Junior Section

Our Aims

Teaching swimmers

We aim to take beginner/novice swimmers and through our Teaching Plan develop them into potential club swimmers by concentrating on the four basic swimming strokes with the emphasis on good technique at all stages.  We pride ourselves on teaching in small groups of normally 6/7 swimmers; group size increases when the swimmers progress to the 1 hour length groups.

To help assist children who are 'beginners' we also have helpers to assist the teachers.  Our helpers are either current or former competitive swimmers of the Club.  

We offer different lessons to fit with the swimmers ability, using both the small shallow pool and the main pool for both widths and lengths groups.

We take swimmers through from complete beginner to Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards and all stages and distances in between.

All our teachers are ASA/AST qualified and DBS checked.

Teaching Team

junior coaching team 2019
Junior Section Teachers and Assistants
Back (L-R)  Weldon, Mitchell, Logan, Luca, Dillon, Josh, Alfie, Taylor, Jack
Front (L-R)  Francesca, Mary, Cara, Natalie, Ria, Orla, Joanne


The sessions take place between 3.30pm and 5.30pm on Sunday afternoons at Highgrove Swimming Pool in blocks of 13 weeks during school term time, there is no half term break.

In accordance with the Long Term Athlete Development Plan (click here for link) the lessons are designed to be fun, structured and they incorporate positive reinforcement at all stages of the learning process.

Parents are not permitted on poolside but may watch from the viewing gallery.

When children are not in their lesson they are the responsibility of the parent/carer and must not be left unsupervised in the building.

Fees are payable termly in advance by the end of the previous term, notifications are sent out by our Membership Secretary. Please remember the club is a community club run by volunteers, prompt payment is appreciated. Current fees can be viewed at Fees

From September 2018, we will no longer be accepting any cash or cheque payments for fees at the end of each term. All renewals should be paid by BACS or direct payment to the club account, the cut off date of the last day of term will still apply. Please contact Membership Secretary, Sue Dyer by email if you have not saved the bank details


Current Term Dates
Sunday 6th January 2019 to Sunday 31st March 2019 inclusive

Next Term Starts
Sunday 6th January 2019 to Sunday 31st March 2019 inclusive


If you would like to know more about the Junior Section please feel free to email our Head of Junior Section


Current Term Dates
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