5 days of intense tuition to transform your children's skills

Children’s School Holiday Courses

Easter Holiday Intensive Courses Now Available to Book!

Weeks Commencing: Monday 2nd and Monday 9th April

All courses running in 30 min intervals between 9am – 11am Monday – Friday at St Johns College School & King’s Hedges (Cambridge), as well as Arran House Stud (Newmarket) and Manor Farm (Croydon/Arrington). £100 for the whole week!

3 students or less in each class


Amazing quality hand picked teachers


Superb customer service every step of the way


Detailed progress reports at the end of the course


Warm, clean private pools


A solid quality reputation and a 100% progress Guarantee!

Our children’s Intensive Courses run during every half-term and school holiday period. They are suitable for children between the ages of 3 yrs old and 11 yrs old, from complete beginners through to confident and established young swimmers who need to perfect their technique.

Just like our regular weekly lessons, these courses have a maximum number of 3 children per class with an option of 2 children or 1 child per class also available. The standard of teaching is second to none and a vast improvement is guaranteed.

Each course will consist of one half-hour lesson per class at the same time every day for 5 days. Having a lesson every day for 5 days is a great way to improve confidence, technique and understanding of swimming in your children in a very short space of time. They will learn a great deal and have a lot of fun at the same time due to our small classes and superb teachers!

Be a Swimmer – Beginner Lessons

happy cute girl toddler swimming underwater

Beginner Lessons offer a perfect introduction to fast track your child’s swimming progress by building a solid foundation. The early days of swimming can be quite daunting for children and that is where our small groups and expert teachers really make a big impact. We take all anxiety out of the early lessons for the children and empower them to believe in their own ability very early on.

We teach children from 3 years of age and usually have them swimming front crawl, back stroke and breast stroke independently by their fourth birthdays!

Be a better Swimmer – Intermediate Lessons


If your child already has a basic understanding of swimming but needs to develop the strokes to a high level then we can help! Our teachers can work very quickly and in great detail with intermediate swimmers once they have a solid base in place. We will teach your child all of the core strokes and have them progressing years ahead of their time very quickly indeed.

Be a Great Swimmer! – Advanced Lessons

If your child can already swim the core strokes then we can make them even better! Our advanced classes will develop finer details of technique like generating more speed, power and efficiency in the water. We also start looking at starts and turns. By the time your child leaves our advanced classes they will have a huge edge over their peers and be accomplished swimmers for life. We have close links with all of the local swimming clubs and will happily introduce you and your child to them should they wish to move to the next stage.

Intensive Course Fees

  • 3 children per class – £100 for the 5 days
  • 2 children per class – £150 for the 5 days
  • 1 child in the class – £300 for the 5 days

Although we are more expensive than other swim schools we do in fact work out vastly cheaper in the long run! We are a fast track service so your child will finish their lessons with us years quicker than anywhere else. They will in affect learn everything they need to be safe and efficient at a much younger age.

Which Class is Right For My Child?

Child stage 0: These classes are suitable for children who are complete beginners with little or no water experience.

Child stage 0 - 1: These classes work for children who have been in the water before but are by no means swimming independently. We develop basic safety awareness, basic movement skills and water confidence skills. Swimmers may use aids, such as woggles, floats, etc.

Child stage 1 - 2: These classes work well for children who are on the verge of swimming independent doggy paddle. We work on developing safe entries to the water, including jumping in, basic floating, travel on the front and back up to a distance of five metres, and rotating the body to regain an upright position. Swimmers may use aids such as woggles, floats, etc. A degree of water confidence is necessary for these classes.

Child stage 2 - 3: These classes are concerned with developing basic doggy paddle, backstroke and safe entries into the water – including submersion. Swimmers must be able to travel up to 10metres on the front and back, They will also progress water safety knowledge and body rotation skills from the previous Stage.

Child stage 3 - 4: These classes are aimed at children who can swim 10 - 15m of a basic front crawl, backstroke and breast stroke. This stage aids the learner in developing the understanding of buoyancy through a range of skills. Also covered is refining kicking techniques for all strokes.

Child stage 4 - 5: These classes start to expand on other water based skills such as sculling, treading water and body complete rotation. Children will be able to perform all strokes for 20m to a good standard showing good technique and rhythm.

Child stage 5 - 6: These classes are aimed at children who can swim all 4 strokes well. Developing effective swimming skills – including coordinated breathing – across all strokes is the focus of this stage. Learners also have to swim a distance of 25metres using a stroke of the swimmer’s choice. Children also learn about aspects of water safety and about preparing properly for exercise.

Child stage 6 - 7+: During this stage, children develop quality stroke techniques up to 100metres incorporating the skills they have learned, and combine them to develop a linked routine. We will also cover dives, starts and turns.

