Swimming Holiday programmes

We have an exciting variety of courses running over the Easter and Summer holidays with some changes across the programme. Below is an overview of what we generally offer and full details on courses times and costs are advertised nearer the time.

Bookings can now be made for our Summer Programme, please follow this link for the course timetable and details on how to book 

Bespoke swimming - 30 minute tailored session open to children and adults

Are you looking for a small size swimming group which is highly individualised? You’re in luck! Back by popular demand we are offering Bespoke Swimming where each course is tailored to your group’s needs. Bespoke Swimming takes place in the teaching pool, however if required, please contact Swimming Development to discuss other options. You decide who attends this course (maximum 4 children per booking) so gather your friends and book into this unique swimming experience. This class offers a unique alternative to individual lessons as the pool is booked exclusively for your group.

Booking Note: 

Class open to both Adults and Children, (aged 5 years and over). No previous experience necessary.

Children must be born on or before 31/07/2013 to participate.

*Bespoke Swimming classes are non-refundable please refer to Terms and Conditions (link to T&Cs please) for full details.

Beginners - 30 minutes

Courses take place in the teaching pool. Pupils will work on relevant technique, skills and aquatic activities. Children will also try some MINI POLO! on the final day.

Booking Note: For children currently in our lessons at Levels 1 – 4 and children who have not been in lessons before. Children must be born on or before 31/07/2013).

Advanced 45 minutes

This course is for children who currently attend our Learn to Swim Programme at Level 5 or above and will take place in the main pool. Children will be introduced to deep water skills and swimming technique will be developed accordingly.

In addition to swimming skills, we will introduce the Aquatic Disciplines, of water polo, synchronised swimming, diving and lifesaving. The class will run in two parts, the first half will concentrate on swimming technique and over the last half of the class the Disciplines will be introduced.

Booking Note: This course is only available to children within our programme and have been assessed at Level 5 or higher.

If you do not currently attend our Learn to Swim Programme please do not book this class.

Junior Lifesaving

This 2 ½ day Junior Lifesaving course is for our more advanced swimmers. We will introduce the basic skills required to keep swimmers safe, carry out effective rescues and some basic first aid. This course will be a mix of theory, first aid and practical pool sessions.

Booking Notes: Children must be ages 8+ and be able to swim 100m of 2 different strokes confidently without stopping and should be confident in deep water. For safety reasons, any child who is unable to meet the swimming requirements will be removed from the course

This course is not certificated.

Introduction to Synchronised swimming

Before children practice the synchro moves in the pool, there will be a short video session or gym session, (subject to coach availability), where pupils will have the opportunity to see or try athletes routines or shapes. Children will learn the basic skills and shapes for synchronised swimming, put these to music and perform short routines. 

Please check the timetable for any special Offers

Booking Notes: Children must be ages 8+ and be able to swim 50m of 2 different strokes confidently without stopping and should be confident in deep water. For safety reasons, any child who is unable to meet the swimming requirements will be removed from the class.

Introduction to Mini Polo

This course introduces the FUNdamentals of this exciting team sport. Children will learn ball handling skills, basic teamwork and of course, play games of polo!

Our Intro to Polo will take place in the teaching pool and is open to non swimmers and beginners as well, fun for everyone!

Please check the timetable for any special Offers

Booking Note: Children must be born on or before 31/07/2013. No previous experience necessary.

Adult Crash Course

Are you needing that extra boost of confidence before your holidays or just want to feel happy in the pool (or the sea!) or do you just want to learn something new? Our intensive crash course is for you. Over the course of 4 or 5 lessons we shall introduce swim skills to meet your needs. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you want to chat about learning to swim or need some reassurance!

Booking Note: No previous experience necessary.

Diving Masterclass

New for Summer 2018 we are offering a unique diving class for children. This class will work on techniques to develop racing starts for swimmers through fun activities. In addition to dive starts we shall also introduce some basic techniques for high board diving so any budding Tom Daley’s can get involved.


Our Holiday programme courses are very popular and fill up quickly so please book early to avoid disappointment. All classes are booked on a first come, first served basis. If classes are full please add your details to the ‘Reserve List’ on Horizons and we shall contact you if more places become available.

Please ensure you have read the Terms and Conditions and booking notes for each course.

View our  Summer Holiday Programme Page