From 4 years+. Classes for all abilities. Free Assessment to ensure correct level. Click here to view the new lesson timetable with extra classes.
Friendly experienced teachers and a superb learning environment has helped to keep our reputation as one of the leading centres for children’s lessons. This coupled with an ideal teaching pool which has two shallow ends and is 30 meters in length makes sure there is ample room for the children to learn safely. Parents are able to sit on poolside and watch your child progress.
Welcome to King Edwards Swimming Pool.
Situated on the west side of Sheffield – King Edwards Swimming Pool is a Trust and registered charity. We have a broad range of activities to suit most needs. These include public swims, swimming lessons, aquarobics, over 50’s sessions, adult and child and party hire etc. Children’s swimming lessons – available Monday to Saturday provides the main stay of the programme. The programme is called the ‘Kingfisher Scheme’ and takes children from beginner to junior competition in seven levels. A ‘Swim Fitness’ programme is available for regular swimmers to improve their fitness. Adult lessons are available in the form of learn to swim or improvement. The above programme provides the entire income for the pool and our fully qualified staff are available when assistance is required.
What We Offer
Child & Adult Swimming Lessons
Parent & Baby/Toddler Sessions
In the situation where the teacher has responsibility for groups comprising more than two pupils the teaching position is from the side of the pool as this provides the best position to oversee the whole group in terms of safety and to provide appropriate feedback on the performance of each person in the group. This does not preclude a teacher being in the water to assist pupils either on a 1 to 1 or 1 to 2 basis or as an assistant to the class teacher. In fact, for groups of more than two pupils a fully qualified teacher on the poolside supported by an assistant in the water may be ideal.
It is recognised, however, that in some circumstances the teacher will have assessed the risk and may feel it is more appropriate to teach from within the water. For groups of more than two pupils this should only be considered when the group is being taught in shallow water (approximately 1m in depth) and after careful consideration of the potential risk factors which may result from the group being of varied ability. At all times the teacher must be able to clearly see all pupils and be close enough to provide physical support should this be required. It is recommended that a maximum of 4 pupils be accommodated in this way.
Reproduced by the kind permission of the Amateur Swimming Association