Lessons and Sports Development Aquatics Aberdeen Swimming Lessons Aquatics Aberdeen provide swimming lessons through the Learn to Swim programme, providing swimming tuition citywide for all ages. The Aquatics Aberdeen programme has been awarded SwiMark Plus and follows the new Scottish Swimming Framework to teach children and adults to swim safely. Contact Details Contact Administration Team [email protected] 01224 047934, if engaged listen to recorded message Current Lesson Timetables Level Descriptions Swimming lessons are provided from birth to adults, through a structured progression that leads every swimmer from the basic skills through to water competence and technical efficiency. Click the links below to find full details on each swimming lesson level. Preschool Programme Adult & Baby (0 - 12 Months) - For these classes an adult must attend with the child Adult & Toddler (1 - 2 Years) - For these classes an adult must attend with the child Adult & Child (2 - 3 1/2 Years) - For these classes an adult must attend with the child **Pre School A and B (3 - 4 1/2 Years) - For Pre School A an adult must attend with the child. For Pre School B, the child will attend without an adult in the water. Entry into a Pre School B class is by invite only and will generally follow successful completion of the Pre School A stage. School Age Programme (from 4 1/2 years upwards) Swim Skills 1 - 4 Club Ready Learn to Swim Membership A Learn to Swim Membership is available for school aged children and Rookie Lifesaving Classes; members benefit from: A minimum of 46 lessons per year Free swimming during public sessions at any Sport Aberdeen pool Easy direct debit payment method with the cost of lessons spread throughout the year Seamless pathway through class levels with no additional cost for longer lessons at Club Ready No need to queue to re-book Ongoing progress information through our Aquatics Portal Cost: from £18.95 per month via direct debit Apply for our Learn to Swim programme here Aquatics Aberdeen currently runs lessons at the following pools: Aberdeen Grammar Pool Beach Leisure Centre Bridge of Don Swimming Pool Bucksburn Swimming Pool Cults Sports Complex Dyce Primary Swimming Pool Dyce Academy Swimming Pool Orchard Brae Tullos Swimming Pool Whatever your age, learning to swim should be fun! For some fun games you can do with your child in the pool, some essential water safety tips and a ‘meet the athletes’ section - click here Aquatics Aberdeen Important Dates: Details on our 50 week, term time and special needs lessons. Read more 50-Week Programme - August 2018 to July 2019 The following levels apply to the 50-week Programme: Swim Skills 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3, 4, Club Ready, Lifesaving Classes, Adults (evening and weekend classes only). ASN Classes at Beach Leisure and Dyce Primary Scheduled Holiday Dates at ALL Pools: Monday 24th December 2018 - Sunday 6th January 2019 (Christmas Holidays) Friday 19th April 2019 (Good Friday) Sunday 21st April 2019 (Easter Sunday) Monday 6th May 2019 (May Day) In Addition: Bucksburn Pool lessons cancelled: Sunday 2nd December 2018 closed for Swimming Gala Bridge of Don Pool lessons cancelled: Sunday 18th November 2018 closed for Swimming Gala Saturday 15th December 2018 closed for Swimming Gala Saturday 20th April 2019 closed for Swimming Gala Cults Pool lessons cancelled: Saturday 17th November 2018 closed for Swimming Gala Sunday 16th December 2018 closed for Swimming Gala Sunday 24th February 2019 closed for Swimming Gala Year-Round classes run on all dates not mentioned above Please check cancellation dates on a frequent basis as closure dates may be amended Term Time Programme Swimming Lesson Scheduled Cancellations August 2018 - July 2019 for the Early Years (Term time) Programme. The following levels apply to the Term Time Programme: Adult and Baby, Adult and Toddler, Adult and Child, Pre School A, Pre School B, Adults (day-time only). ASN Classes at Orchard Brae and Tullos. Transition Squad. Scheduled Holiday Dates for ALL Pools August to December 2018 Monday 15th October 2018 - Sunday 28th October 2018 (October Holidays) Monday 24th December 2018 - Sunday 6th January 2019 (Christmas Holidays) January to July 2019 Monday 11th February 2019 (Mid Term) Monday 1st April 2019 - Sunday 14th April 2019 (Easter Holidays) Friday 19th April 2019 - Sunday 21st April 2019 (Easter Weekend) Monday 6th May 2019 (May Day) Monday 8h July 2019 - Sunday 18th August 2019 (Summer Holidays) In Addition: Orchard Brae Pool Lessons cancelled: Saturday 1st December 2018 closed for Christmas Fair Term Time classes run on all dates not mentioned above Please check cancellation dates on a frequent basis as closure dates may be amended If your child attends one of our Special Needs classes please contact us to check which timetable their class falls under. Contact Administration Team 01224 047934, if engaged listen to recorded message Cancellations & Refunds Information on our cancellation and refunds policies. Read more Once payment has been made for swimming lessons, refunds or credits will only be considered under exceptional circumstances: for example, where a pupil suffers a substantial period of illness or hospitalisation that can be supported by medical evidence. In such cases, all credits due will be offered as a discount on the next set of course fees. Requests must be made in writing to the Swimming Lesson Coordinator who will consider each case based upon its individual merits. Letters should provide a detailed explanation of the circumstances surrounding the pupil's inability to attend lessons and must be accompanied by medical evidence wherever possible. Cancellation of classes In the unfortunate event of classes being cancelled, the lesson block will be extended by an additional week for those on top ups. For those with a Learn to Swim Membership, quarterly check on closures will be done and any with more than one cancellation per quarter will be refunded accordingly from their next Direct Debit payment. Classes may be cancelled at short notice for a number of reasons; Maintenance problem at pool Child being sick in pool Teacher off ill at short notice Severe weather In the event of the above it is essential that we have a contact telephone number and email address in order to advise you of the closure. As soon as we have been notified that a class or classes require to be cancelled, our Administration Team will attempt to contact everyone by text messaging service or telephone. If the closure has resulted in the cancellation of classes where we have not had time to alert people, prior to travelling, we can only apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Staff at the venue will make every effort to telephone you as soon as possible, however, this may be too late. Staff will remain at the venue in order to telephone all classes and posters will be placed on any outside doors informing you of the closure. It is very important that you take your child/ren to the pool itself and not drop them off as this may lead to children being left outside the building unaccompanied. If a class has been cancelled in advance, notice will be given via email. In the event of the classes being cancelled due to severe snow storms please check the following; Contact the Administration Team 01224 047934, if engaged listen to recorded message Contact the Aquatics Coordinator Contact the pool (if appropriate), some school pools do not have public telephones Notice on the swimming pool door Check our Facebook page Swimming Pools are venues where unexpected closures can happen and your co-operation in the event of a cancellation is very much appreciated.