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Swimming Squad Training

Taking children further in their swimming development

These classes are designed for children who can already swim but want to focus on improving their strength and technique

What we teach

Once your child has achieved Stage 4 in our Children’s Learn to Swim classes (or an equivalent swimming standard) they can join our squad lessons in one of our bigger pools.

As per our Learn to Swim classes, our course content is organized into stages supported by carefully thought through class structures to ensure your children’s progress. To keep swimmers motivated, once they have passed a swimming stage, or achieved a certain distance, they are awarded with a badge, certificate and a different colour swimming hat.

Breathing and technique are the key focuses for the squad sessions, as well as building stamina and speed. Although there is a focus on progression, children are supported to go at their own pace. Some of our children want to compete and we can help them with their training, however many just want to enjoy their swimming, get some exercise and enjoy their time in the water with their friends.

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What you need to know

Which Pools?

St Joseph’s College


45 minute lesson

8:1 child to teacher ratio

£20 per class – Stage 5+


6:1 child to teacher ratio

£20 – Stage 4 – only at St Josephs


5:1 child to teacher ratio

£24 per class

1 hour

8:1 child to teacher ratio

£24 per class – Stage 5+


6:1 child to teacher ratio

£24 per class


All lessons booked & paid for per term


What to expect


Kids learn in small groups

Children go into the water by themselves (i.e. without parents from approximately 2 years old). They of course will be under the watchful eye of our experienced teachers.


Safe and firm teaching

Whilst our classes are enjoyable, we find children benefit from a firm no-nonsense approach to uphold safety in the pool and the focus is on learning.


Kids learn by doing

To be effective at teaching, we demonstrate movement physically and help our pupils perfect those movements in the pool. This may involve the teacher supporting your child in a hands-on way.


child protection

All of our staff are DBS checked for child protection purposes.

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What to bring


Caps for every stage

A free silicon cap is provided.  The colour of this will change as your child passes each stage.


Swimming goggles

Children will also need to wear goggles. These are available at the pools to make it easy for you to get hold of them


Swimming kit and aids

Squad swimmers are also required to bring along their own swim kits, which consist of appropriate swim aids to their stage. These can either be ordered through the Cindy’s Swim School website or purchased individually.

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