Abbeycroft Swim Academy
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Every child in our Swim Academy is taught in a safe, supported environment surrounded by caring, qualified teachers. Your child will have the confidence to learn the skills they need and you can feel rest assured.
Our Swim Academy explained
Firstly children are assessed, free of charge, to determine their ability and which stage they should join at.
Once they join the academy, there’s continual progression and ongoing assessment of individual swimmers through a series of stages throughout the year.
The lessons are usually once a week for approximately 30 minutes, we allow five minutes for administration, registers, updating iPods and checking medical information.
They run for a minimum of 50 weeks per year, with a 2-week break over the Christmas holiday.
There are also extended swimming development pathways, with clearer links to West Suffolk, Mildenhall and Newmarket Swimming clubs and other external options
Swim Academy Prices
Lessons can be paid for monthly by direct debit or by a single annual payment and all Swim Academy pupils are entitled to unlimited free casual swimming:
From £24 for standard lessons
£43 for premium lessons (4 pupils to one teacher)
Annual payment for standard lessons
Please note we require 1 months notice to cancel your direct debit.
£25 for a 1-1
Adult First Swim – 16+ years
Looking to gain confidence in the pool? Or simply never learnt, but would like to? Well, it’s never too late!
Learn the basics of swimming where you’ll be supported at your own pace, helping you to get more confident in the water.
You’ll be surprised at how much fun can be had! Start your swimming journey with us today, with 4 weeks FREE at Bury Leisure Centre.
Baby’s First Swim – For babies under 18 months old
Encourage your little one to love the water with 4 weeks of Bury Leisure Centre’s fun and nurturing swimming lessons – completely FREE!*
Easter Swim Crash Courses
At Bury St Edmunds Leisure Centre:
Monday 6 April – Friday 10 April
10:00 – 10:30 Stage 1 Crash Course
10:30 – 11:00 Stage 2 Crash Course
11:00 – 11:30 Pre-school 3 – 4yrs Crash Course
11:30 – 12:00 Breastroke and Butterfly Stroke Clinic Stage 4+
Monday 13 April – Friday 17 April
10:00 – 10:30 Snorkelling / Diving / Water Polo Stage 5+
10:30 – 11:00 Stage 3 Crash Course
11:00 – 11:30 Stage 1 Crash Course
Plus availability for private 1:1 or 2:1 swimming lessons over the Easter Holidays:
1:1 – £25
2:1 – £30
At Haverhill Leisure Centre:
Monday 6 April – Thursday 9 April
8.30-9.00 stage 1, stage 3
9.00-9.30 stage 2, stage 3
8.30-9.30 Rookies – must have completed stage 5
Tuesday 14 April – Friday 17 April
8.30 – 9.00 stage 3
9.00 – 9.30 stage 5 & 6
8.30 – 9.30 Rookies – Must have completed stage 5
The cost is £21.00 for the 4 days.
REGISTER TO JOIN THE SWIM ACADEMY
REGISTER FOR BURY, HAVERHILL, MILDENHALL OR NEWMARKET
Please complete your details below, and a member of our Swim Academy Team will be in touch to answer any queries and to get you booked in.
REGISTER FOR HADLEIGH OR KINGFISHER
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Why do you run your programme throughout the year?
It has been clearly demonstrated that children progress more quickly in an all year programme. Long breaks, for example, summer holiday periods, can have a negative impact on a child’s progress in swimming lessons. We are also responding to ever changing demands and social patterns such as both parents working and grandparents involved in child care which demands more consistent activity.
How will my child’s progress be assessed?
Our teachers are experienced and qualified to deliver progressive, structured lessons, which follow the national plan for the teaching of swimming. Your child’s progress will be continually assessed which means they can progress at any point rather than having to wait for everyone to meet the criteria.
At Abbeycroft Leisure, we take the progress of our swimmers very seriously. So, if the swimmer’s progress has not been updated after a lesson or if you feel like your child is not progressing, we offer a free assessment with our Swimming Co-Ordinator
Will there be a start date and end date to a term?
Continuous assessment means there are no start and end dates to a term as the programme runs throughout the year with only a two week break at Christmas
Do you run Holiday courses?
Yes we will be offering swimming courses during school holiday periods, we also offer opportunities to try other aquatic sports such as snorkelling and diving
What if I don’t want my child to have swimming lessons all year round?
If you are paying by direct debit you will be entitled to give 1-months’ notice to cancel your child’s session. The introduction of continuous assessment will make access to your preferred session easier when you decide to return
I have a payment issue or question
I wish to cancel my membership
Please note our swimming lesson cancellation policy:
If you wish to cancel your membership, please give us one months notice in writing.
Once the course has started we are not able to issue refunds or transfer lessons. In circumstances where a swimmer is unable to attend the course due to an illness, we are able to issue credit against future courses, if a doctor’s note is provided. A 25% administration charge will be applied to all credits issued.