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Childrens Lessons

Here at poseidon we understand the importance of learning to swim as a life skill. We recognise that getting the most out of each and every lesson is paramount and means having quality time in a safe, nurturing environment, with a qualified and highly experienced instructor. These are the principles that underpin our lessons.

Our children’s group lessons are designed for children aged between 4 and 11 and take place at Sandal Castle Primary School. Classes are arranged according to your child’s experience of swimming and being in the water with a maximum group size of 6.

Our lesson Framework

The International Learn to Swim Progamme (ILSP) is an exciting, motivational, interlinking and progressive Awards Programme that engages children at every stage of their development.
All levels have clearly defined standards, teaching objectives and learning outcomes, and all levels incentivise and reward with colourful badges and certificates.



Octopus Series


An exciting series of 3 progressive awards specifically designed for children aged between 5 to 8 years old.

Goldfish Series


This programme is designed to be the next stage for swimmers who have progressed through either the STAnley First Steps Series or Octopus Series.

Angelfish Series


Prepares swimmers to swim 25m without aid, perform butterfly stroke as well as mastering sculling techniques and entries to the water.

Click on the badges below to see all stages and criteria

Advanced Swimmer Series


Consisting of three levels, this series develops swimming technique, speed, stamina and water polo or synchronised swimming skills.

Shark Series


This series educates swimmers in basic water rescue and survival techniques as well as starts and turns for each of the strokes.

Platinum Award


The pinnacle of the ILSP, combining survival and rescue skills with advanced swimming skills, water polo and synchronised swimming.

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