Bookings open from 10am on 27th September 2021 for our October crash courses.

25th October- 28th October 2021.

School Holiday Crash Courses 

School holiday swimming lessons for children run from 3.30pm - 5.15pm.

As a guide, ‘Ducklings’ classes are for 3 - 4-year-old beginners, ‘Stage 1’ is suitable for 5 years+ beginners, ‘Stage 2’ for swimmers that can swim unaided up to 5m, and ‘Stage 3’ for swimmers that can swim unaided up to 10m. We will also be running intensive courses on both Breaststroke and Butterfly technique for children in Stage 4 and above and since the summer we now have Adult beginner and Parent and Toddler crash courses too! 

Please call us on 0208 420 6723 to find out more!

Our next Crash Courses will run during October half term and will run from Monday 25th October until Thursday 28th 2021. *Please be aware not all stages will be available.


Ducklings: 3–5-year-old beginners (Teacher will be in the water)

Stage 1: 5–7-year-old beginners or younger swimmers with a lot of confidence (Teacher will be in the water)

Stage 2: Children who are starting to swim with no help from floats and have no trouble putting their face in the water. This stage is still in the shallow end, but teachers tend to take them to the deep end to build their confidence further (Teacher will be in the water)

Stage 3: For swimmers who can swim 5 metres on their front and back in deep water without help from floating aids or teacher support. This stage starts developing stroke technique.

Stage 4: For stronger swimmers who can swim 10 meters on their front and back in deep water without help in the water from a teacher. This stage starts to work on further development of their stroke techniques, this includes breaststroke and butterfly kicks. 

Breaststroke & Butterfly: These courses are designed to work on the correct body position and leg kick as well as breathing and timing for the more advanced swimmer. Ideal for stages 5 to 7. Stage 4’s may also benefit from these as well.

Adult: This course is for Adults only who are looking to start to learn to swim. We will help you build your confidence of being in the water and look to teach you the basics of swimming. 


All courses are 30 minutes and run between 15:30 and 17:15.

Timetable and stages we will be running for October 2021


Members - £10.00 per lesson x 4 lessons (Monday – Thursday) = £40.00 per child
Non-members - £12.00 per lesson x 4 lessons (Monday – Thursday) £48.00 per child
Payment must be made at time of booking.

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Safeguarding Policy Statement

We will endeavour to safeguard children in our care by:

  • Adopting child protection guidelines through play scheme procedures and a code of conduct for staff and volunteers.
  • Sharing information about child protection and good practice with children, parents and carers, staff and volunteers.
  • Sharing information about concerns with agencies who need to know and involving parents and children appropriately.
  • Carefully follow the procedures for recruitment and selection of staff and volunteers.
  • Providing effective management for staff and volunteers through supervision, support and training.

We are also committed to reviewing our policy and good practice at regular intervals. Aspire play schemes are registered and inspected by OFSTED under the Children's Act 1989. Aspire also recognises the Human Rights Act of 1998 and The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.