Swimming Lessons

Current Term: 21st June – 29th August 2021

(10 weeks)

C-19 Measures – coming to an end on Monday 2nd August

In order to protect yourselves and our team we are operating a temporary swimming lesson timetable to comply with government and Swim England guidance. These changes include:

  • If you feel unwell or have any of the Covid-19 symptoms, please stay at home. Check www.nhs.uk
  • Stage 1 and 2 swimmers must have an adult over 18 in the water with them for the duration of the lesson as all teaching must be done from poolside.
  • Keep the time taken in the changing rooms after your lesson down to a minimum.
  • Teachers must teach from poolside but will enter the water in the event of an emergency.
  • Face coverings must be worn by anyone over the age of 12 who is not taking part in an activity.
  • All our regular first aid and emergency procedures remain in place.

Group Lessons

  • Our swimming lessons follow the Swim England Learn to Swim & Aquatic Skills Frameworks Stages 1 – 10.
  • All group lessons are taught by ASA Level 2 or above qualified teachers.
  • Stage 1 – 7 lessons are 25 minutes.
  • Swimmers in Stages 1 and 2 must be accompanied in the water by an adult aged 18 or over.
  • Stage 8, 9 and 10 lessons are 40 – 50 minutes and require fins which can be purchased from reception for £25, or from various retailers online.
  • Adult groups cater 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 (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 – 4               6 swimmers
  • Stages 5 – 7               8 swimmers
  • Stages 8 – 10            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).

Additional Information

  • Hats and goggles are available to buy from reception.
  • Lockers cost £1 returnable.
  • 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.
StageMondayThursdaySaturdaySunday
14pm5.45pm10.45am12.30pm12.40pm1.15pm
24.35pm5.10pm11.55am12.30pm1.05pm1.15pm
34pm4.35pm11.20am11.55am1.15pm
44pm4.35pm10.45am11.20am11.55am12.40pm1.15pm
54.35pm5.10pm5.45pm9am, 9.35, 10.10 & 10.45am11.30am, 12.05pm & 12.40pm
65.10pm5.45pm10.10am10.45am12.40pm
74.35pm5.45pm9am9.35am11.30am
86.20pm8am9am11.30am
96.20pm8am10.30am
106.20pm8am10.30am
Club Hub6pm10.30am
ADULT11.55am

With a focus on quality, partnered 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 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 and skill work, introduction to competition rules, and building race speed and stamina.
  • Swimmers can take part in either or both of the sessions provided each week (2 x 50 minute sessions available).
  • The cost of swimming both sessions is £130 (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

  • One-to-one lessons take place on Saturday 9am – 2.05pm and Sunday 10.30am – 2.15pm
  • 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 onward
  • 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 onward.
  • Full term discount = 10 weeks for £230 – this is not a pro rata amount

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.