Mumbler Reviews Swimming Lessons at East Riding Leisure Haltemprice
I’ve taken my children swimming since they were babies and think it’s really important to get them used to the water from a young age and able to swim.
My daughter did the pre-school swimming lessons at Haltemprice from being aged 3 until going to school. Her water confidence improved dramatically; from not wanting to get her face wet at all to happily splashing around, ducking underwater and swimming a width with a woggle or float. The pre-school sessions were mid-week afternoons when it was nice and quiet and I really enjoyed the 30 minutes of sitting down (with a hot coffee from the café) and watching her! For both the pre-school and after school classes in the small pool the teacher is in the water with the children, so parents/grandparents can sit and watch through the glass in the viewing area of the café.
My daughter started school last September and we moved her into the after school swimming lessons for school age children. The teacher she had for pre-school classes, Nicky, also teaches the after school class so we kept the same teacher and having a familiar face really helped her settle in and she transitioned into the new classes really well. Nicky was fantastic with the children and my daughter absolutely loved her. She made great progress in the lessons and got her 5 metre badge and passed her first grade within 6 months.
Fast forward a year and we are still swimming at Haltemprice! My daughter has now progressed to another grade and recently got her 25 metre badge with her teacher Steve. To see her go from not swimming at all to getting her 25 metres in just over a year has really impressed me. All of the teachers she has had have been excellent, they have really helped her progress into a very confident little swimmer.
There are a lot of lessons going on at the same time but the 30 minute lessons start every 15 minutes so there is not a rush on the showers and changing rooms as everyone changes over. There is also plenty of seating to watch the lessons through the glass from the café. The changing rooms are communal which is really useful for both me and my husband taking our daughter, we can always both be with the children in the same changing room.
The other benefit to swimming at Haltemprice is the rest of the facilities. The café does good food at very reasonable prices so we often tag on an after school tea with swimming lessons. There is the library too so we can choose and swap books and the park outside is great when the weather is nice. I drink a lot of coffee and I’m quite particular about good coffee; luckily the Haltemprice café is one of the best cups of coffee I have found, which is a good job as I get one for each lesson and quickly fill up my loyalty card for a free one!
The lessons overall are very good value for money at £48 for a block of 10 weeks. There is a maximum of 8 children per class.
To find out more about swimming lessons at Haltemprice call them on 01482 393980 or visit their website here.
SPECIAL OFFER – until 20th November 2019, they have a 20% discount for Baby & Pre-school lessons!! (NB – new enrolments only). Find out all details about that on the Mumbler Offers page here.
NB This is an Advertorial Blog for East Riding Leisure, East Riding of Yorkshire Council