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 Learn To Swim

Edmonton phoenix is dedicated to good quality swimming instruction for learners aged 4 and above by experienced teachers which is co-ordinated by Sue Thomas.

We offer a full range of swimming lessons in Enfield and Edmonton for all ages and abilities.

PARENTS: If you would like your child to enrol for lessons please contact Sue Thomas on 07948  120 210 or email epsc.teaching@btinternet.com  you can speak to any coach or committee member at poolside on any of the days/times below.

The children learn to swim program is based on ½ hour sessions at the following pools

 DAY

 POOL

 TIME

 THURSDAY

EDMONTON GREEN

6.00 - 8.00pm 

 FRIDAY

SOUTHBURY LEISURE CENTRE 

7.00 -8.00pm 

 SUNDAY

EDMONTON GREEN

 8.00 - 9.00am

Teaching Section - Criteria For Moving Swimmers To The Next Class (NB moving between classes is at the discretion of the teacher/Head Teacher and the following is a guide only):

 

Beginner 1 (Teaching pool)  Can progress to Beginner 1a When they have passed: -    Puffin(5m using any float or floats) and NPTS Stage 1 and have achieved the following:-

1.  Can move safely across the pool unaided on foot forwards, backwards and sideways

2.  Can swim 5m unaided with 1 float on front and 2 floats on back

3.  Can put face in the water with confidence and blow bubbles

4.  Can roll over 360 degrees using woggle

5.  Can jump in unaided

Beginner 1a (Teaching pool) can progress to Beginner 2 when they have passed: - NPTS Stage 2 and 5m and have achieved the following:-

1.  Swim 5m unaided without the use of floats on front

2.  Swim on back unaided without the use of floats

3.  Perform a star float without floats on front and back

4.  Perform a mushroom float for 3 seconds

5.  Can pick up object from the pool floor

 Beginner 2 (Teaching pool) can progress to Improver 1 when they have passed NPTS Stage 3 and 10m (Can also get 15m) and have achieved the following:-

1.  Can swim 10m on front and back with arm recovery over the water and face in the water for frontcrawl

2.  Push and glide on front and back

3.  Can perform dolphin action on front or back

4.  Can jump in big pool unaided

5.  Can tread water in deep end of big pool

Improver 1 can progress to Improver 2 when they have passed: -   NPTS Stage 4, Introduction to Competitive Starts and Turns Stage 1 and 25m and have achieved the following:-

1.  25m frontcrawl with arm recovery over the water and face in the water

2.  25m backcrawl with arm recovery over the water

3.  Symmetrical breastroke kick

4. Correct dolphin leg action on front and back

5.  Sitting dive head 1st entry

Improver 2 (Main pool) can progress to Advance Improver 1 when they have passed: - NPTS Stage 5 and 50m, Introduction to Competitive Starts and Turns Stage 2 and have achieved the following:-       

1.  50m frontcrawl, backcrawl and breastroke with correct leg action

2.  10m butterfly

3.  Forward roll

4.  Sculling on back

5.  Attempting standing dive

Advance Improver 1 (Main pool) can progress to Advance Improver 2 when they have passed: -NPTS Stage 6, Introduction to Competitive Starts and Turns Stage 3 and 100m and have achieved the following

1.  100m frontcrawl and backstroke, 

2.  50m breastroke with correct leg action

3.  25m butterfly

4. Pick up object from pool bottom deep end

5. Head 1st entry dive

Advance Improver 2 (Main pool) can progress to Early Competitive Squad when they have passed: - NPTS Stage 7,  Introduction to Competitive Starts and Turns Stage 3 and 200m (can also achieve 400m) and can perform the following:-

1.  Correct frontcrawl breathing

2.  Correct leg action for breastroke and breathing every stroke

3.  Basic dolphin kick with body undulation

4.  Head first entry dive

5. Sink push and glide

6.  Forward roll

At this stage for swimmers who are older than 11 years or if they do not wish to become competitive swimmers we offer our non competitive Club Squad where they can have a training session for 1 hour and can choose to swim once or twice a week.

 

We also have links with Enfield Water Polo Club and trial sessions can be arranged.

 


                              


 

Edmonton Phoenix Swimming Club   is affiliated to the Amateur Swimming Association. and as such is bound by its regulations, code of conduct and ethics.

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