Courses and Academies

Abingdon Sports and Leisure is proud to be able to offer extensive, high-quality sports and leisure facilities for the public to enjoy. Junior courses include Music, Drama and Sport and there are also courses for adults and corporate businesses alike, such as our National Pool Lifeguard Qualification and Emergency First Aid at Work Course. The courses provide an opportunity for participants to develop new or existing skills in an environment designed and equipped to an exceptionally high standard. The courses are run by qualified, experienced and DBS-checked coaches and staff.

Find out about our latest courses and academies we have running for both adults and juniors:

Rolling Courses

Our Mission 

Abingdon Swim School aims to provide quality swimming lessons in a fun and safe environment, delivered by enthusiastic and passionate swim teachers.

About Us

Abingdon Swim School is a friendly and caring swimming school situated in Abingdon School Sports Centre.

Swimming lessons are available for ages 4-11 years.

Click here for more information on prices and enrollment dates for your child.

Junior Course

Sunday mornings:

Beginners (6-15 years) 9.00am – 10.00am

Improvers (6-15 years) 10.00am – 11.00am

Boost flexibility and sprint speed, improve hand-eye coordination, develop the strength and power of muscles, and help with concentration and mental strength
on this fully instructed course.

Course fee: £40 for six-week tuition

* This course will run for six weeks from Sunday 5 November – Sunday 10 December 2017.

Adult Course

Great if you are just starting to play squash, or getting back into the game after a long break. Perhaps you have not played since you were at school and would like to play again and meet some new people, this fully instructed course is for you.

Age range: 17+ years.

Course fee: £50 for six-week tuition

  • Monday evenings 7.00pm – 8.00pm

*This course will run for six weeks from Monday 6 November – Monday 11 December 2017.

To find more information, please contact us:

Tel: 01235 849 062  


Junior Climbing – Four Week Course

Saturday 11 November 2017

Saturday 18th November 2017

Saturday 26th November 2017

Saturday 9th December 2017

Our junior sessions are group based activities, designed to give an introduction into the world of climbing. Whilst focusing on enjoyment, your instructor will teach climbing techniques and basic safety skills required to progress in this sport.

Aged 5-14 years.

9.00-10.30am each Saturday for Beginners

12.00-1.30pm each Saturday for Beginners

10.30-12.00pm each Saturday for Improvers

£65 for four weeks. Places must be booked in advance.

To find more information, please contact us:

Tel: 01235 849 062



20 September 2017 – 22 November 2017, 7pm-8pm

This is a performance focused Wattbike course allowing you to accurately measure your power output and pedalling technique to improve your times and power. The specific features of a Wattbike can replicate any desired training session from low-intensity recovery riding to maximal intensity sprints.

Whether you are looking to monitor your power output, cadence, heart rate and the effectiveness of your pedalling, there is a measurement parameter for you. Unlike any other indoor bike, riding on the Wattbike feels like riding on the road or track no matter what resistance you choose.

The cost of this ten-week course will be £100.

Payment is to be made payable to Abingdon School Enterprises Ltd.

*You must be 16+ years to attend this course.

To find more information, please contact us:

Tel: 01235 849 062  


Qualifications and Training

Integrated National Pool Lifeguard with Emergency First Aid at Work (with AED)

The NPLQ is a internationally recognised qualification and will cover vital life saving skills, CPR, first aid and pool rescue techniques.

The course will finish no later than 6pm every day, and the day is split into two sessions; theoretical/classroom based activities session and a 2-hour pool session. Each participant will be required to wear shorts and t-shirt whilst in the pool.

You must be 16 years old or older and in good health and fitness to attend this course.

The cost of the course will be £230 and all course materials will be provided. Payment is to be made payable to Abingdon School Enterprises Ltd.

Upon the successful completion of the exam there is the opportunity of working in the sports centre on certain shifts.

To find more information, please contact us:

Tel: 01235 849 062  


Visit the RLSS website to book your place.

To register your booking for any of our Courses and Academies, please call us on 01235 849 062 or email

Further courses can be found on the Abingdon School Website.