Junior Swimming Lessons

Our junior swimming lesson programme runs in stages allowing children four years and older to become competent, confident and safe in the water. At each of the stages, children will be working to achieve the Swim England National Plan Awards and progress through onto the next stage.

Stage 1

For children who are non-swimmers. All new non-swimmers start in Stage 1.

Available at: Charter, Corfe Mullen, Eastney, Littledown, Mountbatten, Pelhams, Pyramids, Stokewood

Stage 2

For water confident non-swimmers that have achieved Stage 1.

Available at: Charter, Corfe Mullen, Eastney, Littledown, Mountbatten, Pelhams, Pyramids, Stokewood

Stage 1 & 2 (8 years+)

For children aged eight and over who are non-swimmers. Classes take place in appropriate depth.

Available at: Littledown, Mountbatten

Stage 3

For children who can confidently travel 5 metres unaided on their front and back.

Available at: Charter, Corfe Mullen, Eastney, Littledown, Mountbatten, Pelhams, Pyramids, Stokewood

Stage 4

For children who can confidently travel 10 metres unaided on their front and back showing basic skills in kick and streamlining, and able to fully submerge and perform rotations.

Available at: Charter, Corfe Mullen, Eastney, Littledown, Mountbatten, Pelhams, Pyramids, Stokewood

Stage 5

For children who can swim 10 metres showing basic swimming strokes, and perform competent kicks in all four strokes.

Available at: Charter, Corfe Mullen, Eastney, Littledown, Mountbatten, Pelhams, Pyramids, Stokewood

Stage 6

For children who can competently swim 10 metres front crawl, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly to Swim England standards. Children will also be able to perform efficient sculling and treading water skills.

Available at: Charter, Corfe Mullen, Eastney, Littledown, Mountbatten, Pelhams, Pyramids, Stokewood

Stage 7

For children who can swim 20 metres in full strokes with correct breathing techniques. Children will also able to perform a range of personal survival skills.

Available at: Charter, Corfe Mullen, Eastney, Littledown, Mountbatten, Pelhams, Stokewood

Stage 8

For children who can efficiently 25 metres in all four strokes and perform a 100 metre continuous swim showing a range of strokes.

Available at: Charter, Eastney, Littledown, Mountbatten, Pelhams, Stokewood

Stage 9

For children who can efficiently swim 50 metres in three strokes and perform a 400 metre continuous swim in one stroke.

Available at: Charter, Eastney, Littledown, Mountbatten, Pelhams, Stokewood

Junior Swim Fit

For children aged nine and over who have completed a minimum of Stage 8. Focuses on fitness, involves swimming lengths to develop stamina and drills to improve stroke technique.

Available at: Charter, Eastney, Littledown, Mountbatten, Pelhams, Stokewood

Junior Pre-Club

For children 6-8 years who have been talent spotted by Swimming Academy teachers. As they progress and acquire more skills and stroke efficiency, they will be given the opportunity to attend a taster session with Swim Bournemouth Swimming Club.

Available at: Littledown as recommendation by assessment only

Get in touch

Contact us for availability, details and booking.