Lesson Term Dates

The Cranleigh School Swimming Academy is based at Cranleigh School’s indoor 25-metre pool and runs on Saturday mornings during term time and various evenings throughout the week.

We accommodate all abilities from the age of 3 years upwards in our heated indoor 25m swimming pool. Following the ASA national plan, our class sizes are kept to a maximum of 7 children in a lesson, with stages 1 to 4 being taught with the teacher, plus an assistant, both in the water. Lessons are 30 minutes and depending on the swimmer’s ability will be between 8.30am – 12.45pm on Saturday mornings. 

All lessons are taught by confident and enthusiastic ASA & STA instructors, who collectively have many years experience in all aspects of teaching and coaching swimming. Throughout the year we run special events including National Drowning Prevention Week, Pyjamas Week and award weeks. These award sessions at the end of the term allow the children to achieve a variety of badges and certificates including distance badges, Water Skills awards, ASA Stages or Challenges.

If you would like to sign your child up, we start by offering a trial lesson allowing us to assess their ability and ensuring they are assigned to the appropriate class. 

Swimming Academy Term Dates 2022/2023

Block Booking Saturday morning swim classes (all at 30mins)

Spring Term 2023
  • January 7, 14, 21, 28
  • February 4, 18, 25 (no lesson on February 11 as half term)
  • March 4, 11, 18, 25
  • April 1

Block booking 12 x 30min sessions x £12.00 per child (as of 1 January 2023) – £144.00

Payment is due at time of booking

Summer Term 2023 – Provisional dates
  • April 15, 22, 29
  • May 6, 13, 20 (no lesson on May 27 as half term)
  • June 3, 10, 17, 24
  • July 8, 15, 22 (no lesson on July 1 as Speech Day)


We are delighted to announce a new initiative to complement our block booking format, namely “pay-as-you-swim”. This offers flexibility to those families that cannot commit to every week. The “pay-as-you-swim” sessions will be £14.00 per child per class and are subject to availability of places. Please email the Swim Academy swimacademy@cranleighactivities.org if this new initiative is of interest to you.

Mid-week lessons for more experienced swimmers to be introduced later in the New Year


  • Payment is due at time of booking.  Block booking can be made half termly upon request.
  • No sibling discount
  • Missed lessons can be moved to alternative time on that date, subject to availability and at the discretion of the Swim Academy Manager.  No refunds.
  • Trials to be charged at lesson rates and booking conditions above apply.


Julie Doubtfire (Swim Academy Manager), Level 3 

Angela Bubb, STA Level 2 Certificate

Di Toms, ASA Level 2 Certificate

Kiran Sandhu, STA Level 2 Award

Charlie O’Brien, Lifeguard

contact information

Can we kindly request that all Parents/Guardians with children attending the Swim Academy please fill out this Swim Academy Child Information Form and return completed to the Sports Centre reception at your earliest convenience. There is no need to do this if you have previously done so but please do inform us if any of your contact details have recently changed.