Types of classes offered:
Grange Farm Swim School offers professional swimming lessons for all ages and abilities. Water Safety skills could save you or your child's life, particularly here in the Fen's where we are surrounded by water!
We currently teach around 600 people every week. Our instructors are fully qualified and we run relatively small class sizes with the same teacher every week. We follow the Swim England Award scheme, which is the largest award scheme in the country, so that your child can gain badges and certificates that are transferrable and celebrate their successes.
Discovery Ducklings Water Baby Classes (0-2yrs)
Babies are born to swim! We believe it is never too early for your child to learn to swim. Being with your little one in water for the first time is quite simply a beautiful experience that should not be missed. Supervised by our experienced teachers, you and your baby can splash, giggle and have time together in a relaxed environment. It's a great way to bond with your baby - and we welcome Dads/partners/Aunties/Grandparents at as many classes as they can make. Starting off with close cuddling in the pool to watching them at ease glide through the water is wonderful. Not only does it build their confidence it helps their muscles grow stronger, helps with balance and sets them up for a life long love of swimming!
The classes are structured and progressive, using songs and fun to increase the range of movements your baby enjoys in the water. This class is for babies from around 8 weeks old to 2 years. Baby must wear a swim nappy. Lessons cost £7 a week and are charged a half term at a time. No float aids are required. Your baby can achieve the Discovery Ducklings Certificates.
Ducklings Water Toddler Classes (2-4yrs)
From 2 years to 4 years this class progresses from Discovery Ducklings and is more focussed on increasing independence in the water. The parent/carer is in the water with the child but you can also experiment with float aids so that your child can enjoy and learn how to control movement themselves. Music helps to keep your child interested and relaxed while introducing new skills and progressing those they have already learnt - like blowing bubbles in the water or using their arms to reach for toys. We often theme the classes to keep things fun, so we might be washing cars with watering cans, planting seeds and watering them, flying like Superman. Children who are not potty trained must wear a swim nappy. Lessons cost £7 a week and are charged a half term at a time. Your child can achieve the Ducklings Certificates.
Group Swimming Lessons
Small groups are taught by consistent, qualified & DBS checked teachers so that rapid progress can be made along the Swim England Learn to Swim Certification programme. Your child will follow structured 25 minute lessons weekly to build their confidence and ability while reducing float aids and trying to achieve their next badge and certificate!
Lessons are available for all ages and ability up to completing Stage 7, where children can swim 25m of all 4 recognised strokes and swim 100m without stopping. Classes are small enough to reap the benefits but big enough to bring the social element to the lesson. Thanks to the experience of each instructor your child will be in a group relevant to them with no pressure but to have fun and enjoy allowing them to progress with ease and at their own pace. It's a fantastic way for your child to exercise, gain confidence in the water and to socialise. Swimming is a sport for life and many children continue into competitive swimming - which is encouraged and supported. Water Safety is a critical and life saving skill and we cover this during our lessons, aswell as technical stroke progression. Aimed at children from 3yrs (Pre-school) to around 12yrs. Lessons cost £6.50 a week and are charged a half term at a time.
Children's Private Swimming Lessons
For those children who need some confidence and ability, or require specialist care, this is perfect. The space and peace is ideal for them to relax and enjoy without the worry of other children and adults being around. Many children who have taken this route have gone on to join the bigger groups for lessons and absolutely love swimming now. There are very real physical and mental benefits from learning to swim and we will work hard to make this available to all pupils. Sibling groups are offered. Lessons cost £25 for half an hour. Extra siblings are charged at £5 extra per class.
Adult Private Swimming Lessons
For those adults who have not learnt to swim, or who haven't cracked that tricky front crawl breathing technique. Lessons on a one to one basis start at whatever level the individual needs and will be held at your level and comfort. We are proud to say we have some real success stories and seeing these adults now come back and swim with their families is fantastic. I'm proud to have been part of these stories and associated health benefits. Lessons cost £20 for half an hour for one, with a supplement of £5 extra for each additional friend/partner/sibling.
School Swimming Lessons
We welcome our local Primary School for National Curriculum swimming lessons. We also host a number of specialist schools, who particularly appreciate the privacy and exclusivity. Fully insured and risk assessed these lesson are run by a qualified instructor who will liase with your school as to abilities and lesson plans. Our facilities include separate changing areas and ample parking. 1 hour session including qualified instructor with rescue qualification is £40.
Triathlon/Open Water Swimming
Learn techniques and tips for open water swimming. Entered a triathlon or Open Water event ? For invaluable preparation contact us for help as one of our teachers recently undertook the very latest training in this area. Lessons cost £20 for half an hour.