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

Children’s School Holiday Courses

February Half Term Intensive Courses Now Available to Book!

Monday 18th Feb – Fri 22nd Feb

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 (Wimpole area).

£100 for a whole week of guaranteed progress!

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.

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.

Upcoming Dates and Availability

Available Places for Crash courses

TownPoolStartingTimeSpacesAbility levelTeacher
NewmarketArran House StudMonday 18th February9:00am3Tom Smith
CambridgeSt Johns College SchoolMonday 18th February9:00am3Dale Voyse
CambridgeSt Johns College SchoolMonday 18th February9:00am3Ryan Cox
CroydonManor FarmMonday 18th February9:00am3Hellen Anderson
CambridgeClare HallMonday 18th February9:00am3Lucinda Hart
NewmarketArran House StudMonday 18th February9:30am3Tom Smith
CambridgeSt Johns College SchoolMonday 18th February9:30am3Dale Voyse
CambridgeSt Johns College SchoolMonday 18th February9:30am3Ryan Cox
CroydonManor FarmMonday 18th February9:30am3Hellen Anderson
CambridgeClare HallMonday 18th February9:30am3Lucinda Hart
NewmarketArran House StudMonday 18th February10:00am3Tom Smith
CambridgeSt Johns College SchoolMonday 18th February10:00am3Dale Voyse
CambridgeSt Johns College SchoolMonday 18th February10:00am3Ryan Cox
CroydonManor FarmMonday 18th February10:00am3Hellen Anderson
CambridgeClare HallMonday 18th February10:00am3Lucinda Hart
NewmarketArran House StudMonday 18th February10:30am3Tom Smith
CambridgeSt Johns College SchoolMonday 18th February10:30am3Dale Voyse
CambridgeSt Johns College SchoolMonday 18th February10:30am3Ryan Cox
CroydonManor FarmMonday 18th February10:30am3Hellen Anderson
CambridgeSt Johns College SchoolMonday 18th February11:00am3Dale Voyse
CambridgeSt Johns College SchoolMonday 18th February11:00am3Ryan Cox
CroydonManor FarmMonday 18th February11:00am3Hellen Anderson
NewmarketArran House StudMonday 18th February11:00am3Tom 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