Swimming Lessons

Swimming Lessons

Book now on our new courses

Hyndburn Leisure Centre and Mercer Hall Leisure Centre host swimming lessons in Accrington and Great Harwood to cater for any age or ability and are delivered in accordance with Swim England’s National Plan for Teaching Swimming.

Swimming Lessons are running now and places are still available to join- Simply call: 01254 385945 (Hyndburn) call: 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. Courses last for 10 weeks. See below for more information on the 7 stages of swimming lessons.

All lessons cost £18.50 per month by direct debit, plus, we’ve introduced free swimming for all our learn to swim members. All children enrolled on our swimming lessons get unlimited free swimming to work on their skills outside of their lessons.

Stage 1

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

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

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

Stage 4

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 Swim England.

Stage 5

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

Stage 6

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

Stage 7

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.