Rules and Information

General Information

Parents/Guardians can watch by the side of the pool and must use the shoe covers to protect the poolside.
Please advise children that the lessons are educational and that they will be required to concentrate and work with the Teacher and the Water Assistant.


To enrol, initially phone our office for availablility and then download our application form (click here). We accept cash, cheque, debit and credit cards. Payment can be taken over the telpehone or on poolside.

Adult & Child/Pre School Classes

If your child is not fully toilet trained please ensure that they wear a swimming nappy under their costume or trunks.

Swimming Hats

Swimming hats are compulsory and are worn from our beginner classes and up.

Missed Lessons

We do not offer an alternative time/day should your child miss their lesson for any reason.


Fees are NOT refundable or transferable under any circumstances.

Water Assistants

In the Beginner, Intermediate and Improver classes we have a water assistant who assists the teachers and children.

Intensive Course

For Beginner and Improver classes – normally held during school holidays. The course is run over five days and lessons are half an hour each day

Videos and Photography

If you wish to photograph or video your child during their lesson please ask at the desk as you will be required to complete a form. This is a policy set by both Queen Mary’s College and the Amateur Swimming Association.


You only need to bring your child’s costume or trunks, towel and swimming hat. We supply all the necessary equipment. Please can boys wear well fitting swimming trunks rather than long shorts. Do you know how hard it is to swim correctly – it’s like swimming in trousers!


Are available in the changing room for your use and require a £1 coin which is returnable.

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