Culford Swim Scheme

Culford Sports and Tennis Centre runs 3 swimming courses per year during term time that deliver the ASA National Plan. Below are prices of swimming courses for the Summer and Autumn Term 2016 (excluding half terms). Please click here for more information about the scheme and for information regarding timetabled lessons. 

Summer Term 2016 - 13 week course
Week commencing Monday 11 April to 18 July
Member: £53.95 per child (1/2 hour sessions)
Member: £69.55 per child (1 hour sessions)
Non-member: £57.20 per child (1/2 hour sessions)
Non-member: £74.75 per child (1 hour sessions)
Autumn Term 2016 - 14 week course
Week commencing Monday 5 September to 12 December
Member: £58.10 per child (1/2 hour sessions)
Member: £74.90 per child (1 hour sessions)
Non-member: £61.60 per child (1/2 hour sessions)
Non-member: £80.50 per child (1 hour sessions)

Culford's Swim Scheme follows the NPTS Aquatic Assessment Progression stages 1-10. This national plan for teaching swimming takes children all the way through from blowing their first bubbles in the water to completeing a swim of 1500m continuously with one stroke. 

NPTS Aquatic Assessment Stages

National Pool Lifeguard Qualification 

Culford is also able to offer the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification. We are an approved training centre with the Institute of qualified lifeguards, allowing us to offer pupils a range of swimming options. 

Over the past 15 years we have seen many Culford pupils gain a lifeguard qualification. The students have then progressed into employment as a leisure assistant/lifeguard here at Culford Sports Centre and other sports complexes in the surrounding areas.

During the October half term Culford saw the following pupils successfully achieve a lifeguard qualification:

  • Olivia Nicolai
  • Cody Cox
  • Grace Deane

Some Culford pupils are taking lifesaving as part of their GCSE with many of the elements being cross referenced against the National pool Lifeguard qualification. Pupils can add points on to their UCAS forms when applying to universities.

Our next National Pool Lifeguard course will running during February Half Term 2017.

Mon 13th Feb – Sun 19th Feb 2017

0830-1730 (Approx.) each day

Exam Day to be confirmed

Price: £230

Trainer: Mrs Celia Almond

For further information about these courses please contact Mrs Almond at the sports centre by phoning 01284 385370 or emailing

Individual Swimming Lessons 

Information and dates for individual lessons can be found by clicking below.

Information on Individual Swimming Lessons