General Information

Our swimming programme is for children in full time education who are able to follow instructions in a small group and aims to establish healthy and safe behaviour in a happy environment. Children are taught water safety, development of water confidence and swimming ability by following structured and progressive activities.

Classes work towards gaining 7 different stages of increasing difficulty, with an emphasis on water skills and safety. By the end of Stage 7 participants will have achieved a great range of water skills. All instructors are experienced and fully qualified. Classes only run in independent school term times and need to be booked prior to starting. Booking forms can be downloaded by clicking the link on the home page.

Term Dates
Michaelmas 2023
Part 1 Week Beginning 11th September to 18th October
(No Swimming 23rd October - 3rd November - Half Term 2 weeks)
Part 2 Week Beginning 6th November to 13th December

Lent 2024
Part 1 Week Beginning 8th January to 14th February
(No Swimming week beginning 19th February - Half Term 1 week)
Part 2 Week Beginning 26th February to 20th March

Summer 2024
Part 1 Week Beginning 15th April to 22nd May
No swimming on Bank Holiday Monday 6th May 2024
(No Swimming week beginning 27th May - Half Term 1 week)
Part 2 Week Beginning 3rd June to 26th June

Enrolment Details
All classes are held at the swimming pool at the Royal Hospital School.

The classes offered by Holbrook Swim are self-financing and non-profit making. It is therefore essential that pupils are booked in and paid for PRIOR TO THE START OF THE TERM. Places are allocated on a first come, first served basis and a place on the previous terms sessions will not guarantee one this term. We can only issue refunds if the classes are cancelled.

All participants are required to wear swimming hats and all swimmers must supply their own equipment. Float size maximum approx 23cm x 32cm, please. Tutors are only responsible for children during their class. Please do not leave children alone in the changing rooms and do not let them enter the pool side until the whistle blows signifying the end of the session.

Everyone involved with Holbrook swim takes their safeguarding roles seriously and undertakes continual training. If you have any concerns about a child or member of staff our safeguarding officer can be contacted on
As a club we follow Swim England's extensive wave-power guidance which can be downloaded by clicking here .
If you have an urgent emergency concern, contact details of various other safeguarding bodies can be found on page 3 of the document.

Classes are run by Pam Tunbridge, Dan Harris, Gemma Hamilton, Maxine Frith, Briony Lewis and Fay Wade. All instructors are qualified, DBS checked and experienced at working with children. There is a qualified First Aider and Lifeguard at each session.