Swimming Lessons

Please be aware that from February – October 2022 we will only have temporary changing facilities and no shower access due to our building works. For more information on this please click here.

Current Term: 14th March – 23rd May 2022

(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 – 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 £6 and goggles £6.50 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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14pm5.30pm9am10am11.15am11.30am1.30pm
24.30pm5pm9.30am10.30am11.45am12pm12.30pm1pm
34pm4.30pm5pm8.30am9.30am10am10.30am10.30am11am
44pm4.30pm5pm8.30am9.30am10am10.30am10.30am11am
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74.30pm5.30pm8am9am11.15am1.30pm
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.

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.