Ashdown Pool

Non Swimmers

Award: LTS Stage 1 and puffin

Aims: To become water confident, learn to swim unaided on both front and back and to understand pool rules.


Beginners 1 

Award: 5m

Aims: Children will be introduced to stroke technique and a main focus will be on developing a good body position.  Breaststroke leg kick is also introduced.


Beginners 2 

Award: WS 1 

Aims: Children will develop the arm technique as well as being introduced to breathing. Breaststroke leg kick continues to develop with the introduction of the arm action.  Butterfly kick is also introduced.


Beginners 3 

Award: 10m 

Aims: Front crawl breathing is developed and breaststroke technique is a key focus. 


Improvers 1 

Award: LTS 2 / 15m

Aims: To improve stroke technique and stamina in all 3 strokes.


Improvers 2 

Award: LTS 3 / 20m

Aims: To continue to improve stamina and stroke technique in all 3 strokes and continue to practice the butterfly leg action. Skills such as sculling are introduced. 


Improvers 3 

Award: LTS 4 / WS 2

Aims: To introduce the children to circuits whilst maintaining good stroke technique, getting them ready for Mayfield. The butterfly arm action is also introduced.