Pendle Leisure Trust follows a structured programme through STA Learn To Swim.
The STA Learn to Swim programme aims to take children on a journey from their first splash to developing water confidence and competence, while having fun and making friends!
Children who enrol onto the Academy will be given a 16-page Success Tracker so they, and their parents, can follow and map their progress.
The stages are designed to reward your child for their development of the essential aquatic skills they need to be confident, competent and safe in the water. Each of the stages has a list of clear outcomes that need to be completed in order to gain each award.
There are several stages to the STA Learn to Swim programme, which aims to teach children how to swim and learn more about water safety and how to self-rescue from a young age. The programme provides a progressive aquatic pathway for learners of all ages to progress from their first aquatic experiences to becoming safe and proficient swimmers.
The programme builds children's knowledge and skill development at each level, rewarding their achievements through a range of exciting rewards and certificates. There are five stages in total, which are interlinked, for children to work through...
The STAnley First Steps Series is an exciting series of 7 progressive awards designed to teach learners from 2 years old (with or without an accompanying adult) basic swimming and water safety skills.
The Octopus series is an exciting series of 3 progressive awards specifically designed for child aged between 5 to 8 years old.
This programme is designed to be the next stage for swimmers who have progressed through either the STAnley First Steps Series or Octopus Series.
Once swimmers have completed the Goldfish Series they can progress to the Angelfish Series. On completion of the 3 progressive awards in this series, swimmers will be capable of swimming 25 metres without aid, perform butterfly stroke as well as mastering sculling techniques and entries to the water.
On completion of the Angelfish Series, learners progress to the Shark Series. This series educates learners in basic water rescue and survival techniques as well as starts and turns for each of the strokes. On completion of the series learners will be able to swim 100 metres.
Each child that signs up for swimming lessons at Pendle Leisure Trust will receive a Bubble Card, which allows them to 10 FREE swims. These will be issued when your child starts swimming lessons.
Register your interest online here or call us at one of our three swimming pools: