Star Diving Club Guildford
Star Diving Club Guildford

Learn To Dive

Our programme is a fun and challenging environment catering for all ages and abilities. We run term-time classes for children and adults - six days a week (not Saturdays) - so there is something for everyone.

 

Overview

We provide weekly term-time lessons for children aged six and upwards, who can swim 25m and are comfortable in deep water without goggles.

 

Our learn-to-dive programme follows a grade scheme of progressive skills, from level 1 - 10. You can download the complete list of skills below or watch videos for each level here.

 

Skills start with the basics - movements, shapes and directions from poolside - before progressing to jumps and dives from the 1, 3 and 5m boards. Children work towards one grade per term. Assessment is 'ongoing' during term time. Certificates and badges for each level passed are typically awarded towards the end of term.

 

If divers pass level 10 they are invited to join our Novice Squad, where they can start competing at external competitions and represent the club.

 

We run several internal club competitions a year - mostly in summer and winter - for all our programme. Everyone from the newest beginner to intermediate and the more advanced is encouraged to enter. It is a great opportunity to have a go at competing in a fun, friendly and relaxed environment.

 

Weekly Class Times and Fees

  • Beginner 1 classes are 30 minutes, working towards grade 1 or 2 (£9 per session).
  • Beginner 2 classes are 30 minutes, working towards grade 3 or 4 (£9 per session).
  • Intermediate classes are 45 minutes, working towards grade 5 or 6 (£12.50 per session).
  • Advanced classes are 60 minutes, working towards grades 7, 8, 9 or 10 (£15 per session).
  • Adult classes are 60 minutes (£15 per session)

Being a membership club, fees are payable when joining until the end of term. Fees are billed termly thereafter. We do not offer drop-in classes or pay as you go. 121 sessions are the closest to it. Click here for more information about 121s.

 

Members pay a £35 club joining fee when signing up, which includes a club T-shirt and mandatory registration/insurance through our governing body, Swim England. Adults pay a reduced rate of £25 because they do not get a club T-shirt. The club joining fee turns to a £25 annual club membership fee, billed to members each January thereafter.

 

Adult Sessions

We run hour-long adult sessions on Mondays, from 7.45pm-8.45pm. From September 2021, we will be introducing a second adult class on Tuesdays, from 8pm-9pm.

Levels 1-10
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Quick links

CONTACT

Click here for our contact page

CALENDAR

Click here for term-time dates

Click here for competition dates

HOLIDAY COURSES

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SQUAD SELECTION PROGRAMME

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COMPETITION WRITE-UPS

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DIVERS OF THE TERM

Click here for Learn To Dive and here for Squads

LEARN TO DIVE VIDEOS

Click here for more information

ONE TO ONE SESSIONS

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DIVING PARTIES

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