Courses and Academies

Abingdon Sports and Leisure offer extensive, high quality courses and qualifications for the public to enjoy, which are run by qualified, experienced and DBS-checked coaches and staff. These courses provide an opportunity for participants to develop new or existing skills in an environment designed and equipped to an exceptionally high standard.

All of our Courses and Academies for both adults and juniors can be found listed below, along with the online registration form you can fill in to reserve your booking. All bookings are on a first come, first serve basis so we advise that you book early to avoid disappointment.

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 Squash Course

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.

Age range: 5-15 years

Sunday mornings:

(Beginners) 9.00am – 10.00am

(Improvers) 10.00am – 11.00am

(Advanced) 11.00am – 12.00pm

Course fee: £40 for six-week tuition

Current course date: 6 January – 10 February 2019

Next course date: 3 March – 7 April 2019

To find out more information, please contact us:

Tel: 01235 849 062  

Junior Climbing – Four Week Course

Girls and boys aged 5-15 years

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. Based over a four-week course, there are beginners’ and improvers’ sessions designed to target those new to the sport, or those wanting to brush up on their technique.

(Advanced) 9.00-10.30am

(Beginners or young climbers) 10.30-12.00pm

(Intermediate) 12.00-1.30pm

£81.25 per five weeks. Each session is 1.5 hours. Places must be booked in advance.

New session dates available soon.

To find out more information, please contact us:

Tel: 01235 849 062

Email: ase.info@abingdon.org.uk

 

Street Cardio – Five Week Course

Adults aged 16+

  • Burn fat, loose weight and get fit
  • Tone muscles and define abs
  • Learn fun and funky Street Dance routines
  • Groove to the latest tunes!

An action packed session to include an aerobic warm up, body toning exercises and the opportunity to to learn hip-hop routines from an internationally recognised choreographer.

£37.50 per five weeks. Sessions last 1 hour. Places must be booked in advance.

Course date: 16 January-13 February 2019,

Time: 8.35pm-9.35pm on each day

To find out more information, please contact us:

Tel: 01235 849 062

Email: ase.info@abingdon.org.uk

Ballet Fit – Five Week Course

Adults aged 16+

  • Sculpt, tone and lengthen muscles
  • Improve core strength, balance and posture
  • Increase flexibility
  • Burn fat

Continuous graceful exercises based on the principles of Ballet technique, set to a soundtrack of classical music with huge benefits to body, mind and soul.

£37.50 per five weeks. Sessions last 1 hour. Places must be booked in advance.

Course date: 27 February-27 March 2019

Times: 8.35pm-9.35pm on each day

To find out more information, please contact us:

Tel: 01235 849 062

Email: ase.info@abingdon.org.uk

Holiday Courses

Abingdon Swim School – Swimming Intensives

Girls and boys aged 4-11 years

Our five-day swim courses are aimed at speeding up children’s swimming progress and development. These courses are ideal for boosting children’s swimming skills and increase their confidence in and around the water – as well as being a fun and productive way of filling up holiday time!

Choose your lesson time from 9am-10.30am

Courses are £46.25 per week, per 30 minute sessions

Course dates will be available soon.

To find out more information, please contact us:

Tel: 01235 849 062

Email: swimschool@abingdon.org.uk

Rugby Skills Camp

Boys: Aged 8-16 years

This is a high-quality coaching course led by ex-professional players and current academy and county level coaches. Learn and develop core skills such as catch and pass, tackle, breakdown, support, back play and set piece play. These will be covered in a fun, safe and enjoyable environment. This is aimed at participants who are currently playing or aspiring to play at first team level at their school and clubs.

Activities include:

  • Skills workshops
  • Games for understanding
  • Injury prevention warm ups
  • Playing 7’s
  • Positional skills
  • Daily post-training hydrotherapy

Course date: 21-22 February 2019

Time: 9am-3pm on each day

Cost: £80 for two days

To find out more information, please contact us:

Tel: 01235 849 062

Email: neil.hunter@abingdon.org.uk

To register your booking for this course, please click here and submit the online form. We will then contact you to take payment and to confirm your place on your chosen course. 

Junior Taster Sessions

Girls and boys aged 5-15 years.

Our taster 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.

Time slots available: 10.00am-11.30am or 11.30am-1.00pm

£15 per 1.5 hour session.

New session dates available soon.

To find out more information, please contact us:

Tel: 01235 849 062

Email: ase.info@abingdon.org.uk

Ultimate Activity Camps provide outstanding activity day camps for children ages 4-14 during the school holidays, where the children’s welfare and fun are at the heart of all that they do. Children will enjoy over 40 sports, games and art activities every week, led by engaging staff. Camps run from Monday to Friday – book by the day or week for ultimate flexibility. Ultimate Activity at running camps at both Abingdon and Abingdon Prep, during the school holidays.

For more information or to book, please visit the Ultimate Activity Camps website.

Academy of Sport have high quality coaches delivering progressive courses designed to improve players. Their star coaches work with every group, teaching the skills they have perfected, adding another layer of inspiration and an insight into performing at the highest level. Children will learn their chosen academies with new skills and a new enthusiasm for their chosen sport. Academies are run at Tilsley Park.

For more information or to book, please visit the Academy of Sport website.

Qualifications and Training

Integrated National Pool Lifeguard Qualification with (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 £220 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. This qualification is valid for two years.

Available dates for you to book your qualification will be released soon. 

To find out more information, please contact us:

Tel: 01235 849 062  

Email: ase.info@abingdon.org.uk

To register your booking for any of our Courses and Academies, including Abingdon Swim School, please click the appropriate form here. We will then contact you to take payment and to confirm your place on your chosen course. Please note, full payment must be taken before your place on the course can be confirmed.

You can call us on 01235 849 062 or email ase.info@abingdon.org.uk if you have any queries.

Further courses can be found on the Abingdon School Website.

Junior Course Registration Form
Adult Course Registration Form