We will use this week as the start date for the half term given the length of the break that the children have had from swimming despite it being part of the Easter Holidays. I hope that the sentiment is shared that the sooner we get the children in the water again the better.
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Croydon High Sports Club have made lots of effort to make the site safe for everyone to use which is very reassuring.
We are now looking to offer group sessions to Beginner 1 swimmers. There will be 1 small class of 6 water-confident children. Water-confident is a very important point. Under normal circumstances where the teacher can be in close proximity, the teacher is able to comfort and encourage a child by manually handling them. This will not be possible at this time due to social distancing. we have decided to use flotation equipment to support the children to encourage a good body position in the water, where needed. Following work with our beginner 2 swimmers this format has worked very well.
If your child is water-confident and you would like them to re-join, then please get in contact. We have only 30 spaces to fill for Beginner 1's.
We will also offer Beginner 2 and Intermediate classes, 1-2-1's and 2-2-1's (with parent in water for support for Beginner 1 and Beginner 2, 1-2-1 and 2-2-1 sessions).
Intermediate 1 and Intermediate 2 spaces will be available in a group environment with a class size of 6 swimmers in each, so there will be a slight shortage of spaces to accommodate everyone, however, I assume that it will not be suitable for everyone to attend straight away. A competency test will be carried out on the first session to ensure that the full width can be swum unaided after a long break, in shallow water.
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