Upcoming Dates and Availability

Available Places for Crash courses

TownPoolStartingTimeSpacesAbility levelTeacher
CroydonManor FarmMonday 2nd April8:30am1CHILD Stages 0 - 1Mikaela Rowe
CambridgeSt Johns College SchoolMonday 2nd April9:00am1CHILD stages 2 - 3Alistair Steele
CambridgeSt Johns College SchoolMonday 2nd April9:00am2CHILD stages 4 - 5Jon Fulcher
CambridgeKings HedgesMonday 2nd April9:00am2CHILD Stages 0 - 1Emma Scriven
CambridgeKings HedgesMonday 2nd April9:00am3Sina Naderi
CambridgeKings HedgesMonday 2nd April9:00am1CHILD stages 3 - 4Jack Bevis
CambridgeSt Johns College SchoolMonday 2nd April9:30am1CHILD stages 1 - 2Alistair Steele
CambridgeSt Johns College SchoolMonday 2nd April9:30am1CHILD stages 4 - 5Jon Fulcher
CambridgeKings HedgesMonday 2nd April9:30am1CHILD stages 2 - 3Emma Scriven
CambridgeKings HedgesMonday 2nd April9:30am2CHILD stages 1 - 2Sina Naderi
CroydonManor FarmMonday 2nd April10:00am2CHILD stages 6 -7+Mikaela Rowe
CambridgeKings HedgesMonday 2nd April10:00am2CHILD stages 2 - 3Emma Scriven
CambridgeKings HedgesMonday 2nd April10:00am2CHILD Stages 0 - 1Sina Naderi
CroydonManor FarmMonday 2nd April10:30am1CHILD stages 2 - 3Mikaela Rowe
CambridgeKings HedgesMonday 2nd April10:30am3Emma Scriven
CambridgeKings HedgesMonday 2nd April10:30am3Sina Naderi
CambridgeKings HedgesMonday 2nd April10:30am3Jack Bevis
NewmarketArran House StudMonday 2nd April11:00am1CHILD stages 1 - 2Dale Voyse
NewmarketArran House StudMonday 2nd April11:30am1CHILD stages 5 - 6Dale Voyse
NewmarketArran House StudMonday 2nd April12:30pm2CHILD stages 3 - 4Dale Voyse
NewmarketArran House StudMonday 9th April8:30am2CHILD Stages 0 - 1Tom Smith
CambridgeSt Johns College SchoolMonday 9th April9:00am1CHILD stages 3 - 4Liam Alderson
CambridgeKings HedgesMonday 9th April9:00am3Ryan Cox
CambridgeKings HedgesMonday 9th April9:00am2CHILD stages 3 - 4Shahid Wahab
CambridgeKings HedgesMonday 9th April9:30am2CHILD stages 2 - 3Sina Naderi
CambridgeKings HedgesMonday 9th April9:30am2CHILD stages 3 - 4Ryan Cox
CambridgeKings HedgesMonday 9th April9:30am1CHILD Stages 0 - 1Shahid Wahab
CambridgeKings HedgesMonday 9th April10:00am1CHILD stages 4 - 5Sina Naderi
CambridgeKings HedgesMonday 9th April10:00am1CHILD Stages 0 - 1Ryan Cox
CroydonManor FarmMonday 9th April10:00am1CHILD stages 2 - 3Mikaela Rowe
CambridgeKings HedgesMonday 9th April10:30am2CHILD stages 1 - 2Sina Naderi
CambridgeKings HedgesMonday 9th April10:30am3Shahid Wahab
CroydonManor FarmMonday 9th April11:00am2CHILD Stages 0 - 1Mikaela Rowe
NewmarketArran House StudMonday 9th April11:30am2CHILD stages 3 - 4Tom Smith

Children's Lessons Testimonials

"I can recommend Elite Swimming Academy in the strongest possible terms. My son was three and a half when he started his classes with Elite and was very nervous around water following some disastrous swimming lessons at our local leisure centre pool. After only one session with Anthony, he seemed entirely happy in the water. After two sessions, he was claiming that he "loved swimming". After a term, he had become a really confident swimmer. I have nothing but praise for Elite, Ed Williams and Anthony." 
C Ross.

"My two children (aged 7 and 3) just started with Elite after waiting for several months for suitable lesson times due to our other commitments and the popularity of the lessons! The classes were worth the wait - I noticed an improvement in their skills from their first lessons! I've recommended Elite to my friend for her 4 year old and she too is delighted! My kids' teachers are really nice, any emails are answered really quickly and the service as a whole is great!" 
E Watson

"Fabulous! I saw clear progress in just one lesson. I am a teacher and could have filmed the lesson for use in professional development! Excellent use of assessment for learning, clear instruction, personalised per participant and clear explanations of how and WHY! Super. We will be booking lessons for Christmas holidays if available."
Nikki Gabb

"I must let you know that although we have only had 5 lessons with you so far, I am more impressed with the progress that Jacob has made in just 5 lessons than he has made in 5 years of our previous swimming lessons! Clear instruction, superb attention to detail and sheer professionalism every step of the way." 
Laura Davies