Junior Section

Our Aims

Teaching swimmers

At Hillingdon Swimming Club Junior Section we have classes that cater for a wide range of ages and abilities from beginner level through to advance. Through our teaching plan we aim to develop children into potential club swimmers by concentrating on the four swimming strokes with the emphasis on good technique at all stages.

Our class sizes are 6 or 7 children to a class teacher for our 30 minute beginner and improver classes. Beginners classes are in the small pool and are supported by helpers who work in the water to support the children, under the instruction of the class teacher. Our helpers have had training and achieved the Swim England Young Aquatic Helpers qualification. Group size increases for our 1 hour advanced classes.

Our staff of teachers and helpers is primarily made up of current/former competitive swimmers of the club. We take pride in developing the older swimmers in our club into swimming teachers and we train, develop and mentor them within our Junior Section.

All our teachers are Swim England qualified, DBS checked and have undergone safeguarding training.


Leadership Team

Junior Section Leadership Team

junior section leadership team

(L-R) Mary, Natalie (Head Teacher), Conor


Teaching Team - Small Pool

Junior Section Teachers and Assistants

teaching team - small pool

Back (L-R)  Evie, Weldon, Rosie
Front (L-R)  Aoife, Francesca, Orla, Ria, Nina, Kayla


Teaching Team - Main Pool

Junior Section Teachers and Assistants

teaching team - main pool

Back (L-R)  Oli, Taylor, Conor, Luca, Ollie
Front (L-R)  Josh, Dillon, Cara, Mary, Joanne, Jack, Logan



Frequently Asked Questions

Where do you lessons take place?

Highgrove Pool, Hume Way, Ruislip, HA4 8DZ. We use the small (teaching) pool and the main pool.

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When do you lessons take place?

Our lessons are 3.30pm-5.30pm on Sundays only. We run 3 blocks of 13 weeks through the year during term time. We do not have a half time break.


If my child misses their lesson can they make it up another time?

Unfortunately missed lessons cannot be made up.


How do you group the children?

Children are grouped with those with a similar ability and technique. Good technique is paramount and children will often spend longer swimming shorter distances to develop their technique and to ensure a smooth transition to longer distance swimming. Children are not grouped by stage as per other lesson providers.


What badges do you do?

Our beginner groups start by working on Duckling Awards. We do Stages 1-7 and Distance awards from 5m-1500m. Our most advanced swimmers will also work towards their Bronze, Silver and Gold awards.


Where can I watch my child’s lesson?

Parents are not permitted on poolside but can view the lessons from the gallery. Children are not to be left unsupervised in the building and are the responsibility of parents/carers when they are not in their lesson.


How do I pay my fees?

Fees are payable via bank transfer only and must be paid by the end of the current term to secure a place for the following term. Communication is sent to all parents towards the end of the current term with details about the new term including when the payment window is open.

Current fees per child, per term are: 30 minute classes - £100, 1 hour classes - £115.


HSC Junior Section Refund Policy

Lessons missed for any reason cannot be made up at another time or be transferred to a sibling unless there are extenuating medical circumstances. If a long term medical condition arises please contact the Membership Secretary and provide medical evidence for consideration.

As we require prepayment for the term of lessons, a refund is only given if cancellation is made prior to the term having started. Any refunds will be minus a £10 cancellation/admin fee per child.We are unable to offer refunds once the place has been accepted and the term has started.

In the case of pool/pools not being in operation due to technical faults we will extend the current term where possible, if not, the credit will be offset against the following term.


Lessons cancelled due to the Covid lockdown arrangements

We have organised an extended term from September - December 2020 to make up for any lessons that did not take place from 22nd March 2020 to Easter 2020 due to Highgrove not having a pool/pools in operation. These 'lesson credits' are only available for the term stated.

January 2021 fees will be adjusted accordingly to take into account the 4 sessions missed due to Highgrove having to shut their pools again. The reduced fee will be communicated to you in due course. Please note the reduced fee is only applicable to those children who attended the September-December 2020 term.

Thank you for your understanding in this matter


Current Term Dates

Small Pool Classes - TBC

Main Pool Classes - TBC


Next Term Starts

Sunday 3rd January 2021 - Sunday 28th March 2021


Future Term

Sunday 18th April 2021 - Sunday 11th July 2021


Further Information

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