Learn2Swim with 1st Health
The ONLY swim school with an UNBEATABLE and UNIQUE feedback system for the parents and the children, YOU will see AMAZING results!!
Welcome to 1st Health Swimming School, we believe that a safe and secure environment is necessary in order to develop and improve the swimming skills of our pupils.
1st Health has been teaching children of all ages for over 10 years, with one of our coaches being a national level swimmer and started when she was only 3.
We provide a fun, safe learning environment for all ages!! Providing One2One Lessons, Group Lessons, Mother & Baby and Adult Lessons.
Our instructors are fully ASA qualified and in house trained to teach within the water allowing good demonstrations and greater input into the lesson.
Please contact us regarding prices as they vary from term length.
St Ignatius School – Enfield
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St Ignatius School
Enfield EN1 4NP
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MEET THE TEAM
Are goggles allowed in lessons?
The decision to allow swimming goggles during lessons is down to the individual teacher, so speak to yours. You will be informed of the reasons to not wear goggles and children encouraged to take lessons without them.
Some teachers say that goggles can help to reduce or prevent eye irritation. However, if pool water is maintained in a good condition it shouldn’t be necessary for children to wear goggles at all.
Swimming is a vital skill for children to learn for health and enjoyment reasons, and also because it could one day save their life.
While swimming goggles may make a child feel comfortable in the pool while they are learning to swim, if they accidentally end up in water it is unlikely they will be wearing them. It’s vital children
are comfortable swimming with or without goggles so they don’t panic in an unexpected situation.
What is likely to happen in lessons?
All children should be having fun. They should be involved in games-based activities to help them learn core swimming skills such as breathing, submerging and moving in the water.
The swimming strokes should be introduced gradually once the child has acquired the basic skills. Most lessons last around 30 minutes and children should be as active as possible throughout the lesson.
When children are learning to swim, should the teacher be in the pool?
Where the group is small and the children are young then it may be appropriate for the teacher to be in the water with them.
Will my son learn faster in a one-to-one class? Will it be less fun?
There is the possibility that your child will achieve more in one-to-one lessons because there are fewer distractions from others in the class and because they are the focus.
The ASA recommends group lessons because children benefit from personal development by learning new skills and socially interacting in a group.
Should I complain about my child’s swimming lessons if I am not happy with my child’s progress?
Yes, we are providing a service that you are paying for. Be constructive in your comments and try to pinpoint what you are unhappy with.
Once you have identified the issues ask to speak to the swimming co-ordinator and discuss possible solutions.
My child’s making little progress. What can I do?
Swimming lessons that are built around the ASA Learn to Swim Framework are designed to be progressive. There are clear stages in the framework and each stage can be passed by reaching set outcomes.
Some children become stuck on a particular skill and cannot fully complete the stage. When this happens teachers will have an idea of how to move things on.
Speak to your child’s teacher to see if there is anything you can do in family swimming time that will help. Should you still have queries contact us to discuss further.
There are plenty of additional awards that support the stage badges so please ask your swimming co ordinator about these and make sure your child is rewarded for their efforts.
Swimmers should not really spend more than 12 months at any one stage. We do offer support through summer holiday crash courses, 1-2-1’s and outcome-focused tutorials to help swimmers progress.
How long will it take a swimmer to pass each stage?
This will vary with every swimmer depending on their skills and experience.
If a swimmer has the experience of preschool or adult and child sessions then he/she may move faster initially through Stages 1 and 2 because they will be familiar with the environment and should be more confident in the water.
What happens if by the end of aprogramme aswimmer has not achieved all the outcomes in the stage they have been working on?
The child must complete all outcomes in order to receive the Stage Award.
If a child continues to struggle in completing all outcomes over a considerable amount of time, it may be beneficial for him/her to move up to the next group. However, information regarding the outcomes that he/she has not achieved must also be passed onto the next Teacher and be re-assessed before achieving the next Award.
Where does achild with adisability fit into the ASA learn to swim pathway?
The Foundation Framework has a special Additional Needs phase which provides progressive steps for those participants who require additional help prior to entering Stage 1 of the Learn to Swim Framework.
The swimmer, if able, can then progress into Stages 1-7.
It must be recognised that some children may never be able to achieve all stages and so it is important that appropriate stopping routes are identified for these swimmers.
What is LTAD and how does it link to the learn to swim framework?
LTAD stands for Long Term Athlete Development and identifies a framework for aquatic development. Within LTAD there are five stages which can be used to describe growth and development. The first of these is Fundamentals.
The Learn to Swim Framework is underpinned by LTAD and all outcomes are derived from progressive skills which form part of the LTAD.
The LTAD aquatic headings are: Entry, Exit, Buoyancy & Balance, Rotation & Orientation, Streamlining, Aquatic Breathing, Travel Coordination, with the additional elements of Water Safety and Health & Fitness.
The Framework Stages 1-7 develop the Fundamental Movement Skills, Stages 8-10 develop the FUNdamental Sports Skills.
During Stages 1-10 an athlete/swimmer will develop a wide-based structure of skills which will give him/her the basics to progress through specific pathways related to individual disciplines or a number of disciplines and then into clubs to refine those skills.
The swimmer may choose not to enter a structured club situation, but will still have the skills to enable them to pursue a healthy lifestyle