Pre-Competitive Lessons

This section is dedicated to our pre-competitive lessons. Swimmers range from 6 to 12 years old. There are 10 x 60-minute lessons per term which provide progressive teaching leading to squad training and competitive swimming.    

Aims and objectives 

The emphasis of the lessons are the development and acquisition of skills to enhance the strokes already learnt in our programme; learning fundamental movement literacy. Instructors will teach “perfect practice” and stroke efficiency over a ten-week varied program. 

  • Swimmers will develop; agility, balance, co-ordination. 
  • Swimmers will enhance their streamlining and gliding whilst refining tumble and touch turns. Swimmers will also become proficient in poolside diving and jumps. 
  • Swimmers will have the required ability and skill to progress along any of the club’s pathways; Academy, Competitive or Waterpolo. 
  • There will be an emphasis on fun learning and a gentle introduction to competition through club gala’s.    

Age range    

Boys 7 – 12 years

Girls 6 – 12 years    


The main emphasis will be on skill development and acquisition of skill so stroke technique will progress to advanced standards. Proficient tumble and touch turns will develop with good poolside dives and streamlining. The progressive aim is for these skills to become automatic, i.e. the swimmer doesn’t have to think or be told to perform correctly. 

Swim Specific: Swim England legal technique over 25m Butterfly, 50m on Frontcrawl, Backstroke and Breaststroke, basic tumble and touch turns and poolside dives are required to progress into the squads. 

Lesson duration    

10 x 60-minute lessons per term.    

Sessions are on Sunday’s from 1800 – 1900.    

Swimmers will be invited to join our Academy, Competitive and/or our Waterpolo Squads dependent on age, ability, potential and desire.

Stingrays Swim School is part of Salisbury Stingrays Swimming Club a charitable organisation aimed at promoting and developing aquatic disciplines. We are a non-profit making organisation and all income received from lesson fees goes towards pool hire, staff, equipment and reinvested in the development of the Swim School for our members.      

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