Thank you for your interest in Hoddesdon Stingray, Luton Penguins & Welwyn Dolphins Swim Schools. The schools are run by Gill and Peter. Gill has been teaching swimming for over 30 years with private and public swim schools and has taught schools all over the Hertfordshire area. Currently she also works in the Hitchin area. Peter has a background in Finance and I.T. so looks after the administration.
We have a number of fully insured and DBS checked Teachers together with Helpers and Lifeguards. This allows us to run classes for differing levels of competency from complete beginners through to the more experienced.
We run lessons at Lealands High School Pool on a Tuesday, Thursday & Friday evening 5.00pm to 7.00pm and Saturday & Sunday mornings 9.00am to 11.30am.
All lessons are ½ hr long. For beginners we aim to keep to 10 children in each lesson with a teacher and at least one helper. We also offer some one-2-one lessons which we book in blocks of three. We teach three terms following the academic year. We do not swim during the half terms.
We run lessons at Monk's Walk School Pool on a Friday evening 4.00pm to 7.00pm and Saturday afternoon 1.30pm to 4.00pm.
All lessons are ½ hr long. We teach three terms following the academic year. We do not swim during the half terms.
We run lessons at Sheredes School Pool on a Wednesday evening 4.00pm to 6.30pm. All lessons are ½ hr long. We teach three terms following the academic year. We do not swim during the half terms.
We take in children from the age of 3 upwards providing they are dry and they can understand a simple yes/no instruction. All flotation is provided.
As each child starts with us we assess them and put them into an appropriate group. Their progress is then monitored individually as they then work through a program of skills and stroke work as laid down by Swim England our governing body. When they have completed all the skills or their stroke has improved enough they will be able to purchase the awarded badge and certificate that day.
They will be taught frontcrawl, backcrawl and breaststroke in the lower groups and then butterfly in the top groups continuing through to pre-competition. They are grouped by ability and we have all abilities in the water at the same time so if you have children at different levels they can be taught at the same time.
The classes are held at the swimming pool at:-
Lealands High School,
Sundon Park Road,
Which is just north of Leagrave Station.
Monk's Walk School,
Welwyn Garden City,
Which is in North Welwyn Garden City in the direction of Old Welwyn
Which is south Hoddesdon towards Broxbourne