Swan Academy Q&A
Where are your sessions based?
At what age can I bring my child along to one of your sessions?
All children can start in our classes from 4 years old.
How do I sign my child up?
Please get in touch via email, Facebook or our website to see if we have space in the class you are interested in.
Can we try out a session before joining the Club?
Yes, we offer a taster session before any class payment will need to be made. This will give participants a chance to try out one of our sessions before deciding if they would like to join up as a full member.
Can I watch the class?
In the venues in which we operate from there are no designated spectator areas, so to maximize the space for the children and to minimize distraction, we ask parents to leave once they have ensured their child is happy and settled within their class. Please also respect that children have signed up to ‘practice’ gymnastics rather than ‘perform’ in front of other parents and we hope to provide separate opportunities for those who wish to perform.
What happens after the taster session?
Following your child’s taster session you will receive a message from us to see if your son/daughter enjoyed their class, and if you would like to sign them up as a full member of the club.
Do I need to pay monthly?
No we ask for payment for each term upfront at the beginning of each term. Details are sent out approximately 1 month before payment is required.
How can I Pay?
Payment can be made by bank transfer, in cash or by credit card at the Swan Administration desk, or by cheque (cheque's incur a £ surcharge).
Are there any other costs?
We charge a £3.00 per term swan membership fee.
As a British Gymnastics affiliated club all members are required to have British Gymnastics Membership which includes insurance. Parents/guardians will need to process their child’s BG Membership as soon they become a full member of the club directly through the BG website. The membership fee is £19.00 per gymnast, or if the gymnast isn’t yet in full time education the fee is reduced to £11.00. The membership year runs from October to October each year. To register for British Gymnastics Membership please visit this link: https://register.british-gymnastics.org/gymnet/register/registerstart
How long is each session?
Each session is one hour long and includes a warm up, main session and a cool down. Visit ‘Our Classes’ to read more about the content of our classes.
Do I need to stay around whilst the session is on?
We don't ask parents to sign their child in as this is done by register at the start of the class, so parents can leave as long as we have their contact details.
What equipment do you have?
Our Gymnastics Centre is stocked with Gymnastics and safety equipment for the development of Gymnastics skills. Equipment includes Mini Apparatus, Springboards, Safety Matting, Trampettes, Floor Matting, Beams, various Training Aids and Inflatable Tumbling Tracks.
Do you have a waiting list?
Most of our sessions do have waiting lists which is why we ask all parents and guardians to get in touch with us to register interest to avoid disappointment when turning up to one of our sessions. We continuously review numbers in all of our sessions to invite gymnasts from the waiting list for a free trial session with us.
What do we need to wear?
Gymnastics and dance leotards can be worn as well as shorts and T-shirts. We recommend nothing too baggy that could get caught on any apparatus. Gymnasts with long hair will need to tie it back during all gymnastics sessions. jewellery should be removed and earrings taped up.
We also have online shop where you can purchase our Swan Academy uniform
Do we need to bring a drink?
Drinks can be brought into class and set to one side along with any other items they are not using such as bags, coats and shoes.
At what time do I need to arrive before each session?
Please arrive at least five minutes before the start of the class and arrive back five minutes before the class is due to finish. Please check if Gymnasts need to go to the toilet before the class begins to avoid disruption as much as possible.
Are there changing facilities?
Yes we have changing and toilet facilities.
Do you close during the year at all?
Yes, we are a term time only club. Dates of the term can be found on the News page. We do hold holiday camps though, details will be on the News feed when they are available.
What do I do if my child wishes to leave the club?
Please contact the Swan Admin desk for details.