Swimming Lessons

A great place to take on the water and learn to swim

Our swim stages help you to book the right lessons

Please familiarise yourself with the below stages. Where possible, we may be able to move the swimmer to a more appropriate group, but this cannot be guaranteed.

One weeks notice prior to the swim course starting must be given if the swimmer is unable to attend lessons. 

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Swim Stages

Stage 1-2 (Non-Swimmers) Learners will develop basic safety awareness, learn basic movement skills and water confidence skills. Swimmers are also introduced to aquatic breathing and taught to make safe entries into the water, including jumping.
Stage 3-4 (Beginners) Swimmers will develop safe entries into the water, including submersion, and travel up to 10 metres on their front and back. Water safety knowledge and rotation skills will also be progressed.
Stage 5-6 (Swimmers) The emphasis is on ensuring all work done in the previous stages is developed further. Within this stage, swimmers will also work on all the other strokes, including streamlining, improving their technique with both their arms and their legs
Stage 7+ (Stroke Work) Swimmers should develop a quality stroke technique for up to 100 metres, incorporating the skills they have learnt throughout the stages and combining them to develop a linked routine.

Children’s term time
swimming lessons (4+)

Our children’s swimming lessons run over a 10-week period* on either a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday afternoon. The Non-Swimmer lessons will take place in the Children’s Pool and Beginners and Swimmers lessons take place in the shallow end of the main pool. Lessons will commence the week beginning 6th May, with the last week being the w/c 15th July (Excluding May half term).

 

** Please note our refund policy is:

One weeks notice prior to the swim course starting must be given if the swimmer is unable to attend lessons. 

 

 

7th May - 15th July
  • Stage 1-2
    16:00-16:30
  • Stage 3-4
    16:30-17:00
  • Stage 5-6
    17:00-17:30

The perfect way for your child to keep up their swimming during the half-term week

These lessons are the perfect way for your child to keep up their swimming during the half-term week and the summer holidays. These intensive one-week courses will help your child to develop and improve their swimming, whatever their ability. These classes generally take place in the shallow end of the main pool, but the non-swim group may take place in the children’s pool. Please note these classes are suitable for age 4+.

 

** Please note our refund policy is:

One weeks notice prior to the swim course starting must be given if the swimmer is unable to attend lessons. 

Crash Course
  • Stage 1-2
    9am-9:30am
  • Stage 3-4
    9:30am-10am
  • Stage 5-6
    10am-10:30am
  • Stage 7
    10:30am-11am

FAQ's

  • Is there parking available on site?

    We have a large car park suitable for over 150 cars which sits directly outside of the Lido. Parking fees start at £2.10 Both coins and cards are accepted and you can also pay by phone. It’s a great location if you are using the hospital, local parks or walking into Cheltenham Town Centre.

    Where possible, we encourage that you walk or cycle to the Lido. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

     

  • Do you have a refund policy if I am unable to use the pool?

    Refunds are not permitted on swim entry tickets. You will be able to transfer your swim to an alternative day or time if  you have given 24 hours notice.

    If you need assistance please email admin@sandfordparkslido.org.uk

  • Can children be left without an adult on site?

    We are committed to working with parents to create a safe environment for children.

    All children under the age of 8 should always be accompanied by a guardian aged 16 years or over, this person may be responsible for up to two children. Guardians must maintain constant supervision particularly in the water and changing rooms. We advise that children under the age of 5 should be supervised on a one-to-one basis.

    Parents have a specific responsibility for the safety of their own children, this cannot be abdicated to lifeguards. The role of the lifeguard is to maintain a safe and healthy environment for all swimmers.

  • How are queues managed on busy hot days?

    We have four queues available;

    1. One season ticket holders, who have booked,
    2. One for paying customers who have booked,
    3. One for Season ticket holders who have not booked
    4. One for paying customers who have not booked

    We allow all those who have booked onto site first and then we will allow entry to others customers who have not booked onto site.

    If we have hit site capacity, we will move to a 1-out-1-in scenario.

    *Please note Season Ticket holders who have not booked will get priority entry*

     

  • How much does it cost to swim?

    Adult:£7.50
    Concession:£5.10
    Family of 2: £8.20
    Family of 3: £14.30
    Family of 4: £16.30

    *Concessions include; Over 65s, registered disabled, unemployed/low income, children and students

  • How much are season Tickets?

    Single Adult -£190

    Joint ST – £330

    Concession* – £120

    Family of 3 – £340

    Family of 4 – £351

    *Concessions include; over 65s, registered disabled, unemployed/low income, children aged 5-17 in full time education and students.

  • How big is the pool?

    The main pool is 50m x 27.35m and has a depth of 1m in the shallow end and 1.75-2.75 in the deep end

    The children’s pool is 15.9m x 7.51m and has a depth of 0.5m in the shallow end and 0.8m in the deep end.

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