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About Our Lessons

We offer weekly 30-minute small group lessons for children of all ability levels, from 3 years upwards.

Our high-quality lessons run out of modern and clean venues. Find us at:

  • Reading Blue Coat School in Reading
  • Mary Hare School in Newbury
  • St John’s Beaumont School in Old Windsor
  • Pipers Corner School in High Wycombe

With class sizes limited to five in lower ability levels, our aim is to progress your child’s abilities and enjoyment of swimming from day one.

Covid-19 Update

We’ve been working hard with our venues to look at how we can operate our lessons as safely as possible. For the safety of everyone we have decided that next term (until the end of 2020) we will be running with even smaller class sizes than usual.  We will be conducting either one-to-one weekly lessons or classes for up to three children; provided the extra children are siblings (or all belong to the same social ‘bubble’).

Smaller groups (or 1-2-1 lessons) allow our classes to be even more focused on the specific needs of your children and you are sure to find them progress at a much faster pace. We also understand how important it is for kids to learn to swim in a friendly, fun environment. Our instructors have adapted their games and sessions in light of Covid-19 but will still bring excitement and fun to the lessons.

Weekly lessons will start in early September and run for 12 weeks (apart from half term) until December. Your lessons will be scheduled for the same time and day each week. The course is purchased with a single upfront payment of £299 for the first person booked, with a 50% discount (£149.50) if you book a second or third person into the same class.  (For courses booked after the start date the price will be prorated based on the number of weeks remaining).


Our usual HydroKidz small group lessons are still available to book.  They will begin again in January 2021 so you can choose whether you want to join the September course and / or the HydroKidz lessons in January.

Simply select which options you’d prefer when you book online or talk to our friendly team who will be happy to help.

Happy group of kids sitting poolside with feet in the water
Swim teacher with racing kids playing a game

How we teach?

We’re a SwimEngland (formally known as ASA) accredited Swim School and follow the SwimEngland National Learn to Swim Pathway. Your child will progress through the different levels and be assessed after each lesson, as they progress your child will be awarded with certificates on poolside.

Our Instructors

HydroKidz is run by SwimExpert who have taught thousands of people to swim for over a decade. Our hand-picked instructors, many of whom have been with us for years, are committed to delivering high quality teaching. We naturally like to tailor our teaching to individuals; even in a group setting!

Not sure what ability level your child is?
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