Venues Location: Aspire Centre Swimming pool in Southfields, SW18 5JU
October Half-term Break 9 am to 11.00 am
Swimming Pool for Our October Half-Term Crash Courses.
School Getting to Aspire Centre Southfields Pool:
This pool is conveniently situated at 337 Merton Road next to Southfields Grid (SW18 5JU) in Wandsworth. With public transport, it is 10 mins walk from Southfields tube station (on District Line) and only two stops away from Wimbledon. Also Bus 156 can take you directly from Wimbledon or Clapham to the doorstep of this centre. There is free car park access at this venue and a good disability access.
Swimming Pool's Size and Depth:
Aspire Centre at Southfields has a 25 metre indoor heated swimming pool with the water temperature set at 29°C throughout the year. This pool is a three-lane pool allowing plenty of space for stamina training and lane swimming for children who are stages 4 of NTPS and above The shallow end of this pool is 1 meter deep and the maximum depth in the deep end is 3 meters. The safety required for teaching and practicing diving in England is the minimum depth of 1.8 meters. So, we are also able to teach and practice basic diving and personal survival skills in this pool as part of our learn-to-swim programme (stages 4 and above of Swim England NTSP) The venue is well supplied with all the aids - such as kickboards, pull buoys, floats, and noodles, required for teaching swimming so there is no requirement to bring along additional swimming equipment to lessons. It is a requirement that all swimmers, male and female, wear swimming hats for hygiene reasons. Post COVID-19: All swimmers, male and female, must turn up beach ready for our classes If you'd like to bring along your swimming equipment to our lessons, that is fine.
Changing Facilities and Showers for Swimmers
There are two spacious and separate changing rooms at this venue. One is allocated for boys/men and one is for girls/ladies’ usage. Both changing rooms have their own warm showers and toilets. Lockers:There are lockers at this facility but, we recommend not to use them post corona due to the increase in touchpoints. However, you can bring your own wipes and clean the lockers before and after using them. Hangers/Hooks: Each changing room has plenty of hangers/hooks to hang clothes and bags. There are no baby boards for changing babies either, so, for a baby lesson, people are advised to bring their own changing mats with them. There is a separate toilet for people with disabilities at this facility.
Observatory and Waiting area for Parents
This swimming pool has an observatory area with glass windows with chairs available for parents/carers and siblings to sit down and observe swimming lessons.
There is also a reception area with a reception who will check every visitor's body temperature before entering the centre. Please don’t expect to be able to purchase any food or drink (hot or cold) at this venue.
My son has been going to swimming lessons at Blue Wave in Wimbledon for a few years now and thoroughly enjoys it. The teaching is great and the lessons well run. Helps to prepare him for when we finally get to go on holiday again!
My son went to improve his swimming technique and found his instructor very helpful, very kind and patient. The school itself is very welcoming and feels safe for all the children who go there. I would highly recommend it.
My son is 4 years-old and we were looking for weekend swimming classes in a nice environment that could bring good results. After some research we chose Blue Wave Swim. Our son has been having private lessons since the end of 2018 and he is progressing very well. We believe the professionalism of the team, the clean and tidy infrastructure, and the good care of the management are contributing for his development and confidence in the water. Thank you very much Blue Wave Swim!
I am grateful to Marjan and her team at Blue Wave Swim for their hard work and for promoting happiness and enjoyment in swimming. It is amazing to watch the lessons, see the attention, the encouragement and the support the children receive. I have been impressed with my daughters’ progress and the fact that they love attending their classes and learning a vital life skill. Thank you very much. Great job!
My daughter, who is now 7 years old, started with blue wave two years back and we have been very happy with her progress at the school. Initially we started with group lessons but once she got comfortable in water we moved her to semi private lessons, which made a lot of difference in her ability to learn swimming. As part of the smaller group she is better bonded with other children in the group and gets more attention from the swimming instructor, which is helping her advance her swimming skills. During her 2 years with blue wave, swimming instructors for my daughter have changed and while continuity in learning was maintained, I think this could have been managed better. Needless to say, she still goes and enjoys her time here and looks forward to her class every week. Overall we are very pleased with Blue Wave and would recommend them without any hesitation.
Highly recommend this swimming school. My daughter has been attending since she was 1 years old and she loves it. The teachers are very good with children and my daughter, who is now 4 years old is very confident in the water.
I’d like to thank Marjan and her team in particular Darren who has developed my 5 year old daughter Millie over the last 2 years into a confident young swimmer. It takes time to develop this confidence and having two older children who also went to Blue wave I know how important it is not to rush the childs development of confidence in the water.
My daughter loves swimming! Since attending Blue Wave Swim School lessons her water confidence is high and that gives us peace of mind when she is playing near water. The staff are fantastic and the lessons are fun!
Our children, now ages 9 and 7, have been taking lessons with Blue Wave since early 2017. They have made great progress with their swimming skills. We have been very impressed with the teaching and personalised attention both children have received. Best of all they enjoy and look forward to their lessons. The location is also convenient for Wimbledon residents.