• Swimming Lessons

    Children’s term-time lessons are at the absolute centre of what we are about.

    Children’s lessons are for those aged three years and above. Swimmers are placed into the appropriate class by their swimming ability and not by age or consideration of other factors- so as to maximise the potential for learning.

    New client swimmers are assessed in the water in all cases (besides those who are absolute beginners) prior to being booked into the correct class.

    Assessments are free and are carried out on any day of the week by one of our qualified teachers, lasting a matter of minutes. We do require assessments to be scheduled in advance so please do not hesitate to telephone to arrange one in minutes.

    Assessment time are as follows and should be booked in advance. Swimmers should arrive by the times shown below.

    ASSESSMENT TIMES
    Monday 6.50pm
    Tuesday 6.50pm
    Wednesday 6.20pm
    Thursday 5.50pm
    Friday 5.50pm
    Saturday 12.20pm
    Sunday 12.20pm

    Assessments will only be carried out if pre-arranged.

    For more information, please click here to read the sections entitled ‘Philosophy’ and ‘Programme’ on our Swimming Home Page.

     

  • Lesson Schedule

    Our swimming term begins with lessons focusing on settling the child into the class and establishing the basics of their technique and their confidence in the water. Lessons build on this to improve technique further, focusing on all strokes and skills such as diving, rescue and survival. Our small class sizes allow us to continually monitor the progress of each child. The last four weeks of every term follow the cycle below.

    Assessment Week

    This is a chance to see how every child has progressed. During their normal lesson, every swimmer is observed by their teacher plus a senior manager. This establishes the present ability level of the swimmer to determine if the child is ready to move to the next class level or if further time is needed to consolidate their swimming ability and confidence. Any class level change is made for the following term (see ‘Registration week’) when booking on. This occurs in the fourth last week of each term.

    Badge Week

    Swimmers have the opportunity to gain a badge and certificate by demonstrating they are able to meet set criteria; awarded for swimming a set distance or for the skills or technique on show. Our badge system is unique to Poolside Manor and has been developed over more than twenty years to offer a challenging, stimulating and rewarding programme, tailored to every swimmer’s ability.

    Registration Week

    In this penultimate lesson, existing clients have priority to register for the following term. Availability is then opened up to new clients. Please see the section entitled ‘Our teaching programme and pricing’.

    Fun Week

    Swimmers close out the term by celebrating their achievements with a fun swim session including free play and water games.

    For dates of weeks above, please see our dates to remember or term dates sections.

  • Timetable

    Lessons are half an hour long. They start and finish either on the hour or half past the hour, between the times shown on the table below.

    We recommend children arrive in enough time to allow them to get changed, shower and be on the poolside for the start of the lesson with a hat (compulsory) and goggles if preferred.

    CHILDRENS SWIM LESSON TIMES
    Monday 10.00am to 10:30am
    2.30pm to 7.00pm
    Tuesday 10.30am to 11.00am
    3.30pm to 7.00pm
    Wednesday 9.30am to 10.00am
    3.30pm to 6.30pm
    Thursday 10.00am to 10.30am
    1.00pm to 2.00pm
    3.00pm to 7.15pm
    Friday 10.30am to 11.00am
    2.00pm to 2:30pm
    3.00pm to 6:00pm
    Saturday 8:00am to 12.30pm
    Sunday 8.30am to 12.30pm
  • Pricing

    Summer Term: Starting Tuesday 23 April - Ending 21st July

    One 30 min session per week for 12 weeks​.
    £163.00 pro rata for late joiners.

  • Term Dates

    NT20190201 Term Dates Summer19

  • Booking Details

    Call Poolside Manor to book over the phone on 020 8349 1945   
    Or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Terms & Conditions

