Holiday Courses

Holiday Courses

Intense week long or four day crash courses are a fantastic way to consolidate what your child has learnt over the course of term and keep momentum up during the holidays or prepare them for the term ahead. Swimming is largely about body memory in children so we are big fans of a daily swim in seeing progression and know first hand the benefits of a crash course in the pool.

The crash courses work equally well for those unable to attend weekly term time lessons and can really get them swimming or improving their strokes.

Crash courses are for those swimming in stages 1-5 and on a private lesson basis only.

  • Swim England accredited swim school
  • Swim England ‘Learn to Swim pathway’
  • Inclusive lessons for all
  • Small groups for more swim time and individual teaching
  • Our teachers are Swim England level 1 & 2 certified
  • DBS checked

After almost 2 years of trying to teach my youngest son how to swim, we finally found Alex and she did what no one else could. He was swimming within weeks!

I can’t rate her teaching skills highly enough.

Mrs C Dinning


14 – 17 February 2022 

4 day crash course

10-10.30am Stage 1
10.30-11am Stage 2
11-11.30am Stage 3
11.30am-12pm Stage 4

£48.40/ 4 days

Private lessons on request


Private lessons on request

Just wanted to message and say how fab this weeks going, my son is loving his lessons and growing in confidence everyday, Mike has been mainly teaching but hes been amazing. Thank you


Further Information

How big are the classes?

Small is beautiful so they say! We deliberately keep our class sizes small as we believe we are able to offer all children a more personal high quality swimming experience. This enables us to provide more individual instruction where needed and there is less waiting around for your turn and more swim time. Our ratios are as follows:

  • Parent and child classes (Discovery Ducks and Ducklings) 6:1
  • Stage 1-2: 4 or 5:1
  • Stage 3: 6:1
  • Stage 4-5: 6:1

Class sizes will be reviewed or additional teachers added to manage capacities all of which are well within Swim England guidelines.

Do we need a hat?

This is not compulsory


What about goggles?

Goggles are a good idea to get used to and help children feel comfortable get used to putting their faces in the water. If parents do purchase goggles I'd suggest getting them used to these in the bath at home prior to lessons.

Swim Nappies

All children in nappies must wear a swim nappy in the pool we can supply these at £1 each on request.


We ask that if you or your child display symptoms of Covid-19 or have been in contact with someone who is or who has tested positive to let me know and not attend your lesson these can be made up or credited to the following term. 

Are there baby changing mats?

I will provide baby changing mats which are cleaned in between lessons but parent may wish to bring their own to lay on top of the mats. All nappies to be bagged up and taken with you when leaving the pool please.

How to Find Us

Godstone, Surrey

We are operating out of the newly refurbished pool at St Stephen’s Church of England Primary School, Hunters Chase, South Godstone, Surrey RH9 8HR.

Please park on the road or there is a car park at the end of the road. On arrival please enter via the large double gates by the pool building rather than the main school gate.

There will be hand sanitizer by the pool door and we ask you to remove shoes inside the pool building.

Where possible please arrive swim ready for your lesson including parents who are in with their children. However there are two changing rooms that can accommodate four people in each plus one disabled facility that can also be used for changing.

Very young babies are unable to regulate their body temperature so once dried off I'd suggest a vest and fleecy onesie/ babygrow to leave the pool in. The shower is out of use under current guidelines. No food or drink other than water is to be consumed poolside.

All equipment, changing facilities/ mats and touch points will be cleaned in between lessons.

Parents/ grandparents are permitted to watch the lessons and there is plenty of benches around the pool all 2m long for social distancing.

In the summer months there is a patio next to the pool with tables & chairs if you wish to have something to eat after lessons.

Maidstone, Kent

We are operating out of 50 Wrangleden Road, Maidstone ME15 9LP 

There is parking on the drive and a small bay opposite the house too. Entry is via the side gate.

There is one shower and changing room/ WC on site. There is also a side room adjacent to the pool with a sofa/ books and toys available for parents and siblings to wait during lessons. No food or drink other than water is permitted poolside but snacks can be eaten in the adjacent side room.