31% of adults in Britain can’t swim one length of a 25m pool. We want to change this statistic and so Brooks Swim School runs ladies only swimming lessons. These lessons aim to initially teach you the basics, before progressing to technique and deep water confidence work to teach you how to be safe in deep water and a confident swimmer.
What: Ladies only swimming lessons for complete beginners, improvers and more advanced swimmers.
When: Wednesdays 6.30 and 7.15pm (45 min lessons)
Where: Keech Hospice, Luton
Cost: £58 for a block of 6 lessons
What happens in a lesson? Lessons are a mixture of stroke work and skills. Stroke work includes front paddle, progressing to front crawl with breathing, as well as back and breaststroke. We use aids including noodles and floats to help you isolate parts of the stroke and improve them before trying the full stroke again. Skills are equally important when learning to swim as they are needed when learning the strokes and help to develop your confidence and trust in the water. Skills include floating, gliding, treading water, jumping and diving, personal survival in deep water and surface diving. These skills help to improve your confidence in the water which enables you to develop your strokes and become a swimmer who is safe in deep water.
Who joins? Learners range from ladies who have never swum or been in a pool before to ladies who can swim a bit but lack confidence going out of their depth or want to improve their technique to make swimming more enjoyable. We offer a supportive environment for you to learn in but we do try and push you as well as we often find we have more confidence in your abilities than you do!
Autumn Block 1: 6th September – 18th October 2023 (Fully booked- contact us to be added to the waiting list).
Autumn Block 2: 1st November – 6th December (Any spaces that come up will be allocated to swimmers on our waiting list).
More info: Swim England has some useful advice and tips for adult swimmers just starting out. Have a look at the link below.