Access for non-ASL community
Our swimming pool is open to non-ASL children, ages 4-16, to join our in-house swimming lesson program.
In 1:1 swimming lessons, students receive personal attention to help them build their water confidence or improve stroke technique. 1:1 lessons are tailored to the student's needs, and involve 30 minutes of dedicated teaching from a qualified instructor. The close attention and focus in these sessions creates the ideal environment to turn enthusiastic young swimmers into skilled competitors. We do not offer group lessons, however, Camden Swiss Cottage SC hire our pool and offer group lessons on a Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Check out their webpage for more information on group swimming lessons.
Spring season '22
Winter season swimmers will receive a renewal email on Monday, 14 February with details on re enrolling for the Spring season. Bookings open for new swimmers to join the spring season on Monday, 7 March at 6 pm (GMT). Some additional Sundays slots have now become available and will open for bookings on Thursday, 17 March at 2 pm. Use the buttons below to sign up.
Saturdays: 1:45-3:45 pm, 19 March-11 June, 10 lessons, £370
No lessons: 9 & 16 April, 4 June
Sundays: 1:45-3:45 pm, 20 March-12 June, 10 lessons, £370
No lessons: 10 & 17 April, 5 June
To make a booking, you will need to create an account using the orange button below. If you already have an account (if you have registered for our system before, e.g. for summer camp), please use the blue button.
Once logged on, select the child you wish to book, and then select the slot. Once you're happy with your selection, please follow the booking system through to payment. Full payment is require to secure the slot. All spaces are booked on a first-come, first-served basis. Prior to booking, please make sure you read through the information on this tab and also the FAQs.
Any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
* Existing families include those with children who have registered for the ASL booking system previously (e.g. for the Summer Program)
** New families refers to non-ASL families who are new to our booking system
Why are the term dates different to English schools?
Our school runs on a different calendar to English schools, and our term dates are based on our school dates. Our swim seasons are based on our school sports season. We run three seasons per year:
Fall: September to mid November
Winter: Mid-November to mid-March
Spring: Mid-March to June
What do I need to bring to lessons?
We provide all equipment needed for the lesson. Please provide your child with swimwear, a towel and a swim hat/goggles if they wish to wear them.
Does an adult need to stay on site during the lesson?
Yes, we require there to be an adult on site with all children whilst they attend lessons.
Where can parents/guardians watch the lessons?
We have a spectators balcony located on the pool deck next to the changing rooms. If a child is nervous, an adult can sit on the steps on poolside to stay close, but we do advise you to move to the balcony once they have settled as this helps the child focus and build a relationship with the teacher.
Will my child work towards a learn to swim award scheme?
We do not run our lessons towards a learn to swim scheme, but rather tailor the lessons to the individual child. If their is something specific that you wish for your child to work toward, please speak to their teacher who will be able to work with you on this.
What is the refund/cancellation policy?
A full refund is available up to the day before your first class taking place. After this, a 50% refund will be applicable up to two weeks into the term. If applicable, refunds will be issued within 21 working days of notification.
What happens if my child cannot attend a lesson?
We offer one makeup lesson per season. This can be booked to take place on Saturday and Sunday mornings with our weekend supervisor, term time. We are unable to make up more than one missed lesson per season.
How do we re-enroll each term?
We open bookings each fall season on a first-come, first-served basis. Once you are signed up to the lessons you will be automatically re-enrolled into the same slot for the next season. If you wish to continue, you will need to make payment by the deadline, which will be in the email sent out four weeks before the season ends.
How do I book?
Please take a look at the 'Facilities access for children' tab for details on the booking process.
Do you run lessons in the school holidays?
We run 10 weeks of swimming crash courses from mid-June to the end of August. Bookings open for these around February each year. Check out our summer program page for more information.
Does my child need to wear a swim hat/goggles during the lesson?
This is down to personal preference, although we do advise that your child has them.
Are there any other times my child can swim?
At this moment in time we are only able to offer access to the lessons on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
My child has a medical condition/disability, can they swim with you?
Please get in touch to discuss your child's needs.
My child isn't 4 years old yet, when can they start?
Your child needs to turn 4 within the first four weeks of the season in order to sign up for the lessons. Please make sure they are ready to start the lessons and are fully toilet trained.
What is the water temperature?
The swimming pool is maintained at 28.5 degrees.
Birthday Parties by Rising Stars
Give your child an exciting birthday party! Rising Stars offers a full service party, which means that parents and guests can sit back and enjoy event. With a variety of different themes, the company can tailor parties to the interest of any child.
- Multi sports
- Pool (additional fee may apply)
- Nerf gun
- Musical games
- Gaming (7 years +)
- Secret cinema
Age 4-12 years
Party packages include
- Venue hire
- Team of staff members
- Medals for all the children
- Birthday present for the birthday child
- Birthday cake
- Going home presents
- Balloon service
- Each service is customized and will be charged appropriately once details are agreed
- Sports/musical party: from £485
- Nerf gun party: from £500
- Swimming pool party: £525
- Gaming party: £500 3 screens for up to 18 children, £570 4 screens for up to 25 children