Our swim classes are endorsed by Scottish Swimming and follow the Scottish Swimming Framework.  We offer classes for adults and for children.  Our teachers receive continuous training/mentoring from Scottish Swimming.

Learn to swim programme

Classes for children

Swim Skills 1

To further develop water confidence and develop core aquatic skills without aids.

  • Develop confidence and ability to perform a wide range of core aquatic skills without buoyancy aids.
  • Develop the basic technique of the 4 strokes.
  • Introduce the basic technique of sculling.
  • Develop balance and buoyancy through a variety of activities.

Example of swimmer competencies:

  • Kick on front/back without a float for 10 metres.
  • Swim a minimum of 10m demonstrating Frontcrawl & 10m Backcrawl.

Swim Skills 1A

For beginner swimmers or children that require additional support from a teacher. Also for those previously on Swim Skills 1A who have not passed 50% of the assessment criteria or cannot fully submerge under water.

Swim Skills 1B

For children who have previously attended Swim Skills 1B but not achieved 100% of the assessment criteria or for non-swimmers who are confident in the water. 

Swim Skills 2

To increase the competency of the core aquatic skills and develop basic stroke technique.

  • Introduce and progress new core aquatic skills.
  • Develop stroke technique to include all 4 strokes.
  • Introduction to diving (pool permitting).
  • Develop awareness and feel for the water through a variety of core aquatic skills.

Example of swimmer competencies

  • Kick on front/back without a float for 15 metres.
  • Swim a minimum of 15m demonstrating Frontcrawl & 10m Backcrawl.
  • Demonstrate breaststroke leg kick.

Swim Skills 3

Introduce more advanced stroke technique and achieve Triple S standard. 

  • Further develop competency in all four strokes.
  • Development of diving.
  • Further develop Butterfly and Breaststroke aiming to achieve legal technique.

Example of swimmer competencies

  • Swim 25m Frontcrawl & Backcrawl.
  • Demonstrate Breaststroke.
  • Tread water for 30 sec waving one hand.

Swim Skills 4

To improve the quality of stroke technique, introduce multi-aquatic skills/ disciplines and basic lifesaving skills.

  • To demonstrate competent technique in all four strokes.
  • Introduce lifesaving skills and basic aquatic discipline skills.
  • To provide basic skills to enable progression in to all aquatic disciplines including life saving.

Example of swimmer competencies

  • Swim 50m Frontcrawl & Backcrawl demonstrating push and glide, breathing, arm technique.
  • Swim 50m Breaststroke demonstrating technical efficiency.
  • Perform a dive into any stroke.

Classes for adults

Adult Beginner

To become water confident and develop core aquatic skills (without assistance but with buoyancy aids as required).

Introduce complete non-swimmers to the aquatic environment and establish an understanding of safety around the water.

  • Develop & progress water confidence.
  • Establish an understanding of core aquatic skills.
  • Develop skills through enjoyment of the water.
  • Develop balance and buoyancy through a variety of activities.

Example of swimmer competencies

  • Fully submerge body.
  • Travel 5m without buoyancy aid. 
  • Kick on front and back with float for 10m.

Adult Improver

To further develop core aquatic skills without buoyancy aids and develop basic stroke technique.

  • Develop confidence and ability to perform a wide range of core aquatic skills without buoyancy aids.
  • Progress and introduce new core aquatic sills developing an awareness and feel for the water.
  • Develop the basic technique of the four strokes.
  • Introduce sculling.

Example of swimmer competencies

  • Swim Frontcrawl and Backcrawl for 15m.
  • Demonstrate Breaststroke leg kick.
  • Tread water for 15 sec.

Swim assessment - Learn to Swim courses

Those booking on Swim Skills 2, 3 or 4 courses can request a swimming assessment before bookings are made.

If it is operationally feasible, a swim teacher will observe your child's swimming ability and recommend the most appropriate course.

If you require an assessment, please email us at iseswim@dundee.ac.uk. Complete beginners do not require an assessment.

 

Course Costs

Course

Member

Non Member

Child Saturday/Sunday Courses (11 weeks)

£46.00

£55.00

Child Tuesday/Thursday Courses (10 weeks)

£42.00

£50.00

Adult Beginner/Improver Courses (10 weeks)

£48.00

£58.00

1-2-1 Lessons

£16.00

£19.50