Courses and Academies

Abingdon Sports and Leisure are delighted to be able to offer extensive, high quality courses and qualifications for the public to enjoy. This includes the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification, a high performance rugby camp, swimming, climbing, squash and a junior orchestral course. These 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.

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.

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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

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 18 February to Sunday 25 March 2018.

Adult Squash 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 19 February to Monday 26 March 2018.

To find out more information, please contact us:

Tel: 01235 849 062  

Email: ase.info@abingdon.org.uk

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.

Saturday 3 March 2018

Saturday 10 March 2018

Saturday 31 March 2018

Saturday 7 April 2018

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 per four weeks. Each session is 1.5 hours. Places must be booked in advance.

Adult Climbing – Four Week Course

Aged 16+ years.

Aimed at beginners and improver’s, the course will work at your level to develop your confidence and climbing skills, with a particular focus on safe technique. Qualified instructors with all safety equipment provide guidance and tuition through this four week  course. Our novice course will introduce you to rope work, rock climbing techniques, safe fitting and use of equipment.

Tuesday 27 February 2018

Tuesday 6 March 2018

Tuesday 13 March 2018

Tuesday 20 March 2018

7.00pm-8.30pm each Tuesday

£100 per four weeks. Sessions last 1.5 hours. Places must be booked in advance.

To find out more information, please contact us:

Tel: 01235 849 062

Email: ase.info@abingdon.org.uk

 

Open Climbing Sessions 

Every Monday, 7pm-9pm

Come along to our open climbing sessions! The sessions are supervised but not instructed.

Climbers must be able to demonstrate safe technique. An experienced Climber may take responsibility for two novice climbers.

Climbing equipment is available to hire.

Adults: £8

Juniors: £5 (Minimum age: 5 years)

Belaying only: Free

To find out more information, please contact us:

Tel: 01235 849 062

Email: ase.info@abingdon.org.uk

 

Summer and 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 £60 per week, per 30 minute sessions.

Course dates available to book:

Easter Holidays Intensive Course: 9-13 April 2018

Summer Holidays Intensive Course: 6-10 August and 13-17 August 2018

October Half Term Intensive Course: 22-26 October 2018

To find out more information, please contact us:

Tel: 01235 849 062

Email: swimschool@abingdon.org.uk

Booking form: Swimming Intensives 

High Performance Rugby Camp

Boys: Aged 11-16 years

9.00am – 3.00pm

23-27 July 2018

This is a high-quality, coaching course led by ex-professional players and current academy and county level coaches. Learn and develop existing and new skills, whilst experiencing the day to day life of a profes­sional. Core skills, such as catch and pass, tackle, breakdown, support, back play and set piece play 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 workshop
  • Becoming an elite player
  • Injury prevention
  • Sports nutrition
  • Rugby specific physical conditioning
  • Daily post-training hydrotherapy

The cost of this course is £195 for five days.

Additional three-day High Performance Rugby Camp also available:

Boys: Aged 8-13 years

22-24 October 2018

The cost of this course is £117 for three days.

To find out more information, please contact us:

Tel: 01235 849 062

Email: ase.info@abingdon.org.uk

Junior Orchestral Course

Girls and boys: Aged 9-15 years (must be able to play grade 3 or above)

9.30am – 4.30pm

23-27 July 2018

The course is designed to give participants the chance to demonstrate their musical ability, potential and, most importantly, to give them the chance to enjoy making music in the company of other talented musicians of their own age.

Participants will be given the opportunity to perform in an orchestra, work with the latest Music IT programs, and participate in a Master Class. The course will culminate with a concert in the afternoon on the final day, to which parents are warmly invited.

The cost of this course is £190 and will take place in the Amey Theatre.

To find out more information, please contact us:

Tel: 01235 849 062

Email: ase.info@abingdon.org.uk

Multisport Camp

Boys: Aged 9-12 years

20-23 August 2018

Enjoy and experience a wide range of different sports throughout the week, led by qualified P.E specialists. Each day will comprise of a range of different sports, activities, games and competitions to keep children active throughout the day. The programme includes a range of sports such as:

  • Canoeing
  • Climbing wall
  • Cricket
  • Football
  • Hockey
  • Rugby
  • Swimming

The cost of this course is £165.

*Bookings can be taken from the 3 June 2018 for external boys outside of Abingdon School.

To find out more information, please contact Andrew Broadbent:

Email: andrew.broadbent@abingdon.org.uk 

Easter Holiday 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.

Monday 9 April 2018 (9.00am-10.30am OR 10.30am-12.00pm)

Tuesday 10 April 2018 (9.00am-10.30am OR 10.30am-12.00pm)

Wednesday 11 April 2018 (9.00am-10.30am OR 10.30am-12.00pm)

£15 per 1.5 hour session.

To find out more information, please contact us:

Tel: 01235 849 062

Email: ase.info@abingdon.org.uk

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 £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.

Available dates for you to book your qualification:

9-14 April 2018

22-26 October 2018

To find out more information, please contact us:

Tel: 01235 849 062  

Email: ase.info@abingdon.org.uk

Visit the RLSS website to book your place.

To register your booking for any of our Courses and Academies, please complete the online form below.

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.