We are proud to provide high-quality, low ratio swimming lessons to develop swimming skills as quickly as possible for all ages.

Hertfordshire Sports Village Swimming Pool is minutes from Hatfield Galleria, Welwyn Garden City and St Albans.

Learn to Swim Terms & Conditions

Private Swim Lesson Terms & Conditions


Swimming Crash Courses

Swimming Crash Courses Beginners Ducklings

Beginners Ducklings

If your child is aged from 3½ and a complete newbie to the water, our Ducklings crash course over five consecutive days could be the perfect way to introduce them to the water, promoting increased independence and water confidence to help prepare them for our Ducklings Learn to Swim sessions and Stage 1 of the Learn to Swim Framework. With a guaranteed maximum ratio of four children to one teacher, this course is suitable for toddlers.

When

Monday 25 – Friday 29 October: 09:00-09:45

Price

£75

Booking must be made under the child’s account. See below guide on how to set up an online account for your child.

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Swimming Crash Courses Beginners

Beginners Starfish

Give your child a head start with a 45 minute swimming lesson over an intensive crash course of five days. With a guaranteed maximum ratio of four children to one teacher, this course is suitable for complete beginners unable to swim unaided.

When

Monday 25 – Friday 29 October:
09:00-09:45 or 09:45-10:30

Price

£75

Booking must be made under the child’s account. See below guide on how to set up an online account for your child.

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Swimming Crash Courses Improvers

Improvers Penguins

45 minute improver sessions, in low ratio classes, for five consecutive days, should see your child growing in confidence and taking leaps forward in their swimming. Suitable for swimmers likely to be on Stage 2 or 3 of the Swim England Plan, able to swim 5-10m on their front and back.

When

Monday 25 – Friday 29 October: 10:30-11:15

Price

£75

Booking must be made under the child’s account. See below guide on how to set up an online account for your child.

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Swimming Crash Courses Stroke Improvers

Stroke Improvers Sharks

A 45 minute session for five consecutive days to rebuild your child’s stamina in the water and enjoy a mix of stroke improvement, distance swims and water safety. Suitable for swimmers likely to be Stage 4 and above and able to swim 25m with a basic idea of three strokes.

When

Monday 25 – Friday 29 October: 11:15-12:00

Price

£75

Booking must be made under the child’s account. See below guide on how to set up an online account for your child.

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Booking onto the swim crash courses:

Childcare vouchers are not accepted when booking onto our swim crash courses.

Please remember to set up an online account for your child if wanting to book them onto one of the swim crash courses.

Follow our step-by-step guide below on how to create your child’s account with us:

  • Head to our ‘Login’ tab at the top of our website. This will take you to our ‘Book Online’ system
  • Select ‘Sign up now’
  • You will be shown a list of our options from creating a pay as you go account to registering for memberships. To create a pay as you go account, you will need to select the first option in the list – ‘Pay as you go’
  • This will show you the first of two screens which will ask for your child’s personal information. Please complete this to set up your child’s account. If you have already registered for your child’s account with us and have just forgotten your password, please email our Customer Service Team at sports.reception@herts.ac.uk. Our team will be able to provide you with your child’s Member ID. You will need this to then reset your password for your child’s account
  • Once you have completed setting up your child’s account, you will receive an email with confirmation and further information including your child’s Member ID and how to reset your password so you can book your child’s crash courses, etc with us!

Swimming Regular Lessons

Kids Ducklings Lessons

Kids Ducklings Lessons

Our Ducklings programme is aimed at children aged from 3½.

This part of our programme aligns with the Swim England Pre-School Framework and Duckling Awards.

When

Tuesdays: 14:00-14:30 or 14:30-15:00
Thursdays: 14:00-14:30, 14:30-15:00 or 16:00-16:30
Fridays: 16:30-17:00

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Kids Learn to Swim

Kids Learn to Swim

This part of our programme aligns with the Swim England Learn to Swim Framework, building confidence and competence in the water and preparing children for more advanced aquatic skills and club activity.

We run Learn to Swim stages 1-7 and Club Foundation.

