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Children who want to learn to swim or improve their skills in the water can now dive into the Summer Swim Programme taking place at Pools on the Park and Teddington Pool from Monday 23 July to Friday 31 August.

Pools on the Park are offering swimming lessons for beginners and new swimmers aged 3 years and over, throughout the summer holidays. Programmes run during the week can be booked in advance by contacting Pools on the Park on 020 3772 2999 or by visiting

Teddington Pool is also offering a Summer Crash Course for children aged 3 years and over with four and five-day courses on offer for £36 and £45 respectively.

There are also a range of water based clinics on offer throughout August for children looking to improve their swimming skills - whether that be stroke technique or for those wanting to learn dive or improve the diving skills or to learn basic skills for synchronized swimming. There’s also a rookie lifeguard session available for children aged 8 years and over and who can swim a minimum of 50 metres.

Contact Teddington Pool on 020 3772 2999 or book.

Cllr John Coombs, Cabinet Member for Arts, Culture and Sport said:

“With the recent hot weather we’ve been having I’m sure children are keen to get into the water. If your child is looking to learn to swim or improve their skills in the water I encourage you to get in touch with Pools on the Park and Teddington Pools and find a swim course that’s best for them!”

All classes must be booked and paid for in advance, and a medical form and application must be completed for each child.