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Teaching Section

Lessons are held at Colchester Leisure World on a Saturday evening from 5.00pm to 5.55pm in the teaching, fitness and diving pools.

We recognise that some children have disabilities that can make mainstream swimming lessons challenging for them. Our core team of dedicated teachers all work to the common goal of providing an opportunity for anyone to have access to suitable swimming lessons in a friendly club where teachers, volunteers and parents work together to support them to enjoy and celebrate their personal achievements.

We follow the Rockhopper Award Scheme, a programme designed for people with disabilities to progress from building water confidence and skills through to becoming safe and proficient swimmers.

This scheme complements our existing programme of stroke and stamina development. We offer opportunities for distance swims and work towards getting our swimmers to enjoy competing.

Our lessons

The core half an hour is spent on stroke development and skill acquisition; at 5.35pm our swimmers choose to join group activities, there are usually four available on a rota basis e.g.

  • Lane Swimming
  • Water Games and Songs
  • Treasure Hunt
  • Water Aerobics


The teaching section depends on our team of volunteers to provide in water support for our young swimmers. This support is given on the basis of safety and need and is subject to the availability of trained volunteers.

We continue to grow and currently have a waiting list. If you would like to join the list please follow the link below which will take you to a google form

Join our waiting list