Child Swimming Lessons - St Helen's Enterprises

Child Swimming Lessons

Swimming is not only a fantastic form of exercise, but also a vital life skill. Encourage your child to take a splash and book them into our swimming lessons at our Sports Centre in the heart of Northwood.

Classes are small, giving everyone the opportunity to learn with close tuition from our instructors. Swimming is a life skill everyone should have the opportunity to master, and our instructors are trained to give you both the skills and confidence to grow your swimming level.

Children’s lessons can be booked Monday to Friday after-school, or weekend mornings.

If you would like to book one of our Swimming Crash Courses before your child starts swimming lessons, the Crash Course should be booked a minimum of three weeks before lessons commence.


Learn to Swim (Stages 1-7)

Our Learn to Swim programme follows the Swim England-endorsed national plan and our experienced teachers advance swimmers through awards 1-7.

Each award is divided into progressive stages that follow the national syllabus for primary school aged children.

Learn to Swim (Stages 8-10)

The Learn to Swim Stages 8-10 continue the swimmer’s journey past Stage 7 of the Learn to Swim framework.

This stage focuses on specific and competitive swimming techniques and distance, enabling swimmers to improve their ability without the pressure of competitive swimming.

Swimmers are encouraged to take part in different aquatic disciplines that develop their fundamental sports skills.

Swimfit (Stages 10+)

We encourage swimmers to continue their journey beyond stage 10 by following the Swimfit programme, which offers the opportunity for those who wish to continue swimming without entering into competitive swimming.

Each class provides an alternative way to improve fitness, reach targets and train for personal challenges in a social environment.

Guided by a Swim England-trained, fully-qualified instructor, our Swimfit programme offers a structured workout and provides a mixture of different routines, strokes, speeds and lengths to encourage a varied and challenging workout compared to traditional lane-swimming. With various accompanying training aids and challenges, there is something to suit all.

Rookie Lifeguard Programme

The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) Rookie Lifeguard programme gives your child the skills they need to be confident in the pool or the sea. The 12-week course is open to anyone in stage 7 and above, and is currently being run on a limited basis during term time – please make an enquiry to check availability.

Children with SEND needs

We believe every child should have the opportunity to learn the essential life-saving skills that swimming offers, therefore many of our in-house teaching staff are certified in teaching children with SEND needs.


Child swimming lessons are £9.30 each and are booked termly for 10, 11, 12 or 13 weeks (excludes the Rookie Lifeguard programme). Dates are determined by bank holidays and pre-planned school exclusions.

To book any of our child swimming lessons, or for questions about our Swim School, please complete our enquiry form. A member of our friendly Sports Centre team will be in touch to help.

Enquire about child swimming lessons

All courses are non-refundable and non-transferable, and subject to our terms and conditions.