Where can I find swimming lessons with your Company?
Classes take place throughout Edinburgh City, Falkirk, Stenhousemuir and Linlithgow.
What days of the week do the swimming classes take place?
When do you run swimming classes?
Classes are scheduled to take place during school term time and follow the academic year.
We also provide RapidTrack courses during the school holidays.
How many in a swimming class?
The recommended numbers are only provisional and not guaranteed.
However we work with low numbers of 4 - 5 per teacher in the Non- Swimming and Beginner Stages (Red Hats).
Numbers increase as they progress through the levels to 6 in Learner and Improver (Yellow and Orange respectively).
SwimWell normally have 6 swimmers class (Green Hats).
Are the teachers in the water?
How much do your swimming lessons cost?
Our pricing structure is designed to accommodate a full academic year of 32 weeks. Initial payment is taken by credit or debit card. You will be required to sign up to our automated recurring online payment system, EasyPay. Retention of pupils is consistent at 90% progression. Please see our prices for each class under the "Stages" heading on our website.
Are there any discounts for booking more than one child in a family?
If you have more than two children, from the same immediate family, in our lessons then you will receive a discount off one child's booking. Discounts will not apply to cross programmes such as SwimBabies, SwimTots, RapidTrack, CrashCourse, One-to-One or One-to-Two programmes, however it would apply if you have more than one child in SwimTots etc.
How long is a swimming lesson?
SwimBabies and SwimTots: are based on 30 minute time slots with 25 minutes teaching and 3 minutes for registration and debrief
Core Programme Lessons are based on 40 minute time slots, with 35 minutes teaching and 5 minutes for registration and debrief.
One-to-One and One-to-Two programme lessons are based on 30 minute time slots, with 25 minutes teaching and 3 minutes for registration and debrief.
SwimFast and SwimFaster Squad Sessions are based on 60 minute time slots, with 50 minutes teaching and 5 minutes for land stretching and 5 minutes for registration and debrief.
How many weeks do we get in the term?
Payment is taken by debit or credit card only. Initial payment is taken by calling the office and booking in the first instance.
Can we try out swimming lessons first to see if we like it?
This is not our practice. Parents must commit to booking in the first instance.
All children must join our programme and be assessed by our teaching staff. Children encouraged to remain in the classes, to allow for a settling in period; please see our Terms and Conditions on this subject.
How long does it take for a child to learn to swim?
This depends very much on the child and how they react and respond to our teaching. If a child begins with us and we need to work on water confidence in the first instance then they will generally take longer than a child who is happy to be in the water and is not fearful of getting water splashed on their faces.
Emphasis is placed on how long it will take for a child to put their face in the water and can exhale.
Our lessons programme follows a "Passport to Successful Swimming" and each Stage is divided into 3 levels some progress after completing all three levels but some are faster and some slower. Progression is usually faster during the early stages of Non-Swimmer and Beginner. As a child progress onto Learner and Improver a slowing up of progression occurs. However, children will improve if they practice between swimming lessons. Pupils who do not practice in between lessons will generally not make improvements as fast as those who do more swimming. It is important however to ensure that practice is performed correctly and should not mean just going to the pool and just jumping around.
Please see tips on progression.
Are your teachers checked out with regards to child protection?
All our staff go through the Enhanced Disclosure Scotland checks. Our swimming teachers and Progress Advisors hold an ASA Level 1 or Level 2 Certificate for Teaching Swimming.