Information for Parents on Swimming Weeks and Easter Holidays

Dear Parents

I am so grateful to you all for bearing with us over the last few weeks, the issues that Llangatwg School and I faced were in very unusual circumstances.

As you are all probably as confused as me as to where we now are in the term, I thought I would send you a simple table which shows you the weeks of the current courses so that you can see when the awards and invoices for the next term are due.

The table below also indicates the Easter Holiday Closures, unfortunately we have to close as the school caretakers do not work over bank holidays.

Calendar Closures


Again many thanks for bearing with us, and I hope to see you all at the pool soonThanksKelly


Christmas Closures 2016

Hi All

Below are the details of the last lessons before Christmas and the dates we start back in the new year:

Date of last Lesson Date of First Lesson Back
Monday 12th December 09th January
Tuesday 13th December 10th January
Wednesday 14th December 04th January
Thursday 15th December 05th January
Friday 09th December 06th January
Saturday 10th December 07th January
Sunday 11th December 08th January




Octonauts Swimming Awards

We are pleased to let you know that we will be introducing a new set of awards that have been developed by the STA in conjunction with the BBC and their popular Octonauts programme.  Over the next course you may find that your child is received awards such as I’m Brave and I’m an Explorer.
For information on the awards please speak to a member of staff.
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School Closures – May 2016

Hi All

Please see below the dates which the swim school will be closed during May due to Bank Holidays and events at Llangatwg Comprehensive School:

Monday 02nd May

Tuesday 03rd May

Friday 20th May

Monday 30th May

All lessons missed will be carried forward so there is no need to book makeup sessions.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.




Easter Holiday Closures 2016

Dear Parents

Our closure for the Easter Holidays will be as follows:

Friday 25th March (Good Friday)

Saturday 26th March

Sunday 27th March (Easter Sunday)

Monday 28th March (Bank Holiday)

All lessons will be carried forward and all other lessons will continue as normal.

See you next week.





SWS Christmas Newsletter 2015

Dear Parent

Please click the link below to access the Christmas 2015 of Splash from SWS.

Splash Christmas 2015

Have a fantastic Christmas

All the team at SWS



Christmas Holidays 2015

Hi All

Just to confirm the last day of lessons before Christmas will be Thursday 17th December.

There will be no swimming lessons on Friday 18th December onwards.

We will return for the new year of swimming on Monday 04th January.

Merry Christmas


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Swim School Closure Days

Dear Parents

I have just been informed by Llangatwg Comprehensive that they have events at the school and that we will not be able to use the swimming pool on the following days:

  • Thursday 01st of October
  • Wednesday 21st October

The swimming schedule will be moved on by 1 week so there is no need for parents to book makeup classes

Apologies for any inconvenience





STAnley’s Obesity Awareness Week

WOW, what a fortnight it has been at SWS Swim School.

Amazing awards for the children that swim on Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday! So many amazing achievements made by each and every one of you. I want to say a huge well done to those of you that have been working towards your 5 metre and I Can Swim awards for a few months, I could not be more proud of the efforts you have made this course, even when you find it scary and sometimes very hard.

In addition to all the awards presented, we have also been supporting the STAnley’s Childhood Obesity Awareness campaign.

Each lesson during the week was adapted to include information on obesity and the children really seem to have enjoyed the fun activities.

Finally we had the competitions where the children completed 4 different worksheets with a change to gain a few free lessons (saving the mums and dads a few ££’s)

We had an overwhelming response to this and you have made my job in judging the entries very difficult. As so many of you correctly completed the worksheets, my staff suggested that I place each entry into a hat and choose 2 winners from each challenge and split the prize. So this is how I have ended up with my winners!! Mums and Dad’s you will notice a credit on your next invoice for your children’s achievement, and boys and girls there will be a small prize on poolside for you too!

STAnley’s Obesity Cross Word – Nia (Saturday 10.30), Rhodri (Friday 6.45)

STAnley’s Eatwell Plate – Cerys (Wednesday 5.00), Shauna (Tuesday 6.30)

STAnley’s Anagram – Alana (Tuesday 6.30), Rhys (Saturday 9.45)

STAnley’s Obesity Word Search – Ella (Tuesday 6.30), Amelia (Sunday 9.00)

We are now looking forward to presenting the Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday awards over the next two weeks. If you are going on holidays be sure to stay safe in and around the water.

We are open for lessons through the holidays, but we will be closed on Monday 31st August for the Bank Holiday.



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Summer 2015 Crash Courses

We will once again be hosting the ever popular crash course during the Summer Holidays.

Courses held are for Beginner and Improver swimmers on a One to One Classes basis.

The cost is £77.50 for 5 x 30 minute sessions, where children come at the same time each day with the same teacher

The sessions are held from 9.00am with the last session starting at 11.30.  The dates of the courses are:

Monday 20th July to Friday 24th July
Monday 27th July to Friday 31st July
Monday 17th August to Friday 21st August
Monday 24th August to Friday 28th August

If you are already a member of the swim school simply email to book a space.

If you are new to the school please click this link to access our online booking form and indicate in the notes section your preferred date and timeslot.

A member of staff will check for availability as soon as they can

There are limited spaces so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Happy Swimming

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