 5 metres.

Push from a wall and glide on the front and back with arms extended.

Perform a tuck to rotate from a flat floating position on the front, to a back floating position, then return to standing.

To move up from Dolphins 2 (Stage 3+4), we ask swimmers to be able to :-

Push and glide and swim 10 metres, choice of stroke is optional.

Kick 10 metres backstroke (one item of equipment optional).

Kick 10 metres front crawl (one item of equipment optional).

Kick 10 metres butterfly on the front or on the back.

Kick 10 metres breaststroke on the front (one item of equipment optional).

In sharks we teach from the poolside with a ratio of 7:1. In this group they will swim in lanes to build their stamina and focusing on better technique across all strokes.

 

To move up from Sharks 1 (Stage 5+6), we ask swimmers to be able to :-

Push and glide and swim 10 metres backstroke (performed to Swim England expected standards).

Push and glide and swim 10 metres front crawl (performed to Swim England expected standards).

Push and glide and swim 10 metres breaststroke (performed to Swim England expected standards).

Push and glide and swim 10 metres butterfly (performed to Swim England expected standards).

Push and glide and swim 25 metres, choice of stroke is optional (performed to Swim England expected standards).

To move up from Sharks 2 (Stage 7+8), we ask swimmers to be able to :-

Push and glide and swim 50 metres continuously using one stroke (performed to Swim England expected standards).

Push and glide and swim 100 metres, using a minimum of three different strokes (performed to Swim England expected standards).

 

Perform a dive track or grab start and kick butterfly underwater in a streamlined position for 5m with the focus on progressing it to 10m.

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Weekday Swim School

Our weekday swim schools continue the development of our swimmers from our Sunday classes and work on stroke technique building up to lengths lessons.

Children in our weekday Swim School are all a part of the Swim England Learn to Swim framework. Classes are held on Mondays and Thursdays between 4-6pm.

4-6pm: Dolphins, Ducklings and Sharks (All abilities) 

Holiday Courses

During school holidays the Academy holds a range of different swimming courses for all ages and abilities, all of which can be found in our ‘Swimming Academy Booklet’. These include:

  • Crash Courses – group and one to one swimming lessons are available for any age and ability.
  • Swimming Camps for club & regional level swimmers – three to five day courses which involve two swimming sessions per day, land training and swimming analysis
  • For more information about our February Half Term camp, please CLICK HERE
  • For information about all of our holiday camps, please CLICK HERE
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