School Group Swimming Lessons

We offer swimming lessons directly to school groups to add to their extra-mural activity options.

Parents need to sign up with Stars Swimming School directly.

20 to 30 Minutes
20 to 30 Minutes

A 20 minute play-orientated group lesson with maximum 4 swimmers in a class, or 30 minutes for older swimmers.

4 to 12 year olds
4 to 12 year olds

Children aged 4 to 12 years old, who can take on instruction by themselves through the swimming instructor.

First Timers
First Timers

Absolute first time swimmers who have little or no experience of being in the water.

Building Blocks
Building Blocks

Kids learn the basic foundations of swimming and start building good habits all while having fun.

Formal Instruction
Formal Instruction

This might be the first time some swimmers take on any form of formal instruction.

Weekly Lessons
Weekly Lessons

The more time little ones spend learning a skill, the quicker they develop.

 

We recommend twice a week for Beginners Swimming Lessons, but once per week would also be suitable.

School Groups for younger swimmers
(4 years and older)

Best suited for: Children aged 4 to 6 years old, who can take on instruction by themselves through the swimming instructor. Absolute first time swimmers who have little or no experience of being in the water. This might be the first time some swimmers take on any form of formal instruction.

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Lesson Focus

Learning swimming skills through focussed, constructive play.

Key Skills Taught

  • Introduction to water safety through play
  • Self-supportive pool entering and exit techniques
  • Breathing Techniques
  • Floating and buoyancy exploration techniques
  • Underwater swimming
  • Gliding
  • Sitting Dive
  • Kicking on back and front
  • Elementary arm technique

Lesson Outcomes

  • Achieving a level of comfort in the water which encourages constructive play.
  • Take on instruction and have an understanding of their purpose at swimming lessons.
  • Achieve a level of water safety which enables swimmers to assist themselves in water.

Please Note: Swimming Lessons do NOT constitute drown-proofing or survival swimming, and cannot guarantee children will be water-safe.

 

Children should always be supervised when in and around water.

School Groups for older swimmers
(8 to 12 years old)

Best suited for: Any swimmer eager to learn to swim. Swimmers should be decently comfortable in the water, and be good listeners. Our Learn to Swim lesson might also be suitable to older learners who have little or no experience with water.

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Lesson Focus

We teach swimming skills through focussed, constructive play.

Facilitate aquatic exploration and improve abilities through comfort, movement and structured lesson instruction.

Key Skills Taught

  • Breathwork and breath holding underwater
  • Freestyle and Backstroke arms and legs
  • Elementary breaststroke and butterfly arm and leg technique
  • Basics of diving
  • Advanced floating and buoyancy exploration techniques
  • Underwater swimming efficiency (streamlined propulsion)
  • Listening, Interpreting and taking on feedback

Lesson Outcomes

  • Confidence in the water through exploration.
  • At Stars Swimming School, we understand that each child learns at their own unique pace.
  • We may at times strongly encourage learners, but we’ll never force kids to undertake any activity exercise they are not comfortable with, but at the same time, swimming requires that kids overcome their fears and explore their capabilities.
  • Establishing a reliable and stable swimming foundation enabling progression through the complete Stars’ swimming journey.

At Stars Swimming School, we understand that each swimmer learns at their own unique pace.

 

We may at times strongly encourage learners, but we’ll never force swimmers to undertake any activity or exercise they are not comfortable with, but at the same time, swimming requires that we overcome our fears and explore our capabilities.

What do I need for Lessons?

Our standard equipment requirement

applies for this class:

  • Any water-based swimming costume is good
  • No underwear in the water




  • Swimming cap is compulsory
  • Googles are optional


  • Remember to bring your towel and warm clothing for after the lesson.



  • Please change in the changerooms and not on the pool deck.


Meet our School Group Swimming Lesson Instructors

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Zayaan
Swimming Instructor
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Jacqui
Swimming Instructor
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Majeeda
Swimming Instructor
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Sam
Swimming Instructor
When can I start with my swimming lessons?

We’d love for you to start swimming as soon as possible, but you will need to first complete our Swimmer Registration Pack including Signup Form and Indemnity Form, and schedule your swimming lessons (through your school group) with our office, then you’ll be ready to start.

Do you offer make up lessons?

We unfortunately don’t offer any make-up lessons for our school groups, as their schedules are set and based strictly on school terms.

Who changes my child before and after lessons?

We rely on your child’s school teachers and teaching assistants to make sure children are both ready for their swimming lessons and changed after their lessons.

We take strict measures to make sure of our swimmer’s safety at all times.

Do you offer trial lessons?

We do not offer trial lessons as our Instructors invest time into each individual swimmer’s lesson plan and outcomes, but we do have a satisfaction guarantee, and you are welcome to pay after your first lesson.

What happens if my child cries before/during their lesson?

Children crying (for whatever reason) is a normal reaction.
Don’t take this as a discouraging sign as each individual learns at their own pace, and when ready. We have the benefit of a group swimming lesson structure where children can learn from eachother, along with experienced instructors.
Most of the time children who are upset before or during lessons can see through peers demonstrating fun and play that they have nothing to worry about.

How much are the swimming lesson fees?

Please see our term-based fee structure for school groups below.

When will I know my child is "water safe"?

There is no set formula for achieving water safety; in fact water will always pose a physical danger, even for the strongest swimmers. The best thing one can do is to achieve a level of comfort when in water so that you are able to support yourself for a period of time. At Stars Swimming School we place a large emphasis on floating techniques to achieve this level of water comfort.

How many swimmers are in one group lesson?

Swimmers are limited to a maximum of 4 per lesson in the small pool.
We’ve found these class sizes offer maximum learning opportunity for swimmers through peer demonstration and rest time.
We do however try spread swimming lesson bookings evenly so that class sizes are limited.
We take health and safety recommendations and restrictions (e.g. Covid Protocols) seriously, and adhere strictly to all protocols.

How will you know which level of swimming my child is best suited for?

Our admin staff will recommend a lesson type based on your swimming experience and quoted abilities, and during your first lesson our instructors will gauge if you are a good fit for the recommended lesson type.
If there is a mismatch, we would reschedule lessons to a swimming lesson type which suit your abilities.

Can I bring my child for swimming lessons outside of school hours?

You’re welcome to enroll separately in our afternoon swimming lessons.
We find swimmers who swim more frequently often progress at an exponential rate, and we encourage swimmers to swim as often as possible.

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