Swim Wirral offers a wide variety of swimming lessons to suit all levels from Little Ducklings to Stage 7 across 6 leisure centres.
Please leave your details below and we will contact you with availability as soon as possible.
Swimming Lessons Information
There are two ways you can make payment for swimming lessons.
You can opt to pay a monthly direct debit to secure your place month on month.
You can pay up front for a block of 12 lessons.
Progress, feedback and certificates
We understand you would like regular updates on how your child is progressing. Our online home portal allows you to track your child’s progress through lessons at any time from your own home. Click here to view your child’s progress on the Learn 2 Home Portal
Entry into the Swimming Scheme
To check availability, customers should first contact their local centre
Where there is no immediate availability customers will be offered the opportunity to be added to the waiting list and be offered the choice of which centre(s) waiting list they wish to be added to.
We will fill places from the waiting list as soon as there is availability.
Should it be necessary to cancel a lesson, we will notify you as quickly as possible. Our preferred method of contact will be via email. Please ensure that you have provided us with an up to date email address.
For parents/guardians without an email address, please ensure we have an up to date contact number.
Payment via monthly Direct Debit is available and based on an actual cost per lesson of £5.75 averaged across 12 months, giving a simple monthly payment.
There are two payment dates to choose from, either 1st or 20th of each month.
An initial pro-rata payment will be required for the period between your first lesson and your first Direct Debit payment. This payment can be made in cash or by debit card.
Payment via Direct Debit secures your child’s place on the programme .
Cash or Card payment is available for a block of 12 lessons, which can be topped up at any time prior to the last lesson.
Swimming teachers will be using iPads during lessons. These will be used to take registers, deliver the scheme of work and also to record the assessment and progress of your child.
Information kept on electronic devices is minimal and only sufficient for the teacher’s requirements.
Functionality on these devices has been restricted to prevent unwanted use of other functions on the device.
Emails are our preferred method of contacting you.
Emails will be sent to customers (where an email address is available) to inform them:
When a badge has been awarded.
When a child is ready to move into the next stage.
When a top up payment is due (customers paying cash only).
When a child has been booked into a class.
We may also use emails to communicate last minute facility closures or cancellations.
SWIM WIRRAL PARENTS
Follow your child’s SWIMMING progress with OUR HomePortal TOOLKIT
our easily accessible on-line tool provides you with access to your child’s swimming lesson progress plus additional information including payment portal, fluid movement between stages and achievements
TO CREATE AN ACCOUNT OR LOG ON TO HOMEPORTAL
FOLLOW THE LINK here
Advice for Parents
Swim Wirral Continuous Assessment
The governing body for swimming lessons, The Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) recommends that children within our programme are examined continuously throughout the Swim Wirral programme. This allows us to:
Provide one continuous course with breaks built in at Christmas, Easter and the summer holiday period.
Offer parents a greater input as to when and where their child’s lesson will take place.
Remove the need to queue at reception for re-enrolment.
Enable children to move stages when they reach their attainment level throughout the course, rather than waiting until the end of each term.
With over 3,000 children on our lesson programme at one time, our preferred method of communication is by email. This will enable us to contact you immediately when:
- Your child has been booked into a class.
- Your child has been awarded an achievement award.
- Your child is ready to move into the next stage.
- Lesson top up payment is due (customers paying in 12 week blocks only).
- We experience last minute swimming lesson cancellations and facility closures.
The Top Up Process
With the introduction of continuous assessment we have removed the need to stand in a queue at the end of each term to rebook your lessons. You can now simply rebook your lessons through TOP UP. This is how it works:
Swimming lessons are purchased in blocks of 12. When your child is at the point where there are 4 lessons remaining, we will notify you, by email, inviting you to top up your lessons at the leisure centre that your child attends.
You will continue to receive email reminders for the next 3 weeks until your block of 12 lessons are completed.
If you have not topped up before the final lesson starts, we will assume that you no longer require your place on the Swim Wirral Programme and your child will be removed.
Registering & Using Homeportal
There are great benefits of registering with Homeportal. Once registered you will able to:
- Ensure you have a place on our lessons programme for as long as is required.*
- Top up your account to guarantee your place.
- Never have to wait at reception to book onto a lesson.
- Monitor your child’s progress and, when your child is ready, move them to the next stage.
- Create one account to include all enrolled children so that only one set of login details are needed.
*This is providing adequate payments are being made to cover the lessons received.
To register you will need:
- Your child’s membership card number, this can be found at the bottom of your child’s membership card starting with “MBW” which can be found at the bottom of your child’s membership card
- Your child’s date of birth e.g.(01/01/2001)
- Your registered postcode
- A valid email address that matches the one you have registered with us.
Should you have any queries regarding your child’s swimming lessons, we have a friendly and helpful administration team that can talk you through any issues that may arise. You can contact us by email or phone on:
Tel: 0151 606 2010 option 2