Learn to Swim

Swimming is a fun activity, a healthy activity and a valuable life skill.

All SASP swimming lessons are 1/2 hour long and children swim in small groups, with the teacher in the water for the beginner stages.

Our venues are in Quantock and Minehead.


How will we keep your children and you safe?

We are following Government and Swim England guidance and have made some temporary changes to the way we deliver swimming lessons due to the current circumstances and to protect the safety of your children, our customers and staff. These include:

  • All children must arrive 'Beach Ready', which means they will have their costumes under their clothes. This will avoid the need to use changing rooms prior to the lesson starting
  • Parents and swimmers will be allowed to enter poolside no more than 5 minutes prior to the lesson
  • Only one parent should attend with a child, to reduce the number of people in the building
  • On arriving, there will be a one-way system in place, directing you and your child to the lesson
  • Parents will be required to wear a face mask once inside the building, unless you are exempt
  • Swim Teachers will be required to teach from the poolside and maintain social distancing from children at all times
  • The changing time will be for 10 minutes
  • After each session, all equipment and changing areas used will be cleaned

Cleanliness & Hygiene

To keep your children, our customers and staff safe and healthy, Quantock Lodge has been deep cleaned using the recommended chemical cleaners for non-medical settings. We will continue to maintain this standard after we open with regular cleaning between sessions.

Working with Quantock Leisure who operate the facility and swimming pool we have also introduced several hygiene stations throughout the facility, with hand sanitiser readily available. Our staff will also be cleaning changing rooms between sessions and sanitising high touch areas to ensure an excellent level of cleanliness.

Capacity Management

Our swimming lessons were already limited to six people per lesson to ensure a high-quality teaching environment. Therefore where possible, we will keep to these ratio's for our groups, however we may have to merge some lessons where ability allows or discuss with you about moving the time of your session, if that suits you. As before, all swimming lessons will need to booked beforehand using the link above, and it is essential that you do this, anyone who has not pre-register will not be allowed to swim.

Social Distancing

In partnership with Quantock Leisure we have introduced a one-way system around the facility to make social distancing simple and easy for you and your children. We ask that you maintain a 2m distance between each you and other parents and children during your time within the facility

You will see markings on within the facility and swimming pool area to remind you to keep your distance and how to exit the facility via the changing rooms (should you need to use them) after your lesson.

Throughout the facility there will be signs and posters to assist you with social distancing and swim school staff will be around to help everyone keep to these guidelines, and as always answer any questions.

SASP Swimming Groups

SASP Group Names

Ability Description

Working towards Swim England (ASA)Learn to Swim award

Bubbles 1

Beginner, non-swimmer, building water confidence

Ducklings 1,2 & 3 and Stage 1

Bubbles 2

Travelling without floatation aids on front and back up to 5 metres

Stage 2

Splashes 1

Intermediate 5-10 metres, swimming without floatation aids and improving stroke technique

Stage 3

Splashes 2

Intermediate 10 metres, developing stroke technique in all four strokes in deep water

Stage 4

Minnows

Intermediate 10-25 metres, developing stroke technique in all four strokes in deep water

Stage 5

Swordfish

Competent 25 metres swimming in deep water, swimming all four strokes developing good effective technique

Stages 6 & 7

Academy

Pre-club development group working on stroke technique and stamina in preparation for club level swimming

Stage 8 and Beyond

Partners and Sponsors

Partners and Sponsors

  • Sport England
    Active Partnerships
    Somerset Business Award Winner
    Somerset Chamber of Commerce
    CPSU
    Disability Confident
  • Somerset Skills & Learning
    Youth Sport Trust
    activity alliance
    pluss
    Sedgemoor District Council
    Avon & Somerset Police
  • South Somerset District Council
    Somerset Partnership
    Yeovil Hospital Healthcare
    Taunton & West Somerset Council
    Mendip District Council
    Homes in Sedgemoor
  • Macmillan Cancer Support
    Spark Somerset
    YMCA Dulverton Group
    Department for Work & Pensions
    EDF
    Somerset CCG
  • SAPHTO
    together team
    Somerset Cricket Board
    British American Football Association
    Badminton England
    Somerset FA
  • British Cycling
    Create Development
    Children in Need
    The Salvation Army
    Somerset County Council
    Lifeline
  • Channel Adventure
    Nova Sports & Coaching
    Zing Somerset
    Sports Coach UK