Swimming Lessons

Current Term: 5th January – 13th March 2023

(10 weeks inclusive of all holidays)

Group Lessons

  • Our swimming lessons follow the Swim England Learn to Swim & Aquatic Skills Frameworks Stages 1 – 10.
  • All group lessons are taught by Swim England Level 2 or above qualified teachers.
  • Stage 1 – 7 lessons are 30 minutes.
  • Swimmers in Stages 1 and 2 will have a teacher and an assistant in the water at all times.
  • Stage 8, 9 and 10 lessons are 1 hour and require fins, which can be purchased from reception for £26, or from various retailers online.
  • Adults – Our 1 hour group lesson caters for both beginner and improver swimmers.
  • Swimmers must be at least 4 years and 6 months old to be eligible for lessons, due to the depth (1m shallow to 2m deep) and temperature (28 – 29°) of the 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.
  • Lessons operate for 50 weeks of the year, only stopping for the Christmas break.
  • To enquire about availability please call 0208 851 9111, or email info@elsc.london and speak to one of the team.

Ratios

  • Maximum number of swimmers in classes:
  • Stages 1 – 3 up to 8 swimmers
  • Stage 4 and 5 up to 9 swimmers
  • Stages 6 – 10 up to 12 swimmers
  • Club Hub up to 16 swimmers
  • Adult up to 12 swimmers

Prices

Our group swimming lessons cost £65 per 10 week term. These prices are charged pro rata if you join mid-term i.e. £6.50 per lesson. In addition to your lesson, this includes:

  • A badge and certificate – if one is achieved in the term.
  • Unlimited swimming during our general swim sessions.
  • If your child is under 8, as an accompanying adult you can swim for free too.
  • One ELSA swimming hat per year (subject to availability).

**PRICE CHANGES**

From 1st January 2023 our new price for group swimming lessons will be £75 for the 10 week term.

This will continue to be a pro rata amount, therefore £7.50 per lesson and all of our swimmers will still enjoy the ELSA benefits; a badge & certificate – as and when they are achieved, unlimited swimming during our general swim sessions (if your child is under 8, as an accompanying adult you can swim for free as well) and a free swimming hat. This decision was taken as our prices have been frozen since 2018 and in that time many of our running costs, more recently the rise in energy bills, have dramatically increased and there is a growing need to invest our facility, such as the changing room refurbishment, which we hope you will all enjoy soon.

Additional Information

  • Hats £6 and goggles £7 are available to buy from reception.
  • Lockers cost £1, which is returned to you after use.
  • Free Parking is available on Mottingham Lane and Grove Park Road (sign posted; Eltham College).
  • Free WiFi available.
  • For more information about membership please please call 0208 851 9111, or email info@elsc.london and speak to one of the team.
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24.30pm5pm9.30am10.30am11.45am12pm12.30pm1pm
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44pm4.30pm5pm8.30am9.30am10am10.30am10.30am11am
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86pm8am12.30pm
96pm8am11.30am
106pm8am11.30am
Club Hub6pm6pm10.30am
ADULT11.45am

With a focus on quality, combined with our friendly atmosphere and competitive prices, children can learn to swim and gain confidence whilst having fun.

Competition

  • The Club Hub is for those swimmers who would like to train for competition beyond Stage 10.
  • These sessions are taken by a 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 and skill work, introduction to competition rules, and building race speed and stamina.
  • Swimmers can take part in any or all three of the sessions provided each week (3x 1 hour sessions available).
  • The cost of all of our group lessons is £65 (10 weeks), so two sessions per week would be £130 and three £195.
  • We are partnered with Orpington Ojays Swimming Club to provide a pathway to competitive level swimming for every ELSA swimmer.

1 to 1 Lessons

  • One-to-one lessons take place on:
    • Saturday 9am – 2.15pm
    • Sunday 10.30am – 2pm
  • Lessons can be tailored to suit the individual swimmer’s needs including: technique work, skill improvement and stamina/speed building.
  • Children and adults of all abilities are accommodated.
  • Lessons must be paid for in full at the start of each term.
  • We also run additional 1 to 1 lessons during the school holidays Monday to Friday 9am – 12pm.

Prices

  • A one-to-one lesson costs £23.75 per 30 minute lesson, for a one off lesson or if you join from week three onwards.
  • Full term discount = 10 weeks for £190 – this is not a pro rata amount.
  • A two-to-one (or more) shared lesson costs £28.75 per 30 minute lesson, for a one off lesson or if you join from week three onwards.
  • Full term discount = 10 weeks for £230 – this is not a pro rata amount.

**PRICE CHANGES**

From 1st January 2023 the price for 1 to 1 lessons will be £220

2 to 1 lessons will be £260

All of our swimmers will still enjoy the ELSA benefits; a badge & certificate – as and when they are achieved, unlimited swimming during our general swim sessions (if your child is under 8, as an accompanying adult you can swim for free as well) and a free swimming hat. This decision was taken as our prices have been frozen since 2018 and in that time many of our running costs, more recently the rise in energy bills, have dramatically increased and there is a growing need to invest our facility, such as the changing room refurbishment, which we hope you will all enjoy soon.

In addition to your swimming lesson this includes:

  • A badge and certificate – if one is achieved in the term.
  • Unlimited swimming during our general swim sessions
  • If your child is under 8, as an accompanying adult you can swim for free too.
  • One ELSA swimming hat per year (subject to availability).

Swim England Awards

Enquiries

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