Pre-School Lessons

Pre-School Lessons

Our Pre-School follow Swim England’s Pre-School Framework, which aims to build the beginnings of a lifelong love of the water.

We believe that a child’s first experiences of water and the pool environment, should be positive, fun and memorable, so we use lots of toys, songs and games in all our lessons. Swimmers can start in our Pre-School classes from 3 years old, and then stay in the scheme until they start school. After that Pre-School classes swimmers progress into our Learn to Swim Framework, starting in Stage 1 typically. As swimmers progress through the classes they will work through the Duckling Award system. This system is ideal for gaining water confidence whilst working with the swimming teacher in a small class of up to four children.
Swimmers will work on core aquatic skills such as:
  • Traveling
  • Submerging
  • Aquatic breathing
  • Making safe entries and exits to the water
  • Floating

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 3-4 Year Olds

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Swimwear available to purchase at the pool

Learn to Swim sessions take place at the following times

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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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