From learner sessions to ‘splash time’, we help your kids take to water.
Our team of Swim England qualified swimming instructors have the experience to help your children learn and improve whatever their ability. Clubs and classes on offer include:
- after-school and weekend lessons (beginners to stage 7)
- individual, one-to-one coaching
- parent, baby and aqua tot sessions
- fun ‘splash time’ on Saturday and Sunday
As a parent, you want your kids to be safe and confident in and around water. Swimming lessons are the right way to help them learn how to stay afloat and avoid danger. There are many places that you can teach your kids to swim, but at St. George’s Hill Lawn Tennis Club we believe we have the best facilities and the friendliest swim instructors in Surrey.
Why swimming is an important skill for kids to learn
Swimming is an important skill for kids to learn not only because it is great exercise and fun, but because it can save lives.
Knowing how to swim prevents children from putting themselves in dangerous situations in the water, and this can prevent accidents. It builds confidence too; as children perfect their swimming abilities they build up their strength and increase their self-esteem. Even if a child doesn’t become an amazing swimmer, having swimming skills becomes even more important with age.
Knowing what to do if you ever find yourself struggling in the water can make all the difference. Sadly nearly one in four children can’t swim by the time they leave primary school. Investing the time for your kid to learn how to swim is well worth it!
“Swimming is the only sport which can save your child’s life.”
Swim England Learn to Swim Stage 1 helps to build water confidence, while introducing water safety skills and the basic skills needed to build swimming ability.
Swim England Learn to Swim Stage 2 sees swimmers develop streamlining to their strokes and travel without their feet on the floor, using a recognised leg kick.
During Swim England Learn to Swim Stage 3, swimmers will develop their kicks, on both their front and their back.
Swim England Learn to Swim Stage 4 sees swimmers perfect their leg kicks for all four strokes and further develop push and glides, while also being introduced to sculling.
During Swim England Learn to Swim Stage 5, swimmers will develop their skills in treading water, learn the correct arm pulls for all four strokes and learn how to do handstands and somersaults.
Swim England Learn to Swim Stage 6 teaches swimmers how to prepare for exercise, while developing an efficient technique for all four strokes and further developing surface dives.
Swim England Learn to Swim Stage 7 focuses on fully developing all four swimming strokes, as well as building stamina and improving diving skills.
What to expect during a typical swimming lesson
During a typical lesson, your child will learn swimming fundamentals like floating, gliding, kicking and arm movements. Instructors will use an array of methods such as verbal cues, hand signals and verbal demonstrations to teach their students the proper techniques.
Swimming classes are social by nature and make it easy for children to make friends with others due to the active setting and teaching styles used.
Swimmers should dress appropriately in swimwear that is comfortable but also allows them freedom of movement while in the water.
Swimming opens the door to a lifetime of sport
If you’ll pardon the pun, swimming can be a great springboard into other sports. Consider that all of these brilliant sports can only be participated in by young people who can swim: rowing, sailing, yachting, canoeing, kayaking, surfing, triathlon, water skiing, paddleboarding and many others.
Where to find us
St. George’s Hill Lawn Tennis Club is a tennis, fitness and health club situated in luxury surroundings in Weybridge, Surrey.
As well as swimming and many other activities for your family, you can enjoy top-class tennis, gym and spa facilities, coaching, squash physio and beauty therapy.
We are a very friendly and welcoming club where the whole family can enjoy a world of sport, fitness and relaxation.
Find us at
St. George’s Hill Lawn Tennis Club
St. George’s Hill
We’re within easy driving distance of Weybridge, Hersham, Esher, West Byfleet, Byfleet, New Haw, Addlestone, Cobham, Oxshott, Epsom, Walton.
Swimming and junior swimming facilities are available to members of St. George’s Hill Lawn Tennis Club.