The aim of J G Swimming is to produce confident, competent swimmers.  Our first priority is safety.  Our second is that the children learn to enjoy the water.  Children learn everything  better when they are happy and confident.  Strokework is important and many of our children go on to be club/competition swimmers.  This is what we aim to achieve in each level:

 Absolute Beginner: Happy in the water, able to put their faces in, blow bubbles and submerge.   Jump into  the water aided.  Able to kick across the pool on front and back with floats.  Some will be swimming by the end of the course.  BADGE: WATERSKILLS 1

Beginner: Able to jump in unaided, submerge, pick up objects from the bottom of the pool.  Swim 5 metres on front and kick 5 metres on back.  Float unaided.  BADGE: 5 METRES.

Beginner Plus: Able to swim 10 metres front paddle with face in and lifting to breathe.  Beginning to lift arms over the water.  Swim 10 metres on back using arms and legs and beginning to learn breastroke legs.  BADGE: 10 METRES

Intermediate: Beginning to turn head to the side to breathe in front crawl.  A good backstroke.  Now using both arms and legs in breastroke.  Visiting deep end and learning to tread water and water confidence.  BADGE: WATERSKILLS 2

Intermediate Plus: Now swimming lengths of the small pool (15metres) with continuing work on all three strokes.  Lots of deep water work to increase confidence.  Beginning to dive.  BADGE: 15METRES AND WATERSKILLS 3. 

Improvers: Introduction to big pool. Lots of stamina work.  Strokes can tend to deteriorate for the first week or so and then return when confidence in the pool and stamina increases. Able to swim 25m backstroke comfortably, 25m front crawl and breastroke, both in reasonable style.  BADGE: 25M

Improver Plus: Building on previous badge improving strokes and stamina, more work on diving.  BADGE 50M

  Challenge 1: Able to swim 50m in each stroke in good style and 100m backstroke. BADGE:100M, AND/OR   CHALLENGE 1

Challenge 2: Able to swim 50m in clothes, tread water and retrieve objects from the bottom of the shallow end. Able to swim 3m underwater. Swim 200m using all three strokes in good style. BADGE:200M,  AND/OR CHALLENGE 2. 


Bronze: Swimming 400m in good style using all three strokes.  Swimming underwater, treading water, diving and sculling.  BADGE BRONZE: AND 400M

Silver: Swimming 100m in less than 3 minutes in good style.  Treading water using one hand, more underwater work, surface dives and sculling.  Diving and finally swimming 800m in good style.  BADGES: SILVER AND 800M

Gold: Able to swim 100m in 2.5minutes.  Waterskills building on the Silver badge and finally swimming 800m in less than 25minutes!  BADGES: GOLD AND 800M


Pre-Club: We often find our swimmers  want to stay on so we have three terms of Pre-Club swimming.

Spring Term we do lots of swimming with them plus basic life-saving and personal survival skills.  Summer Term we do lots of swimming and Snorkelling skills (always popular!!) and in the Autumn Term we do lots of swimming and time the children at the beginning of the term, halfway through and again at the end of term so they can see how they have progressed.


Then,  our job is done and they have to leave!!

CONTACT: JANE, 01737 812470, 07768 432772