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So you're interested in joining us at Strokes.....

We have classes that run on Tuesday evenings and Saturday afternoons at Norwich High School for Girls. All our lessons are 30 minutes long - we have found that having a longer lesson is not alway the best practice when learning to swim as the swimmers can lose concentration over the longer period when they get tired. Our beginner classes always have a teacher in the water, so parents don't need to go in the water themselves.

Once the swimmers are in the water, parents are free to sit on poolside and watch their children learn to swim in the hands of our fabulous swimming teachers. The only things you'll need to bring is the swimmers swimwear, a hat, a pair of goggles and a towel. We provide everything else such as floats, woggles, sinkers etc.

What spaces do you have available.....

Simply use the below button! All the classes you can see have at least one vacancy available to be booked. Click on the class you like to see more detail and reserve a place. This is a live page so it will update automatically when spaces become available so if you are on the waiting list - keep coming back here frequently as spaces may appear!

What's the charge for the lessons.....

All our children's lessons with the exception of our Pre-Comp lessons are charged at a competitive rate of £6.50 per 30 minute lesson paid in advance per term. We also charge a £3 booking fee per swimmer per term to cover admin costs.

So, the total cost for a standard 10 week term, with one 30 minute lesson per week would cost just £68.00 (£65 +£3 booking fee)

Each term may have a different number of weeks so please do not expect the bill to be the same each term - it depends how many lessons we can fit into the term.

We do not currently run lessons during the school holidays, so you only pay for lessons during term time only.

How do teachers assess the swimmers.....

Each term we aim to conduct 2 weeks of assessments towards the end of each term of swimming, just before the school holidays. The criteria included within the assessments is a national framework set by the National Governing Body for Swimming in England - Swim England. You can read more about the NPTS and what’s included from here.

If a swimmer has passed a stage, certificates and badges can be purchased on the last day of term via your teacher.

What ability level do I fit into.....

Our classes range from complete beginners all the way through to pre-competitive swimmers. A list of times that each of our lessons take place is below: -


Aimed at swimmers working towards Stage 1 and 2.
For children 4 years and over, Complete new starters and those not confident moving around in the water.

Beginners +

For children who have achieved Stage 2 Or Able to travel 5M on both front and back with the use of aids, push and glide prone/supine able to regain standing from prone/supine and blow bubbles into the water.


For children who have achieved Stage 3 Or Able to travel 10M on front and back unaided with a basic technique. Confident to jump in and happy to submerge.


For children who have achieved Stage 5 Or Able to swim 25M correct technique of at least 2 strokes and 10M correct technique of other 2 strokes. Able to surface dive to the bottom of the pool, fully deep water confident and able to swim with clothes on.

Advanced +

For children who have achieved Stage 7 Or able to swim 50M without stopping of at least 2 strokes. This stage is aimed at more advanced swimming techniques working towards ASA Expected Standard turns in Backstroke,
Breaststroke, Butterfly, and Freestyle and completing a 400 metre set on a specified turn around time.


Stages 9 and 10 of the British Gas ASA Learn to Swim Programme are discipline specific and have synergy with the grass roots programmes developed by the disciplines to support the individual sports.
For the competitive swimming discipline in Stages 9 and 10 the ASA has developed awards specifically to support the British Gas ASA Learn to Swim Programme.
The ASA and the Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS) have worked closely to develop Stages 9 and 10 and to produce awards that link into the ASA Learn to Swim Programme.

We also run Adult sessions.....

Adult Improvers

For adult swimmers who can swim but need a fair amount of work on their strokes

Adult Fitness(60 mins)

For adult swimmers who can swim, and would just like to work on their fitness with some additional stroke technique work.

Adult Fitness +(60 mins)

For adult swimmers who are swimming for fitness. Aimed at stronger swimmers and some who are working to train for triathlons.