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Lesson Level Information - East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure Trust

Lesson Level Information

Level Criteria and full programme of activities

Little Splashers (Parent & Child) - (0yrs - 3yrs)

Little Splashers (small) This class aims to introduce children up to three years of age in water confidence, exercises, basic water movements and of course lots of fun and games.  There are a limited number of spaces in this class and it is on a first come first served basis.

Pay on the Day: £5.70 (£4.80 with an ALL Access card or £2.90 with an All Access concession)


Getting Started

Please complete an application form at any East Renfrewshire leisure centre. 

To find out more about swimming lessons in each leisure centre, Barrhead Foundry, Eastwood High Sports Centre, Eastwood Park Leisure and Neilston Leisure Centre and what you can access, please get in touch with the relevant Swimming Coordinator.

  • Barrhead Foundry - 0141 577 4050
  • Eastwood High -  0141 577 3665
  • Eastwood Park Leisure - 0141 577 4955
  • Neilston Leisure - 0141 577 4833

Level 1 - Beginner -  (Age 3 yrs - 5 yrs)

This class is for developing basic water confidence, water movement skills through games and guided learning.


Level 2 Learner  - (Age 3 yrs- 5 yrs)

This will be an advancement of level 1. This class will develop basic water movements through kicking practice and games. This class will introduce swimming strokes and water confidence to prepare the child for entering the Learn 2 Swim Scheme.


Level 3 Developer - (Age 4.5 yrs - 12 yrs)

This class will introduce basic water movement through kicking practices of all four strokes. Develop the child's competence in floating in both prone (front)/supine (back) position. This level introduces basic submerging skills and co-ordination. The aim of this level is to teach a child to swim competently for 10 metres breast stroke and swim 5m on back using a recognised stroke.


Level 4 Intermediate -  (Age 4.5 yrs - 12 yrs)

This level will work towards improving technique unaided. This will develop the kick and introduce the arm pull in all four strokes, whilst improving submersion skills and co-ordination throughout the strokes. The aim of this level is to teach a child to swim 25 metres breast stroke competently, swim on their back for 10 metres and attempt 10 metres front crawl.


Level 5 Improver - (Age 4.5 yrs - 12 yrs)

Level 5 will develop the kick and introduce arm practices for the four strokes and improve a child's flotation in both prone (front) and supine (back) position. This will also develop submersion skills and co-ordination and develop push and glide practice. The aim of this level is to teach a child to swim competently for 50 metres breaststroke, 25 metres backstroke and attempt to swim 10 metres front crawl.


Level 6 Advanced - (Age 4.5 yrs - 12 yrs)

This level will develop all four swimming strokes and assist the child to maintain good technique over long distances. The aim of this level is to teach a child to swim competently for 50 metres breaststroke, 25 metres backstroke, 25 metres front crawl and develop an awareness of butterfly.


Aquazone 3 (small) Level 7 Transitional
(Age 4.5 yrs - 12 yrs)

Level 7 is the final level in the Learn 2 Swim Scheme and will further develop all four swimming strokes and assist the child to maintain good technique over longer distances with correct turns. The aim of this level is to teach a child to swim competently for 100 metres breaststroke, 50 metres backstroke, 25 metres front crawl and swim 5 metres butterfly. At this stage the child can either progress onto our Junior Swimfit Classes, Aquazone Classes or go down the competitive route of our local Ren 96 Club.


Junior Swimming Academy (8yrs plus)

This class is a pay as you go for children aged 8 years plus who can competently swim 400 metres without stopping. This is the next level transitioning on from Level 7. These classes further enhance strength/stamina, stroke technique, turns, breathing and streamlining, concentrating on all aspects associated with club training. This will help to develop their personal fitness and stamina. These classes will be in deep water.


Swimming Lessons Disability Swimming Lessons

Lessons are structured around children with either a physical or learning disability or sensory impairment, encouraging them to move and swim through the water with the assistance of a qualified teacher.

These 30 minute lessons are based on individual children working to their own abilities, having fun whilst learning to swim at the same time.

These lessons run in 10 week blocks with Week 9 being re-enrolment week for re booking into next block.
Week 10 is a free fun day for all to enjoy, exclusive to our children and their families who have participated in these swimming lessons.


Individual Swimming Lessons

Individual lessons can be on a 1 to 1 or a 1 to 2 basis. For individual tuition to teach or improve your swimming technique, we offer half hour lessons for 3 years and above (no age limit) including adults. These lessons will develop skills and confidence and focus on specific areas for improvement.

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