Colfe’s Swim Academy
Weekly Group, Intensive & Private lessons available!
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Weekly Group Swimming Lessons
Here at Colfe’s Swim Academy, we run a variety of swimming lessons of which include: Weekly Group lessons, Private lessons and Holiday Intensive lessons. We cater for Stages 1-10 (4-15 yrs) as well as Adult lessons (16 yrs+).
We follow the Swim England, Learn to Swim pathway and assessments are completed on a weekly basis, meaning pupils don’t have to wait until the end of a term to be moved up if they are ready. More information on the pathway can be found here.
Class numbers are kept low and all stages up to stage 5 have both a teacher and assistant to give pupils plenty of attention and help.
A customer portal is available for all swimmers within our lessons, on this parents can track progress through the stages as well as top up lessons online.
We pride ourselves on the quality of our swimmers and refuse to rush pupils through the program without the right knowledge and experience needed to be a fully rounded swimmer.
Greenwich Royals Swim Club train in our pool on a Saturday morning and have various other locations and timeslots available. To get in touch or to find out more information please click here or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Greenwich Royals Swimming Club is a friendly and family orientated club that believes in swimming as a ‘sport for all’. We cater for swimmers at a variety of levels, abilities/disabilities and ages, providing regular training for competitive swimmers (whether at inter-club level or at National level), masters as well as sessions for those who simply wish to swim regularly as part of a club.
Days & Times
Group lessons run on Friday afternoons, Saturday mornings and Sunday afternoons please follow this link for our full timetable.
All staff members are DBS checked. Teachers will hold a valid Swim England/STA teaching certificate. Many of our assistants are lifeguard qualified or hold a level 1 swim teaching qualification. Apart from being qualified and experienced we choose our staff for their ability to communicate effectively and in a fun way with pupils. Our teachers are passionate about what they do and like to pass their interest of swimming onto the children.
The Swimming Lessons Co-ordinator – Richard Reyes has managed the Academy for over 8 years now. An experienced lifeguard, swim teacher and manager he’s happy to answer any questions you might have at: Swimacademy@colfes.com
Q – How many pupils do you have in each class?
A – Stages 1/2 – 7 pupils, stages 3/4 -8 pupils, stages 5+ – 9 pupils.
Q – What is the teacher to pupil ratio?
A – Stages 1-4 will have a teacher and assistant, stages 5+ will have one teacher.
Q – When do your lessons run throughout the year?
A – All year round! We have 1 week off over Easter and 2 weeks off over Christmas, apart from that we run all the way throughout half terms and the summer.
Q – How much do your lessons cost?
A – We currently run in blocks of 10 sessions and the cost per session is £7.75 for members and £9.00 for non-members.
Q – What happens if we are away one week and miss a session?
A – It’s not a problem if a session is missed however we are unable to do a make up session unless it’s for medical reasons which must be evidenced with a doctors note.
Q – Do you have on site parking?
A – Yes we do! Both entrances (Horn Park Lane & Upwood Road) can be used to access the centre and park free of charge. Please note the Upwood Rd entrance is not accessible by vehicle until 16:15 onwards on Fridays.
Q – What do I need to bring for my child’s swimming lessons?
A – Just a swimming costume, goggles aren’t compulsory but are advised and a swim cap will be provided free of charge for each new stage they enter.
Q – Do you have changing rooms and showers available for use?
A – Changing rooms and showers are available for use after each class, pupils should arrive “beach ready” meaning swimming costume on under normal clothes due to Covid regulations.