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Learning to swim with Sandbach Sharks Swimming Club

Anyone is welcome to join us on a Sunday morning to learn to swim. Lessons go from the non-swimmer up to Level 5.

Our swimming lessons are based upon a framework called the National Plan for Teaching Swimming (NPTS) produced by the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA), National Governing Body for Swimming. This is a national syllabus for delivering aquatics and provides stages for your child to progress and become competent, confident and safe in water.

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Autumn Term 2017: Sharkies Autumn Dates

Lessons are at Sandbach Boys School at the following times:

  • Sunday: 8:30 - 9:00am
  • Sunday: 9:00 - 9:30am

No lessons at half term

For information please contact Sharkies Coordinator, through email:

If you wish to join please complete the following enquiry form:


Levels explained

Level   Requirement

Stage 1

Developing basic safety awareness, the ‘class’ scenario, basic movement skills and water confidence skills. Swimmers may use aids, e.g. arm bands, floats etc.

Stage 2

Developing safe entries to the water, including jumping in, basic floating, travel and rotation unaided to regain upright positions. Swimmers may use aids, e.g. arm bands, floats etc.

Stage 3

Developing safe entries including submersion, travel up to 10 metres on the front and back, progress rotation skills and water safety knowledge.

Stage 4

Developing the understanding of buoyancy through a range of skills, refining kicking technique for all strokes, and swimming 10 metres to a given standard as directed by the ASA.

Stage 5

Developing ‘watermanship’ through sculling and treading water skills, and complete rotation, also performing all strokes to the given standard as directed by the ASA.

Starfish 1

Developing effective swimming skills including coordinated breathing; developing the water safety aspects and understanding of preparation for exercise.

Starfish 2

Developing quality stroke technique up to 100 metres, incorporating skills learnt and combining them to develop a linked routine and complete successfully an obstacle course that combines a variety of skills accomplished throughout all stages.

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