WHAT LESSONS WE OFFER

At Pollywiggle swim school we teach your babies to swim using the Swim England learn to swim pathway. This is a national syllabus designed to help teachers deliver lessons to a high and consistent standard.

The foundation framework is aimed at babies and children aged between of 0-5, this framework is designed to give these children a lifelong love of the water.

This framework is split into the Swim England Discovery Duckling awards and the Swim England Duckling awards.

Swim England Discovery Duckling Awards

Read more here on the swimming.org website

Discovery Duckling 1

By the end of this stage your child should be able to:

  1. Enter the water safely and comfortably fully supported by an adult
  2. Bob up and down in the water with full adult support in a vertical position
  3. Complete an adult supported horizontal back float with a return to vertical position
  4. Be at ease with water being poured on the back of the head
  5. With full adult support move smoothly through the water in the vertical position
  6. Exit the water safely with adult support
Discovery Duckling 2

By the end of this stage your child should be able to:

  1. Enter the water safely and comfortably fully supported by an adult
  2. Float on the back with full adult support. (Adult should be at the side of child and able to maintain eye contact)
  3. Splash hands in the water
  4. Adult to move in a 360 degree turn holding child facing away from them. First close to them, then at arm’s length
  5. Move through the water in a streamlined position on their back with full support from an adult
  6. Be at ease with face being washed/splashed
  7. With full adult support move smoothly through the water in the vertical position
  8. Travel on front or back with full adult support
  9. Make progress towards holding the side of the pool with adult support
  10. Exit the water safely with adult support
Discovery Duckling 3

By the end of this stage your child should be able to:

  1. Enter the water safely supported by an adult. Swimmers should be encouraged to sit on the side and wait for adult instruction
  2. Float on the back with full adult support behind the head, shoulders and hips
  3. Reach and grab toys on the water surface
  4. Rotate 180 degrees either horizontally and vertically with adult support
  5. Move through the water in a streamlined position on their front with full support from an adult
  6. Be at ease with water being showered over the face
  7. Travel on back using aids with adult support
  8. Hold rail/side of pool and move towards step/ladders with adult support and buoyancy aids
  9. Exit the water safely with adult supervision
Discovery Duckling 4

By the end of this stage your child should be able to:

  1. Enter the water from seated or standing position with full support from an adult and return to the wall/pool side
  2. Float on the front with aids and adult support
  3. Reach and catch toys on top of and under surface of the water
  4. Rotate 180 degrees either horizontally or vertically with minimal adult support using support aids
  5. Push away from wall with an adult holding them throughout in a streamlined position
  6. Be at ease wetting splashing own face and putting their chin in the water
  7. Travel on front using aids with adult support
  8. Hold rail/side of pool and move towards step/ladders with adult support and buoyancy aids
  9. Exit the water safely with adult supervision

Swim England Duckling Awards

Read more here on the swimming.org website

Duckling 1

By the end of this stage your child will be able to:

  1. Make a supervised safe entry with adult support if required
  2. Float on back with adult support behind the head without aids
  3. Blow bubbles at the water surface
  4. Wet the head without submersion
  5. Kick five metres on back with adult support
  6. Travel without assistance two metres to a floating object
  7. Enter the pool, rotate and return to the side with adult support
  8. Exit the water safely with minimal adult support
Duckling 2

By the end of this stage your child will be able to:

  1. Make a sitting entry with adult support if required
  2. Using a buoyancy aid, rotate through 180 degrees without assistance
  3. Submerge the face with confidence under adult supervision and without force
  4. Blow an object for a distance of two metres
  5. Travel three metres using arms and/or legs without assistance
  6. Move five metres along the rail or wall without assistance
  7. Enter the pool, rotate and return to the side with minimal adult support
  8. Exit the water safely with minimal adult support
Duckling 3

By the end of this stage your child will be able to:

  1. Make a supervised jump to an adult with or without support
  2. Float on front or back without adult support
  3. Show a streamlined shape on front or back when push off from a supporting adult
  4. Blow bubbles with the mouth and nose underwater
  5. Travel five metres on front to the side of the pool without assistance
  6. Kick five metres on the front holding a float (the adult may hold the other end of the float)
  7. Enter the pool, rotate and return to the side without adult support.
  8. Climb out of the water with assistance if required.
Duckling 4

By the end of this stage your child will be able to:

  1. Jump in unaided but supervised into the water
  2. Show a mushroom or star float
  3. Rotate 360 degrees either horizontally or vertically
  4. Push and glide achieving a streamlined position on the front or back
  5. Submerge completely
  6. Travel without assistance 10 metres on the front or back
  7. Show the sequence to jump in the water, turn around, swim back to the point of entry and hold on to the side or rail
  8. Climb out of the water with assistance if required

0-12 Months

1-2 Years

2-3 Years

3-4 Years

POLLYWIGGLE TIMETABLE

Drayton Junior School

Day: Monday

November 26th  
December 3rd, 10th & 17th 
January 7th, 14th & 21st & 28th 

February 4th & 11th

Holiday’s 24th & 31st December 

Weeks:
10 Week Course

Class Times:

10am 0-12months 

10.30am 1-2 Years

3.45pm 4+ Years (Stage 2/3)
4.15pm 4+ Years Stage 1/2)

The Hall School

Day: Tuesday

Dates:
November 27th 
December 4th, 11th & 18th 
January 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th

February 4th & 11th

Holiday 25th December 1st January  

Weeks:

10 Week Course

Class Times:
4pm 1-2 years 
4.30pm 0-12 Months

Drayton Junior School

Day:
Thursday

Dates:
November 29th
December 6th & 13th 
January 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th & 31st

February 7th & 14th   
Holiday 20th & 27th December 

Weeks:
10 Week Course

Class Times:
10.30am 2-3 Years
11am 3-4 Years 
11.30am 1-2 Years 
12pm 0-12 Months 

Drayton Junior School

Day:
Friday

Dates:
November 30th
December 7th & 14th

January 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th

February 1st, 8th & 15th

 Holidays 21st & 28th December 

Weeks:
10 Week Course

Class Times:

10.am 0-12 Months
10.30am 9-18 Months
11am 0-12 Months
11.30am 2-3 Years

12pm 3-4 Years
1pm 1-2 Years
1.30pm 2-3 Years

2pm 0-12 Months
2.30pm 2-3 Years

Coleman Junior School

Day:
Saturday

Dates: 

December 1st, 8th, 15th 
January 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th 
February 2nd, 9th & 16th
Holiday 22nd & 29th December

Weeks:
10 Week Course

Class Times:

12.45pm 0-12 Months 
1.15pm 1-2 Years 
1.45pm 2-3 Years 
2.15pm 3-4 Years 
2.45pm 4+ Years 
3.15pm 6+ Years 

Hellesdon High School

Day:
Saturday

Dates: 

December 1st, 8th, 15th 
January 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th 
February 2nd, 9th & 16th
Holiday 22nd & 29th December

Weeks:
10 Week Course

Class Times:

11am 4+ Years (Stage 3)
11am 4+ Years (Stage 1)

LESSON TIMETABLE AND LOCATIONS

Pollywiggle

Phone: 07917 697723
Email: info@pollywiggleswimschool.co.uk
Address: 42 The Paddocks, Old Catton, Norwich, NR6 7HD

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