Queenswood Swim School

Established in September 2006 Queenswood Swim School has developed a good reputation within the local community for safety, good organisation and expert teaching.

Lessons for all ages and levels of ability
Queenswood Swim School offers lessons to suit all abilities, for children from around 4 to teenage. Lessons are also available for adults, from non-swimmers to advanced, and for those who wish to swim to keep fit.

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Tuition from highly qualified instructors

All our teachers hold a teaching qualification under the ASA/Swim England, and offer a friendly approach to teaching. Our instructors regularly teach in the water, which allows pupils to develop their confidence whilst applying practices and exercises that help all pupils to reach their full potential.

We run the Swim England skills Badges award schemes. The badges are issued to those that achieve the standard required every other term. Badges and certificates are available to buy during class assessment week of the current term.

A safe swimming environment

For that little bit of extra safety and parents' peace of mind, we have a fully qualified Pool Lifeguard on duty at all times.

During the times that the Swim School operates we have exclusive use of a fabulous 25m x 4 lane heated swimming pool. It has a shallow end of 1m depth, where most 4yr olds can stand, and a deep end of 1.85m, which allows us to teach diving as one of our disciplines. High standards of hygiene and cleanliness are paramount to us, so rest assured this is taken very seriously. All swimmers must wear swimming hats and shower prior to entering the water. QSS swim hats are exclusively for sale at the swimming pool - just ask a member of our staff.

Adult Group lessons

We offer group lessons on Friday at 13.00.
You can download the application form for adult lessons here

Private lessons

You don’t want your child to learn to swim in a group environment or maybe they just need to gain a little confidence or improve their stroke technique? Whatever their standard from 3yrs upwards we can offer you private 1:1 or 1:2 lessons. These run on a Friday PM and Saturday AM and Lunchtime.
Please contact us for availability and costs.

You can download the application form for private lessons here

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Queenswood School

A range of class times to suit you

Queenswood Swim School courses normally run over a period of on average 11 weeks during the Autumn, Spring and Summer school terms. The classes are 30 minutes in duration. The swim school this term operates:

16:00 - 18:45
16:00 - 18:45
Adults 13.00 & Private lessons 16.00 - 19.00
09:45 - 12:30
(Private lessons at various times during the day)

Spring Term 2024
(12 week course)

TERM STARTS - Saturday 6 January 2024

10, 17, 24, 31 January
7, 14, 28 February
6, 13, 20 March

No Swimming 21 February 2024 (Half Term)

11, 18, 25 January
1, 8, 15, 29 February
7, 14, 21 March

No Swimming 22 February 2024 (Half Term)

12, 19, 26 January
2, 9, 16 February
1, 8, 15, 22 March

No Swimming 23 February 2024 (Half Term)

6, 13, 20, 27 January
3, 10, 17 February
9, 16, 23 March

No Swimming 24 February 2024 (Half Term) AND 2 March 2024 (Open Morning)

Autumn Term 2023
(11 week course)

TERM STARTS: Saturday 9 September 2023

Half-term break (no swimming): Monday 23 October 2023 - Sunday 5 November 2023

13, 20, 27 September
4, 11, 18 October
8, 15, 22, 29 November
6 December

No Swimming: 25 October, 01 November (Half Term)

14, 21, 28 September
5, 12, 19 October
9, 16, 23, 30 November
7 December

No Swimming: 26 October, 02 November (Half Term)

15, 22, 29 September
6, 13, 20 October
10, 17, 24 November
1, 8 December

No Swimming: 27 October, 03 November (Half Term)

9, 16, 30 September
7, 14, 21 October
11, 18, 25 November
2, 9 December

No Swimming: 23 September (Pool closed), 28 October, 04 November (Half Term)


Please contact us at any time in order to book your place at the Queenswood Swim School. New clients and existing clients are always welcome! We can either post an application form to new clients or they can be downloaded here

Swimming Pool is 25m x 4 lanes

For existing clients we hold a registration week at the swimming pool so they can re-register and talk to us whilst attending their normal swimming lesson. Forms are made available in the Pool reception area two weeks before with a notice of "booking on week" dates. Existing Clients always have the priority of booking on the time and slot they currently hold or nearest to it if we need to move them. That priority is normally held for 1 - 2 weeks. Any places that are not paid for in full by the end of the priority period become available to anyone wishing to take them. Payment is accepted in the form of cash or cheques.

Class Assessments (once booked) Prior to the registration week we hold an assessment week where the Swimming Pool staff assess each swimmer to determine which class they need to be for the following term. We then adjust the classes accordingly to the majority of the assessments.

Swimming assessments for new clients to establish a suitable class level can be arranged by calling 01707 602596 prior to booking.

You can download the application form here

Swimming School Crash Courses

We also offer intensive swimming, or "Crash courses" during most of the school holidays, which are a great introduction for any new swimmer, or an excellent boost for swimmers of any standard, from beginner to advanced. Find out more about our crash courses

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