| Broadstairs Lifeguard and Swimming Club is thought by many to be the oldest swimming Club in Thanet.
The Club swims at Ramsgate Pool, Newington Road, Ramsgate, every Thursday evening from 7.30pm until 9.45pm. The Club is run entirely by unpaid volunteers, who give their precious free time to introduce and develop water confidence and skills to young people. All volunteers are CRB checked and undertake regular training seminars, as appropriate. Dewapoker
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- Water confidence and skills
- Water polo
- Personal Survival (yes, we still do swimming in pyjamas!)
- Young people to be the next generation of swimming teachers or lifeguards
The Club uses the Amateur Swimming Association National Plan for Teaching Swimming (NPTS). This provides each level of swimmer with specific targets to aim for and achieve.
Levels 1 and 2 (beginners classes for our younger people, aged 4 upwards) are in the teaching pool from 7.30pm until 8.00pm.
Levels 3 and 4 (still termed beginners, but with some water confidence and skills) are in the teaching pool and main pool between 8.00pm and 8.30pm. The time in the Main pool is to further build their confidence before their move into the main pool for Level 5 and beyond!
Levels 5/6/7/8 are called improvers, and are currently in the main pool from 7.30pm until 8.15pm. These Levels are where the strokes and skills are further developed, so there is an attention to detail to make sure that the swimmers can demonstrate swimming and water skills to a good standard.
Level 9 and 10 are improvers too, and are in the main pool from 8.15pm until 9.00pm.
Finally, the 9.00 group is for Levels 10/11/12, which are of a pre-competitive, intermediate or advanced standard.
Please see the What Badges Can I Do? page for further details of the ASA and Swimming Teachers Association Awards that the Club offers. poker99
Whilst the Club does not compete against other Clubs, we hold our own gala every year to give the swimmers something to aim for and a flavour of competition to see if they would like to further develop their training with a competitive club. All swimmers are welcome to take part in the gala if they wish to, and all members and their families are more than welcome to come along and cheer them on!
We add a little more excitement by dividing the swimmers into Bays (Joss, Botany, Stone and Viking) so that they can swim in relays � these are very popular with the swimmers and their fans alike!
Have a read of our Newsletters and Info page to find out a bit more of our normal activities. These are our main way of communicating with parents, carers and swimmers. Also keep an eye on the Whats New? page. This is regularly updated with small but important snippets of info.
Please see the How Do I Join? page for more details on how to apply and to find the application form.
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