Sep 11th – Dec 17th
23rd – 29th Oct
Jan 3rd – April 1st
12th – 18th Feb
Sports Generation, cofounded by Christian Kenny and Christopher Whitworth, delivers superior quality swimming lessons for babies, toddlers and children, developing the next generation of safe, confident and capable swimmers. Unlike other swim schools, Sports Generation lessons are tailored to every life stage and ability. Children can remain with us from 3 months until about 15 years old within a clearly defined and structured swimming programme, based on Sports Generation swimming principles which have been developed and refined by Christian and Christopher over many years.
With over 37 years’ collective experience of both teaching and running swimming companies, Sports Generation’s background in providing exceptional swimming lessons is unrivalled. Prior to Sports Generation, Christian Kenny ran the largest private swim school in the country at The Riverside Health Club in Chiswick, now Virgin Active’s flagship club, accumulating over 20 years’ experience of swimming teaching, recruiting and developing swimming instructors, and managing swim schools.
Sports Generation lessons are taught at luxurious private indoor pools by highly qualified, experienced and committed coaches, dedicated to teaching swimming. Each instructor is hand-picked by the directors to provide safe, productive and engaging sessions, developing strong, skilled and happy swimmers.
Christian and Christopher fervently believe that swimming is a non-negotiable life skill that parents should look to acquire for their children as soon as possible. Whilst a range of extra curricular skills are important for children to develop as rounded individuals, none are quite as vital and fundamental as learning to swim.
A 2012 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals drowning leads to more deaths among young children aged 1 to 4 than any other cause except birth defects,
Children under 4 also had the highest rate of nonfatal drownings, meaning injuries from near drowning that may have landed them in the emergency room or in the hospital.
In summary, teaching young children basic survival swimming skills can have a life-long immunisation effect against drowning. This gives parents immeasurable peace of mind, whether their children are playing in and around the pool on holiday as young children, or go swimming on their own with friends as older children. Sports Generation are therefore committed to children learning to swim from as young an age as possible; our classes are available for children aged from three months old.
Children who participate in small structured weekly swimming lessons will not only be safer when in or around water, but will be beginning an important journey to becoming competent swimmers. As with survival skills, it is crucial to develop water confidence and correct technique from as early an age as possible to prevent bad habits forming, another important reason why Sports Generation swimming classes are available for babies and toddlers as young as three months old.
Sports Generation take great pride in delivering unparalled swimming lessons tailored to every life stage and ability, developing the next generation of safe, confident, skilled, and capable swimmers. With Sports Generation, children can progress though our Babies & Toddlers classes until about 2.5 years old, when they will be ready to join our Children’s classes. Children can remain with us until around 12 years old at which point they will, at the very least, have developed into highly competent, skilled squad level swimmers. Each class leads seamlessly to the next within a clearly defined and structured swimming programme, based on Sports Generation swimming principles which have been developed and refined by Christian and Christopher over many years.
We also provide tuition for adult swimmers, from novice to triathlete, on a one-to-one basis. Sessions are flexible and are tailored to the client’s ability, needs and schedule.
our swimming locations
Sports Generation swimming lessons are held at prestigious health clubs and luxury private residences in Richmond, Chiswick, Wimbledon Village, Bloomsbury, Esher and Hook (Hampshire).
Click on each location below for full venue information including class descriptions, sizes and times.