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Swimming courses

Swimming courses

Learn how to swim or improve technique with swimming courses. We help anyone regardless of your initial ability in the water.

Eight week course
(one session per week)

£72.00
per person

Available to all, from beginner to advanced

Sports & Wellness Hub
(view on map)

Good to know

  • Course price includes access to showers and changing facilities.
  • Flotation devices and support aids available for all sessions.
  • Wear suitable swimwear such as swimsuits, speedos or shorts. A swim hat is recommended for long hair. You can bring goggles, but they are not required.
  • Towels and drinks can be taken poolside.

Beginners

Improve your water confidence and begin learning the three main strokes with this course designed for those who are new to swimming or have very minimal experience. Female only sessions available.

What you'll learn

  • Learn the mechanics of swimming in a friendly environment
  • You'll be gradually introduced to frontcrawl, backstroke and breaststroke
  • Each week will focus on a particular element of the 'BLABT' framework to progress swimming ability - body position, legs, arms, breathing, timing

Sample lesson

Warm up (15 minutes)
Explanation of session, breathing practice on the wall, working on confidence exhaling into the water and submerging face, and breathing in on top of the surface of the water. Building into stationary kick on the wall with a woggle working body position.
Main set (20 minutes)
Using a kickboard or with other flotation devices to aid stability, working on improving flutter leg kick - long legs bending from hips with floppy ankles and pointed toes. Individual and group feedback on how to improve technique. Plenty of rest to ensure good technique.
Progression (10 minutes)
Maintaining good strong technique, body position and breathing practice, and introducing in slow, controlled, long arms (perhaps with assistance from flotation devices, but progressing away from using these aids as confidence grows).
Contrasting activity (15 minutes)
Floats: star floats, pencil floats, on front and back, with a partner or individually, improving confidence and feel for body position in the water.

Session dates

Day First session Time Number of weeks Book online
Thursday 27 January 2022 12.30pm 8 Book today
Friday (female only) 28 January 2022 2.00pm 8 Book today
Sunday 30 January 2022 3.00pm 8 Book today
Sunday 30 January 2022 4.00pm 8 Book today

Improvers

These lessons are aimed at swimmers who have mastered a basic competency in any of the three following strokes, front crawl, back crawl and breaststroke. The lessons are designed to assist the swimmer to master the four major components: breathing, body position, kick, and arm strokes. Participants should be able to swim 25m.

What you'll learn

  • Improved fitness through fun and engaging swim workouts
  • Improved technique for frontcrawl, backstroke and breaststroke
  • Start learning the butterfly stroke

Sample lesson

Warm up (10 mins)
Steady four length swim of any stroke you prefer and briefing about the structure of the lesson
Technique (20 mins)
(First stroke. e.g front crawl) four lengths of each for kick, breathing, body position and arms. Rest between each length to listen to instruction and advice to improve.
Technique (20 mins)
(Second stroke. e.g back crawl) four lengths of each for kick, breathing, body position and arms. Rest between each length to listen to instruction and advice to improve.
Cool down (10 mins)
Steady two/four length swim of any stroke you prefer and Q&A session.

Session dates

Day First session Time Number of weeks Book online
Thursday 27 January 2022 1.30pm 8 Book today
Friday 28 January 2021 1.00pm 8 Book today

Advanced

Advanced swimming courses coming at a future date.

Want to know more?

If you have a question or want to know more about a course, please get in touch.

Email warwicksport at warwick dot ac dot uk