Swimming Programme

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Swimming Programme

Seaford Down's Syndrome and Special Needs Support Group Swimming Programme for children with complex needs. Supported by the BBC's Children in Need, the programme runs each week at local pools.


When the Seaford Downs Syndrome and Special Needs Support swimming programme was first started, there were only two sessions, held each Sunday afternoon at the Seahaven Pool in Newhaven. They was initially, one for complete non-swimmers, where family members are allowed and encouraged and the second from for those a little more confident in the water on a solo basis.

During these trial sessions, we endeavoured to find a way to expand and secure these sought after programmes. Since then we have been supported with the generous funding of the BBC's Children in Need and now have a multitude of programmes that cover a wide range of abilities. Children in Need Pudsey BearThese sessions are still run at the weekends, with most being run at the Seahaven Pool in Newhaven and also a session at the Seaford Head Pool in Seaford.

 

In order to try to avoid confusion, we have had to name each level - Our classes are now:-

Tiny Tadpoles

Youngest children with Parent/Carers and siblings. This session is all about building confidence in the water. Quite often this session looks really busy as we encourage familes to take part together in a fun but relaxed environment designed to set the new swimmer at ease.


Running Classes:

  • Sunday 3.30pm @ Seahaven

  • Sunday 4.30pm @ Seahaven


Tadpoles

Still with the support of Parent/Carer and siblings. Once confidence has been gained in the water, the real lessons can begin.


Running Classes:

  • Saturday 4.00pm @ Seahaven

  • Saturday 5.00pm @ Seahaven

  • Sunday 4.00pm @ Seahaven


Froglets

Beginners without adults or siblings in the water


Running Classes:

  • Saturday 3.30pm @ Seahaven

  • Saturday 4.00pm @ Seahaven

  • Saturday 5.00pm @ Seahaven

  • Sunday 3.30pm @ Seahaven

  • Sunday 4.00pm @ Seahaven


Little Frogs

In-between group for those who are confident and swimming widths, but not yet swimming lengths.


Running Classes:

  • Saturday 4.30pm @ Seahaven

  • Sunday 12.30pm @ Seaford Head

  • Sunday 5.00pm @ Seahaven

  • Sunday 5.30pm @ Seahaven


Frogs

Now we\'re really swimming! This group builds on the child\'s swimming skills, with the goal of swimming whole lengths of the pool, with a view to exit into mainstream sessions.


Running Classes:

  • Saturday 4.30pm @ Seahaven

  • Sunday 4.30pm @ Seahaven

  • Sunday 5.00pm @ Seahaven

 

 


Each session is run by fully trained swimming instructors and lasts thirty minutes.

Why Swim? Swimming is a great form of exercise and can help improve muscle tone on those muscles that children with complex needs might not otherwise be able to exercise effectively. Improves co-ordination, repetitive excercise is key to that gross and fine motor control that must improve for good co-ordination. Increases self-confidence. The children are learning a new skill, this helps to increase their self-confidence.


All Sessions are designed to be fun, as well as instructive. Safety in the water is paramount at all times and life guards are always on duty.

The Swimming Programme costs a £1.50 per child, per session, please feel free to leave more as this cost helps towards the running of the programme. We also thank Wave Leisure for their on-going generous support, without whom, this fantastic service couldn't be offered.

If you are interested in finding out more about the Swimming Programme please contact our Swimming Administrator, Daryl Cogavin, preferably by e-mail on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via mobile on 07562 868 397, and leave a message/SMS

Upcoming Swimming

Sat 23rd Dec 2017

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Sun 24th Dec 2017

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Sat 30th Dec 2017

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Sun 31st Dec 2017

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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