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First Strokes Swimming Lessons


The aim of First Strokes is to introduce young children to swimming and water-based fun. First Strokes teachers spend the lesson in the water with children, reassuring them and developing their confidence.

Ideal for children from three years to pre-school age.

During these early stages, as children build confidence and develop skills, they can earn Splash Awards.

Parents can follow their child’s development through the Splash element of the Strokes Progression Folder – this provides the perfect place for children to store certificates they earn as they complete each stage successfully. These can be purchased from the reception of your local pool.

Register an interest

You can register an interest in a Strokes course by telephoning your chosen pool.