Liverpool Swimming Academy Newsletter

Spring 2017

 

Timetable

Monday 4 – 5.30 North Liverpool (near Crosby)

Tuesday 4 – 5.30 North Liverpool (near Crosby)

Wednesday 4 – 5.30 North Liverpool (near Crosby)

Thursday 4-5 North Liverpool (near Crobsy)

Friday 4 – 5.30 Liverpool City (Spindles, Adelphi)

Saturday 2 – 4 Birkdale (near Southport)

Summer Term

We have started the Summer term time classes in all our venues and still have a couple of spaces left if you are interested in joining us for the term please scroll down and fill in the contact form provided.

Bates Dairies

A group of children at Bates Dairies, Southport are working towards ASA Life Saving Skills including surface dives to retrieve brick, sculling and treading water.  In addition, we also introduced the butterfly ‘dolphin’ leg kick and found some children natural at this technique.

Autistic Spectrum Disorder

The venue near Crosby has proven a very popular for children with ASD.  The pool is situated in a private room within a gym complex and the water is lovely and warm.  Children with ASD and other complex needs are responding very well to the sensory environment and subsequently making great strides in water confidence and aquatic skills.

Gallery of Achievements

Liverpool Swimming Academy like to celebrate children’s swimming achievements.  Here are some awards the children have achieved during the Spring Term.

 

 

 

 

Logo

We have been working in partnership with a design company to create a new logo this is what we have put together.  Please feel free to add any comments below.

 

May Intensive Course

If you are interested in finding out more information please click on the links below.

http://swimminglessonsliverpool.co.uk/2017/05/may-holiday-intensive-swimming-course-near-crosby/

http://swimminglessonsliverpool.co.uk/2017/05/may-holiday-intensive-one-to-one-lessons/

We hope that you may like to join us on one of our swimming programmes in the near future.  If you are interested in finding out more information or would like a place reserving please fill in our contact form and we will be happy to answer any questions.

Thank you for taking the time to read

Kind Regards

Liverpool Swimming Academy

 

May Holiday Intensive Swimming Course (near Crosby)

 

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Liverpool Swimming Academy Intensive course
  • Proven effective teaching method
  • Children focused during school holidays
  • Small class sizes

After the successful delivery of a Easter Holiday intensive course we have decided to run another over the May school holidays.

Intensive course May Holiday Dates

Course 1  – Tuesday 30th May to Friday 2nd June

The Benefits of an Intensive Swimming Course

The intensive swimming courses are scheduled to operate during the school holidays.  This factor can have several benefits to children’s overall performance for reasons explained below.

Lessons are delivered during day time hours when children have more energy and this can be channelled effectively to develop swimming skills.

Due to a shorter interval between each lesson children are more likely to retain the information acquired from the previous lessons. This should allow for learning at a faster rate as children can pick up from the last lesson much quicker in comparison to weekly lessons.

Intensive courses can be a useful tool to improve competence levels of a particular skill that needs a little extra attention as the skill can be practised and repeatedly over the course over the week.

Course 1 Tuesday 3oth May to Friday 2nd June (£27.00)

The courses will operate mornings and the duration of each lesson is 30 minutes over four days.  Once we have a good indication of numbers and abilities we will contact you with a course time.

We hope that you may like to join us for the intensive course programme.  If you are interested in finding out more information or would like a place reserving please fill in our contact form and we will be happy to answer any questions.

Thank you for taking the time to read

Kind Regards

Liverpool Swimming Academy

Easter Holiday Intensive One to One Lessons (near Crosby)

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Liverpool Swimming Academy Intensive One to One Course

  • Proven effective teaching method
  • Children focused during school holidays
  • One to one or two to one lessons available

Intensive course of one to one or two to one lessons at a special discounted price over the Easter school holidays.

Intensive one to one Course Easter Holiday Dates

Course 1  – Monday 3rd April to Thursday 6th April

Course 2 – Monday 10th April to Wednesday 12th April

The Benefits of an Intensive Private Swimming Course

The intensive private swimming courses are scheduled to operate during the school holidays.  This factor can have several benefits to children’s overall performance for reasons explained below.

