Swimming Lessons for all ages including tots, babies, children, students and adults. Training courses for both swimming teachers and lifeguards.
Cartwrights Swim Schools is one of the largest providers of aquatic training courses and swimming lessons in the South East of England. We are subject matter experts in Swimming Teaching and Lifeguarding offering consultancy and Training across the UK and Internationally Teaching. Our swimming lessons are open to people of all ages starting from tiny babies ranging to senior adults.
All our teachers are CRB checked and are trained to the highest STA / RLSS / ASA standards.
At Cartwrights all of our students are monitored throughout their course and using the latest technology we maintain up to the minute records of progress. Many of our older pupils who came originally to learn to swim, progress to student teacher and have graduate to fully qualified Swimming Teachers and are now actively working for the swim school.
This year we celebrate 25 years of teaching swimming and working internationally with the Swimming Teachers Association. Our consultancy takes us across Europe and into the Middle-East, advising on and promoting swimming.
Following a long period of writing award schemes for other organization In 2012, we launched Swimstages our very own award scheme that develops a natural step by step pathway from non-swimmer to swimmer. This creates a unique platform for establishing early skills prior to joining the STA award scheme.
If you would like to attend our exciting swim schools then see our range of venues or for further information contact us.
If you would like to gain employment in the Leisure industry or maybe fancy a career change why not check out our range of teaching, lifeguarding or first aid courses.
At swim time all our little tots love the learn to swim classes and before long are swimming like true water babies
Cartwrights Swim Schools use the STA’s International Learn to Swim Programme (ILSP) also supports STA’s swimming teaching qualifications. The incentive based learn to swim programme, which promotes the importance of water safety, consists of 5 levels to provide people of all ages, from babies to adults, with a structured, progressive and transparent swimming and water scheme. It is supported with a range of colourful badges and certificates
See syllabus below
Adults and Babies
Classes are available at most sites, with small tailor made classes. Our approach to baby swimming is based on the needs of each individual group; bringing parent and baby together to share this exciting new experience. We use a blend of traditional and modern teaching techniques to create a natural and tactile learning environment. Our small friendly swimming pools create an ideal environment for adults and babies to enjoy the experience.
Parents are welcome to assist in the first steps to independent swimming; with guidance from our team your little one will feel confident and safe to discover motion, balance and freedom. The first attempt at a new skill can be made easier if parents demonstrate or offer guidance and support. This will strengthen the natural bond between parent and child.
This is a very important stage in a childs aquatic development. Children are greatly influenced at this age by what is happening around them, avoidance of a life skill at this age can instil a greater reluctance or fear to participate latter on in life. A positive and fun approach ensures that our little ones get off to a swimmingly good start.
In general these groups accommodate our swimmers that have just started school. Most venues will offer this level of tuition to a wide spectrum of ages, from the young through to the more mature adult. A foundation swimmer will be working towards become a confident swimmer with a sound understanding of the principles of propulsion and hydrodynamics (foundation for swimming).
Although the beginner is very similar to the foundation swimmer there is a clear distinction between the two. A beginner will have developed the fundamental and be confident in what they do. These swimmers are working towards the more advanced watermanship skills and will naturally progress to the next level. The importance of this stage is to provide clarity of technique and to focus on how well an individual can swim the stroke, rather than how far.
Our swimmers will be able to swim 1 simultaneous stroke and 2 alternating strokes to a recognisable standard. At this level consistency of stroke technique and swimming ability will need to be maintained to reduce the risk of skill fade. Our swimmers are ready to move on to the practical skills related to water safety and competitive swimming now. Teachers are able to engage with swimmers in relationship to the dynamics of swimming and the individuals long-term personal goals. We are dedicated to providing a well balanced learning environment that brings together young people with a common interest to enjoy the sport and share their experiences with each other. There maybe several groups of swimmers at your venue and we will advice you of any changes that you may need to make to ensure your child continues to get the best out of our swim school for them.
At all venues we are able to offer arrange of bespoke personalised tuition for adults of all ages and abilities. For the first time swimmer we have small friendly leisure pools with dedicated teachers ready to help you make that first significant step. In shallow water our teachers will accompany you whilst you relax and enjoy you new born freedom. Each session will be lead by your teacher at a pace that is just right for you. For the more competent swimmer we can help improve your stroke, good posture and well being. Why not take a lesson from time to time and let us set you some target for the following session.
Professional Training Courses
We are registered and able to teach a wide range of work related training courses. Our expertise is focused on the Leisure sector with courses ranging from First Aid at work to swimming Teacher. Please feel free to checkout our training courses section or contact our office for further information.