Alpha Swimming Lessons


Alpha Swim is a 12 week course of swimming lessons for young people with a disability. These lessons will be a basic introduction to swimming to encourage children to have fun, and be more relaxed in the water whilst learning basic water skills. The lessons will be adapted to meet the needs of the child where possible and will have a smaller teacher to swimmer ratio.

Who is Alpha Swim for?

  • For any young people with a disability or additional need aged 4 to 17.
  • Not on Learn to Swim Scheme or receiving 1 to 1 lessons.
  • Has limited or no swimming experience.

Service Details

Everybody Sport & Recreation
Service Type:
Short Breaks for carers of children
Age Range:
4 to 17 years
Is a referral required?:
Accepted referral methods:
  • Via CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services)
  • Via GP or Health Professional
  • Via Early Years setting
  • Via School
  • Via College or post-16 provider
  • Via Children’s Social Care
  • Via Cheshire East Housing Options Team
  • Via Voluntary Agencies
  • Via Youth Offending Team and/or Youth Prevention Team
  • Via Youth Support Service
  • Via Local Area Coordinators
Eligibility criteria:
Any young person with a disability or impairment. A diagnosis is not required.
£72 for 12 lessons
Provides support to:
  • People with an autistic spectrum disorder
  • Carers
  • People with SEN/learning disabilities
  • People with mental health difficulties
  • People with physical disabilities
  • Young Carers
  • People with challenging behaviour
Provides personal care?:
How is the service provided?:
  • Face to face
Additional information on how service is provided:
The lessons will be adapted to meet the needs of the child where possible and will have a smaller teacher to swimmer ratio.
Accessibility aids and support available:
  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Toilet/Changing Facilities
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Fully Wheelchair Accessible
  • Pushchair Accessible
Communication aids and support available:
  • Hearing Loop
Additional information for assistance with communication:
Hearing Loop available at certain locations/facilities. Please ask in advance.
Sector Type:
  • Registered Charity
Registered Charity Number:

Opening Times

Days service available:
  • Opening days and times to be confirmed by Provider
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This page was last updated on 28 May 2019

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Contact Details

Contact Name:
Andy Molyneux
General contact details
07506 317055