How Does Swimstars Work?
Currently Swimstars is available Inkerman House and Stocksbridge Leisure Centre. Lessons run Monday to Saturday inclusive. At Denby Dale the lessons are 25 mins long with up to 8 children in each class and at Stocksbridge the lessons are 30 mins long with up to 10 children in each lesson. At both venues we have 2 teachers to each group and so our classes offer attentive, child focused learning.
Our main swimstars programme is for confident beginners aged 3 and over where we have small groups with a maximum ratio of 1 teacher to 4 children. Our little swimstars are continually assessed by your teacher and you will receive feedback by email every other term on their progress through the STA awards set out below.
If your little one has swam elsewhere or has built up their water confidence and free swimming skills at swimbabes we can also welcome them onto the swimstars improvers levels which extend up to basic coaching sessions and prepare them for the move to a bigger once they have completed the swimstars programme.
For children aged between 18 months and 3 or nervous beginners up to 5 years old, who lack confidence or have a fear of going in the water, we offer our Swimstars 2+ programme. As with all of our programmes this offers a supportive, safe environment where children will work in small groups of a maximum 1 teacher to 7 pupils. Parents come in the pool with their children for added comfort and support and your teacher will assess your little swimmer and advise you when they are ready to move on to the beginners swimstars sessions.
Having run our swimstars programme for a number of years, we offer the STA awards suitable to our programme and pools, the programme of awards that little swimmers will follow on their journey with us is set out below:-
Octopus 1, 2 and 3
Goldfish 1, 2 and 3
To purchase your little ones badge and certificate visit the “kids certificates” under “lessons and renewals”