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Crash Courses

Looking for something worthwhile to occupy the kids during the holidays? Why not transform your child’s swimming in one intensive week of swimming lessons. Our lessons are for children between the ages of 3 and 12 years old, from complete beginners to more accomplished swimmers looking to improve technique. With a maximum of 4 swimmers per teacher in beginner classes we really focus on results during this week.


Our crash courses are held at Reading Blue Coat School in Sonning, Mary Hare School in Newbury, St John’s Beaumont School in Old Windsor, Pipers Corner School in High Wycombe and Danesfield Manor School in Walton-on-Thames. Each of our venues, situated in the beautiful surrounds of Berks, Bucks and Surrey, have lovely warm pools, with lots of free parking and easily accessible via public transport.



In 2021 we held our crash courses during the Summer holidays and the October Half-Term (Reading Blue Coat School only) on the following weeks

Reading August 9th – 13th
August 16th – 20th
August 23rd – 27th (extra week added)
October 25th – 29th
Old Windsor August 16th – 20th
Newbury August 2nd – 6th
High Wycombe August 2nd – 6th
Walton-on-Thames August 23rd – 27th

Lessons are 30 minutes long at the same time each weekday morning, typically between 8:00 – 11:00am*

Why Book?

– Maximum 5 children in beginner classes

– Detailed progression reports on lessons on our online portal

– Warm, clean private pools

– Improve confidence and technique in just one week

– Intensive lessons with an element of fun


The week long courses (5 mornings Monday – Friday) are £99.00 per person and can be booked online or over the phone.  Class sizes are kept small and there is limited availability so we advise booking as soon as you can.  You can book more than one week if you like and we will ensure progress made in previous week is built on during any following weeks..

Please click here to book or call our customer service team on 0118 402 2899 for more details.

* lesson times vary depending by venue, please see booking page for exact class availability.

Poolside photo of swim teachers
Swim teacher with 3 kids, having a swimming race with noodles