Welcome to Swimlincs, our learn to swim programme
Swimming is an important life skill and our Swimlincs learn to swim programme will ensure children and adults become confident and safe in water.
Our aim is to provide the best learn to swim experience for your child and for you.
Our lessons run for 50 weeks a year with each lesson lasting 30 minutes, of which a minimum of 25 minutes will be water-based activities.
The Swimlincs learn to swim programme is available at
- Ancholme Leisure Centre
- Axholme North Leisure Centre
- Baysgarth Leisure Centre
- Riddings Pool
- The Pods
The programme is divided into nine stages:
Adult and Baby – four months to 17 months (STA starfish award 1 to 3)
Adult and Tots – 18 months to three years of age (STA starfish awards 4 to 6)
Pre-school lessons – three to four year olds (STAnley awards 1 to 4)
Non-swimmer – four years plus (Seahorse awards 1 to 2)
Beginner – four years plus (Seahorse awards 3 to 4)
Improver – (Dolphin awards 1 to 2)
Intermediate – (Dolphin awards 3 to 4)
Advanced – (Dolphin award 5)
Development classes – Rookie lifeguard and Challenge awards
Children are continually assessed throughout their lessons. You can view your child’s progress online using our Swimlincs Home Portal. To access this service we require an email address from you. To register you will need your child’s Swimlincs card number. If you do not have a card number please contact the customer service desk at the centre where your child swims.
When your child achieves an award, their swimming teacher will issue a badge slip. Badges and certificates can be purchased at the customer service desk.
If your child is ready to move up to the next stage, your child will be added to the movement list and you will be contacted by the centre when a place is available.