Seals Swimming Lesson Structure

Which class suits my child?

Seals Swimming's ability groups enable children to receive tuition that is relevant to their capabilities. Children progress quicker if they are in the class that suits their age and ability. We expect a pupil to move up at least one class level every two terms. To enable us to assess and place your children in the correct class for their ability we use the following guide;


NNS -
Children who require manual support to move using two woggles on the front and back

NS - Children who can move freely in the pool with one woggle on the front and back.

Level 1 - Children who can swim a little on their fronts and back

Level 2 - Children who can swim 5m Front paddle and Back paddle

Level 3 - Children who can swim 5m of Front crawl and Back crawl

Level 4 – Children who can swim 10m Front crawl and Back crawl with good technique

Level 5 - Children who can swim using Front crawl breathing and Breaststroke legs on their back with their feet turned out

Level 6 - Children who can swim 2 lengths of front crawl, back crawl and breaststroke with good technique

Level 7 Children who swim 25m of front crawl, back crawl and breaststroke  with a short pause between each stroke

If a child has a mixed ability, for example, can swim 5m front crawl and 5m on their back paddle would assess the pupil as L2/3 (between the two class levels)