Children’s Learn to Swim Programme


At Camden Swiss Cottage Swimming Club, we offer high quality Learn to Swim provision for all in a fun, safe and professional environment.

Our staff are highly qualified with many years of experience teaching from early fundamental stages through to coaching Olympic athletes. 

Programme Benefits

  • Small group sizes up to a maximum of 4 to 5 swimmers, enhancing progression.

  • An individualised and tailored approach enabling teachers to spend more time on each child’s development.

  • Our highly experienced teachers are all also qualified coaches.

  • We offer a consistent professional approach adhering to Swim England’s national curriculum.

We currently offer classes for Stages 6, 7 and 8

Children will be continuously monitored to ensure progression through the appropriate stages and to build their confidence as a proficient swimmer.

We will assess every swimmers ability in the first lesson to ensure they will succeed within the registered stage. Should they not meet the entry criteria, they will be re-directed to an appropriate programme. 

To enter our programme at Stage 6, children should be able to perform:

• 10m all strokes                                                             • 25m one stroke

• 5m sculling front/back                                                  • 30s treading water

• 5m streamlined underwater dolphin kick front/back     • jump into deep water

• forward roll                                                                   

Upon completion of Stage 8, children will be confident swimmers in all strokes and will have been introduced to basic competitive skills, including turns and dives.  They will have the option to join an internationally recognised swimming club and enjoy swimming as part of the CSCSC community. 

Lesson Timing and Pricing

Lessons are based in the Mallinson Sports Centre at Highgate School on Sunday afternoon between 13:00-16:00. Lessons are all 45 minutes long, which we believe accelerates learning and strong technique. 

• Lesson 1: 13:00-13:45                                                   • Lesson 3: 14:30-15:15

• Lesson 2: 13:45-14:30                                                   • Lesson 4: 15:15-16:00

Lessons are £29 per 45 minute sessions, paid for on a monthly basis, one month in advance and can be cancelled at any time with 4 weeks’ notice. Payments are automated and set up by the customer when registering for CSCSC Learn to Swim.

Our Stages Co-ordinator Tom Brommage will oversee all classes and is always available to speak with parents about their child’s progression.