Wave Swim School

Wave Swim School offers an extensive range of lessons, from five months through to advanced adult lessons. Wave Swim School’s qualified and experienced Swimming Teacher’s deliver the Sport England Learn to Swim Programme (formerly known as the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) Learn to Swim Pathway).

Wave Swim School also offers alternative aquatic activities such as Rookie Lifeguard, Pre-competition, Aqua Fun, Snorkelling and Kayaking. We have a number of links with local clubs to encourage the students to carry on with these activities on a more permanent basis.

Term Length & Payment Options

Wave Swim School teaches swimming for 50 weeks of the year and offers continuous assessment. This means that the student will be able to progress to the next level at any point within the 50 weeks. In order to progress the child will need to meet all of their current levels criteria.

You will be able to choose to spread the cost of lessons by paying monthly by Direct Debit or pay in blocks of 15 weeks. For our customers who pay monthly by direct debit, you will receive 50 lessons for the price of 45 plus your child will also receive half price swimming.

Children on a current course paid for by Direct Debit will be entitled to half price swimming all year on production of a valid Swim School membership card. There is no need for the child to have an accompanying full paying adult to qualify for this benefit, although our normal swimming pool admission policy will still apply.

For more information on Wave Swim School, please email: info@waveleisure.co.uk


Manage Your Swimming Lessons Yourself - It's Easy

Wave Swim School gives you the ability to manage your child’s lessons online, meaning you don’t need to queue to see the teacher or queue to change their lessons as they progress.

Using one simple login, you can manage all your children on swimming lessons from the comfort of your own home, or on the move via your smart phone.

If you have more than one child on lessons with us, you will be able to manage them all from one login.

All progress is logged immediately via a poolside tablet and is accessible as a Record of Achievement.
Once your child is ready to move up to the next level, you will receive an email alert and you can move them yourself to an available slot to suit you. The system will only show you spaces that are available so you are assured a place for the following week.

Key Benefits for You

  • Log on at home or, if you’re on the move, via computer, laptop or smart phone
  • Instantly know which criteria your child has achieved and which areas they need to improve
  • View teacher feedback
  • Receive email alerts when your child is ready to progress to the next level
  • Move your child’s classes via the Home Portal
  • Shows how many lessons are left (if you pay every 15 weeks)
  • You can manage all your children’s lessons from one login

If you pay for your lessons 15 weeks in advance, Clarity Swim Live will alert you when you have 3, 2 and 1 week remaining.

To register for online access, you need to ensure we have the correct email address for the responsible adult, along with your postcode and your child’s date of birth. Please email us at info@waveleisure.co.uk You need JavaScript enabled to view.

If you have already registered your details with us please link directly to the Home Portal.


Adult & Child Lessons with Wave Swim School

Lessons for Babies and Pre-School Children

The Swim England Pre-School Framework is the first stage of the Swim England Learn to Swim Programme. It promotes early water confidence and basic motor skills and underpins the Learn to Swim Stages 1-7. It in linked to the Early Years Foundation Curriculum for Child Development, and is delivered in a fun, friendly environment.

Discovery Duckling 1-4 (age range 0-24 months)

These awards cater for babies from birth with limited or no coordination through to those who are water confident and alne to move independently. The programme is designed to be a gentle, fun and secure way for young children and adults to be introduced to the swimming environment to develop water confidence. (Adult takes part).

Duckling 1-4 (age range 2 – 4 ½ years)

The Duckling Awards are ideal for those children who have completed the Discovery Duckling Awards and buying are now more independent and capable of following instructions. This stage encourages swimmers to move more independently whilst under close supervision in an adult and child setting. (Adult takes part).

For more information, please email: info@waveleisure.co.uk

Lessons for Children

Learning to swim opens up a wide variety of exciting activity, fun and adventure for children. As well as being a great way to exercise, keep fit and be active, swimming can help boost confidence. At Wave Swim School, children learn to swim and have fun at the same time.

Stage 1
Developing safety awareness within a “class” scenario. Basic movement and swimming skills are taught along with water confidence.

Stage 2
Developing safe entries, including jumping in, basic floating, travelling on front and back plus rotating to regain upright positions.

Stage 3
Developing submersion, travelling on the front and back, rotation skills and water safety knowledge.

Stage 4
Developing the understanding of buoyancy through a range of skills. Refining kicking techniques for all strokes.

Stage 5
Developing “waterman-ship” through sculling, treading water skills and rotations. Stroke performance develops for all four strokes.


Stage 6
Developing effective swimming skills including co-ordinated breathing across all strokes. Awareness of water safety aspects and an understanding of the importance of preparation for exercise.

Stage 7
Developing quality stroke technique up to 100m. There is an emphasis on stroke technique and developing stamina.

Stage 8
At this level swimmers who have achieved the basic fundamental movement skills which allow them to be competent and confident in the water and are at a stage where they are ready to learn a more advanced range of skills.

Stage 9
For those who can swim all four strokes with correct technique. Children must be able to demonstrate a correct turn for all four strokes. Skills to be progressed include: diving, sequenced submersion and treading water tasks, turns, use of a pace clock.

Stage 10
For those who can swim all four strokes with correct technique. Children must be able to demonstrate a correct turn for all four strokes. Skills to be progressed include: diving, sequenced submersion and treading water tasks, turns, use of a pace clock and advanced sculling.

For more information, please email: info@waveleisure.co.uk

Lessons for Adults 

Swimming is a great way to keep physically active. If you’d like to learn to swim, Wave offers a range of classes to suit all abilities.


Wave Adult Beginners

This class is aimed at the complete beginner. In the lessons you will build water confidence, learn the basic arm and leg actions and achieve 5-10 metres on your front and back unaided.

Wave Adult Improvers

For those that can swim 5-10 metres on the front and back unaided, the level will build upon your water confidence and stamina, improve technique in the main strokes and achieve 25–50 metres.

Wave Adult Advanced

For those that can swim 25-50 metres with relative ease, we will work with you to become accustomed to swimming in lanes and being out of your depth.

For more information, please email: info@waveleisure.co.uk

How to Pack Properly for Swimming

What things do you pack for swimming

  1. Swimwear – This could be a swimming costume, trunks or shorts
  2. Towels – A towel is essential for drying off after your swim – you may want to take more than one – it’s always good to be prepared
  3. Robe – If you don’t want to walk around the poolside in your swimwear, it’s a good idea to bring a toweling robe to cover up and keep warm
  4. Swimming Cap – Swimming caps can be useful for those with longer hair. They keep your hair out of your face and also reduce any ‘drag’ which will make swimming that be easier
  5. Goggles – Although goggles are not essential, wearing them is recommended if you are new to swimming. When you pack for swimming, adding goggles will protect your eyes from chlorinated water, making swimming a bit easier

What else?

Toiletries – Remember your shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, moisturiser and any other toiletries you may need

Hairbrush – If you have longer hair, you may also want to bring hair clips or hair bands – especially if you are swimming without a swimming cap

Flip Flops or Poolside Shoes - If you don’t fancy going barefoot, or are worried about slipping on the poolside, pack some flip flops for your walk from the Changing Room to the Pool

Water Bottle – When you swim, it’s important to keep hydrated. Remember to bring a water bottle, keep it on the side of the Pool and take regular sips