    Please familiarise yourself with the Poolside Manor Terms & Conditions.
    Read the Poolside Manor terms & conditions
  • Date Weekday Holiday Name Holiday Type
    Jan-01 Tuesday New Year's Day Bank holiday
    Jan-02 Wednesday 2nd January Bank Holiday Scotland
    Jan-05 Saturday Start of Spring Term for Poolside Manor
    Jan-05 Saturday Start of Spring Term Swimming Lessons
    Jan-06 Sunday Epiphany Christian
    Jan-07 Monday Orthodox Christmas DayOrthodox
    Jan-14 Monday Orthodox New YearOrthodox
    Jan-21 Monday Tu B'Shevat (Arbor Day) Jewish holiday
    Jan-25 Thursday Burns Night Local observance Scotland
    Feb-05 Tuesday Chinese New Year Observance
    Feb-14 Thursday Valentine's DayObservance
    Feb-17 Sunday Swimming Lessons Stop for Half Term
    Feb-18 Monday Half Term Holiday Starts for Poolside Manor
    Feb-18 Monday Start of Multi Activity Camp for Poolside Manor
    Feb-18 Monday Start of Children's Swimming Crash Courses
    Feb-18 Monday Start of RLSS Life Guard Course
    Feb-22 Friday End of Children's Swimming Crash Courses
    Feb-22 Friday End of Multi Activity Camp for Poolside Manor
    Feb-23 Saturday End of RLSS Life Guard Course
    Feb-24 Sunday Half Term Holiday Ends for Poolside Manor
    Feb-25 Monday Swimming Lessons Continue After Half Term
    Mar-01 Friday St. David's Day Observance, Wales
    Mar-04 Monday Maha ShivaratriHindu Holiday
    Mar-05 Tuesday Carnival/Shrove Tuesday Christian
    Mar-06 Wednesday Carnival/Ash Wednesday Christain
    Mar-09 Saturday Start of Swimming Assessment Week for Poolside Manor
    Mar-15 Friday End of Swimming Assessment Week for Poolside Manor
    Mar-16 Saturday Start of Swimming Badge Week for Poolside Manor
    Mar-17 Sunday St Patrick's Day Bank Holiday, N. Ireland
    Mar-18 Monday Day off for St Patrick's Day Bank Holiday, N. Ireland
    Mar-20 Wednesday March equinoxSeason
    Mar-21 Thursday Holi Hindu Holiday
    Mar-21 Thursday Purim Jewish Holiday
    Mar-22 Friday End of Swimming Badge Week for Poolside Manor
    Mar-23 Saturday Start of Swimming Registration Week for Poolside Manor
    Mar-29 Friday End of Swimming Registration Week for Poolside Manor
    Mar-30 Saturday Start of Swimming Fun Week for Poolside Manor
    Mar-31 Sunday Daylight Saving Time starts Clock change/Daylight Saving Time
    Mar-31 Sunday Mothering Sunday Observance
    Apr-03 Wednesday Isra and Mi'raj Muslim
    Apr-05 Friday End of Swimming Fun Week for Poolside Manor
    Apr-05 Friday End of Spring Swimming Lessons
    Apr-05 Friday End of Spring Term for Poolside Manor
    Apr-08 Monday Spring Term Holiday Starts for Poolside Manor
    Apr-08 Monday Start of Week 1 Multi Activity Camp for Poolside Manor
    Apr-08 Monday Start of Children's Swimming Crash Courses
    Apr-12 Friday End of Children's Swimming Crash Courses
    Apr-12 Friday End of Week 1 Multi activity Camp for Poolside Manor
    Apr-14 Sunday Palm Sunday Christian
    Apr-15 Monday Start of Week 2 Multi activity Camp for Poolside Manor
    Apr-15 Monday Start of Children's Swimming Crash Courses
    Apr-18 Thursday End of Children's Swimming Crash Courses
    Apr-18 Thursday End of Week 2 Multi activity Camp for Poolside Manor
    Apr-18 Thursday Maundy Thursday Christian
    Apr-19 Friday Easter Friday Bank Holiday: Poolside Manor Closed
    Apr-20 Saturday Holy SaturdayChristian
    Apr-20 Saturday First day of Passover Jewish Holiday
    Apr-21 Sunday Easter Sunday - Observance Christian: Poolside Manor Closed
    Apr-22 Monday Easter Monday - Common Holiday: Poolside Manor Closed
    Apr-22 Monday Stephen Lawrence Day Observance
    Apr-22 Monday Spring Term Holiday Ends for Poolside Manor
    Apr-23 Tuesday Start of Summer Term for Poolside Manor
    Apr-23 Tuesday Start of Summer Term Swimming Lessons
    Apr-23 Tuesday St. George's Day Observance
    Apr-23 Tuesday Shakespeare Day Observance
    Apr-26 Friday Orthodox Good Friday Orthodox
    Apr-27 Saturday Last day of Passover Jewish holiday
    Apr-27 Saturday Orthodox Holy Saturday Orthodox
    Apr-28 Sunday Orthodox Easter Orthodox
    Apr-29 Monday Orthodox Easter MondayOrthodox
    May-02 Thursday Yom HaShoah Jewish commemoration
    May-06 Monday Ramadan Start Muslim
