Learn to Swim

New courses commence Monday 17th March at Hyndburn and Mercer Hall Leisure Centres. Book your place now.

Hyndburn Leisure Centre and Mercer Hall Leisure Centre host swimming lessons to cater for any age or ability and are delivered in accordance with the Amateur Swimming Association’s (ASA’s) National Plan for Teaching Swimming.

Swimming Lessons are currently running now and places are still available to join- Simply ring: 01254 385945 (Hyndburn) ring: 01254 885607 (Mercer Hall Leisure Centre) or e-mail learntoswim@hyndburnleisure.co.uk

We provide lessons through from stage 1 to stage 7 for children, and also provide specialist adult, ladies only, and one to one sessions. Click in the purple box or see below for more details.

Each child will be given a coloured swimming cap when they enrol on the swimming lessons. This cap must be worn for every lesson, without it, children will not be permitted to swim. Replacements are available for £1.00 at reception.

Hyndburn Leisure Learn To Swim Schedule March 2014

Mercer Hall Learn to Swim Schedule March 2014

Stage 1 (red hat)

Developing basic safety awareness in a ‘class’ scenario, including movement and water confidence skills. Swimmers may use aids, e.g. arm bands, floats etc.

Stage 2 (orange hat)

Developing safe entries to the water; including jumping in. Leaning basic floating, travel and rotation techniques unaided, in order to regain upright positions. Swimmers may use aids, e.g. arm bands, floats etc.

Stage 3 (yellow hat)

Developing safe entries including submersion; travel up to 10 metres on the front and back, progress with rotation skills and water safety.

Stage 4 (green hat)

Developing the understanding of buoyancy through a range of skills; refining kicking technique for all strokes, and swimming 10 metres to a given standard by the ASA.

Stage 5 (blue hat)

Developing ‘watermanship’ through sculling, treading water skills, and complete rotation; also performing all strokes to the given standard as directed by the ASA.

Stage 6 (indigo hat)

Developing effective swimming skills including coordinated breathing; water safety aspects and understanding of preparation for exercise.

Stage 7 (violet hat)

Developing quality stroke technique up to 100 metres, incorporating skills learnt and combining them to develop a linked routine; complete successfully an obstacle course that combines a variety of skills accomplished during the previous stages.