Learn to Swim Programme

Beechwood Swim School follows the STA International Learn to Swim Programme (ILSP), for a full list of how we breakdown the programme to our levels see below.


All of our Learn to Swim Lessons are paid by monthly direct debit.

Lessons start at 30 minutes at £24 per month

* Higher level classes are available, 45 minute lessons £25 per month and 60 minute lessons at £26 per month *





*Higher level classes are not available to new starters, enrolment has to be to a 30 minute lesson where ongoing assessments are made by the instructor to determine if higher level classes are suitable.



Class Level Guide


Level 1

Absolute beginner level.  Has had no previous water experience and is a non swimmer. 

Target badges are; Well Done, STAnley 3 & 4, Octopus 1.



Level 2

Non swimmer with some previous water experience.  Will be comfortable with entering the water. 

Target badges are; STAnley 5 & 6, Octopus 2 & 3, 5 metres.



Level 3

Early swimmer with previous water experience.  Will be comfortable with short swims unaided. 

Target badges are; STAnley 7, Goldfish 1 & 2, 10 to 20 metres.



Level 4

Able to swim full widths unaided.  Will be able to subgmerge to pool bottom. 

Target badges are; Goldfish 3, 25 metres, Angelfish1, Beaver 1.



Level 5

Able to swim at least a length unaided.  Will be able to do so on front & back. 

Target badges are; 50 to 100 metres, Kingfisher 1, Angelfish2 & 3, Beaver 2.



Level 6

Able to swim a length on 3 different strokes.  Will be able to do so on forwards roll. 

Target badges are; 200metres, Kingfisher 2, Shark 1, Beaver 3.



Level 7

Can swim Butterfly for at least a length. Can also swim over 2 lengths on all other strokes.

Target badges are; 400m, Shark 2, Kingfisher 3, Beaver 4



Level 8

Can swim 3 strokes for 100m with correct starts and turns. 

Target badges are; 600 to 800metres, Shark 3, Beaver 5, Bronze award.



Level 9

Can swim all strokes for 100m and can do a 100m IM with correct start and turns. 

Target badges are; 1000metres, Silver award, Competitive Starts & Turn.



Level 10

Can swim all strokes for 200m with good technique to include correct starts and turns. 

Target badges are; Gold award, 1500metres, 1 mile.



Level 11

Can swim 200m IM with good technique and correct turns. 

Target badges are;  Platinum award and bronze school speed awards.



Level 12

Swim Technik level which is our highest level attainable. 

Target badges are;  School speed silver and gold.


Want to book onto lessons?



If you are interested in booking onto our Learn to Swim Programme, please fill in the form below.

Alternatively you can email us at swimschool@beechwoodcentre.co.uk



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