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altWe are now offering a two stage swimming lesson programme- beginners and improvers. We can take you from being a non-swimmer through to being confident with all the strokes and ready to join the development lanes in the main club. You can then choose to move on to the other aquatic discliplines if you like. If you always wanted to join OTS but felt your swimming wasn't up to standard then these lessons are for you.


Lessons are led by experienced, qualified teachers who are specialists in working with adult learners.

We focus on:

  • Assessing your skills.
  • Showing you the proper technique - using the best swimmers from the club to demonstrate.
  • Correcting your technique and showing you exercises (known as drills) to help you improve.
  • Building up your fitness so that you can swim comfortably in a regular club training session.
Here is a link to Vicki Carter, one of the teaching team, talking about teaching adults on BBC Breakfast, 25 August 2011.

 

If you would like more information, want to ask a question or book a taster session
please e-mail us.
 

Beginner lessons

Aimed at non-swimmers or swimmers who cannot comfortably swim a length, these lessons aim to build your confidence in the water. We will introduce you to basic swimming skills, then work with you to develop your skills so that you can comfortably swim lengths of front crawl and back crawl. There will be about six swimmers in each lesson.  Beginner lessons take place in the learner pool, which is shallow.

 

Cost:

£ 45 per calendar month standard rate

£ 22:50 for low waged

Duration:

This is a rolling programme and we will move you to another group when you are ready.

Venue: Queen Mother Sports Centre
Time: Sundays, 6pm and also at 7pm.

 

 

Improvers lessons

Aimed at confident swimmers who can comfortably swim lengths. These lessons build up your skills so that you are ready to join the main swimming club's development squad. There will be two lanes of improvers one faster and one slower, we will put you into a lane at the start of your lessons. The lessons are devoted to building your skills in the four strokes as well as building up your fitness. We also look at starts and turns. There will be about ten swimmers in each lane.

 

Cost:

£ 45 per calendar month standard rate

£ 22:50 for low waged

Duration:

This is a rolling programme and we will move you to another group when you

are ready.

Venue: Queen Mother Sports Centre and also at Marshall Street see below
Time:

Sundays, 7pm

 

We also have a new improver lessons lane on Saturdays at Marshall Street at 6:45pm.

 

Joining procedure

  • Email the lessons team by clicking here e-mail
  • Arrange a taster lesson, you might have to wait until there is space
  • Attend the taster session and decide if this is for you and if you are in the right class.
  • Complete paperwork, set up standing order (details below) and confirm your place with the lessons team.
  • Start your lessons.

You will be guided through the process of moving from group to group and on into the development squad by your teachers.

If you would like more information, want to ask a question or book a taster session please e-mail us.

Payments

The monthly fee will be £45 for standard swimmers and £22.50 for low waged swimmers, this fee entitles you to one lesson per week and once you are ready it also entitles you to swim in the development lanes. Please set up your standing order to be paid monthly into the Out To Swim bank account and let us know the date you have selected- it needs to be before your first lesson.
  • Sort code 30-96-38
  • Account number 01012667
Please label your direct payment carefully using “lessons” and your name and send us a note of the date your order.

Paperwork Requirements

  • You need to fill in the Application Form.
  • A pre-requisite for OTS membership is membership of the ASA (which provides various benefits including insurance cover), so please fill in the ASA Application Form (category 1 and 3) These forms can be printed and signed or signed electronially and emailed to the lessons team.

Leaving procedure- if you just want to stop attending the lessons

  • Email lessons team
  • Cancel standing order

By signing up for lessons you became a member of the club for the remainder of the calendar year (or if your course started on or after 1 October then your membership is effectively for 15 months, i.e. until the end of the following year).

If you would like more information, want to ask a question or book a taster session please e-mail us.

 

Graduating from the lessons

At some point your teachers will promote you into the main club sessions .. their work will be done! You will probably be encouraged to join the development sessions, which are main club sessions (not lessons) but are specifically intended to help you transition into the main club. Please speak to the coaches who lead the development sessions.

The criterea for joining the Development Squad are as follows

  • 12 lengths (300 meters) front crawl without stopping
  • 4 lengths (100 meters)  Breast stroke and backstroke with good technique.
  • 1 length (25 meters) of butterfly
  • able to tumble turn

 

Last Updated on Sunday, 06 October 2013 11:51
 
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