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Polam Swim School: Your local Bedford swimming pool

Polam Swim School

Polam School in Bedford, your leading local 'home from home' independent school can provide Swimming facilities for all a childs' needs.  Providing excellent facilities on-site, and first class swimming teaching, coaching and supervision, there is no better venue in Bedford to help your child or even yourself, to experience the joy of swimming.  With small class sizes and experienced staff, Polam Swim School in Bedford is ready to help you swim.

Ante/Post Natal Swimming Classes

A qualified midwife and swimming teacher offer an exercise, relaxation and informative session for both ante-natal and post-natal swimmers.  Read more

Parent and Toddler Swimming Classes - Age 16 wks - 3 yrs

Each child is accompanied in the water by a responsible adult. The teacher is in the water with the class and there is a fully qualified assistant teacher on poolside. Babies are required to have had their immunisations in order to participate within the course.  Read more

Tadpoles Swimming Lessons - 3-4 yrs

Children from the age of 3 years split into small classes with the teacher in the water. There is a qualified non-teaching assistant on poolside. Children remain in the Tadpole group until they start full-time school.  Read more

Young Children Swimming Lessons - 4-6 yrs

Children attending these sessions must be in Full-time School and are aged between 4 and 6. The pool is split into three classes according to ability.  Read more

Childrens Swimming Lessons -  5yrs+

For children to attend these sessions they are required to be 5 years and over. Lessons are performed in the same fashion as the Young Children Swimming Groups.  Read more

Swimming Squad Coaching - 8yrs+

Participation within the swimming squad is by invitation only. Children at the upper age range of the Children's groups (minimum 8 years) with a minimum of a Polam Swim School 200m certificate may be invited to join swimming team sessions.  Read more

Adult Swimming Lessons - 16+

We offer swimming lessons for adults of all ages and abilities. Any ability is catered for, with our experienced providing you with the confidence to overcome any challenge.  Read more

Pool Party Venue Hire

Looking for a children's party with a difference?  Why not book our swimming pool for one of our popular pool parties. Catering for up to 20 children, and with a dedicated, qualified party leader and life guard.  Read more

Intensive Swimming Lessons (During School holidays)

Organised during Easter and Summer Holidays. Booking made via an application form submitted through the School Office. During holiday courses ASA badges, Stroke development courses , personal survival, challenges and basic diving courses are offered. Other activities are available upon request.  Read more

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Please Note:

  • The pool is 12.5m long x 10m wide, shallow end is 1m deep and the deepest end is 2m and is very well equipped with all the necessary aids required to learn to swim.
  • The swim timetable runs alongside the academic year, for each new term we operate a renewable booking process, with release dates being announced on our website or from the school office.

For further details, please contact the School Office:

Tel: 01234 261864
Email: swimming@polamschool.co.uk


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Polam School

43 - 45 Lansdowne Road
Bedford MK40 2BU
Tel: 01234 261864 Email: info@polamschool.co.uk
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