When

Mondays to Fridays: 16:00 onwards
Saturdays: 09:15 onwards

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Adults Swimming Lessons

Adults Swimming Lessons

Ideal for adults who would like to start to learn how to swim, or return to the pool after a long break.

This part of our programme aligns with the Swim England Adult Swimming Framework, which has four progressive stages to work through.

When

Tuesdays:
12:45-13:15 Beginners
13:15-13:45 Beginners
15:00-15:30 Beginners
20:30-21:00 Beginners
21:00-21:30 Beginners
21:30-22:00 Intermediate

Wednesdays:
20:30-21:00 Beginners
21:00-21:30 Beginners and Intermediate
21:30-22:00 Beginners and Intermediate

Fridays:
12:00-12:30 Beginners
12:30-13:00 Intermediate
13:00-13:30 Beginner
13:30-14:00 Beginner
14:30-15:00 Intermediate
15:00-15:30 Beginner

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To book lessons please contact our team on
01707 284466 or for enquiries:

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DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Autumn/Winter Term
Monday 6 September – Saturday 18 December 2021

My son enjoyed his first lesson; it was a really small group of 5 children so he had a lot of time with the teacher. He was jumping in by the end with no arm bands which he’s never done before.

The coach was excellent with the kids and was extremely patient with them throughout. My child has grown in confidence in the water and enjoys coming every week.

Hannah Lawrence

What is HomePortal?

Home Portal

We are really excited to present HomePortal, your new reporting & progress tool for your lessons! This new tool will allow to track your child(rens) progress through their staged swimming lessons; almost in real time – you can track results as we assess. It will also allow you to view how many sessions you have left, manage and move lessons and re-enrol and make payments. You will first need to register to enable your Homeportal account. Our team can help you with this if you get stuck, but here are the instructions:

How to register? 

You will need your ID which should be your membership number, or your key fob number if you have one. Please report to reception to collect your child’s personal ID – you will need one per child.

Get prepared for your swimming lessons

We are really excited to present HomePortal, your new reporting & progress tool for your swimming lessons! This new tool will allow to track your child(rens) progress through their staged swimming lessons; almost in real time – you can track results as we assess. It will also allow you to view how many sessions you have left, manage and move lessons and re-enrol and make payments. You will first need to register to enable your Homeportal account. Our team can help you with this if you get stuck, but here are the instructions:

Before lessons

Please try to ensure that your child is ready to swim 5 minutes before their swimming lesson, having used the toilet etc, so that the teacher only has to explain the aims of the lesson or activity once, to everybody.

Poolside – Swimming Lesson preparation

It would greatly assist us and help with the Health and Safety requirements around poolside if you could come no further than the exit to the changing rooms after the first week. We have ample space on the balcony and in the café for you watch the children and it makes things so much easier for the teachers.

To further facilitate this the teachers will explain, during the first lesson of term for each class, where to wait for their lesson on poolside once the carer's have dropped them poolside.

Crash Courses

If you have booked onto a swim crash course and can no longer attend, we require a minimum of 7 days notice in writing for a full refund. If your request to cancel the course is under 7 days, we will not be able to issue a refund.

Hats

We require the children to wear hats (colour coded by Stage to the colours of the Rainbow). The first hat at each Stage is included in the cost. Replacements are available at a cost of £2.00 each.

Goggles

If possible try to get the children to come to lessons without goggles. If they do have to wear goggles for eye health reasons, please ask the supplier to let you try them first so that a correct fit can be found. Goggles should stay in place around the eyes, albeit briefly, without the straps in place if pressed gently to the eye and they are the correct size and shape. Again, once on, impress on your child the need to leave them in place during the lesson. ‘Goggle fiddlers’ are a key cause of lost time during lessons.

Belongings

Please be aware that there are other users of the centre and pool as well as our Learn to Swim pupils. All belongings should be locked in one of the available lockers before moving poolside. The lockers accept £1 coins, returned on opening the locker after the lesson, and this keeps the changing facilities clear for other users. The male change is the biggest area of concern.

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