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Swimming for lifelong health, fitness and fun!

The Swim School follows The Amateur Swimming Association’s National Plan for Teaching Swimming to ensure that levels of tuition and service remain high at all times. We offer lessons for all ages from baby swimming lessons to adult.

The School is about a fresh new approach in learning to swim with a firm emphasis on fun and enjoyment. Our teachers spend time interacting with your child to make sure they get the most from each lesson they attend, rewarding every achievement however big or small.

We like to think of it as a partnership, which encourages self development and determination to achieve goals without making your child feel pressured.

Our teachers actively encourage all levels and abilities to participate to give your child life long health, fitness and fun.

Track your child's swimming progress online on our Home Portal System:

Our home portal, designed to improve communication between parents and teachers, allows parents to log in online and follow real-time updates on their child's swimming progress against five levels of performance:

  •    Not yet assessed
  •    Needs Practice
  •    Fair
  •    Good
  •    Pass

You will be able to see when the teacher has authorised that a level has been completed and that your child is ready to move to the next stage so that you can move them into an available class of your choice. For those who do not pay by direct debit, it also allows you to check how many credits you have left before needing to top-up.

To view our juniors Learn to Swim Framework click here

register for Home Portal

For step-by-step instructions to help you through the registration process click here

Swim School Scholarships

Swimming is a life skill that every child should have the chance to learn.

We are proud to announce our Swim School Scholarship which offers 2 students under the age of 16 the opportunity to take part in lessons free of charge for 6 months and receive complimentary swim wear from our sponsors SRS.

To be considered, you should have proof of eligibility for either band A or B of the Three Rivers District Council Referral Scheme.

For further details and a referral form please click here   

How to Book Swimming Lessons:

Lesson availability is administered on a 'first come, first served' basis as we are not able to provisionally hold any spaces on the course.

Click here for a booking form and take along to Sir James Altham Pool with your payment to secure your place.

Range of Classes Available 

  • Babies from 6 months with parents
  • Toddlers aged 3-4 years
  • Juniors up to 16 years
  • Adults Lessons

For more information about Swimming Lessons at Sir James Altham Pool - contact us Today!