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.

 

Current Term Dates

Small Pool Classes - TBC

Main Pool Classes - TBC

 

Next Term Starts

TBC

 

Future Term

TBC

 

Further Information

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