Learn to swim

We currently have availability for swimmers in stage 1

For more information check below

We believe in the importance of all children learning to swim in an environment that is friendly, enjoyable and safe. We work at each individual childs pace and follow the ASA’s National plan.

Learn to swim

We work at each individual child’s pace, offering encouragement along the way so that each child becomes confident, both in their own abilities and being in and around water. Following the ASA’s National Plan for teaching.

In stage 1 we have helpers in the water, often from our competition squad, who will assist the children in armbands to build their confidence and ensure their safety. Children will never be rushed through the stages, and will only be moved up to the next level once we feel they are confident and competent, so parents can be confident in the knowledge that their children are being taught, not only to be safe in the water, but how to swim the strokes correctly too.

Once children have reached level 5 they can then move into our junior development section of the club, where they will continue to build on their swimming skills.

Sessions

Each session runs for half an hour and in addition to a qualified teacher on poolside, the Stage 1 sessions benefit from an ‘in pool’ helper. This relationship allows the children to develop their technique and gain confidence while having fun.

Availability

We now have availability in Stage 1 for new swimmers with sessions being held at Lime Kiln Leisure Centre in Wootton Bassett on a Sunday afternoon, for children after their 5th birthday. 

We would also like to invite people to register younger children. If you have a child under the age of 5 and you would like them to join RWB Otters, please contact us. Our waiting lists do fill up very quickly, so please put names down to secure your child’s place. 

For more information or if you wish to have a chat with us, please contact either the Learn to swim Coordinator or Jo Barrett, (Chair), via the links on our site. Or catch any of our coaching team at Lime Kiln on a Sunday afternoon.

Our Learn to Swim coaches, volunteers and admin staff

Dan Jones

Dan Jones

Coach

Level 2 Teaching
Emma Cannell

Emma Cannell

Coach

Level 2 Teacher

Session 1 Coaches. 4.30pm

Maddie Seargant
Dave Alstowe
Millie Evans
Dan Perry
Kirsty Pemberthy
Sarah Day
Rhiannon Haydon

In pool helpers: Mat Haydon & Charlotte Barrett

Parent Helpers

Ali/Rich Moore, Sarah Day & Naomi Clark

Session 2 Coaches. 5pm

Maddie Seargant
Millie Evans
Dave Alstowe
Dan Jones
Emma Shaw
Rhiannon Haydon

In pool helpers: Mat Haydon & Charlotte Barrett

Parent Helpers

Jo Britton, Claire Vowels & Emma Giles

Session 3 Coaches. 5.30pm

Imogen Hunt
Callum Davidson
Megan Davies
Emma Cannell

In pool helpers: Amber Hunt & Charlotte Barrett

Parent Helpers

Claire Besley

Session 4 Coaches. 6pm

Imogen Hunt
Emma Cannell
Callum Davidson
Meg Davies
Lucy Aitken
Sophie Brown

In pool helper: Amber Hunt

Parent Helpers
Emma Grierson, Jassy Zirger & Kate Nutland

If you have any questions, or would like your children to learn to swim with us, please contact us via the form below

Contact

Sandra Humphries