Swimming information term time Starting Blocks Swim School

At Starting Blocks Swim school we pride ourselves on keeping the groups small and where possible providing helper support in the water. The children are encouraged to learn by having “fun” while at the same time the lessons will educate them towards more formal classes as they climb the ability scale. We have produced quite a few very successful swimmers, one of whom was selected by British Swimming to compete with the British team at the 2008 Olympic Games he learnt to swim with us from the age of 4, two of his teachers are still with us..

Swimming courses are available after school on Tuesday Wednesday & Thursday each week during term time. We normally start the courses the week after they begin at school to allow the younger ones to settle into a routine. Courses are set out as follows:

New Swim school website is www.startingblocks.org.uk













Course details

Contact us

Christine Thompson

Yew Cottage


Hemel Hempstead



E-mail: christine@swimmingforall.co.uk

07930 424731

Astley Cooper , Group Lesson Times

Wednesday 6.20 Stages 1,2  Ages 6 +

6.50 Stages 2,3 & 4+ 

7.20 onwards Stages 5 -7,8,9 & 10, Stroke improver

7.50 Adults, recreational swimmers needing coaching,

Adult One to One Tuition

Astley Cooper School From £16/half hour (subject to availability of teachers)

Private Health Club   £45/hour of tuition £65/hour 2 to One (Use of the wetside facilities after session, Sauna, Steam room & Spa is included) Book a course for discounted rates.

Adult improvers can be accommodated at lower prices when spaces allow at both venues,  email for details

Teachers rescue test  (NRASTC)

For renewal of existing certificate To be announced when available Next course due in October/November 16


Cost of Courses

Group Lessons

Next Course at Astley Cooper School will be £108*, It will run for 11 weeks starting on Wednesday  14th September and Finishing on Wednesday 7th December.

1. BACs Payment  15% discount        

2. Cheque 10% discount       

3. No discount for Cash                         

4. *There is a one off Joining fee of £20


One to Ones

School Pool, Quiet spot £22 , Busy (lessons in progress) £16 per half hour.

Private Members Pool, £45 per hour includes use of the Swimming Pool, Sauna, Steam Room and Spa during your visit and Towels are provided. Two to one £65 for the hour, same facilities.


To join mid course or book for next term please phone or email for application form. All courses are booked subject to minimum group sizes and pool availability.

Each new member will receive a Free Float and Swimming hat.


Tel: 07930 424731

Email: Christine@swimmingforall.co.uk