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Swimming pool facilities at Virgin Active Health Clubs

Swim National Framework

Guaranteeing quality teaching for all ages and abilities

With the largest private swim school across the UK, we strive to offer the best possible environment for children of all ages.

Our exclusive and high quality pool facilities provide a fantastic opportunity to operate swim programmes for our junior and adult members who want to learn with us, get fit or compete in the pool.

We work with the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) and Swimming Teachers Association (STA) to produce a full syllabus throughout the year, making us the biggest provider of the ASA Learn to Swim Framework.

All of our swim schools follow this framework and it is the most recognised and established aquatic pathway in the country allowing easy transition for any learners moving between swim schools.

Parent and Baby

Kids swimming pool at Virgin Active Health Clubs

Building confidence from an early age

By helping develop basic movement and sensory skills, these lessons introduce children to the water with parents involved too.

Parent and baby lessons also improve eating and sleeping patterns plus they strengthen cardio and heart functions (for baby and parent!)

Parent and Toddler

Child swimming at Virgin Active Health Clubs

Developing basic actions and movements

Stepping up from the baby classes, these lessons are aimed at encouraging movement in the water and confidence through games and songs for pre-school children.

Parents can jump into the water too, until kids have the confidence to swim on their own and start interacting with their teacher and the group.

Group Lessons

Swim Gala at Virgin Active Northwood

Groups learning by ability

The core of our swim school programmes, where we deliver the ASA and LTS foundation programme for all stages from 1-10.

Focusing on a progressive and multi-aquatic pathway, group lessons encompass a wide range of skills and strokes to achieve learning outcomes.

Swim Squads

Virgin Active Indoor Triathlon - kids swim

For advanced and competitive swimmers

Squad sessions are designed for advanced swimmers to develop stamina and competitive swimming using drills, sets, timed swims, starts, turns and personal bests.

Children are usually hand-picked to join our swim squads, before honing their skills and taking on our Virgin Active Health Clubs in our national gala events.

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