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10 MAY 2021 - We currently have a backlog of enquiries for private lessons (any level) and beginner places    If you have already contacted us, please be patient.  We are trying to make space for a few new groups, and will be in touch as soon as we can. Unfortunately we cannot  respond to new enquiries at the moment.

We do have a handful of spaces for intermediate & advanced students.  They must be able to swim at least a width independently and consistently. 

Private Swimming Lessons

Private swimming lessons are available for anyone who feels they need them. A few examples -

  • Disabled people
  • Very nervous beginners (adult or child)
  • Anyone who wants a parent/carer/friend in the water with them for whatever reason
  • If you want to learn something specific (eg Tumble Turns)
  • Just prefer personal attention

We have exclusive use of the pool for all our classes. This means your private lesson will not be run alongside a noisy public swimming session. There will be a few other classes - either private or very small groups -  but that's all. This is important for those who value their privacy.

Private lessons are available for children or adults.  Most of our adult students come for an hour at a time, but some prefer just half an hour.  For children we recommend only half an hour.


Summer Term 2021

Starts on 17-18 April

Half-term weekend off 29-30 May (Bank Holiday weekend)

Ends after 17-18 July

TIMES (school terms only)

Saturdays  1.00pm - 5.15pm.
Sundays     9.00am - 5.00pm.  
Please contact us for specific class times



All lessons are at RIBSTON HALL HIGH SCHOOL until STRS pool re-opens


Sir Thomas Rich's School

5 mins drive from M5 J11 
(Also easily accessible from Cheltenham via A40)


PRICES - Private Lessons

£30.00 per half hour