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Swimming Crash Courses

We run Crash Courses for children during many of the school holidays. Each course is run over 5 consecutive days, with a 1/2 hour session at the same time each day.

A Crash Course can provide an ideal chance for children already having swimming lessons to build on skills they are currently learning. They are also equally as effective as an introduction to swimming lessons, or on a "one-off" basis to brush up on skills previously learned.

Our Crash Courses are open to children who are already attending Swim Scheme courses and to those who are not.

Diving Skills
Suitable for children who are in Stage 5, 6 or 7. It will provide basic diving skills, underwater confidence, body awareness and work towards crouch and plunge dives.

Suitable for children who are in Stage 8, 9, Rookie, Lifesaving 1 or 2. The sessions will focus on the basic skills and techniques required for water-polo. Each session will include a game of mini-polo.


Next crash course - February half term 2018

Crash Course – Teacher Training

Sunday 18th February to Friday 23rd February

In our role as an Institute of Swimming (IOS) Training Centre, we will be running a Crash Course which will be led by trainee swimming teachers under the guidance of an IOS Tutor.  The lessons will follow the usual Swim Scheme format.

9.30am to 10.00am

Stage 1

Stage 2

Stage 3

Stage 5  (1 hour)

10.00am to 10.30am

Pre School

Stage 2

Stage 3

10.30am to 11.00am

Stage 1

Stage 3

Stage 4

Stage 6 & 7  (1 hour)

11.00am to 11.30am

Pre School

Stage 2

Stage 4

Our swimming lessons are based on the Swim England Learn to Swim Framework (LTSF).  Please click Lessons and Courses to see the descriptions of the requirements for each swimming stage.        

Course Fees       6 x 30 minute lessons (Pre School to Stage 4)       £12.24

                                   6 x 1 hour lessons (Stages 5, 6 & 7)                              £12.24

It is important to the success of the course that swimmers attend all of the lessons that they are booked on to.

Please note that some of these sessions may be filmed and images captured will be used for training purposes for both the trainee teachers and our own staff.  By attending these sessions you are agreeing to your child being filmed in this way.

If you wish to book a place on the Crash Course please click on the link below to complete a booking form.

Once you have submitted the booking form we will confirm, via email, that the place is available.  We will supply you with a unique ID number and give you details of how to pay using Dudley MBC’s online payment system.

Pathways Booking Form

Terms and conditions

  • Places will not be considered as booked until we have received a completed booking form and full payment. 
  • Places are allocated on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.
  • An applicant who withdraws from the course up to 10 days prior to the start of the course will receive a refund of 75% of the fee paid.

An applicant who withdraws within 10 days of the course start date or once the course has commenced will forfeit the whole fee unless the Pathways Director, on written request, agrees to a refund.