Learn to Swim - Wave Programme

Our Learn to Swim ‘WAVE’ programme continues the aquatic journey and builds on the basic skills and techniques introduced during the SPLASH programme.

While your child is in the Wave programme there will be further opportunities for them to progress to other aquatic skills at different stages (if they wished) including - Rookie Lifeguard, Local Swimming clubs and Water polo clubs. 

By the time your child completes Wave 8 they will be able to swim independently.

Wave programme is suitable for children aged 3 years and above.

Daily lessons at flexible times.  Classes last 30 minutes.
Bilingual swimming lessons available on request.

Develop confidence in the water. Learn basic floating, sculling and develop breathing techniques.

Be able to jump in the pool. Improve sculling, floating and breathing techniques. Swim short distance of all four strokes

WAVE 3: 
Collect object from pool floor, improve sculling and floating, learn how to tread water and swim short distances of all four strokes.

Learn the HELP position, develop floating and treading water techniques, develop techniques in all four strokes, and learn dolphin kicks under water.

Learn different shaped jumps, how to do forward somersaults and handstand in the water, swim longer distances in all 4 strokes inc 25 meters in your favourite stroke.

Learn how to do backward somersault. Being to learn how to dive.
Improve personal survival techniques including swimming with clothes on.

Learn how to plunge dive, swim longer distances in all four strokes and swim an individual medley.
Swim as part of a team in a relay race.

Swim 25 metres of breast stroke and butterfly. Swim 50 metres of backstroke and front crawl. Continue to improve floating, sculling and surface dives.


Our Wave programmes costs £23.50 per month (per child) by Direct Debit. If your child joins part way through the month we will take a pro rata payment based on the number of days remaining of that month.  The Direct Debit payment is taken on the 1st of every month.

Payment for the swimming lessons can only be done at our leisure centres. 

Available all year

Our Wave Programme runs for 50 weeks of the year, 6 days a week and children can enrol at any time.

The Wave programme takes place at the following Actif Swimming Pools.  To find out more or to book swimming lessons please contact your local Actif Leisure Centre or email us