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      Monday- Friday: 09:00 to 22:00
      Weekends: 09:00 to 21:00


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SPlash Learn to Swim September 2019  

NEW TERM - Starts w/c 09/09/19

FREE Swimming to all children enrolled onto any Stage 1-10

Welcome! We're very proud to release Sportspark's new term of SPLASH Learn to Swim Lessons.

The Swimming Programme follows the Swim England (Formally ASA) Foundation Learn to Swim, Aquatic Skills and Adult Swimming Framework, providing a full aquatic pathway for the swimmer.

All swimmers within the SPLASH Learn to Swim Programme will be encouraged to: reach their potential, have fun throughout the journey, maintain great skills and fitness, learn to stay safe in and around the water.

New SPlash Learn to Swim Brochure September 2019 (PDF)

Adult Lessons

We are happy to announce our re-branded adult swimming lessons which will follow the Swim England Framework.

  • Be Water Confident – for nervous swimmers or those new to swimming that want to improve confidence.
  • Be a Swimmer – giving swimmers the skills necessary to start swimming independently over short distances without support or swimming aids.
  • Be a Better Swimmer – for those that can swim 25 metres or more and would like to improve technique and build on their stamina.
  • Be a Master Swimmer – for those that would like to develop more advanced swimming skills to be able to compete or confidently enter a masters section of a swimming club.

Swim Teacher Profiles (PDF)

One-To-One Lessons

Sportspark also offer one-to-one swimming lessons.

Cost: classes are 30 minutes long and cost £18 for member and £22.50 for non members.

Six one to one sessions: £90 for members and £112.50 for non members.

Various days and times available, for more information email, for further details.

One-To-Two Lessons

£27 for members and £33.75 for non members.

Six one to two sessions: £135 for members and £170 for non members.

Please Note

Priority enrolment dates are for participants currently enrolled on a current Learn To Swim course.

All children under the age of 12 years attending any courses should be handed over/collected from teaching staff by a parent or guardian aged 16+, and not left unsupervised at the teaching venue.

Reimbursement for unused lessons will not be given. Credit notes may be issued at the Aquatic Manager’s discretion.

Sportspark reserves the right to alter or cancel any course/programme if circumstances deem it necessary. If Sportspark needs to cancel a course/lesson, a credit note will be issued.

Sportspark reserves the right to change teaching staff as necessary.

Learn To Swim Terms and Conditions apply to all courses. By completing and sending in a booking form, you will be confirming that you have read and understood these terms and conditions.

Sportspark’s standard Terms and Conditions of use and Policy Statements apply.


How to Book

Please fill in a Sportspark Booking Form and return to Sportspark’s reception (from the enrolment date specified), together with full payment.

All courses must be pre-booked and paid for in advance.  Booking forms are administered in order of receipt from the enrolment date.

On week 6 of each course, priority booking enrolment slips will be offered (for the next course) and you will be advised on which classes your child/children will be in on the following course. Priority bookers have up until week 7 to pay for the following course.

New customers can book onto a new course, up until week 3 of that course, subject to availability. After week 3, customers will be offered to go on the waiting list for the following course.

Credit notes for cancelled places may be issued at the Aquatic Manager’s discretion, and ONLY if the cancelled place is filled by another paid booking, prior to the course start date. No monetary refunds will be given – vouchers/credit notes may be issued on receipt of a written request.

Teaching Venues

The SPLASH Learn To Swim programme will be taught at both Sportspark and the City Academy Teaching Pool. Sportspark's world-class pool offers some of the finest swimming facilities in Britain. The City Academy Teaching Pool offers the security of a smaller pool built for the purpose of introducing children to the water and taking their first unaided strokes.

Sportspark Pool:  Sportspark, University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, NR4 7TJ

City Academy Teaching Pool: City Academy, Earlham Rd entrance (not Bluebell Rd), Norwich NR4 7LP


Learn to Swim Instructors

All Learn To Swim Instructors are ASA L1 and L2 Teacher and RLSS NRSTC/NPLQ qualified and DBS enhanced checked, and have been carefully selected for their enthusiasm, experience and passion.


Badges and Certificates

Rewarding children for their progression is of great importance. Each child is therefore rewarded at the end of every course and this could be in the form of presenting them with a Completed Stage Badge and Certificate (in preparation to move up a stage), an award that compliments their ability, for example, a distance or skill based Badge and Certificate, or even a “Well Done” sticker. 

It is important that your child achieves and progresses through the Learn To Swim programme.  However, high standards are adhered to, to ensure that no child is moved up a stage too early or indeed is kept back for any length of time. Instructors will work closely with swimmers and parents to ensure communication is at its best.

Badge slips will be issued by instructors at the end of the course. Badges and Certificate cost £3.00 and are available from reception.


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