FAQs

Your questions are answered below:

Where can I find swimming lessons with your Company?

Classes take place at various venues throughout the City of Edinburgh, Falkirk, Stenhousemuir, Larbert, Linlithgow and now in Glasgow.

What days of the week do the swimming classes take place?

Classes are provided every day in Edinburgh except Thursdays, and on selected days in Falkirk, Larbert, Linlithgow, Polmont and Glasgow.

 

When do you run swimming classes?

Classes take place on a continuous rolling programme basis and are interrupted only by school holidays. Classes begin from the end of August until June of the following academic year. We also provide Crash Courses during the school holidays called Rapid Track.

 

How many swimmers are in a class?

The recommended numbers are only provisional and not guaranteed.

However, we work with low numbers with 4 per teacher in the pre-school and non- swimming stages and 5 in the Beginner Stages (All Red Hats).

The numbers increase to 6 as children progress through the stages in Learner, Improver and SwimWell (Yellow, Orange and Green respectively).

 

Why are the teachers in the water?

Children learn from touch and feel and the only way to learn the complex movement and skills is from minimal manipulation by the teachers.

 

Do you use armbands and other flotation aids?

No, this is not our policy.

Will you force my child to go under the water?

No, this is not our policy.

How do I pay for swimming lessons?

Our payment arrangement is designed to cover a full academic year. Initial payment is taken by credit or debit card. You will sign up to our automated recurring online payment system, ‘EasyPay’.

 

Are there any discounts for booking more than one child from a family?

A reduction of fees applies to a third child if all the children are swimming in the Main Programme.

How long is a swimming lesson?

SwimBabies and SwimTots are based on 30 minute time slots with 25 minutes teaching and 5 minutes for initial registration and end debrief.

Core Programme Lessons are based on 40 minute time slots, with 35 minutes teaching and 5 minutes for initial registration and end debrief.

One-to-One and One-to-Two lessons are based on 30 minute time slots, with 25 minutes teaching and 5 minutes for initial registration and end debrief.

SwimFast Squad sessions are based on 60 minute time slots, with 50 minutes teaching and 5 minutes for land stretching and 5 minutes for initial registration and debrief.

Certain SwimFast sessions may last only for 40 minutes.

How many weeks do we get in the term?

We do not operate in terms. In each academic year there are 34 lessons, interrupted only by Easter, Summer, Christmas and Mid-term holidays.

 

What happens if my child is unwell and cannot attend a lesson? Is a makeup class made available?

No, this is not our policy.

Is there a refund if my child does not like the class?

No. However, every effort will be made to make your child happy.

 

Can we try out swimming lessons first to see if we like it?

No. This is not our practice.

 

What happens if I miss the cancellation deadline date which is made known to me well in advance?

You will be charged a £25.00 administration fee.

 

How long does it take for a child to learn to swim?

This depends very much on the child, their age and how they react and respond to our teaching. It is vital that children are able to listen and are willing to learn.

Progression is usually faster during the early stages of Non-Swimmer and Beginner. As a child progresses 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. It is important however that practice is performed correctly and should not mean simply going to the pool and only playing around.

 

Are your teachers qualified?

Yes. Our swimming Teachers and Progress Advisors hold an ASA Level 1 or Level 2 Certificate for Teaching Swimming.

 

Are your teachers checked out in line with Child Protection legislation?

Yes. All SwimEasy staff are Enhanced Disclosure Scotland checked.

 

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