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The Spa, Walnuts pools are open! West Wickham's pool reopens on the 9th December.
We know you are keen to get swimming again and we can't wait to welcome you back! We hope to be re-opening our other pools soon. We will keep all our customers updated by email, website and social media.
- All swimming sessions need to be booked online or via the app.
- Adult and child and adult and baby swimming lessons will resume from 18th January 2020
- Wet-side changing rooms are available to swim, gym and group exercise class users at The Spa at Beckenham, Walnuts Leisure Centre and West Wickham Leisure Centre - see our measures page for details
We've developed our Swim England accredited swimming lesson programme around you and your children. It’s a fantastic experience that opens up new possibilities for everyone - whether it's starting on the swimming lesson journey, improving technique or getting more comfortable in the water.
We offer structured and progressive coaching with qualified swimming instructors. We follow the Swim England Learn to Swim Programme, and our swimmers’ progress is continually assessed. For every stage or course you complete, you'll receive a certificate and badge to acknowledge your achievement.
Why should I encourage my child to learn to swim?
Swimming is lots of fun for people of all ages and children especially love getting in the water and enjoying themselves. But it is not just fun, swimming also provides loads of health benefits which can help to keep your children healthy and happy at the same time. Swimming keeps your child’s heart and lungs healthy, improves strength and flexibility, increases stamina and even improves balance and posture. But the most important reason why swimming is an essential skill for a life is water safety - its the only sport which can save your child’s life.
For more information, or to book your place:
Learn to Swim Portal
Check your swimmer's progress and make changes and amends on our Learn to Swim Portal:
|Parent & baby||SE Discovery Duckling 1 & 2|
|Parent & child||SE Discovery Duckling 3 & 4|
|Pre-school||SE Duckling 1-4
I Can Swim
|Stage 1||SE Stage 1
|Stage 2||SE Stage 2
Waterskills 1, 5m
|Stage 3||SE Stage 3
Waterskills 2, 5m
|Stage 4||SE Stage 4
Waterskills 3, 10m
|Stage 5||SE Stage 5
|Stage 6||SE Stage 6
Waterskills 4, 25m
|Stage 7||SE Stage 7, Waterskills 5
Bronze Challenge Award
|Stage 8||SE Competitive Swim Stage 8
Silver Challenge Award
|Stage 9||SE Competitive Swim Stage 9
Gold Challenge Award
|Stage 10||SE Competitive Swim Stage 10
Honours Challenge Award
What can I expect at each stage?
At each stage, your children will gain various skills. To check out the outcomes of each stage, view Swim England's awards outcomes below:
Download the Learn to Swim app
Make learning to swim even more fun with Swim England’s My Learn to Swim app!
Bring the fun of swimming lessons home and celebrate children collecting more Swim England Learn to Swim awards by unlocking more characters and stickers as they progress through the Swim England Learn to Swim Programme. Children gain extra rewards and unlock new features as they develop their swimming skills and water confidence.