Summer Crash Courses

This week’s course was a great success. The children followed all the rules and had a wonderful time. Arriving and leaving in their robes kept the changing rooms clean. With just one class at each end of the main pool, there was plenty of room for everyone. The next Crash Courses are now available for booking. Call 02380781901 for spaces


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:

Summer School Holidays 2020

Monday 10th August – Friday 14th August


Just 4 children in the hot, shallow pool. Qualified, friendly experienced teacher.

9.45am-10.45am – FULL

10.45am – 11.45am – 2 SPACES REMAINING

3.30pm – 4.30pm – 2 SPACES REMAINING

 Stroke Improvement classes.

Maximum 6 in a class. One end of the pool with qualified experienced friendly teachers.

10.15-11.30am Tadpoles/Backstroke – 2 SPACES REMAINING

11.30 -12.45pm Frontcrawl/Breaststroke – 1 SPACE REMAINING

4.30 – 5.45pm Frontcrawl/Breaststroke – 2 SPACES REMAINING

6.15 – 7.30pm Saints Swim Club, Turtles, and Butterfly – 6 SPACES REMAINING

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
  • Rookie Life Guard
  • Turtles, Butterfly, Saints Swim Club

To 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.


The cost of the 5 day Crash Courses is £106.80.

Existing direct debit customers pay £80.

Full payment is required for booking a place on a crash course, but this can be done by telephone using any major credit card: 02380 781901. If the lines are busy and you are struggling to get through, the emails are checked most days and we will book a place and then phone you to take payment.

All non-members are required to fill out a basic information form and will receive an ID card to scan when they arrive.

All levels are taught in the main pool, except beginners. Please ensure your child is able to stand in the main pool before booking.