Braywick Leisure Centre Swimming

*No refunds or transfers will be permitted - please ensure booking is correct before confirming with payment.

RBWM residents receive a discount on swimming by entering their membership number. To apply for this discount please take proof of residency to our site where we can update our system and allocate you your membership number.

If there is an issue with this, please visit our reception who can assist.

 

 

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Braywick Leisure Centre Family Swim booking Terms and Conditions:

  • Online bookings for family swimming can be made up to 7 days in advance.
  • Please bring a copy (printed or electronic) of your booking confirmation and present it to reception on arrival. 
  • No refunds or transfers will be given.
  • If you have not adhered to the Attendance Rules and the supervision ratio, you will not be allowed entrance into the pool and there will be no refund issued.
  • Please allow time to park and pay and display prior to your booked swimming session.
  • Lockers operate using a padlock, please bring your own, however we do sell them at reception for £4.
  • If, for reasons beyond our control, your session is cancelled, we will endeavour to contact you prior to your arrival at Braywick Leisure Centre and a full refund will be given.
  • Disabled ticket - All ages - will require to verify your ticket status on arrival failure to do this will require payment of full ticket price.

  • Disabled plus carer ticket - this ticket includes 2 spaces with a carer free of charge but we will require to you verify your ticket status on arrival failure to do this will require payment of full ticket price.

Parking Terms And Conditions:

  • The car park at Braywick Leisure Centre is operated on a pay & display basis with car park enforcement rules apply. Failure to do so may result in a penalty charge.
  • It can be very busy at weekend, school holidays and bank holidays so please arrive with sufficient time to park safely.
  • Blue badge holders are exempt from the parking restrictions provided your badge is clearly displayed

Attendance Rules:

  • Adult ticket - Aged 16 - 65 years 
  • Child ticket - Aged 3- 15 years
  • Infant Ticket - Aged 0-2 years 
  • Senior ticket - Aged 66 over  
  • Swimmers within the booking comply with the supervision ratios of the pool;
    • 1 adult to 1 child under 4 years old
    • 1 adult to 1 child under 4 and 1 child between 4-7 years
    • 1 adult to 2 children between 4-7 years old
  • All sessions are non-refundable or transferable
  • Do not attend if you have diarrhoea, or 48 hours after diarrhoea and vomiting symptoms have stopped
  • Do not attend for 14 days after diarrhoea and vomiting symptoms have stopped,  if you have been told you have cryptosporidium
  • Do not attend if you have a fever or otherwise feel ill
  • Do not attend if you are under the influence of drink and drugs.
  • Babies and toddlers are required to wear a swim nappy.
  • It is the parents/guardians responsibility to provide arm bands or flotation devices for any child who requires these aids.
  • No outdoor shoes to be permitted in the changing rooms. Shoe cover available on entry to the changing rooms..

Pool Rules:

  • No Diving
  • No Running
  • No Outdoor footwear
  • No bombing
  • No acrobatics
  • No shouting
  • No heavy petting
  • No food or drink on poolside
  • No glass
  • Do  listen to lifeguards at all times
  • Do shower before entering the pool
  • Do supervise children at all times
  • Do have fun!

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Leisure Focus are happy to announce our Swim for Fitness lane has arrived. The lane is bookable as lane swimming and will be available Monday - Friday 12pm-3pm depending on other bookings.
You are able to use plastic or glove hand paddles and fins. Unfortunately due to health and safety no snorkels or masks will be permitted.

Membership Type

Cost

Swim Only (Fixed 12 month minimum DD) £29.70
Swim only (Annual) £356.40

Membership Includes:

  • Full access to 25-metre/10 lane fitness and leisure pool during public sessions
  • Full access to Sauna & Steam Rooms - 18 years and over
  • 3-month Car Park Pass for only £15 for upto 3 hours
  • Under 18's must join in centre and accompanied by a parent/guardian 

 

POOL TIMETABLE 

Over 18's CLICK HERE TO JOIN 

Fast Lane

A lane for swimmers who are comfortable swimming at a fast and consistent pace i.e. under 30 seconds per 25 metres

Medium Lane

A lane for swimmers who can swim a complete length at a moderate pace without regular stopping i.e. under 45 seconds per 25 metres

Slow Lane

A lane for swimmers who can swim a complete length at a slow and steady pace. Where possible a double lane will be provided

Term Dates:

Braywick Leisure Centre

Term Dates 2024

50 weeks - All year
Wednesday 3rd January to Tuesday 17th December 2024 - exclusion date - Sunday 14th January to swimathon event.

38 weeks - Term Time
Friday 5th January to Friday 9th February - 5 weeks
Monday 19th February to Thursday 28th March - 6 weeks
Monday 15th April to Friday 24th May - 6 weeks
Monday 3rd June to Friday 19th July - 7 weeks
Wednesday 4th September to Friday 25th October - 7.5 weeks
Monday 4th November to Tuesday 17th December - 6.5 weeks

Are you aware that you view your child’s progress using the home portal? To sign up or register please use the link below.


https://leisurefocus.courseprogress.co.uk/login

The swimmer's membership number and date of birth is required to register. If you do not know your membership number, you can ask for this at reception or email the swimming team (swimming@leisurefocus.org.uk).  Badges and certificates are available to purchase at the main reception for £3.00 when your child moves up each stage.

