Important changes to Lesson Times
From 2 September we will be making some changes to who teaches which lessons and also the start time of some lessons. Teacher changes that are being made will effect Hood Park lessons on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and Hermitage lessons on a Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. Start time changes will effect Hood Park lessons on a Saturday with lessons STARTING 15 minutes EARLIER and Hood Park lessons on a Wednesday with lessons STARTING 15 minutes LATER. All the changes have now been made to your child's swimming lessons so please log onto Home Portal and make sure you are aware of how these will effect you.
NWL Swim Academy
Swimming lessons at Hermitage and Hood Park Leisure Centres have just undergone one of the biggest changes to learning to swim within the District.
Since the end of 2014 not only did the name of the swimming lesson programme change to NWL Swim Academy but children attending the academy now benefit from fantastic, cutting edge developments that offer a new approach to swim progression and parent interaction.
Swim Academy teachers now record swimmers attendance and also their achievements using I-pods, in waterproof cases, on poolside which then allow parents to go online via ‘NWL Swim Academy online’ and see exactly how their child is doing.
At the same time, children are now taught using the Amateur Swim Association's (ASA) National Plan which means that children will move when they are ready to as opposed to having to wait until the end of their 12 week course. Changing to the ASA National Plan also means that children will progress through the stages much quicker, something that parents have asked to see as an improvement to the old Learn To Swim lesson programme.
Through the state of the art technology, once a child has reached the required standard and a place becomes available, the parent will then receive an email from the Swim Academy co-ordinator with a choice of classes available that the parent can select from to move to and once selected the change will happen from the following week.
With the introduction of the ASA National Plan children learning to swim are now also be given the chance, if they choose to, to learn synchronized swim and swim and save.
Swim Lesson Prices 2017
£18.60 payable by monthly Direct Debit
NWL Swim Academy - Important Dates for your Diary
Please be aware that lessons will not be taking place on the following dates:
- Last lesson will be Friday 25 August
- Lessons will start back on Saturday 2 September
- Last lesson will be Friday 22 December
- Lessons will start back on Saturday 6 January 2018
Last updated: Tue 29 August, 2017 @ 12:11