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mrspiggy22 Sun 03-Dec-17 07:43:17

DD7 has had swimming lesson for about 18 months now. Has massively improved her water confidence (wouldn’t even jump in for the first 6 months) she is now completing stage 4 ASA. However I can’t see much progress at them moment. I’m wondering whether 1:2:1 lessons might be better just to get her up to stage 5 - my feeling is lessons to stop at stage 5.
Anybody with experience/advice?

wendz86 Sun 03-Dec-17 08:21:20

Stage 4 is a lot about technique I think so might take longer to pass ? My daughter started it a few weeks ago and seems to be some kids who have been doing it for a while . How long has she been on that stage ?

mrspiggy22 Sun 03-Dec-17 11:54:16

She hasn’t been on it very long. She is good on the water but her technique needs work. I suppose I wondered if one on one might be better than a class

Mumtofourandnomore Sun 03-Dec-17 21:57:06

Hi, 1:2:1 lessons will definitely bring your daughter on more quickly because the teacher will really focus on the specific things your daughter needs to work on rather than delivering a more generic class to a wider group (the teacher should still be able to tailor their advice obviously, but much harder with a larger group). At our pool, one to one lessons are about three times as expensive, but they do far more actual swimming (rather than watching everybody else) and it's much more targeted so actually better value. The waiting list is long though - we actually went to a competitive squad instead when my daughter was six (now nine) to get better coaching on technique.

mrspiggy22 Sun 03-Dec-17 22:02:04

Yeah that what I’m thinking mumoffour. I just think maybe it would sort her technique out about and be better value long term. She likes swimming but is never going to be competitive or anything. I just want her doing crawl etc with a good technique. There are quite a few swim schools locally so will have a look and see if it will work for us.

CappuccinoCake Sun 03-Dec-17 22:06:44

If it's only been a year since she would jump in then she's done really well. Many at 7 will have had had lessons for several years. If she's only just started stage 4 and is progressing then I'd be tempted to leave it a bit rather than try to rush her. I read somewhere 9 months a level was average but some harder than others.

My advice is different for the first few stages as I think 1-1 gets them up and running but by the stage they can competently swim widths then havi ng 3 go at the same time etc is fine as there isn't all the wasted time while you wait for someone else to "have a go " there can be at lower levels.

I'd give it a few months in her stage and if then it looks like she ain't progressing think about 1-1 but it sounds she's done fairly well to do 1-4 in effect in a year.

Faz2015 Mon 11-Dec-17 11:36:56

My daughter is 7 and she was stuck on stage 4 for two years.. have her one 1:2:1 lesson and she never looked back... just got accepted to a our Swimming club!

Faz2015 Mon 11-Dec-17 12:44:11

Sorry that was gave her 1:2:1 lesson *

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