Under 3's: Children under 3 need to be accompanied in the water by an adult. Each group has exclusive use of the pool and a tutor in the water with them; there is a maximum of 8 children with their adults per group. Please email for more details . Click on menu bar ‘When we Teach’ and then ‘Stanley Times’ for more details.

Holiday courses: if you've never done an intensive holiday course before you'll be amazed at how much progress children can make.  Click on menu bar ‘Holiday Courses’ for more details.

Beginners: For children over 3 years of age who cannot yet swim 5m on front and back crawl with good technique and correct breathing technique on front crawl. Adults do not have to be in the water with the children, but can watch from the side.  No more than 3 children per group and the tutor is in the water with them; no more than 3 groups in the pool at any one time.  Lessons take place at Stanley Pool and The Mall School.  Click on menu bar ‘When we Teach’ and then ‘Stanley Times’ for more details.

Intermediate: Children who can swim more than 5 metres with good stroke technique.   We aim to improve and refine technique and stamina until children can swim 25 on front and back crawl whilst maintaining good technique throughout.  There are no more than 3 children per group and the tutor is in the water with them. Lessons take place at the deeper pools at St Catherine's, The Mall and Lady Eleanor Holles Pool.  Click on menu bar ‘When we Teach’ and select pool for more details. 

Advanced: Children who swim 25 metres plus on front and back crawl whilst mainting good techinque and a variety of breathing patterns on front crawl.  We aim to improve technique and stamina on front and back crawl and breast stroke.  There are no more than 4 children per group swimming in deep water and with the tutor out of the water to better observe body position. Click on menu bar ‘When we Teach’ and select pool for more details.

Squads. There are 4 squads for children at varying levels: alpha squad, mini-squad, development squad, elite squad. Aimed at children who are good enough to join a swimming club, but who do not want to commit to the rigours that would be demanded. Each group has exclusive use of the pool and max 18 children per squad at St Catherine's and 40 per squad at Lady Eleanor Holles. Click on menu bar ‘When we Teach’ and then ‘St Catherine’s Times’ and ‘Lady Eleanor Holles Times’ for more details.

Adults: Our lessons are suitable for the terrified beginner up to the competitive swimmer. Classes take place in small groups of no more than 6 with the tutor in the water for beginners; intermediate and advanced classes have the tutor out of the water and no more than 4 adults per lane and each tutor has no more than 2 lanes at any one time.  Adult squads have maximum 6 per lane.  Click on menu bar ‘When we teach’ and then ‘St Catherine’s Times’ for more details.