Alpha – Splash & Play

Splash & Play is a free 6-week block of water confidence / pool sessions, for young people with a disability or additional need, to encourage children to be more relaxed, have fun whilst developing basic safety awareness and swimming capability. The sessions will be in small groups, with an appropriate ratio, conducive to aid learning and support the swimmers needs.

Once service users have completed the 6-week programme, they will have the opportunity to progress joining the Alpha Swim Scheme depending on availability.

Alpha splash and play is available in Crewe, Macclesfield, Wilmslow and Nantwich.

Swimming Lessons – Alpha Swim

Alpha Swim lessons are adapted swimming lessons for young people with an impairment or additional need follow the same criteria as the Learn to Swim Scheme up to Stage 4 but at a slower rate and try to make the lessons/tasks fun orientated

Does your child want to learn to swim but has a disability?

Alpha Swim is a continuous course of swimming lessons for young people with a disability or additional need. These lessons will be a basic introduction to swimming to encourage children to have fun, 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 from aged 4 (who are eligible to start reception year) to 17.
  • Not on Learn to Swim Scheme or receiving 1 to 1 lessons.
  • Has limited or no swimming experience.

Alpha Swim lessons are available at most facilities with the exception of Alsager Leisure Centre

Inclusive Swim sessions

These are an exclusive swim session for people of all ages with an impairment or SEND additional support need.  The Inclusive Swims are also a safe place for SEND families to swim and enjoy a quieter swim in the pool together.

Please be aware the Everybody general swim admissions policy and pricing applies to these sessions and that they may be subject to cancellations due to swim galas or events, please check prior to attending.

LocationDay of the weekStart TimeEnd TimeFrequency
AlsagerSunday13:0014:002nd Sunday each month
CreweSaturday17:0018:001st and 3rd Sat each month
KnutsfordSunday11:0012:00Every week
MacclesfieldSaturday16:1517:151st Saturday each month
NantwichSunday15:4516:451st Sunday of each month


Prices – https://everybody.org.uk/what-we-offer/swimming/

Everybody Admissions Policy – https://everybody.org.uk/admission-policies/

For more information about the Inclusive Swim session, please contact the respective facility direct.


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