ST Catherine’s Pool

    ST CATHERINE’S GIRLS SCHOOL:  Suitable for Intermediate, Advanced and Squad swimmers.  All lessons are 30 minutes; with 2 children per group other than for the last advanced group when there are 3 children in a lane.

    PLEASE NOTE: ONCE A TERM, WE ARE UNABLE TO USE ST CATHERINE’S DUE TO OPEN DAYS
    If this falls on a Saturday, we do a catch-up on the following Sunday.
    If this falls on a mid-week evening, we do a catch-up at the end of term.

    St Catherine’s school is suitable for

    • Intermediate Swimmers (i.e. those who have good technique on front and back crawl for a minimum of 5m)
    • Advanced Swimmers (i.e. those who can maintain good technique on front and back crawl with various breathing patterns on front crawl over 1 length minimum)
    • Squad swimmers (i.e. children who are good enough to join a competitive swimming club, but who do not want to commit to the rigours that would be demanded).
    • Adult Swimmers: for beginners up to the competitive swimmers, and all levels in between.

    Intermediate and Advanced lessons are taught in the pool at the same time and are 30 minutes long:

    • Monday: 5.30pm, 6pm
    • Tuesdays: 5.30pm, 6pm, 6.30pm
    • Wednesdays: 4.30pm, 5pm, 5.30pm, 6pm
    • Thursdays: 4.30pm, 5pm, 5.30pm,  6pm
    • Fridays: 4.30pm, 5pm, 5.30pm, 6pm
    • Saturday
      • first lesson starts at 8.30am – 9am;
      • last lessons is 3.30pm – 4pm;

    Squads meet at St Catherine’s on:

    All squad sessions are 45 minutes and use the whole pool exclusively.

    Alpha Squad:

    • Mondays 6.30pm
    • Tuesday 7pm
    • Thursday 7pm
    • Friday 6.30pm
    • Saturday 5pm

    Mini squad:    

    • Wednesday 7pm
    • Friday 7.15pm
    • Saturday 5.45pm
    • AND ALSO AT LADY ELEANOR HOLLES SQUAD
      • Thursdays 6.40pm – 7.20pm

    Development squad:

    • Saturday 5.45pm at Saint Catherine’s

    But also at Lady Eleanor Holles pool in Hampton on

    • Wednesday 6.40pm
    • Thursday 6.40pm
    • Thursday 7.20pm

    Elite squad:

    • Saturday  6.30pm at Saint Catherine’s

    But also at Lady Eleanor Holles pool in Hampton on

    • Wednesdays 7.20pm
    • Thursdays 7.20pm

    Adult Lessons meet at St Catherine’s on:

    • Lessons are all 45 minutes long.

    Adult Beginners:

    • Wednesday 8.15pm
    • Thursday 9pm

    Adult Intermediates:

    • Monday 7.45pm
    • Wednesday 9pm;
    • Thursday 8.15pm

    Adult Advanced:

    • Monday 7.45pm
    • Wednesday 9pm;
    • Thursday 8.15pm

    Adult Squads:

    • Monday 8.30pm;
    • Tuesday 8.15pm;

    Description: Full sized 18 metre pool with variable depth to a maximum of 3m.

    Tutor Ratio:

    • Intermediate swimmers: 3 tutors in the shallow end of the pool with a maximum of 2 children each.
    • Advanced swimmers: 2 tutors; first advanced group (‘half lane;) has 2 children max; last advanced group (;full lane) has maximum 3 children per lane;.
    • Squads: Up to 3 children per lane; maximum 9 children in the whole pool;

    How to find the pool: The school is on the corner of Cross Deep and Pope’s Grove, Twickenham (opposite the Alexander Pope pub).

    During the school week, the area does get congested particularly when St. Catherine’s pupils are collected between 4 – 4:30pm. There are a small number of parking meters outside the school entrance on Cross Deep itself. These take 20p coins, and cost 20 pence per 10 minutes. In Pope’s Grove, you may park on the school zig-zag after 4:30pm. There are also a number of resident bays marked all along this road, which are open to anyone to use after 10am.

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