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Saturday, 21 May 2022

Saturday, 21 May 2022

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Whitwick & District U3A - Confidence in Water


This is a short-course group.

It would benefit people who are a little unsure of themselves in water and would like to be more confident, or for people who would like to brush up on their technique or attempt a new challenge (e.g. lifting their feet off the bottom of the pool or jumping in or swimming a width/length).
Members with all different levels of ability are invited, but the course might benefit those who would like to overcome any particular difficulties or fears. Four people in the class would be an appropriate number for safety reasons. One-to-one help will be given in the water, not from the poolside.

Comments from previous courses

It was something I wanted to do for more than 20 years and not had the confidence to try, but knowing the Group Leader makes such a difference.

When, after only 3 weeks, I managed to swim free style, the Group Leader applauded and got even more excited that even I did.


Hermitage Leisure Centre, Whitwick


Another six week short course Water Confidence class starts wed 4th Sept 2019 at 12 noon. As for previous classes, these will be held at the Hermitage Leisure Centre at Whitwick. The class would benefit people who are perhaps a little nervous of being in water, and as each person's needs and abilities are different, will aim to improve general confidence as well as stroke technique, breathing, floating, being under water, jumping in or attempting to go that extra distance eg a width or a length. The group leader will be Joyce Clarke and she will be in the water with you and not shouting from the poolside.

A maximum of four people can be accommodated to ensure individual attention. Each session will last for about an hour and the cost will be £4.00 per session (plus a returnable £1 coin for the locker). If you have been on a previous course, you would be welcome to attend this one also. Why not come and take the plunge? It's fun !!! This course is now fully subscribed, but if you wish to be added to a waiting list please contact the group leader.


Wed Sep 4th , Wed Sep 11th , Wed Sep 18th , Wed Sep 25th , Wed Oct 9th , Wed Oct 16th

Note - no session 2nd Oct.


Below are some pictures of your instructor at a sponsored 1500m (60 lengths) swim. Who knows what you might eventually do!


confidence at whitwicku3a dot org dot uk

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Leading the field

And a medal to prove it!

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