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Pre School Swimming Lessons

Ducklings (3 - 5 years) is designed to help toddlers enjoy learning to swim with support from their parents.

Ducklings helps children learn basic skills and gives children more independence and starts to build confidence in the water. Ducklings (stage 1 - 4) are used to slowly build up the child ready for the Learn to Swim stages 1 - 7. 


Take a look at what you'll learn at each level.

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Our pre school lessons are just £26.00 (paid monthly by direct debit).


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Award Criteria

Duckling Stage 1

By completing this Award you should be able to:

  • Make a supervised safe entry with adult support if required.
  • Float on back with adult support behind the head without floatation equipment.
  • Blow bubbles at the water surface.
  • Wet the head without submersion.
  • Kick 5 metres on back with adult support.
  • Travel without adult support for 2 metres to a floating object.
  • Enter the pool, rotate and return to the side with adult support.
  • Exit the water safely with minimal adult support.

Duckling Stage 2

By completing this Award you should be able to:

  • Make a sitting entry with adult support if required.
  • Rotate 180 degrees either using a log roll or an upright position, using floatation equipment and without adult support.
  • Submerge the face with confidence and without force under adult supervision.
  • Blow an object for a distance of 2 metres.
  • Travel 3 metres using arms and/or legs without adult support.
  • Move 5 metres along the rail or wall without adult support.
  • Enter the pool, rotate and return to the side with minimal adult support.
  • Exit the water safely with minimal adult support.

Duckling Stage 3

By completing this Award you should be able to:

  • Make a supervised jump to an adult with or without support.
  • Float on the front or back without adult support.
  • Push off on the front or back in a streamlined shape from a supporting adult.
  • Blow bubbles with the mouth and nose underwater.
  • Travel 5 metres on the front to the side of the pool without adult support.
  • Kick 5 metres on the front holding a float (the adult may hold the other end of the float).
  • Enter the pool, rotate and return to the side without adult support.
  • Climb out of the water with adult support if required.

Duckling Stage 4

By completing this Award you should be able to:

  • Jump into the water unaided, but supervised.
  • Perform a mushroom or star float.
  • Rotate 360 degrees either using a log roll or an upright position.
  • Push and glide achieving a streamlined position on the front or back.
  • Submerge completely.
  • Travel 10 metres on the front or back, without adult support.
  • Jump into the water, turn around, swim back to the point of entry and hold on to the side or rail.
  • Climb out of the water with adult support if required.
  • Exit the water safely with minimal adult support.