At Linwood we try to provide lessons that are accessible to all students, firstly to gain water confidence and access hydrotherapy sessions as appropriate and subsequently develop excellent swimming techniques within a structured programme.
Some students will require the benefits of Hydrotherapy sessions where they will be able to engage in activities and therapy programmes specifically personalised to meet the needs of each individual student. The hydrotherapy programmes are developed by our physiotherapists in conjunction with class teachers and delivered by members of class staff teams in our hydrotherapy pool.
Our Swimming Programme follows:
ASA National Plan for Teaching Swimming (NPTS) – a nationally recognised swimming programme.
ASA Swim Charter – a programme to monitor and reward swimmers for their achievements.
This is underpinned by long term athlete development, which develops a wide range of skills in each individual swimmer. These skills are like pieces of a jigsaw and when put together result in a competent, confident and safe swimmer, who has the skill base for then developing technique, in a wide range of water-based sports. These skills are best learned in an environment involving fun and games.