Swimming Lessons

  • 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
  • In Stages 1 and 2 an ASA Level 2 qualified teacher and an ASA Level 1 qualified assistant teacher are in the water at all times
  • Stage 1 – 7 lessons last 30 minutes.
  • Stage 8, 9 and 10 lessons last 1 hour 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 run 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 – 5                         8 swimmers
  • Stages 6 – 10                      12 swimmers
Prices

All of group swimming lessons are £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
14pm5.30pm9am11.30am1.30pm
24.30pm5pm9.30am10.30am11.30am12pm1pm
34.30pm5pm5.30pm8am, 8.30, 9.30, 10 & 11am11am1.30pm
44pm5pm8.30am10am11am11am, 12 & 12.30pm
54pm, 4.30pm, 5pm & 5.30pm8am, 8.30, 9.30, 10 & 10.30am11.30am
64pm5.30pm8.30am10am1.30pm
74.30pm8am10.30am10.30am
86pm9am10.30am
96pm11am11.30am
106pm11am11.30am
Club Hub6pm12.30pm
ADULT11.30am

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 swim 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 1 hour 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 – 2pm and 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 One-to-one 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.