Pre-School Swimming Lessons

Lessons for Adult & Child

These classes are aimed at giving your child their first experience of the water, along with your guidance. That introduction is provided through songs, games and support and it aims to promote water confidence, alongside offering a social environment for both parents and children.

If you're looking for baby swimming lessons, our Discovery Ducklings programme is designed for little ones to get used to the water. If they're ready to be a bit more more independent, our Ducklings programme will help them move more on their own whilst still having you there with them.

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 Learn to Swim Stages 1 - 7. It is linked to the Early Years Foundation Curriculum for Child Development and is delivered in a fun, friendly environment.

These sessions have a maximum of 6 children per class to enhance their learning and provide a calm environment.

Discovery Ducklings

mother and baby swimming in a pool

Age range 0 – 24 months (age is for guidance only). Find out more.

This programme is for babies from birth with limited or no coordination through to little ones who are water confident and able to move independently. The programme is designed to be a gentle, fun and secure way for young children be introduced to the swimming environment to develop water confidence. A parent or guardian takes part in these sessions with their child. These sessions have a maximum of 6 children per class to enhance their learning and provide a calm environment.

Ducklings

a girl floats in a swimming pool smiling

Age range 2 -5 years (age is for guidance only). Find out more.

The Duckling Awards are ideal for those children who have completed the Discovery Duckling Awards and are now more independent and capable of following instructions. This stage encourages swimmers to move more independently. A parent or guardian takes part in these sessions with their child. These sessions have a maximum of 6 children per class to enhance their learning and provide a calm environment.

Talk to the Team

If you're ready to sign up or you've got a question about our swimming lessons, get in touch with the Wave Swim School Team at waveswimschool@waveleisure.co.uk or call your local pool:

When making an enquiry, please include the swimmer's age and ability (including any past swimming awards) as well as which site you would like them to learn at, as this will speed up the enquiry process.

You can find out more about our term lengths and payment options here - your child could get 50 swimming lessons for the price of 45 as well as free swimming outside of lessons!