5 Months - 4 Years

Parent and Child Introduction

The STA Learn to Swim Programme is designed to include all the different age groups to correspond with what they are capable of learning to do in the water at their developmental stage in life. The programme enhances their learning potential on a physical, social and cognitive level. 

Swimmers are assessed individually in each class and we have swim certificates which are an indicator of what you and your child are learning to do in class. We have a non-competitive philosophy at our swim school, using the certificates as a gentle guide and a celebration of this joyful and fun journey together.

Our program is designed so it does not matter at what stage or age your children join us. Whether they are confident or timid in the water you will be made to feel welcome. We have an inclusive policy treating every parent and child as unique and individual.

Starfish 5 - 12 Months - £60 for 6 week term

A lovely relaxed introduction to the pool with a focus on relaxation, early swimming introducing small underwater swim back to parent, bonding, floating, back swimming and building a good foundation for the STA Starfish programme. Our children’s swimming classes are packed with fun, focused and progressive activities with a friendly atmosphere and highly trained caring instructors.

Lessons are available Monday to Friday between 09:30-12:00. Class times vary each day and can change each term.

Jellyfish 1- 2 years - £60 for 6 week term

A fun, fast paced child led class which works on building water confidence, teaching babies vital lifesaving skills, alignment, back swimming, jumping in, early independent swimming and underwater swims – Please note these are never forced and only for swimmers that are happy to go under the water. With the use of toys, songs, games, floats and watering cans our classes are packed with fun, focused and progressive activities with a friendly atmosphere and highly trained caring instructors.

Lessons are available Monday to Friday between 09:30-12:00, Saturday and Sunday mornings. Class times vary each day and can change each term.

Baby changing facilities at St Francis Swimming Pool

Turtles 2 - 4 years - £60 for 6 week term

These classes are high paced, fun and focused. Your toddler will be learning water confidence, early independent swimming, vital lifesaving skills and having lots of fun. Our teachers are child led and will never force but give the children the skills, confidence and knowledge to make those choices for themselves.

Whilst spending quality time with your child they will be monitored and taught the necessary skills to prepare them for the next level where they are in the water without a parent.

Lessons are available Monday to Friday between 09:30-12:00, Saturday and Sunday mornings. Class times vary each day and can change each term.

Lessons are available Monday to Friday between 09:30-12:00, Saturday and Sunday mornings. Class times vary each day and can change each term.

For all enquiries, please use our form on our  ‘Contact Us’ page