Crash Courses

Philomena – Backstroke / Frontcrawl Class

The perfect way to bring their water confidence back and accelerate the learning curve. During the school holidays, the pool has limited spaces on a fast-track teaching program for all levels and abilities of school-age children. The highest standards of tuition in small classes are even more effective because the children retain the skills they have learned the previous day. Daily tuition gives ample time for one-to-one attention, explanation, demonstration and repetitive practice. The children enjoy the playtime at the end, finishing with a real treasure hunt. A large play inflatable is included in diving practices and playtime. The climbing ropes are also unfurled.

The lesson plan follows the same theme as the regular weekly lessons but condensed into five days. So, for example, the diving progressions will begin within pool practices and progress daily through jumps and kneeling, to attempts at full dives.

The skills learnt are practised through the week and on the last day the swimmers are tested over the length to see how far they can swim. As well as the badges that the children earn, they are presented with a commemorative certificate at the end of the week.


Next Crash Course

The next Crash Courses:

February School Holidays 2022

In the main pool with qualified experienced friendly teachers.

Beginners – 1hr teaching and 15 minutes playtime


5-day Member £65 and £70

Stroke Improvement classes – 1-hour teaching and 1-hour playtime


5-day Member £90 Non-Member £95

*Star Swimmer!* – Summer Williams October 2021

Starting the week off in our Beginners Crash Course, Summer very quickly progressed up to our next level mastering Backstroke/Frontcrawl. By the end of the week having shown great determination, Summer achieved a fantastic distance swim of 1 mile!

Way to go Summer!

Who Is it for?

Crash Courses are open to all swimmers and beginners and especially useful for those busy families who cannot manage after-school lessons. Crash course swimming lessons for children in the school holidays always fill quickly.

The choice of class:

  • Beginners
  • Backstroke / Frontcrawl
  • Breaststroke / Butterfly

Assess which class will be most suitable for your child, please see the downloads section to the right or call us on 02380 781 901 and have a friendly chat with our staff.

ASA  & STA Qualified Teachers

Telephone bookings welcome with a card.

Book online here:

Crash Courses are non-refundable once booked


All non-members are required to register basic information form when they book.

All levels are taught in the main pool. Please ensure your child is able to stand in the main pool before booking. (Depth 1 metre in the shallow end)