The Dolphins have a policy of continuous movement between groups throughout the year as performances improve.  All groups take Water Safety and Survival awards at their level of ability.

Approximate targets for each group in 2023 are:

Level A: Initially unable to swim

Most progress to Water Skills 2 and 10 metre awards

Tuesdays 4.30pm to 5.15pm
Thursdays: 5.00pm to 5.45pm
Saturdays: 4.00pm to 4.45pm
Sundays: 4.00pm to 4.45pm

Level B: Initially able to swim 10 metres

Most progress to Water Skills 4 and 25 metre awards

Tuesdays: 5.15pm to 6.00pm
Thursdays: 5.45pm to 6.30pm
Saturdays: 4.45pm to 5.30pm
Sundays: 4.45pm to 5.30pm

Level C: Initially able to swim 25 metres

Most progress to Water Skills 6 and 100 metre awards

Tuesdays: 6.00pm to 6.45pm
Thursdays: 6.30pm to 7.15pm
Saturdays: 5.30pm to 6.15pm
Sundays: 6.15pm to 7.00pm

Level D: For older and nervous non-swimmers up to age 11

Working to gain confidence and safety in the water

Saturdays: 6.15pm to 7.00pm

All Dolphins groups operate according to ability and not age and I will always listen to appeals for "promotion".   Please let me know if you are unhappy with any of the arrangements; I try to be as accommodating as possible - but can't always be perfect!

As a general recommendation, children progress noticeably better if they have two sessions a week - it gives them less time to forget in between!