Teaching Programme

Chirk Dragons Swimming Club is one of the only competitive swimming clubs in the area that runs a very successful Learn To Swim scheme where we continue to develop swimmers once they have completed the NPTS Stages 1 – 7 by taking swimmers through stages 8 – 10.

Our Learn to Swim programme follows the National Plan for Teaching Swimming (NTPS) and incorporates the ASA Award Scheme. This is a structured scheme aimed at developing all of the four main swimming strokes as well as key skills and improving water confidence. We aim to offer all children the opportunity to learn to swim at their own pace in a happy, friendly environment and to provide a relaxed introduction to competitive swimming for those children who are interested.

Our teaching programme offers three 1.5 hour sessions a week where swimmers will not only develop all swimming strokes they will also develop fitness and stamina to ensure the transition from the teaching to the coaching programme is a smooth one.