Courses and Academies

Courses and Academies 2019

*Early bird discounts are available on a range of courses listed below, if booked before the 30 April 2019

We are committed to offering extensive, high quality courses and qualifications for both adults and juniors to enjoy. This year, we have extended our programme to include a more varied range of activities to choose from.

All of our courses and academies can be found listed below. You can also browse the electronic brochure by clicking the button on the left. The courses are open to everyone on a first-come-first-served basis, so we advise that you book early to avoid disappointment. All are run by qualified, experienced and DBS checked coaches and staff.

To register your booking for any of our Courses and Academies, including Abingdon Swim School, please click the appropriate form. 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.

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Junior Course Registration Form
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Rolling Courses

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 enrolment dates for your child.

Junior Squash Course

Based at Abingdon School Sports Centre

Girls and boys: Aged 5-15 years

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.

Sunday mornings:

(Beginners) 9.00am – 10.00am

(Improvers) 10.00am – 11.00am

(Advanced) 11.00am – 12.00pm

Course fee: £40 for six-week tuition

Available dates:

Sunday 3 March to Sunday 7 April 2019

Sunday 12 May to Sunday 16 June 2019

To find out more information, please contact us:

Tel: 01235 849 062  

Junior Climbing – Four Week Course

Based at Abingdon School Sports Centre

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

Course fee: £81.25 per five weeks. Each session is 1.5 hours.

Available dates:

Saturday 2 March to Saturday 30 March 2019

Saturday 27 April to Saturday 25 May 2019

To find out more information, please contact us:

Tel: 01235 849 062

Email: ase.info@abingdon.org.uk

 

Street Cardio – Five Week Course

Based at Abingdon School Sports Centre

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.

8.35pm-9.35pm on each day

Course fee: £37.50 per five weeks. Sessions last 1 hour

Available dates:

Wednesday 24 April to Wednesday 22 May 2019

To find out more information, please contact us:

Tel: 01235 849 062

Email: ase.info@abingdon.org.uk

Ballet Fit – Five Week Course

Based at Abingdon School Sports Centre

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.

8.35pm-9.35pm on each day

Course fee: £37.50 per five weeks. Sessions last 1 hour

Available dates:

Wednesday 27 February to Wednesday 27 March 2019 (FULL)

Wednesday 5 June to Wednesday 3 July 2019

To find out more information, please contact us:

Tel: 01235 849 062

Email: ase.info@abingdon.org.uk

Holiday Courses

Family Fun Climbing Sessions 

Come along to our family fun climbing sessions during the Easter holidays. Sessions are available for adults and juniors to take part in together. *Minimum age for this group based activity is 5 years old.

Available date: Monday 15 April 2019

Available time slots: 2-3pm or 3-4pm

The cost of this session is £11.00 per person. Please note, places must be booked in advance.

To find out more information, please contact us:

Tel: 01235 849 062

Email: ase.info@abingdon.org.uk

Abingdon Swim School – Swimming Intensive Course

Based at Abingdon School Sports Centre 

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!

Course fee: £46.25 per week

30 minute lessons between 9.00am-10.30am

Available dates: 

Monday 8 to Friday 12 April 2019

To find out more information, please contact us:

Tel: 01235 849 062

Email: swimschool@abingdon.org.uk

Fin2Fit – Become a Mermaid or Shark

Based at Abingdon School Sports Centre

Girls and boys: Aged 8+ years

*Must be ‘Learn to Swim’ Stage 5+

The Mermaid and Shark awards are a great way for children to learn how to swim with a mono-fin (both feet in one fin), whilst improving their fitness and safety in the water. Children can progress through the Bronze, Silver, and Gold awards, as well as achieve distance badges as they learn to swim like mermaids and sharks. The classes are energetic, fun and a great way to keep your child active.

All classes are delivered by qualified Fin2Fit instructors, accredited by Swim England and part of an RLSS UK Water Safety Partnership.

45 minute sessions between 9.00am-10.30am

Course fee: £60 per 5-day course

Available dates: 

Monday 8 to Friday 12 April 2019

To find out more information, please contact us:

Tel: 01235 849 062

Email: ase.info@abingdon.org.uk

Dance Academy 

Located in the Amey Theatre

Girls and boys: Aged 7-11 years and 12-18 years

Dance Academy taught by ex-professional dancer and now Principal of the renowned Abingdon based Marsh Tompsett School of Dance.

