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Swim school

Wiltshire Council operate eight swimming pools in Wiltshire and there are a further eight that are run by Places for People Leisure

Swimming is a great form of all-round exercise. Regular swimming can reduce the risk of chronic illnesses, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke. It can also boost your mood and keep your weight under control.

Aqualetes swim school

Aqualetes is available at swimming pools run by Wiltshire Council and follows Swim England's Learn to Swim pathway helping to create happy, healthy and safe swimmers.

  • Swimming lessons for all ages.
  • Swim school runs for 50 weeks with a break over Christmas.
  • We don't have set lesson terms or a re-enrolment process.
  • Please refer to Swim school stages or contact reception for further information.

Swim School is available at:

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  • £22.20 per month for 30 minute lesson (£16.80 per month for concessions)
  • £36.60 per month for 60 minute lesson (£27.40 per month for concessions) 
  • Please note that there will be no charge for your child’s new or renewal leisure card whilst on the direct debit scheme
  • To ensure that the direct debit payment is correct, you must ensure that your child’s Leisurecard is renewed annually for full members, or every six months for concessions
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  • Take advantage of the simple direct debit scheme, and receive two weeks free per year!
  • In addition to that, while your child maintains their place on the swim school they will receive free public swimming at all Wiltshire Council leisure centres
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  • Once your child’s instructor confirms that your child has completed all aspects of their current stage, the swim lesson co-ordinator will contact you to arrange a move to the next stage
  • If there are no spaces on the next stage, your child will keep their place on their existing class and the instructor will adapt the lesson to accommodate them
  • Your child will be put on the waiting list for that stage and will receive priority over new customers
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  • You may request a written progress report directly from your child’s instructor at any point throughout the year and as often as you like
  • Your instructor will then have the report ready for you the following week
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  • Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income support
  • Working tax credit
  • Incapacity benefit or disability allowance 
  • Housing or council tax benefit

Or you are:

  • A full time student over the age of 18
  • A dependent under 16 years old of someone in receipt of:
  • Income support
  • Working tax credit
  • Housing benefit
  • Council tax benefit
  • Registered as disabled

Please note:

  • You will be required to apply for a leisurecard membership card in order to claim your discounts
  • Please contact reception for more details
  • You will be required to show evidence supporting your application
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  • Refunds aren't usually given.
  • For extreme circumstances see the refund policy at reception.
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  • We offer a range of relaxed classes for the complete beginner to those wanting to improve their strokes
  • Contact reception to find out more information
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  • Contact us by email on swimming@wiltshire.gov.uk
  • Speak to reception staff in your local centre who will do their best to answer any queries
  • Reception will pass on your detail to the swim school co-ordinator who will contact you as soon as they can
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Home portal allows parents to manage their lessons online and be kept informed of their progress. With home portal, you can view assessments, achievements and a detailed analysis of progress. 

All children are assessed on a continuous basis and once the appropriate criteria has been passed, teachers will request for your child to be moved up. Parents will receive notification via email when their child has passed a stage and is ready to progress to the next stage. At this point, parents can view all available spaces and pick the most convenient via home portal.

Home portal is currently only available for users of Calne Leisure Centre. Go to home portal to register and get started.

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Home portal is currently only available to users of Calne Leisure Centre.

Register

  • Click on register now
  • Answer security questions
  • Set up password and read the terms and conditions
  • Enter your child's card number. You can register more than one child on the same account.
  • Add additional children if required
  • You'll be sent an email to complete the registration.

Once you've activated the account and logged on you'll be able to:

  • View an overview of your children
  • View any badges awarded and history of achievements
  • View assessments and detailed analysis of progress
  • Add more children to the account

A downloadable version of this guide, with screenshots, is available in the downloads area of this page. 

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What's new


We will be putting on new Discovery Duckling classes from September 18. These are adult / child classes and are being provided on the following times each week: 

Tuesdays, 12.45pm - 1.15pm and 1.15pm - 1.45pm. 

To reserve a space on either of these classes please contact reception on 01722 434760 or email swimming@wiltshire.gov.uk

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Intensive swimming lessons are designed to help children make faster progress through a stage with one lesson a day for a week, or a way of helping to introduce children to new lessons. The full list of swimming lessons for this half term holiday are available below. 

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Testimonials

Aqualetes has been excellent. Liam really enjoys it, he loves swimming and Aqualetes has been his favourite club. He really liked Jan, his first tutor and Janice his current one.  Liam is quite shy but the tutors have all been kind and supportive. The children all seem attentive and well behaved, which shows they must find the lessons engaging and interesting. He did an intensive breaststroke course during the holidays when he was 7 and it helped his technique immensely. As a parent it is good knowing your child is a strong swimmer. 

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Thanks to all the team - the children have loved their lessons over the years and have progressed amazingly well! 

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'I would recommend to any parent the Aqualetes programme, it has been worth every penny.'

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Intensive swimming lessons - October Half Term

Intensive swimming lessons are a great way to introduce your child to swimming lessons, allowing them to gain water confidence and develop new skills.

Intensives are also a great addition to weekly swimming lessons, facilitating your child’s progression, enabling them to practise the required skills and swimming techniques necessary to complete their current stage.

Details of our summer holiday intensives programme will be released below as soon as they are available. 


Monday 29 October - Friday 2 November 

Time Stage Member cost Concession cost
9am - 9.30am  Stage 1 £27.75 £21
9am - 9.30am Stage 3
9.30am - 10am Stage 2
9.30am - 10am Stage 4/5

Please book at reception by contacting us on 01249 706110. 

 

 

 

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Monday 29 October - Friday 2 November 

Time Stage Member cost Concession cost
9am - 9.30am  Stage 1 £5.55 per lesson £4.20 per lesson
9am - 9.30am Stage 3
9.30am - 10am Stage 2
9.30am - 10am Stage 4/5

Please book at reception by contacting us on 01672 513161

 

 

 

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Thanks to all the team at Five Rivers - the children have loved their lessons over the years and have progressed amazingly well

Aqualetes parent - July 2018

I would recommend to any parent the Aqualetes programme, it has been worth every penny.

Aqualetes parent Calne Leisure Centre - Feb 2018

It has been excellent. Liam really enjoys it, he loves swimming and Aqualetes has been his favourite club. Liam is quite shy but the tutors have all been kind and supportive. As a parent it is good to know that your child is a strong swimmer.

Aqualetes parent Calne Leisure Centre - Dec 2016

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Last updated: 18 September 2018 | Last reviewed: 18 September 2018