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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

Our lessons will restart from 12 April 2021 when the national lockdown measures are due to be eased and leisure pools can reopen.

How we have conducted our lessons during the pandemic so far…

During 2020 we worked hard with our venues to look at how we could operate our lessons as safely as possible. For the safety of everyone we decided we would run our lessons with even smaller class sizes than usual. As such, we conducted both one-to-one weekly lessons and classes for up to three children; provided the extra children were siblings (or all belong to the same social ‘bubble’).

Our instructors adapted their games and sessions in light of Covid-19, still bringing the excitement and fun to the lessons our little HydroKidz are accustomed to.

Booking lessons for May 2021 onwards

For safety, we have decided to continue with these smaller ‘bubble’ lessons through to the summer of 2021 and you can join a class now (there is availability on various courses from early May onwards, you can book here)


Booking lessons for September 2021 onwards

We will resume our usual HydroKidz weekly small group lessons from September 2021. Whether or not you chose to join the course in May, you can book lessons now online for September onwards by selecting the location and day/time you want your child/children to attend. This will guarantee their space ready for when our usual group lessons resume.

When selecting to join our membership you will be required to set up a direct debit – please note that we will not take any payments by direct debit until you have completed your first month of lessons and you will be informed in advance of the first direct debit payment date.

Book with confidence – We will keep you fully informed, notifying you when our lessons are resuming. Should your circumstances change, such as the day or time you book is no longer convenient, we’ll be happy to explore alternatives.

If you have any questions please contact 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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