Lessons are £7.50 per 30 min session and come in blocks of 4/6/8/10/12/24 weeks. There is also an option to book 1 session in case you wish to have a trial before you enrol. Swimmer’s minimum age is 5 years old.

Go to BOOK CLASSES and choose the appropriate Stage, then it will ask you to Register (as you don’t have an account yet) and input all the swimmer’s details. Please book the swimmers only into classes appropriate for their level.

We are located at the Sandbach Boys School.

Please come in through the back parking entrance 5 minutes before your lesson and put on overshoes (provided) before going to poolside with the swimmers and sit on the benches or chairs while they swim.

The pool entrance is located behind the school, follow the signs to the parking behind (from main parking go straight through the side gate and around the school) and you should see it.

Swimmers should come in beach-ready and change by the pool. Please bring swimming goggles and swim caps if possible for ladies with long hair.

The use of changing rooms and showers is now allowed and you will exit through the FIRE EXIT at the back of them.

For more information please contact us;


PHONE – 07792706786

S A N D B A C H  S H A R K I E S

Sharkies at Sandbach School teach school children age 5 and above, based on The Swim England Learn to Swim Programme.

This national syllabus is used to help teachers deliver swimming lessons at a high and consistent standard by developing confident and competent swimmers through fun and enjoyment.

By completing  Learn to Swim Stages 1-7 swimmers will be able to swim 25 metres of all four strokes to Swim England’s expected standards and have the necessary skills to join a swimming club and train for competitions.



S H A R K I E S   L E V E L S

Please Scroll to see the Sharkies Levels 1-7

Levels Description
Stage 1

Stage 1 helps to build water confidence, while introducing water safety skills and the basic skills needed to build swimming ability.

Learners will develop basic safety awareness, learn basic movement skills and water confidence skills. They will also be introduced to a structured class setting. Swimmers may use flotation equipment, such as armbands and floats, throughout this stage.

Stage 2

Stage 2 sees swimmers develop streamlining to their strokes and travel without their feet on the floor, using a recognised leg kick. Swimmers are also introduced to aquatic breathing and taught to make safe entries into the water, including jumping.

They will develop basic floating and learn how to rotate to regain an upright position without support. All travel must be achieved without the use of flotation equipment, though buoyancy aids may be used when swimmers aren’t travelling.

Stage 3

During Swim England Learn to Swim Stage 3, swimmers will develop their kicks, on both their front and their back. They streamline through push and glides, whilst also swimming underwater.

Swimmers will develop safe entries into the water, including submersion, and travel up to 10 metres on their front and back. Water safety knowledge and rotation skills will also be progressed.

Stage 4

: Stage 4 sees swimmers perfect their leg kicks for all four strokes and further develop push and glides, while also being introduced to sculling.

They will develop an understanding of buoyancy through a range of skills and should swim 10 metres to the Swim England Expected Standards.

Stage 5

During Swim England Learn to Swim Stage 5, swimmers will develop their skills in treading water, learn the correct arm pulls for all four strokes and learn how to do handstands and somersaults.

This means they will develop their technique and perform all strokes to the Swim England Expected Standards. The emphasis is on ensuring all work done in the previous stages is developed further.

Stage 6

Stage 6 teaches swimmers how to prepare for exercise, while developing an efficient technique for all four strokes and further developing surface dives. The effective swimming skills taught include coordination, breathing and an understanding of water safety.

Within this stage, swimmers will work on all the other strokes, including streamlining, improving their technique with both their arms and their legs.

Stage 7

Swim England Learn to Swim Stage 7 focuses on fully developing all four swimming strokes, as well as building stamina and improving diving skills.

Swimmers should develop a quality stroke technique for up to 100 metres, incorporating the skills they have learnt throughout the stages and combining them to develop a linked swimming routine