Learn to Dive

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Diving Levels at Corby

Children’s lessons (6 – 11 years)  Monday, Tuesdays, Saturday & Sundays

Divers follow a scheduled programme of training over a 6 week period with an assessment on the final week of the course. If a diver achieves the minimum scores required on all skills in the assessment, they will be allocated a place in a new lesson.

There are 5 booking levels which cover recreational diving with progressions through to elite squads for talented divers.

Children must be confident in very deep water (4m) or have passed stage 4 on the new national plan for teaching swimming.

Teen lessons (12 – 15 years) Thursdays

There are 3 levels (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced) which covers recreational diving with progressions through to competitive squads for talented divers.

Divers work towards the ASA diving award scheme. Divers will be continuously assessed and moved to the next level as soon as they can complete all skills to the appropriate standard.

Children must be confident in very deep water (4m) or have passed stage 4 on the new national plan for teaching swimming.

Adult lessons (16 years +)  Thursdays

There are 2 levels (Beginner and Advanced)
Divers must demonstrate they can complete certain skills to a competent level before moving to the advanced lesson.

Divers must be confident in very deep water (4m) and be able to swim at least 25m.

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Certificates & Badges (additional cost)

Your child will be able to gain certificates throughout their diving lessons.
Instructors will issue certificate request slips on the final week of the course for any awards your child may have passed.
Certificates will be issued by reception at the time of payment.
All certificates are signed by the head coach of the diving programme.
All certificates will be issued without the child’s name or date printed.  These details can be either added to the certificate yourself or if you would like your coach to complete it please bring them to your next diving lesson.
 

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Child Protection Policy

Use of Photographic and Filming Equipment

Any persons wishing to engage in any video, zoom or close range photography must register their details with staff at the reception desk before carrying out such photography.  Authorisation stickers must be clearly displayed.
The use of mobile phones for taking photographic images is not permitted.
The Council reserves the right to decline such authorisation.
Photos may be taken during lessons to use as promotional material within the facility.  If you have any objections to this please inform Reception.

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Re-Booking and Moving Classes

Children’s lessons (6 – 11 years)

Assessments will take place on week 5 of the course.  After the assessment children will be issued with a re-booking card that will inform them of what level class and day they need to book into for the new course.
If you wish to change the day of your lesson you can do so after the final lesson of the course.  This is to give the divers already attending that day the opportunity to re-book first.
If a customer wishes to change lessons for any reason they can do so at any point during the course provided there is space available.  If you wish to move class you must contact the Diving Development Coach to discuss available spaces.

 

How to book

Adult and Teen lessons (12 – 15 years)

As there is no formal assessment day movement up to the next level can take place at any point during the course.  In order to do so the coach of the class will complete a pass sheet and you will be contacted with details of your new class and a start date.
On week 5 of the course divers will be issued with a re-booking card informing them of what level and day they should book into for the next course.
If a customer wishes to change lessons for any reason they can do so at any point during the course provided there is space available.  If you wish to move class you must contact the Diving Development Coach to discuss available spaces.

In order to guarantee your place on the next course of diving lessons you must re-book before the final lesson of the current course.

 

How to book

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Assessments

  • Assessment days are only applicable to Children’s lessons.  Adult and Teen lessons will be assessed on a continual basis throughout the course.
  • Assessments are completed on week 5 of the course.
  • During the assessment divers will complete each skill on the assessment criteria once.
  • Each skill will be given a score out of 10.
  • In order to pass the assessment a minimum total score for all the skills must be achieved and certain key skills must achieve a minimum score of 4 for the individual dive.
  • Notices will be issued at the end of the assessment informing divers if they have successfully passed their assessment or not.

Please be aware that we do not expect divers to pass their assessment every time.  It may take a few attempts before achieving the pass level.

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General Information

  • Toilets are located in the changing area and at reception.  We advise children to use the toilet prior to their lesson as instructors cannot accompany them.
  • Pre-swim showers are located as you walk onto poolside, all attendees must shower prior to their lesson.
  • Children should try to arrive 10 minutes prior to their lesson.
  • Lockers are available in the pool changing area, clothes should not be left in the changing cubicles.
  • If parents require information about their child’s progress, please ask at reception.
  • Parents must stay within the building if their child is under 8 years old.
  • Parents are not permitted onto the poolside and are asked to keep the shower area free to allow children easy access to and from their lesson.
  • Each child will receive 25 minutes instruction.
  • Swimming trunks/shorts above the knee or one piece swimsuit preferred.
  • Children with long hair should tie it back.
  • Goggles are not to be worn.
  • Every effort is made to offer continuity of instructor throughout the course; however this is not guaranteed.
  • Each child is issued a loyalty card. Please keep this safe as it will be required when re-booking.
  • Children must be able to swim at least 25m and be confident in very deep water (4m) or have passed stage 4 on the new national plan for teaching swimming.

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Booking/Payments

  • To book your place please download and complete this application form, or this can be obtained from Corby East Midlands International Pool reception. Upon completion, please hand in to pool reception.
  • Payment for a course of lessons must be made in full prior to the start of the first lesson.
  • If payment is not made before the start of the first lesson the divers will be unable to take part and their details will be added back onto the waiting list.
  • Once enrolled onto the lessons programme customers will be given priority when re-booking onto the next course of lessons.  In order to guarantee your place customers must re-book for the new course before the date of their final lesson of the current course.
  • Payments can be made by direct debit.
  • Refunds will not be issued for missed lessons.
  • If a lesson is cancelled prior to the start of the course payments will be adjusted accordingly.
  • If a lesson is cancelled at short notice your payments for the following course of lessons will be reduced to take into account the cancelled lesson.

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Contact Information

If you require any further information about diving lessons please contact:

Ricardo Gutierrez – Diving Development Coach
Tel: 01536 464643
Email: ricardo.gutierrez@corby.gov.uk 

 

Last updated: Tuesday 13th March 2018 03:13:48 PM
Review date: Monday 8th March 2021 03:13:13 PM