Penguins is delighted to announce that from January 21, we shall be running Little Penguin classes on Thursday mornings at 9.45am, 10.15am, 10.45am and 11.15am at Bishop`s Waltham Junior School Pool (20mins drive from central Winchester). These lessons are Adult and Child led and are for swimmers aged 1.5yrs – 4yrs.
Little Penguins Program – Our Little Penguins classes are Adult and Child lessons for swimmers aged 1.5yrs-4.5yrs old. With our small class sizes of only 5 swimmers, we aim to offer a friendly and personal service where teachers are able to easily tailor the lesson around the individual needs of each swimmer. Our lessons are fun and engaging, involving plenty of songs and games, where swimmers can progress at their own pace. We welcome siblings attending at the same time however each swimmer will need to be accompanied by an adult.
What to expect at your first lesson – Because Bishops Waltham Pool is part of a school there is no onsite parking; however there is plenty of on-street parking around the school. The pool is clearly sign posted and your teacher will meet you on poolside. You are welcome to take a seat on poolside until your lesson starts. Due to Covid, we are asking that swimmers arrive “beach ready” with their costumes on under their clothes. Participants are then able to take off their outer layers on poolside before entering the pool. Changing rooms are available after the lesson. You will be greeted by your swim teacher on poolside, and they will show you where you will be swimming.
What to wear – We insist that swimmers who are still using nappies wear a swim nappy. If you aren’t sure on a brand we recommend reusable Bambino Mio Swim Nappies, or single use Huggies Little Swimmers nappies. It is also important that swimmers wear a snug fitting costume over the top to ensure that nothing leaks out.
When and what to feed swimmers – We would recommend that swimmers do not eat in the hour before they swim, however we do suggest making sure you have a snack and drink for them to have soon after the lesson finishes.
Spring Term Dates – Our first lesson of the term is Thursday 4th January and the last lesson is Thursday 1st April 2021. The term is 12 weeks long and we do not run through half term.
Term Price – The 12 week course of lessons costs £136.80 and is due in advance of the term starting. There is an annual membership fee of £19.70 per swimmer. The membership fee is payable on joining and renewable in January of each year.
Our full booking terms and conditions can be found on our website HERE
Spaces are expected to fill quickly and we are unable to reserve spaces so if you are interested in booking on please do let us know ASAP!