Culford Sports & Tennis Centre has a heated 25m level deck indoor heated pool with a depth of 0.9-1.9m. This makes it ideal for both recreational fun for the family and lane swimming for the more committed swimmer.
Culford Swim Scheme delivers the ASA National plan for teaching swimming. All our teaching staff hold an ASA level 2 qualification; they are friendly and encouraging towards your child. It is a ‘multi skill’ programme for swimmers to learn how to swim and be proficient in water. It facilitates the choice to continue and enjoy a lifelong participation in aquatic sports such as competitive swimming, diving, synchronised swimming, water polo and rookie lifesaving.
Culford provides three courses a year during term-time. In addition one to one lessons are available during holiday periods to support the individual needs of the child. From their first childhood splash, confidence and competence will be the cornerstones which the swim scheme will develop.
swimmer - Stage 1
basic safety awareness, the ‘class’ scenario, basic movement skills and water
confidence skills. Swimmers may use aids; e.g armbands, floats etc.
Non swimmer - Stage 2
Developing safe entries to the water, including jumping in, basic floating,
travel front and back up to a distance of 5 metres, plus rotation to regain
upright positions. Swimmer may use aids, e.g arm bands, floats etc.
Beginners - Stages 3
Stage 3 - Developing safe
entries including submersion, travel up to 10 metres on front and back,
progress rotation skills and water safety knowledge. At this stage, the swimmer
will be assessed without the use of aids or support.
1 - Stages 4
Stage 4 - Developing the
understanding of buoyancy through a range of skills, refining kicking
techniques for all strokes, and swimming 10 metres to a given standard as
directed by the ASA
Improver 2 - Stage 5
‘ Watermanship’ through sculling and treading water skills, and complete
rotation, also performing all strokes for a distance of 10 metres to the given
1 – Stage 6
effective swimming skills including co-ordinated breathing across all strokes
plus swimming a distance of 25 metres using a stroke of swimmers choice;
Advanced 2 – Stage 7 (Hour long class)
quality stroke technique up to 100 metres, incorporating skills learnt and
combining them to develop a linked routine and complete successfully an obstacle
course that combines a variety of skills accomplished throughout stage 1-7.