Register your child's details on home portal today.
What is HomePortal?
We are really excited to present HomePortal, your new reporting & progress tool for your lessons! This new tool will allow to track your child(rens) progress through their staged swimming lessons; almost in real time – you can track results as we assess. It will also allow you to view how many sessions you have left, manage and move lessons and re-enrol and make payments. You will first need to register to enable your Homeportal account. Our team can help you with this if you get stuck, but here are the instructions:
How to register?
You will need your ID which should be your membership number, or your key fob number if you have one. Please report to reception to collect your child’s personal ID – you will need one per child.
Click here for a step to step guide on how to register
For more information on swimming lesson renewals and payment options click here>>
To renew or set up an account for your monthly Direct Debit to come out of, download a form here and give to Reception on your next visit.
Learn a Skill That Last's a Lifetime
Hertfordshire Sports Village is proud to provide high-quality, low-ratio swimming lessons to develop swimming skills as quickly as possible. Stages 1-7 of the National Plan for Teaching Swimming are offered during term-time alongside crash courses in the school holidays including Stroke Improvement sessions for those in Stage 4 & upwards which all prove very popular.
Monday 12 September to Sunday 11 December 2016 (inclusive)
Half term is Monday 24 October to Friday 29 October (inclusive) and there are no lessons that week.
To provide the best ‘Learn to Swim’ experience for your child and for you as the ones who bring them to the pool. All done under the basic National Plan for Teaching Swimming under the auspices of the Amateur Swimming Association.
We are primarily a ‘technique’ orientated swim school. Whilst distance does come into the syllabuses, it is always with the required level of technique for that particular stage to pass
In order to help us achieve this aim please take a few seconds to read the contents below.
To endeavour to meet your needs within the scope of the Learn to Swim programme but it is not always possible to allocate a child to the exact session and time requested. Our attitude will be one of ‘If we can we will’ but please bear with us if we cannot.
Guidance for Parents
Please try to ensure that your child is ready to swim 5 minutes before their lesson, having used the toilet etc, so that the teacher only has to explain the aims of the lesson or activity once, to everybody.
It would greatly assist us and help with the Health and Safety requirements around poolside if you could come no further than the exit to the changing rooms after the first week. We have ample space on the balcony and in the café for you watch the children and it makes things so much easier for the teachers.
To further facilitate this the teachers will explain, during the first lesson of term for each class, where to wait for their lesson on poolside once the carer's have dropped them poolside.
We require the children to wear hats (colour coded by Stage to the colours of the Rainbow). The first hat at each Stage is included in the cost. Replacements are available at a cost of £2.00 each.
If possible try to get the children to come to lessons without goggles. If they do have to wear goggles for eye health reasons, please ask the supplier to let you try them first so that a correct fit can be found. Goggles should stay in place around the eyes, albeit briefly, without the straps in place if pressed gently to the eye and they are the correct size and shape. Again, once on, impress on your child the need to leave them in place during the lesson. ‘Goggle fiddlers’ are a key cause of lost time during lessons.
Please be aware that there are other users of the centre and pool as well as our Learn to Swim pupils. All belongings should be locked in one of the available lockers before moving poolside. The lockers accept £1 coins, returned on opening the locker after the lesson, and this keeps the changing facilities clear for other users. The male change is the biggest area of concern.
I know you will enjoy the lessons here at Hertfordshire Sports Village and I am happy to receive any comments that you may wish to make.
If you have any issues, positive or negative, regarding the lessons, could you please seek me out as the co-ordinator to address them, rather than trying to speak to the teacher. With only 30 minutes maximum for the lessons the children get much more from there lessons if their teacher can crack on with the lesson straight away.
Children must be registered with the Sports Village to become swimmers on the Learn to Swim programme
The co-ordinator will be around for the majority of lessons to field any questions, if not around poolside, then certainly in the office opposite the café.