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School Swimming

Swimming is one of the easiest, safest forms of exercise for children of all abilities and school swimming is an effective way of teaching children how to be safe in and around water. Additionally, it is one of the most accessible forms of exercise in terms of age, weight and physical ability, making it an incredibly inclusive sport for children to take part in.

For many children, school swimming lessons are their first introduction to the aquatic environment – with drowning currently the third most common cause of death of children in England – swimming lessons delivered through schools are an important way to help keep children safe.

The National Curriculum states:
“All schools must provide swimming instruction either in Key Stage 1 or Key Stage 2. In particular, pupils should be taught to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres, using a range of strokes effectively such as front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke and perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.”

We believe that swimming lessons should not only teach children the key skills they need to stay safe in the water, but should also be fun and inspire children to swim more often and stay fit and healthy. To support your school to achieve curriculum targets, activeNewham offers a variety of options for booking swimming lessons, including 30, 45 or 60 minute lesson options, as well as intensive crash courses.

If you would like to find out more information regarding our school swimming programmes then contact us through this form, or by phone on 0300 124 0123

Booking Lessons

School lessons are available as a weekly lesson or intensive courses. Intensive lessons can be booked during term time as 60 minute lessons held Monday to Friday

School swimming lesson prices for 2022-2023

Duration / Lesson Teachers Cost
30 Minutes 3 Teachers £55.60
45 Minutes 3 Teachers £88.40
30 Minutes 2 Teachers £43.50
45 Minutes 2 Teachers £64.65
60 Minutes 2 Teachers £87.05
30 Minutes 1 Teacher £31.50
45 Minutes 1 Teacher £47.30
60 Minutes 1 Teacher £63.05
1 to 1 Lessons £20.35
Additional Teacher (per half hour) £12.05
5 Day 60 minute Intensive Course 2 Teachers £435.40
10 Day 60 minute Intensive Course 2 Teachers £870.80

SEN & Complex Needs

Swimming Lessons for Children with SEN and Complex Needs

Although swimming is a very inclusive sport, activeNewham recognises that some children need a little extra help to reach their full potential. We are happy to provide booking space for groups of children with swimming teacher support. Each session will be looked after individually with our experienced swimming teachers working with your school to ensure children are kept safe and lessons remain enjoyable. Ask us about available specialist equipment, tailored award schemes and additional in-the-water support for your schools group.

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