Frequently Asked Questions
How long do your lessons run for? What age do you start offering lessons? When do lessons run?
Find the answers to the most popular questions that we get asked:
How long do the swimming lessons run for?
Our lessons run for 30 minutes.
How many children are in each class?
We have a maximum of 6 children per class at Burnden Park Fitness Academy & a maximum of 9 children per class at Canon Slade School as we have access to a bigger pool.
How much do the swimming lessons cost?
Our lessons are £7.00 each at Canon Slade and at Burnden Park, they are £8.00 as they are smaller class sizes.
When are you open?
Burnden Park Fitness Academy:
Wednesday: 4:30pm - 7pm
Thursday: 10am - 12pm
Friday: 4:30pm - 7pm
Saturday: 9am - 11:30am
Sunday: 9am - 11:30am
Canon Slade School:
Saturday: 12:30pm - 4pm
Sunday 9am - 4pm
If you have preference over which day your child comes to lessons, please let us know and we will make sure we find a class that is at a convenient time for you
From what age can children start swimming at Bolton Swim School?
We offer lessons for children of all ages starting with our ‘Beginner with Parent’ classes for our baby, toddler & younger swimmers, all the way up to stage 9 classes for our more advanced swimmers.
Do you award certificates and badges?
We understand that certificates and badges really help to keep our swimmers motivated and engaged in their progress; it also helps teachers and parents keep track of the swimmer's development. Our swim teachers will complete an award with each swimmer every third course (12 weeks) and each time, a certificate and badge will be awarded to the swimmer to keep for their own records.
Is there a car park?
What type of armbands do you use?
We provide swim discs for all of our swimmers - these are floats on the arms that allow us to gradually remove the support - one disc at a time - so our swimmers don't go from lots of flotation support to no support straight away.
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