OCP Stages 1-7

OCP Stages 1-7

At Oaklands Community Pool, we have adopted the Swim England Aquatic Skills Framework to deliver our Learn 2 Swim programme.

It is the desired pathway for swimmers to become competent, safe and confident in the aquatic environment. We offer lessons 7 days a week to give you the best chance of finding a space.

The programme will take our swimmers through 7 stages which are delivered using fun games and activities with awards available. Children will be moved up groups as soon as they achieve the criteria. Stages 1-3 being the beginner level classes which feed onto Stages 4-7 in which the focus is more on stroke quality and distance.

After completing stage 7, we will feed on to organised sports such as RLSS lifesaving, water polo, competitive swimming, synchronised swimming and diving. We have just introduced an Oaklands Aquatic Club (OAC) which follows Swim England’s Aquatic skills framework for stage 8-10. The classes will cover water polo, synchronised swimming and diving.

Our lessons are ongoing basis throughout the year, this includes School holidays and Bank holidays. We allow 2 weeks holiday for the year which you will not be charged for, these can be booked at reception. You will also not be charged for your lessons during our Christmas closure. Lessons can only be paid for in 4, 8 or 16 week blocks to start immediately. The lessons last for 30 minutes and you can stay up to date with your child’s progress online with our Learn 2 Swim progress tracker. You will also receive an email reminding you to book to avoid losing your place. Please be aware all children must wear swim hats during the swimming lessons, these can be purchased at reception.

What to bring

  • Shorts that are ideally not longer than knee length and a one piece costume for girls are most recommended
  • A rash vest if you wish
  • If your little one is not toilet trained, then a swim nappy (and a spare too – just in case)
  • A swimming hat must also be worn in all lessons from Pre-School
  • Goggles may also be worn, please make sure they are well fitting
  • Bring a 10p for the locker (non-refundable as a charity donation)

Swim Info

Main Pool
Leaner Pool
Age Limits Ask at reception

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Swimwear available to purchase at the pool

Learn to Swim sessions take place at the following times

Please ensure you have booked your place before turning up.

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Oaklands Community Pool Limited.
Company No. 08494371
Place of Registration: England & Wales,
Address: Oaklands Community Pool, Cromarty Road, Southampton, Hampshire, England, SO16 8LX,

Charity Name: Oaklands Community Pool Ltd
Registered Charity No. 1159791

023 8073 3496

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