    May-06 Monday Early May Bank Holiday Bank Holiday
    May-09 Thursday Yom HaAtzmautJewish holiday
    May-23 Thursday Lag B'OmerJewish holiday
    May-26 Sunday Swimming Lessons Stop for Half Term
    May-27 Monday Spring Bank Holiday: Poolside Manor Closed
    May-27 Monday Half Term Holiday Starts for Poolside Manor
    May-28 Tuesday Start of Multi activity Camp for Poolside Manor
    May-28 Tuesday Start of Children's Swimming Crash Courses
    May-30 Thursday Ascension DayChristian
    May-31 Friday End of Children's Swimming Crash Courses
    May-31 Friday End of Multi activity Camp for Poolside Manor
    May-31 Friday Laylatul Qadr (Night of Power) Muslim
    Jun-02 Sunday Half Term Holiday Ends for Poolside Manor
    Jun-03 Monday Swimming Lessons Continue After Half Term
    Jun-04 Tuesday Eid ul Fitr Muslim
    Jun-08 Saturday Queen's Birthday Observance
    Jun-09 Sunday Pentecost Christian
    Jun-09 Sunday Shavuot Jewish holiday
    Jun-10 Monday Whit MondayChristian
    Jun-16 Sunday Trinity Sunday Christian
    Jun-16 Sunday Father's DayObservance
    Jun-20 Thursday Corpus ChristiChristian
    Jun-21 Friday June Solstice Season
    Jun-22 Saturday Start of Swimming Assessment Week for Poolside Manor
    Jun-22 Saturday Windrush Day Observance
    Jun-28 Friday End of Swimming Assessment Week for Poolside Manor
    Jun-29 Saturday Start of Swimming Badge Week for Poolside Manor
    Jul-05 Friday End of Swimming Badge Week for Poolside Manor
    Jul-06 Saturday Start of Swimming Registration Week for Poolside Manor
    Jul-12 Friday End of Swimming Registration Week for Poolside Manor
    Jul-12 Friday Battle of the Boyne Bank Holiday N. Ireland
    Jul-16 Tuesday Start of Swimming Fun Week for Poolside Manor
    Jul-21 Sunday End of Swimming Fun Week for Poolside Manor
    Jul-21 Sunday End of Summer Swimming Lessons
    Jul-21 Sunday End of Summer Term for Poolside Manor
    Jul-22 Monday Summer Term Holiday Starts for Poolside Manor
    Jul-22 Monday Start of Week 1 Multi activity Camp for Poolside Manor
    Jul-22 Monday Start of Week 1 Children's Swimming Crash Courses
    Jul-26 Friday End of Week 1 Children's Swimming Crash Courses
    Jul-26 Friday Start of Week 1 Multi Activity Camp for Poolside Manor
    Jul-29 Monday Start of Week 2 Multi Activity Camp for Poolside Manor
    Jul-29 Monday Start of Week 2 Children's Swimming Crash Courses
    Jul-29 Monday Start of RLSS Life Guard Course
    Aug-02 Friday End of Week 2 Childrens Swimming Crash Courses
    Aug-02 Friday End of Week 2 Multi Activity Camp for Poolside Manor
    Aug-03 Saturday End of RLSS Life Guard Course
    Aug-05 Monday Start of Week 3 Multi Activity Camp for Poolside Manor
    Aug-05 Monday Start of Week 3 Children's Swimming Crash Courses
    Aug-05 Monday Summer Bank Holiday Bank Holiday Scotland
    Aug-09 Friday End of Week 3 Children's Swimming Crash Courses
    Aug-09 Friday End of Week 3 Multi Activity Camp for Poolside Manor
    Aug-11 Sunday Tisha B'Av Jewish holiday
    Aug-12 Monday Start of Week 4 Multi Activity Camp for Poolside Manor
    Aug-12 Monday Start of Week 4 Children's Swimming Crash Courses
    Aug-12 Monday Eid ul Adha Muslim
    Aug-15 Thursday Assumption of Mary Christian
    Aug-15 Thursday Raksha Bandhan Hindu Holiday
    Aug-16 Friday End of Week 4 Children's Swimming Crash Courses
    Aug-16 Friday End of Week 4 Multi Activity Camp for Poolside Manor
    Aug-19 Monday Start of Week 5 Multi Activity Camp for Poolside Manor
    Aug-19 Monday Start of Week 5 Children's Swimming Crash Courses
    Aug-23 Friday Janmashtami Hindu Holiday
    Aug-23 Friday End of Week 5 Children's Swimming Crash Courses
    Aug-23 Friday End of Week 5 Multi Activity Camp for Poolside Manor
    Aug-26 Monday DRY WEEK STARTS ( NO POOL AVAILABLE )
    Aug-26 Monday Summer Bank Holiday Local Holiday (ENG, NIR, WAL)
    Aug-27 Tuesday Start of Week 6 Multi activity Camp for Poolside Manor
    Aug-30 Friday End of Week 6 Multi activity Camp for Poolside Manor
    Sep-01 Sunday Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim
    Sep-01 Sunday Summer Term Holiday Ends for Poolside Manor
    Sep-02 Monday Start of Autumn Term for Poolside Manor
    Sep-02 Monday Start of Autumn Term Swimming Lessons