Lessons are delivered during day time hours when children have more energy and this can be channelled effectively to develop swimming skills.

Due to a shorter interval between each lesson children are more likely to retain the information acquired from the previous lessons. This should allow for learning at a faster rate as children can pick up from the last lesson much quicker in comparison to weekly lessons.

Intensive courses can be a useful tool to improve competence levels of a particular skill that needs a little extra attention as the skill can be practised and repeatedly over the course over the week.

Price list for intensive one to one or two to one courses scheduled for the Easter Holidays

Course 1 Monday 3rd April to Thursday 6th April

One to  one – £55.00 usually £68.00

Two to one – £70.00 usually £88.00

Course 2 Monday 10th April to Wednesday 12th April  

One to one  – (42.00) usually £51.00

Two to one – £55.00 usually £66.00

This programme will operate during the daytime and the duration of each lesson is 30 minutes; week 1 over 4 days and week 2 over 3 days. Once we have organised the Easter timetable we will contact you with a course time.

We hope that you may like to join us for the intensive course programme.  If you are interested in finding out more information or would like a place reserving please fill in our contact form and we will be happy to answer any questions.

Thank you for taking the time to read

Kind Regards

Liverpool Swimming Academy

 

 

Easter holidays Intensive Swimming Course (near Crosby)

07872935974
Liverpool Swimming Academy Intensive course
  • Proven effective teaching method
  • Children focused during school holidays
  • Small class sizes

After the successful delivery of a February half term intensive course we have decided to run another over the Easter school holidays.

Intensive course Easter Holiday Dates

Course 1  – Monday 3rd April to Thursday 6th April

Course 2 – Monday 10th April to Thursday 13th April

The Benefits of an Intensive Swimming Course

The intensive swimming courses are scheduled to operate during the school holidays.  This factor can have several benefits to children’s overall performance for reasons explained below.

Lessons are delivered during day time hours when children have more energy and this can be channelled effectively to develop swimming skills.

Due to a shorter interval between each lesson children are more likely to retain the information acquired from the previous lessons. This should allow for learning at a faster rate as children can pick up from the last lesson much quicker in comparison to weekly lessons.

Intensive courses can be a useful tool to improve competence levels of a particular skill that needs a little extra attention as the skill can be practised and repeatedly over the course over the week.

We have two intensive courses scheduled for the Easter Holidays

Course 1 Monday 3rd April to Thursday 6th April (£27.00)

Course 2 Monday 10th April to Thursday 13th April  (£27.00)

The courses will operate mornings and the duration of each lesson is 30 minutes over four days.  Once we have a good indication of numbers and abilities we will contact you with a course time.

We hope that you may like to join us for the intensive course programme.  If you are interested in finding out more information or would like a place reserving please fill in our contact form and we will be happy to answer any questions.

Thank you for taking the time to read

Kind Regards

Liverpool Swimming Academy

 

 

 

 

Liverpool Swimming Academy – Implementing the ASA National Plan

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Liverpool Swimming Academy – ASA National Plan
  • Swimming lessons designed to follow the framework of the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) National Plan.
  • Stages 1 – 7 delivered after school and Saturday’s
  • Experienced Level 2 Swimming Coaches
  • Ongoing Assessment
Timetable

Monday      4 – 5.30    North Liverpool (near Crosby)

Tuesday     4 – 5.30    North Liverpool (near Crosby)

Wednesday 4 – 5.30   North Liverpool (near Crosby)

Thursday    4-5          North Liverpool (near Crobsy)

Friday         4 –  5.30  Liverpool City (Spindles, Adelphi)

Saturday     2 – 4        Birkdale (near Southport)

The Journey Through The ASA National Plan Awards

The National Plan Stages 1 to 7 succeeds the Duckling Awards and I can Awards.  The framework of the National plan is designed to develop aquatic skills as opposed to teaching children to swim up and down length after length compounding bad technique.

