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Academy Learn to Swim


 Long Term Athletic Development - Learn to Swim / Swim Skills

Durham City ASC Academy program aims to provide young children with the opportunity to learn to swim in a fun and safe environment. We offer stages 1 - 7 of the learn to swim program! Children have the opportunity to develop into competitive swimming on the completion of our Learn to Swim scheme.


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Lesson Timetable

Stage Wednesday Friday Sunday
 Stage 1 18:00-18:30     
Stage 2 18:00-18:30     
Stage 3 18:00-18:30     
Stage 4 18:30-19:15    
Stage 5 18:30-19:15 / 19:15-20:00   08:45-09:30 (FQ)
Stage 6 18:30-19:15 / 19:15-20:00   08:00-08:45 (FQ)
Stage 7 19:15-20:00 19:15-20:30 (FQ)  

All Sessions are at Durham School unless stated : (FQ) - Freemans Quay 

Testimonials

Why not read what some of our current members think of the Academy program?


"We have a 6 year old child in stage 4, who has obviously rapidly improved within a few weeks, having been struggling to make any progress in her previous lessons for the 12 months.

Our 4 year old started on Stage 1 and it was amazing that the first lesson she went straight in and was beaming  the whole lesson. Such a joy to see as she is normally so clingy taking her to preschool or any groups was such a battle. Amii was just brilliant with her, and so creative in activities, distracting them and getting them in the water. Amii obviously has a real talent with the little ones. 

What we love the most about the Academy programme is the coaches actually being in the water with the kids and it seems obvious they are more confident and learning faster. It also means we are confident the preschool non-swimmers are really safe too. Love the shark fins! It's obvious the coaches are not only experienced coaches but accomplished swimmers so obviously can actually show the kids how to swim.

Well done DCASC Academy!"


"I highly recommend the Academy swimming lessons.  The coaches are fabulous with the children, and even my shy 4 and 6 year olds think that they are great.  My 6 year old has swum with the Academy for 4 months now, and the progress that she has made is incredible. 

Having the coaches in the water with the children, and the fact that they are all competitive swimmers themselves, is a huge advantage.  The quality of teaching is superb, and they progress the children really well.  The staff to child ratio is high, allowing children to receive individual coaching within a session if they are struggling with a particular aspect.  Utterly brilliant and amazing value for money."


"Durham Swimming Club’s learn to swim program far exceeds the others in the area. The fact that the coaches are in the water supporting each swimmer is great to see. All the swimmers swim whole lengths early on giving them lots of time to practise their strokes. I would recommend the programme to any parent looking to give the child a great swim experience."


"There has been a noticeable improvement in my son's swimming since he joined the Academy (Stage 6 - Dolphins).  He has benefited greatly from having two sessions per week with coaches getting into the water to correct individual mistakes.  The lessons are varied and focus on learning in a fun way.  I would recommend to anyone (but would prefer to keep it a secret!)."


"My daughter has been having lessons with the academy since they started in October and we have been really pleased with the service so far. Communication has been prompt and efficient and the staff are friendly and approachable.  We have now put my son into lessons too as we have been so impressed!"