Rookwood Swim

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Rookwood School has its very own onsite swimming pool available for intensive swimming lessons, private hire and use by Rookwood families.

The 25 metre outside pool is heated to 27-28c, has nearby changing rooms and is manned by our qualified lifeguards.


 

Intensive swimming lessons – Summer 2021

Intensive one-week swimming courses are being offered at Rookwood Swim this summer. Small classes, led by our experienced staff, will offer skills development from complete beginners to stroke improvement. Classes will be adapted to suit your child’s stage of development and to fulfil their full potential. There is more information on our Swim School development stages below. 

The classes are 30 minutes in duration and are available Monday to Friday between 11am and 2pm.

Parents are requested to remain poolside for the duration of the lesson. Changing facilities are available poolside for after the session and children are requested to arrive ready and changed for the lesson.

Our pool is outside, and we cannot guarantee the weather, unfortunately. In the case of storms, lessons will be cancelled, and parents will be informed on the day, with a full refund provided for any missed sessions. Our full terms and conditions are available on the booking page.

 


Our swim school is part of our summer 2021 Camp Rookwood programme of activities. 


Swimming development stages

  Working Towards Entry requirements

Ducklings

Preschool

  • Water Confidence
  • Having fun in the water-learning through play
  • Moving freely
  • Floating with assistance
  • Face in water activities
  • 4years+
  • Toilet trained
  • Parent remains poolside

Penguins 1

Beginners

  • Swim 5 m independently with floatation aids
  • Swim 2-3 m unaided on front
  • Swim 2-3 m unaided on back
  • Putting face in water
  • Unaided entry
  • Floatation with aids
  • Water Confidence
  • Having fun in the water-learning   through play
  • Moving freely
  • Floating with assistance
  • Face in water activities

Penguins 2

Beginners

  • Swim 10m independently without flotation aids
  • Swim 5m on front with correct breathing
  • Swim 10m on back with alternating kicking actions
  • Unaided entry
  • Flotation positions
  • Push and glide
  • Swim 5 metres independently with floatation aids
  • Swim 2-3 metres unaided on front
  • Swim 2-3 m unaided on back
  • Putting face in water
  • Unaided entry
  • Floatation with aids

Puffins 1

Stroke Development

  • Swim 15m backstroke showing good technique
  • Swim 10m on front with regular breathing to side
  • Submerging to 2m to pick up objects
  • Preliminary diving
  • Swim 10m independently without flotation aids
  • Swim 5m on front with correct breathing
  • Swim 10m on back with alternating kicking actions
  • Unaided entry
  • Flotation positions
  • Push and glide

Puffins 2

Stroke Development

  • Swim 25 m Front Crawl showing regular breathing
  • Swim 25 m Backstroke
  • Submerging to 3m to pick up objects
  • Diving
  • Swim 15m backstroke showing good technique
  • Swim 10m on front with regular breathing to side
  • Submerging to 2m
  • Preliminary diving