Eric Liddell Sports Centre

Swimming Lessons


  • Our lessons follow the Swim England Learn to Swim & Aquatic Skills Frameworks Stages 1 - 10.
  • All of our group lessons are taught by ASA Level 2 or above qualified teachers.
  • In Stages 1 & 2 we have an ASA Level 2 qualified teacher and an ASA Level 1 qualified assistant teacher in the water at all times.
  • Stage 1 - 7 lessons last 30 minutes.
  • Stage 8, 9 & 10 lessons last 1 hour and require fins which are available to purchase from reception for £25.
  • Our adult group caters for both beginner and improver swimmers.
  • Swimmers must be 4 years and 6 months to be eligible for our lessons. This is due to the depth (1m shallow to 2m deep) and temperature (29°) of our pool.
  • Swimmers can enrol at any point in the term and are continually assessed to enable them to move classes as soon as they are ready.
  • Our lessons run 50 weeks of the year, only stopping for the Christmas break.
  • To enquire about availability please call 0208 851 9111, or email and speak to one of our team.



  • Maximum number of swimmers in classes:
  • Stages 1 – 5                         8 swimmers
  • Stages 6 – 10                      12 swimmers


  • All lessons are charged at the same price per 10 week term.
  • Members £60
  • Non-members £70
  • These prices are charged pro rata if you join mid-term.
  • This includes the cost of a badge & certificate if one is achieved in the term.
  • Hats and goggles are available to buy from reception for £5 to £14.
  • Lockers are £1 returnable.
  • Parking is free - Mottingham Lane & Grove Park Road (sign posted Eltham College).
  • Free WiFi available.
  • For more information about membership please please call 0208 851 9111, or email and speak to one of our team.

Group Lesson Programme

ELSA Group Programme

We feel that with a focus on quality, partnered with our friendly atmosphere and competitive prices, your child can learn to swim and gain confidence whilst having fun.


  • The Club Hub is for those swimmers who would like to train for competition beyond Stage 10.
  • These sessions are taken by an ASA/Swim England Level 2 or above qualified coach, with a swimming club background.
  • Training will move from 'learn to swim' to 'train to win' with the focus on; precision technique & skill work, introduction of competition rules and building race speed & stamina.
  • Swimmers can take part in either or both of the sessions provided each week (2x 1 hour available).
  • The cost of swimming both sessions is £120 for members & £140 for non-members (10 weeks).
  • We are partnered with Orpington Ojays Swimming Club to provide a pathway to competitive level swimming for every ELSA swimmer.

1 to 1 Lessons

  • Saturdays 9am - 2pm & Sundays 10.30am - 2pm.
  • Lessons can be tailored to suit the individual swimmer's needs including; technique work, skill improvement & stamina/speed building.
  • Children & adults of all abilities accommodated.
  • £22.50 per 30 minute lesson.
  • Term discount = 10 weeks for £180
  • 2:1 (or more) shared lesson £27.50 per 30 minute lesson.
  • Term discount = 10 weeks for £220
  • Lessons must be paid for in full at the start of each term.
  • We also run additional 1 to 1 lessons in the school holidays; Monday to Friday 9am - 12pm.

Swim England Awards

  • We operate a continuous assessment programme using the Swim England Learn To Swim & Aquatic Skills Frameworks
  • This means swimmers can achieve an award at any point during the term.
  • Group lesson awards (badge & certificate) are given out on the day, at no additional cost.
  • 1 to 1 lesson awards can be purchased on the day, from reception for £3.50.


  • If you have any questions or would like to make an enquiry please call 0208 851 9111, or email and speak to one of our team.

Swim England

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