For more information email Swimming@leisurefocus.org.uk 

 

 

Monthly Direct Debit:

Braywick Leisure Centre

Monthly Direct Debit:

50 week programme - £39.60
Term time 38 week programme - £30.10
Adult daytime Swimming lessons - £45.15
50 week programme 45 minutes - £49.50
50 week programme 60 minutes - £59.40
Price Per 30 minute lesson - £9.50/ £11.88/ £14.25

  To enquire, email Swimming@leisurefocus.org.uk

  • All children over three will have to wear a swimming hat
  • All children under three are required to wear a swim nappy
  • Parents/guardians are required to stay within the building during the lesson*Covid restrictions may apply
  • No parents or spectators are allowed on the poolside
  • The unisex changing village is situated next to the main pool
  • A padlock is required to operate the lockers
  • Please do not leave clothes bags and belongings and attended
  • For the protection of privacy please do not change the children on the side of the pool or public walkway
  • Correct swimwear must be worn, board shorts or shorts below the knees are not acceptable

To inquire, email Swimming@leisurefocus.org.uk 

Discovery Ducklings: Adult & Child lessons

The Swim England Discovery Ducklings Awards are the start of the learn to swim experience for all children. These awards are perfect for babies, and toddlers and pre-school children who are new to swimming lessons. Ideal for gaining water confidence while staying close to adult support.

Discovery Ducklings 1: 3-12mths 

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  • Introduces your baby into water and will encourage early confidence with the use of nursery rhymes and special teaching practices. 

Discovery Ducklings 2: 1-2 years 

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  • Developing skills and building confidence already introduced in  Discovery Ducklings 1. Children will be at ease with having their face  splashed with water and travel through the water on their front and backs. 

Discovery Ducklings 3: 2-3 years 

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  • Children will be working towards swimming with buoyancy aids but without support from the adult. Happy to get their faces and heads wet and be happy to be submerged under the water.They will work  towards being able to jump with support from the adult. 

For more information email Swimming@leisurefocus.org.uk 

Discovery Ducklings: Adult & Child lessons

The Swim England Discovery Ducklings Awards are the start of the learn to swim experience for all children. These awards are perfect for babies, and toddlers and pre-school children who are new to swimming lessons. Ideal for gaining water confidence while staying close to adult support.

Discovery Ducklings 1: 6-12mths  

Introduces your baby to water and will encourage early confidence with the use of nursery rhymes and special teaching practices.

Book online here 

Discovery Ducklings 2: 1-2 years 

  • Developing skills and building confidence already introduced in  Discovery Ducklings 1. Children will be at ease with having their faces splashed with water and traveling through the water on their front and back. 

Book online here

Discovery Ducklings 3: 2-3 years 

  • Children will be working towards swimming with buoyancy aids but without support from the adult. Happy to get their faces and heads wet and happy to be submerged under the water. They will work towards being able to jump with support from the adult. 

Book online here

For more information email Swimming@leisurefocus.org.uk 

 

Our pre-school program for children aged 3 years+

Parents do not need to go in the water with their child. 

Duckling Awards are the next step on from the Discovery Duckling  Awards. They are designed to help toddlers enjoy learning to swim  without help from their parents or guardians. Ducklings 1 will see  children start to move by themselves in the water. By Ducklings 4  your child will be jumping in, going underwater, floating and swimming five metres without support. Duckling Awards are great at promoting  increased independence and water confidence, to help prepare for  Stage 1. If your child can not swim without buoyancy aids then they  require Ducklings 1 or 2. If your child can swim without buoyancy aids then they  require Ducklings 3 or 4. 

Ducklings 1

Ducklings 2

  • Confident non-swimmer kicking with a float on front,  face in the water - Book online here

Ducklings 3

Ducklings 4

For more information email swimming@leisurefocus.org.uk 

The ASA learn to swim awards 1–7 are divided into Progressive stages.

They make up the call national syllabus of learning to swim for primary school age children. They are designed to reward your child for the development of the essential aquatic skills they need to be confident, competent and safe in the water.

Guidance 

Can your child swim without buoyancy aids?

No, Stage 1 /  Yes, Stage 2-7 

Do they swim? Non swimmer Stage 1 

Can swim up to 5 m on front and can put face in water comfortably? Stage 2

Swim over 5 m front crawl, backstroke and basic breaststroke? Stage 3

10 m front crawl backstroke and breaststroke in water out of their depth? Stage 4

10 m front crawl, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly in water out of their depth? Stage 5

15 m front crawl, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly? Stage 6

25 m front crawl, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly? Stage 7

For more information email the swim team swimming@leisurefocus.org.uk

Stage 1 

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Moving forwards and backwards through the water for a distance of 5 metres.  Blowing bubbles with face in the water, regaining an upright position from the  front and the back. Moving into a stretched floating position using aids or support. 

