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Diving Lessons


The Rhondda Cynon Taff (RCT) ‘Learn To Dive’ program takes place only at the Sobell Leisure Centre and is a series of structured classes that provide a clear pathway for the safe introduction of diving skills.

The program covers levels 1-5 of the regional program structure. Each level in the scheme provides a well-defined set of goals and targets for the learning of the sport. This is based around key skills at every level, allowing for progressive development.

The RCT ‘Learn To Dive’ program is carefully linked to the Swim Wales National Framework for diving and is delivered by qualified coaches.

Classes are 30 minutes and managed via the Go Learn management system. This system allows parents access to the online home portal, which provides regular feedback on the child’s progress.


The RCT Learn to dive program follows the approved Swim Wales framework, which is an entry level diving programme that links into wave 4 of the Learn to swim framework.

The program will further develop a learner’s skills and prepare them for future activity in diving and is the perfect progression into competitive diving and the club environment.

Learn To Dive 1-5 – Children’s Classes aged 6-12 years old
RCT ‘Learn to Dive’ program covers progressive classes where fully qualified instructors follow a structured scheme of work which guides you through a Nationally recognised award scheme.

Classes are 30 minutes in duration and courses and are managed through the ‘Learn2’ lesson management system.

Learn To Dive Teens – aged 13-16
This is a specifically designed class for teenagers. The instructor will still utilise the Swim Wales National Framework but the session will be more flexible allowing the teens to work towards some of their own goals.

Learn To Dive Adults – Aged 16 upwards
These are great fun and allow you to keep fit and meet new people. Sessions will be flexible and allow you work on your own goals. There is also the opportunity to progress into out Masters training squad for adults.


Dive Camps run during school holidays. They are available to children currently in Learn to Dive Classes or to completely new beginners. The camps include pool sessions and dry gym sessions. They will only run on selected days during school holidays.

Entry Criteria

Level 1 Entry Criteria

• Minimum of 5+ years old
• Swim a minimum of 50+ meters (without goggles)
• Water confident

Progression to the next Level within the scheme will be possible once the criteria in the previous Level has been completed.

For more information please contact Sobell Leisure Centre.