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13/01/2014 at 11:06
We really need to get C swimming lessons, he is not particularly confident in the water and I'd like him to be able to swim with some confidence. How much do you pay for your lo's swimming class's? Are they group or one to one?? Do you stay and watch? Do you have to get in with them?? He is 3.5, but I have a 7 month old so getting in with him for the lesson would be near on impossible!!
13/01/2014 at 11:33
Louie goes to a Saturday class so not sure if that hikes the price up a bit. This term it was £76 for 12 weeks, so £6.30 pw. I get in with him as he's still not confident but from 4 they can go on their own.
At our group a mum comes with her baby in a car seat and leaves him on side of pool.
13/01/2014 at 11:39
We pay termly, this term was £80 it's around £7 per lesson. My 2 started at 2.5 yrs and we had to get in with them, but they started swimming on their own from around 3.5. I sit in the gallery to watch. We did pay for a few one to one lesson for L as she just wasn't getting the stroke and breathing for front crawl, that was £14 for 30 mins
13/01/2014 at 11:47
C is nearly 3.5 years old. He started lessons just before Christmas. He gets in on his own (start this from 3) We have paid £72 for 12 weeks. A swims with her school up until half term she has 2 weekly 1/2 hour lessons. This will go back to 1 lesson a week. This is for the bargain price of £36 for the year. It will go up to £45 when I have 2 children there ;-)
13/01/2014 at 11:57
Ms lessons work out as £5 each, and she goes in on her own. There's a max of 4 people in the class, last term she had about 7/10 lessons as one on one as there was only one other girl in her group and she didn't settle so didn't come back after first few lessons, so we were delighted as you can imagine!
13/01/2014 at 11:58
Our local pool will let them swim on their own from 3 years old. They don't allow you to sit and watch apart from one lesson per term. Because most children play up more if their parents are there.
I think that they no longer allow parents to leave younger siblings in car seats or buggies by the poolside because of hygiene concerns and instead they have a play pen at the side of the pool. If you're getting in with them for joint lessons.
I think the lessons are about £8 a lesson but I'm not sure. My daughter now swims at a private school but they only take children in full time education so its not a straight comparison.
13/01/2014 at 11:59
20 quid a month. They go alone from age 3 at ours.
13/01/2014 at 12:00
sorry, yes group lessons and yes we stay and watch but on the spectator seats for.pool so up high
13/01/2014 at 12:01
C had some lessons the summer before last when he was 3y3m-ish, but he wouldn't go in on his own, and even when he was in he wouldn't do what they asked and stuck to MrDD like a limpet so I'm glad we didn't pay too much (about £40 for 10 lessons or so), and they ended up just the two of them going in the pool at the same time the lesson was on and MrDD trying to teach him instead.
I want to try him with lessons again at some point now he's older, but it's finding a suitable time with school and everything.
13/01/2014 at 12:21
We pay £90 per term for Molly's lessons which are small groups of children in the pool with the instructor. she has been swimming since she was 4 months old and now swims widths unaided, I love the fact that she is so confident in the water and knows how to climb in and out, plus is now learning to dive etc. The teacher is great which makes a huge difference. She has lots of badges for different achievements which is good too, they are generally working towards a different badge each term. When she goes to school she is going to an after school lesson at the same place.
13/01/2014 at 12:33
I think I'll have to get in with him at the beginning...knowing O he'll kick off the moment I get in that pool so may have to look at him going in the crèche. Nothing's simple is it!!
13/01/2014 at 12:45
13/01/2014 at 13:38
Ours are at a local school's pool, this half term we will pay £44.40 for two, so about £3.70 per child. We used to go to council lessons which operate all year for roughly the same price. But I prefer these as we get school holidays off!
Both the private and council lessons started at 3.5, we don't get in the pool with them thankfully!
13/01/2014 at 14:21
We pay £12 a lesson but there are only two children to the teacher. I (obviously) go in with M but E goes in alone. I had to go in with her at first until she could swim comfortably by herself. E swims before M and I left M in the stroller with the iPad on for him (bad mummy), he didn't make much fuss!
13/01/2014 at 15:37
For E we used to pay £40 for 10 weeks. It was half an hour with a group of about 10 kids. For J I'm going to get 1 to 1 lessons. Going to ring the teacher tonight and get him booked in. Not sure how much she will charge as its a good friends daughter.
13/01/2014 at 15:41
AutumnRoseWe do Puddleducks which is expensive at £150 a term but it's worth every penny. .
13/01/2014 at 19:28
I think ours are about £4.50 a session. There are up to 10 kids in a class, but the biggest she's been with was 8. I have to sit at the side and take S with me. This was fine before she could move, but it's more difficult to contain her now she's walking as she tries to get in the pool! I'm not allowed to leave the building and as it's a private pool, there's currently only the pool and the changing rooms (which lead straight out to the pool) so there's no where else to take S.
13/01/2014 at 21:26
A goes in the pool herself and I watch. It's a group class, normally about 4 of them. We pay around £3 a lesson. She had to be 4 to start
13/01/2014 at 22:43
1:1 lessons costs around £50 for blocks of 4. B was really nervous at the start, cried first lesson, but by lesson 2 was swimming with a float. Really pleased we did 1:1 as I don't think he would have got as much from a group, he's too shy. He's 6 and has had about 10 lessons now.
14/01/2014 at 09:28
I've just booked J for 1:1 lessons and the teacher (a friends daughter) said she would charge £5 but I've told her I'll give her £8 for 30 minutes.
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