Stage 2 

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Push and glide from the wall on both front and back breathing normally  (attempting to turn on the side) and back for 5 metres. Rotate from front to back  and back to front, regaining a standing position. 

Stage 3  - Water out of their depth 

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Push and glide on both front and back into a log roll. Travel on front and rotate on  to back. Swim 10 metres on both front and back (turning to the side to breath)  breathing normally. Demonstrate breaststroke arms and legs. Fully submerge to  pick up an object.  

Stage 4 - Water out of their depth 

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Push and glide from wall to the pool floor. 10 metres front crawl, backstroke,  breaststroke and butterfly legs, attempting arms. Head first sculling action for 5  metres in a horizontal position. Perform a sequence of floating positions. 

Stage 5 - Water out of their depth 

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Performing a sculling action for 5 metres whilst horizontal on back and a 5 metre  feet rst scull. Tread water for 30 seconds. Swim a competent front crawl,  backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly for 10 metres. Perform a somersault and  handstand. 

Stage 6 - Water out of their depth 

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Sink, push off the side from the wall, glide, kick and rotate into both front crawl and  breaststroke. Swim 10 metres with clothes on. 25 metres front crawl, backstroke,  breaststroke and butterfly, all with rhythmical breathing. Perform a surface dive. 

Stage 7 - Water out of their depth 

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Swim 25 metres for all 4 strokes. Swim 50 metres continuously using 1 stroke and  10 metres using 3 different strokes. Forward and backward somersault. Log roll,  head first and feet first sculling. Various floating and sinking skills.

Stages 8, 9 & 10 - Competitive swimming -

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Once a swimmer has completed Stage 1- 7 they have the option to move on to our  competitive swimming programme. Here they will develop the skills to go on to  competitive swimming in a club environment, without the commitment of early  mornings and more than one session a week. There will also be an introduction to  personal survival and diving. 

For more information email Swimming@leisurefocus.org.uk 

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Non-Swimmers 

To gain basic water confidence and travel through the water with aids.  To develop basic movements towards learning the strokes. 

Beginners 

To improve underwater confidence and progress towards swimming  unaided on front and back. To develop the ability to perform  breaststroke, backstroke and front crawl. 

Intermediate 

Designed for adults who can swim a reasonable distance on their front and back. To develop their technique and style in all strokes with the correct breathing, whilst gaining confidence in deep water.

Improver 

To perform the three main strokes to a good level, showing correct technique, rhythm and confidence in the water. Tuition will include diving and introduction to personal survival. 

Adult Classes 16 years+

Class Mon Tues Wed Thur Fri
Adult Beginners 20:00pm   08:30am 10:00am  
Adult Improvers

20:00pm

21:00pm

  07:30am 10:00am  
Adult Advanced 21:00pm     10:00am  
Aquafit   09:00am 10:00am    

*Classes are all 1 hour long

For information email Swimming@leisurefocus.org.uk 

*Any private swim lesson purchase, is an agreement between the customer & the private swim teacher.

Paula - 07929 766953

Kaja - 07816 188596

Julie -  07771 870223

Kira - 07365 139505

Karin - 07910 012493

Ali Reilly - calikidsswimming@gmail.com

Steph -  07557 917092

Hany - 07449055429 

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Braywick Leisure Centre runs swimming sessions to support physically disabled swimmers on Saturday afternoons using a team of volunteers to help swimmers around poolside and in the water if required. Sharon and Chris who head up the team have several years of experience working with disabled swimmers of all ages and disabilities. We welcome anyone from people who need help in the water to stay afloat up to confident swimmers who just need some help on the poolside.

The Braywick Leisure Centre swimming pool is a new (2021) 10-lane, 25-metre pool. It features gently sloping steps and supportive handrails as well as a pool lift to gently lower swimmers into the water seated in an aqua wheelchair. It has a specialised changing places changing room with hoist, shower and toilet. There is also a range of other changing rooms with extra wide benches which can accommodate wheelchairs and helpers. *Note our volunteers cannot help in the changing rooms but will assist you to and from them.

Payments for the sessions are made at the desk and are £2.60 per session (45 mins).

Braywick also has a shallow pool which is ideal for younger swimmers, the fountains are turned off to give a quiet environment for more sensitive swimmers.

 

Starfish Swimming Club is a competitive swimming club and we aim to give children and adults with learning difficulties the opportunity to improve their swimming capability and to realize their full potential as a swimmer, whilst developing a strong sense of teamwork, self-discipline, self-esteem, and sportsmanship in a safe and caring environment.

https://starfish-swimming.org.uk/

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https://www.rlss.org.uk/national-pool-lifeguard-qualification

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