    Sep-02 Monday Ganesh ChaturthiHindu Holiday
    Sep-10 Tuesday Ashura Muslim
    Sep-23 Monday September Equinox Season
    Sep-29 Sunday NavaratriHindu Holiday
    Sep-30 Monday Rosh Hashana Jewish Holiday
    Oct-04 Friday Feast of St Francis of Assisi Christian
    Oct-07 Monday DussehraHindu Holiday
    Oct-09 Wednesday Yom KippurJewish Holiday
    Oct-14 Monday First day of SukkotJewish Holiday
    Oct-20 Sunday Hoshana RabbahJewish Holiday
    Oct-20 Sunday Swimming Lessons Stop for Half Term
    Oct-21 Monday Half Term Holiday Starts for Poolside Manor
    Oct-21 Monday Start of Multi activity Camp for Poolside Manor
    Oct-21 Monday Start of Children's Swimming Crash Courses
    Oct-21 Monday Start of RLSS Life Guard Course
    Oct-21 Monday Shemini Atzeret Jewish Holiday
    Oct-22 Tuesday Simchat Torah Jewish Holiday
    Oct-25 Friday End of Children's Swimming Crash Courses
    Oct-25 Friday End of Multi activity Camp for Poolside Manor
    Oct-26 Saturday End of RLSS Life Guard Course
    Oct-27 Sunday Daylight Saving Time ends Clock change/Daylight Saving Time
    Oct-27 Sunday Diwali/Deepavali Observance
    Oct-27 Sunday Half Term Holiday Ends for Poolside Manor
    Oct-28 Monday Swimming Lessons Continue After Half Term
    Oct-31 Thursday Halloween Observance
    Nov-01 Friday All Saints' Day Christian
    Nov-02 Saturday All Souls' Day Christian
    Nov-05 Tuesday Guy Fawkes Day Observance
    Nov-10 Sunday Milad un Nabi (Mawlid) Muslim
    Nov-10 Sunday Remembrance Sunday Observance
    Nov-16 Saturday Start of Swimming Assessment Week for Poolside Manor
    Nov-22 Friday End of Swimming Assessment Week for Poolside Manor
    Nov-23 Saturday Start of Swimming Badge Week for Poolside Manor
    Nov-29 Friday End of Swimming Badge Week for Poolside Manor
    Nov-30 Saturday Start of Swimming Registration Week for Poolside Manor
    Nov-30 Saturday St Andrew's Day Bank Holiday Scotland
    Dec-01 Sunday First Sunday of Advent Observance
    Dec-02 Monday St Andrew's Day observed Bank Holiday Scotland
    Dec-06 Friday End of Swimming Registration Week for Poolside Manor
    Dec-08 Sunday Feast of the Immaculate Conception Christian
    Dec-09 Tuesday Start of Swimming Fun Week for Poolside Manor
    Dec-15 Sunday End of Swimming Fun Week for Poolside Manor
    Dec-15 Sunday End of Autumn Swimming Lesson
    Dec-15 Sunday End of Autumn Term for Poolside Manor
    Dec-16 Monday Autumn Term Holiday Starts for Poolside Manor
    Dec-16 Monday Start of Week 1 Multi Activity Camp for Poolside Manor
    Dec-16 Monday Start of Week 1 Childrens Swimming Crash Courses
    Dec-20 Friday End of Week 1 Children's Swimming Crash Courses
    Dec-20 Friday End of Week 1 Multi Activity Camp for Poolside Manor
    Dec-22 Sunday December Solstice Season
    Dec-23 Monday Start of Week 2 Multi Activity Camp for Poolside Manor
    Dec-23 Monday Start of Week 2 Children's Swimming Crash Courses
    Dec-23 Monday First Day of Hanukkah Jewish Holiday
    Dec-24 Tuesday Christmas Eve Observance
    Dec-25 Wednesday Christmas Day Bank Holiday: Poolside Manor Closed
    Dec-26 Thursday Boxing Day Bank Holiday: Poolside Manor Closed
    Dec-27 Friday End of Week 2 Children's Swimming Crash Courses
    Dec-27 Friday End of Week 2 Multi activity Camp for Poolside Manor
    Dec-30 Monday Start of Week 3 Multi activity Camp for Poolside Manor
    Dec-30 Monday Start of Week 3 Children's Swimming Crash Courses
    Dec-30 Monday Last day of Hanukkah Jewish holiday
    Dec-31 Tuesday New Year's Eve Observance
    Jan-01 Wednesday New Years Day Bank Holiday: Poolside Manor Closed
    Jan-03 Friday End of Week 3 Children's Swimming Crash Courses
    Jan-03 Friday End of Week 3 Multi activity Camp for Poolside Manor
    Jan-03 Friday Autumn Term Holiday Ends for Poolside Manor
    Jan-04 Saturday Start of Spring Term for Poolside Manor
    Jan-04 Saturday Start of Spring Term Swimming Lessons
Poolside Manor prides itself on the quality of the swimming services it offers, from term-time tuition for children and parents & toddlers, to adults and school groups of all abilities, to holiday crash courses and membership swimming.
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