Each stage has a set number of outcomes to be achieved and as the children progress through the stages a tool box of aquatic skills is acquired.  It is this tool box of aquatic skills that is essential part of swimming development as it provides the individual with key skills to draw from to become proficient in all four strokes.  Additionally, it also keeps interest levels engaged as children are given the opportunity to experiment with different skills as they continually revisit, develop and refine.

This point can be explained in more detail by using an example.  In the example below, an aquatic skill (objective) ‘push and glide’ taken from the National Plan curriculum is used to demonstrate the point.

Aquatic Skill – Push and glide

‘Push and Glide’ Stage 1

 

Stage 1 – “push and glide in a horizontal position to or from the wall” buoyancy aids can be used to assist.

 

‘Push and Glide’ Stage 6

 

Stage 6 – “sink push off on side from the wall, glide, kick and rotate into Front Crawl.”

 

The aquatic skill (objective) remains the same ‘push and glide’ but it has been developed and refined from Stage 1 ‘basic idea of movement’ through to Stage 6 ‘a highly complex skill!’   We believe this teaching style should be implemented when teaching a range of aquatic skills to both reinforce and refine the skills over a period of time.

Planning and Assessment

As every child is unique we use ongoing assessment as our preferred model to monitor children’s progress and achievements.  This method allows for flexibility and a specific skill can be adapted as necessary to cater for specific individual needs.  Regular assessment is ongoing so that achievements can be recorded and appropriate certificates issued at the correct time.  Formative assessment also assists with setting individual targets, again reinforcing each child’s needs.

We hope that you may like to join us someday if you are interested in finding out more information please fill in our contact form and we will be happy to answer any questions.

Thank you for taking the time to read

Kind Regards

Liverpool Swimming Academy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Early Years Programme – Evolve Combat Academy 154 Sandy Road, L21 1AQ

 

Kathy – 07872935974 

 

The Early Years Programme
  • ASA Duckling Awards Pathway
  • 2 years old onwards
  • Group sizes very small
  • Lovely warm water
Timetable

Monday – 3.30  4.00

Tuesday – 9.45   10.15

Tuesday – 10.15   10.45

Thursday – 9.45   10.15

Saturday – 10.30  11.00

The Early Years Programme

The Early years swimming programme is delivered from our venue near Crosby.  The programme follows the duckling awards designed by Swim England and the primary aim is to develop children’s water confidence and safety awareness.

Our pool is the ideal venue to deliver the Early years programme due to the lovely warm water and exclusive usage, making the perfect setting for young children and parents who can sit at poolside and capture all the best moments.

Learning to swim is a skill for life and getting little ones familiar with water in a safe and warm environment is a great place to start.  We believe the ideal age to start the ASA duckling programme is 2 years onwards.  At this age little ones can learn how to become independent from the adult whilst being under constant close supervision.  Also we like to keep our group sizes very small so that we can give every child under our supervision lots of individual attention.

The duckling programme is designed to prepare children for swimming lessons.  We believe the most beneficial approach to achieving this aim is to provide lots of quality structured play activities. Therefore, we use the framework of Swim England’s duckling programme to devise and carefully plan quality play opportunities that provide a fun approach to achieve the skills necessary to complete the duckling awards.

The duckling programme is geared towards getting little ones moving independently in the water; forwards, backwards and changing direction.  Motion actions practised in the water are known to improve children’s gross motor skills.  The above objectives can be achieved through play for example, we encourage children to move, splash and change direction in the water by sorting toys such as balls (splashing towards) different sets (hoops) around the corners of the pool. We also encourage getting comfortable with wetting hair and face and enjoy having a shower with the watering cans!  We also have an array of other toy and games including buckets, balls, bridges, ducks and ‘mother duck’ indeed ‘five little ducks’ is an old time favourite of ours!

We hope that you may like to join us someday if you are interested in finding out more information please fill in our contact form and we will be happy to answer any questions.

Thank you for taking the time to read

Kind Regards

Liverpool Swimming Academy