Be active this summer! Learn a variety of Modern and Street Dance skills in a fun and friendly environment with the opportunity to perform in a superb theatre! No previous experience needed.

Juniors: 9.30am-12.30pm

Seniors: 1.30pm-4.30pm

Course fee: £40 per 2-day course

Available dates:

Friday 23 to Saturday 24 August 2019 *10% early bird discount available

To find out more information, please contact us:

Tel: 01235 849 062

Email: ase.info@abingdon.org.uk

Rugby Skills Camp

Based at Abingdon School Sports Centre 

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

9.00am-3.00pm on each day

Available dates: 

Monday 29 July to Friday 2 August 2019 (5-day course for £195) *10% early bird discount available

Wednesday 23 to Friday 25 October 2019 (3-day course for £120) *10% early bird discount available

To find out more information, please contact us:

Tel: 01235 849 062

Email: neil.hunter@abingdon.org.uk

Hockey Camp

Based at Tilsley Park 

Girls and boys: Aged 9-16 years

Key areas of the course:

1 v 1 skill development, game play and movement, short corner skills, passing and technique. 

This is a high-quality coaching course led by professional players and current premier league and regional coaches.

Learn and develop core skills such as hitting and slapping, tackling, movement, short corner skills and overall game play. These will be covered in a fun, safe and enjoyable environment.

9.00am-3.00pm each day.

Available dates: 

Monday 15 to Tuesday 16 April 2019 (2-day course for £96)

To find out more information, please contact us:

Tel: 01235 849 062

Email: olly.deasy@abingdon.org.uk

Football Skills Camp 

Based at Abingdon Prep School

Girls and boys: Aged 6-13 years

An exciting new football course led by FA Level 2 qualified coaches. You will develop individual and teamwork skills and gain valuable footballing experience. Available to boys and girls of all abilities, the emphasis will be on having fun in a safe and nurturing environment.

9.00am-3.00pm each day.

Available dates: 

Monday 15 to Tuesday 16 April 2019 (2-day course for £80)

Tuesday 28 to Wednesday 29 May 2019 (2-day course for £80)

Monday 29 July to Friday 2 August 2019 (5-day course for £200) *10% early bird discount available 

Tuesday 27 to Wednesday 28 August (2-day course for £80) *10% early bird discount available

To find out more information, please contact us:

Tel: 01235 849 062

Email: ase.info@abingdon.org.uk

Multisport Camp

Based at Abingdon School Sports Centre

Girls and boys: Aged 9-12 years

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
  • Cricket
  • Football
  • Hockey
  • Rugby
  • Swimming

9.00am-3.00 on each day

Course fee: £125 per 3-day course

Available dates:

Tuesday 27 – Thursday 29 August 2019 *10% early bird discount available

To find out more information, please contact us:

Tel: 01235 849 062

Email: andrew.broadbent@abingdon.org.uk

Junior Taster Sessions

Based at Abingdon School Sports Centre

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-11.00am, 11.00am-12.00pm or 12.00pm-1.00pm

Course fee: £11 per 1 hour session

Available dates:

Monday 15 April 2019

To find out more information, please contact us:

Tel: 01235 849 062

Email: ase.info@abingdon.org.uk

We are delighted to let you know that Ultimate Activity Camps are returning to run their fun and engaging holiday programmes at Abingdon School Sports Centre and now also at Abingdon Prep School this Easter and Summer. They work with some of the best independent schools in the country and have a strong reputation for quality holiday programmes.

Established by a team with over 25 years’ experience of running high quality Ofsted-accredited holiday camps, children aged 4-14 years will have the chance to try over 40 exciting sports, games and creative activities each week.

Their activities will be delivered by engaging and enthusiastic staff who will instruct and encourage children to try new activities and make new friends – and naturally have lots of fun!

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)

Based at Abingdon School Sports Centre

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 possibility of working in the sports centre on certain shifts. This qualification is valid for two years.

Available dates:

Monday 8 to Saturday 13 April 2019

Monday 19 to Saturday 24 August 2019 *10% early bird discount available

To find out more information, please contact us:

Tel: 01235 849 062  

Email: ase.info@abingdon.org.uk