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Saturday Swim School

Saturday Morning Swimming Lessons from 8.00am-12.00pm

Dulwich Prep London is proud to offer the Saturday morning Swim School which continues the school’s strong and successful traditions with swimming, ensuring that every child has the opportunity to learn to swim whilst also offering a pathway into competitive swimming. The swim school runs every Saturday during term time from 8.00am-12.00pm.

We offer classes for all, from non-swimmers to advanced, teaching a wide range of skills. These include diving, water safety, survival skills, speed, and stamina training whilst following the ASA Learn to Swim Pathway.

All instructors are highly experienced ASA-qualified or equivalent teachers. The teachers follow the school’s ethos in promoting excellence, ensuring each child reaches their full potential whilst, most importantly, ensuring each child is happy and safe in the water.

Before booking a session, please review the ability group criteria below and the swim school timetable.

Criteria for ability groups

  • Non-swimmers (3+): this group will consist of swimmers three years of age and older who have little or no water confidence. There will be a maximum ratio of six learners to one swimming teacher.
  • Non-swimmers (5+): this group will consist of swimmers five years of age and older who have little or no water confidence. There will be a maximum ratio of six learners to one swimming teacher.
  • Beginners: this group will consist of swimmers that can confidently swim 5m or more with float support. There will be a maximum ratio of six learners to one swimming teacher.
  • Improvers: this group will consist of swimmers who can swim front crawl and backstroke for at least 10m. There will be a maximum ratio of eight learners to one swimming teacher.
  • Improvers One: this group will consist of swimmers who can swim front crawl and backstroke for 25m without support and have a basic understanding of breaststroke and dolphin kick. There will be a maximum ratio of ten learners to one swimming teacher.
  • Improvers Two: this group will consist of swimmers who can demonstrate a good front crawl and backstroke technique with the ability to swim 100m on both continuously. They will also have a good understanding of breaststroke and a basic understanding of butterfly. There will be a maximum ratio of 12 learners to one swimming teacher.
  • Advanced (one hour): this group will consist of swimmers who can confidently demonstrate good stroke technique and swim 100m front crawl and backstroke, 50m breaststroke and 25m butterfly continuously. There will be a maximum ratio of 12 learners to one swimming teacher.
  • Club (one hour): this group consists of swimmers who are training at club level with their school swim team or to a similar standard. They can swim 400+m on all strokes with advanced technique. There will be a maximum ratio of 12 learners to one swimming teacher.