Generally, our Foundation level is for non-swimmers that are at least 5 years old but water confident 4 year olds can also join a Foundation class. No previous swimming experience is required at this stage. During lessons swimmers will use the aids provided to build water confidence and basic technique for front crawl and back crawl. Once swimmers are ready they will also have the opportunity to practice swimming short distances with no aids to build confidence and technique swimming unaided in preparation for moving up to the Beginner level. The maximum number of swimmers per Foundation class is four.