From newborns to adults, our great range of classes cater to all ages and abilities because we want everyone to be safe, confident and happy in the water. Our Learn to Swim Pathway takes your child on a journey from their first splash to developing confidence and competence in the water. Supported by the ASA, the Learn to Swim Pathway has been developed to ensure your child receives the best possible instruction based on the swimming expertise of the ASA. Whilst adult swimmers will be catered for by our qualified and encouraging staff.
Exclusive to Active Ashton, these sessions help your child develop their natural confidence in the water. With a specialist underwater instructor, your baby will be guided through a range of underwater exercises and movements to capitalize the natural reflexes developed in the womb.
Progression of the sessions will focus on teaching your baby to control their breathing before they go underwater to learn to breathe underwater.
Active Ashton – 0161 330 1179
Wally, Ducklings & Maddie the Monkey is a great way to encourage your baby or toddler to explore and enjoy the fun of learning to swim. With your help, your child will develop a range of skills helping them stay buoyant in the water. These sessions will aid your child’s development and confidence both in and out of the water whilst improving mobility and supporting their growth.
Little Ducks is the next step on from Ducklings and a platform for our Learn to Swim programme. Instructors deliver the lesson from in the water to support children throughout and each class contains only 4 pupils to provide a high quality lesson.
Your child’s progression through the Learn to Swim scheme will result in the development of a wide range of skills that when put together will create a competent, confident and safe swimmer who has the skill base for then developing technique in a wide range of water based sports.
Benefits to joining our Learn to Swim programme include:
• Free Swimming – Junior swimmers get access to free general swimming all year round.
• Home Portal – Log in online to see how your child is doing, check their progress, credits and the badge criteria.
• Online payment – Easily set up online payments so you never run out of credits again.
• Online transfers – Is it time for your child to move up? You can easily transfer them online.
• Crash courses – Beginner, improvers, distances and challenge awards are just some of the crash courses we offer during school holidays.
Find our Homeportal by clicking here.
To enquire about Learn to Swim lessons and enrol your child on the programme please contact one of our centres. Due to high demand please be aware there may be a waiting list on some of our more popular lesson times and venues.
1.Download an application form here.
2. Complete your child’s details.
3. Email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Rookie Lifeguard programme is the junior award scheme of the RLSS UK. For most children Rookie Lifeguard will be the first opportunity to explore water safety and alternative safe aquatic play.
The Rookie skills make Rookies aware of how to take better care of themselves, their family and friends, and give them the information they need to promote water safety in their day to day activities. The awards contain survival, rescue and sports skills as well as Life Support and water safety elements.
Rookie Lifeguard is primarily aimed at children aged 8 – 12 years although most of the skills can be taught to people of all ages. Starting with Stage 1 of the Bronze Award and progressing through to Stage 3 of the Gold Award, Rookie Lifeguard begins at an ability level suitable for swimmers who have just learned to swim and progresses to the level of performing Lifesaving tows.
Swimming is a great skill to have at any age; improving fitness, strength and confidence, swimming is a sport with a long list of benefits. If you are aged 16 years or older, you can take advantage of the great swimming lessons here at Active Tameside. Whether you are a non-swimmer, have a fear of the water or you’re ready to improve a self-taught technique, we’ll take you through the basics, teach you the strokes and techniques until you’re confident and safe in the water.
These sessions are available at Active Denton – 0161 336 1900
Read the Performance Pathway here.