welcome to our petersham pool

Our private pool in Petersham joined the SG portfolio in September 2013. Located in a 17th-century Grade II listed building, the 12m indoor pool, with plenty of natural light, provides a wonderful environment for your child to learn how to swim. We offer child swimming lessons at this venue.

Class timetable

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Pre-Schoolers & Children14:00 - 18:3014:00 - 18:3014:00 - 18:3014:00 - 18:3014:00 - 18:3009:00 - 18:0009:00 - 18:00

Class Size

Non-Swimmers – Improver 21:1, 2:1

LENGTH

12 X 6m

DEPTH

1.2 – 2.2m

TEMPERATURE

The pool temperature is kept at a constant 30.5 degrees. The ambient temperature is kept at 32 degrees.

LOCATION

Private pool in Richmond, Surrey, TW10 7AD

public transport

Sat Nav: TW10 7AD
Transport: 65 Kingston bus stopping at Petersham Fox & Duck stop
Parking: Free parking on the following roads: River Lane, Ashfield Close, Meadow Close, Cedar Heights, Meadlands Drive, Clifford Road, Sandy Lane. Parking is also available in the lane leading to Petersham Nurseries opposite the venue

facilities

  • 1 x woman’s changing area
  • 1 x men’s changing area
  • 1 x shower and toilet
  • 2 x cots available poolside
  • 5 x baby changing units + mats available poolside
  • no onsite parking; free unrestricted parking is available on surrounding roads
  • seated viewing area poolside

coaches

Julia Varnai

Julia Varnai

Julia Varnai
Tommy Kruk

Tommy Kruk

Tommy Kruk
Chris Bone

Chris Bone

Chris Bone
Jose Xavier

Jose Xavier

Jose Xavier
Sandro Squillace

Sandro Squillace

Sandro Squillace
Jan Masny

Jan Masny

Jan Masny
SERGIU GARBUZ

SERGIU GARBUZ

SERGIU GARBUZ
Louisa Ewing

Louisa Ewing

Louisa Ewing
Leah Carns

Leah Carns

Leah Carns
PAVEL STOYANOU

PAVEL STOYANOU

PAVEL STOYANOU
Julia Varnai

Julia Varnai

From a very young age I was taught to swim in the stunning Lake Balaton in Hungary, where I spent most of my childhood. Swimming was therefore a huge part of my life and to which I associate the happiest of memories. As a result of starting swimming at an early age I found it easier than other sports, and I progressed quickly.

After being a lifeguard for 2 years at the Roehampton Club, continuously watching swimming lessons going on around me, I found myself becoming increasingly interested in becoming a swimming teacher. Therefore in 2016 I took the plunge and received my ASA Level 2 qualification and have loved teaching ever since.  Whilst working at the club I also taught and led children’s termly activity camps.

I have experience teaching swimming to both children and adults; it is particularly rewarding watching children progress and seeing the joy they have for swimming. I believe teaching requires passion, engagement and patience. My personal aim is to ensure that my pupils become increasingly confident in the water.

I strongly feel that swimming is an essential life skill and I endeavour to share my experience with my pupils, encouraging them to flourish and become skilled swimmers.

Tommy Kruk

Tommy Kruk

It all began when I was 5 and Otylia Jedrzejczak won her gold medal in the 200 meters Butterfly during the Olympic Games in Athens. Her race inspired me so much that I decided I wanted to swim and participate in competitions as well. Also, my parents wanted me to be able to swim to feel more confident in the water whilst on holiday. I was signed up for my first classes.The idea of being a swimming teacher was born when I knew I want to study in London. A friend of mine, who already is a swimming teacher in London, told me that teaching children how to swim is an amazing job for someone with a competitive swimming background as some of them might choose to be a competitive swimmer and gain as much from it as I did.

Swimming is one of the most fundamental things that people should be able to do. Many parents are not aware just how important swimming is for their children. For example, lack of swimming ability might, at worst, cost a life during holidays or at the very least, at lot of stress for the parents!

I pay attention to the details in swimming, as I am fully aware how important details are. Furthermore, I have practical knowledge about swimming which comes from my 13 years of experience and this knowledge will benefit my students’ technique and approach to swimming.

There are many things I love about being a swimming teacher. Watching children grow in confidence when they conquer new swimming skills and noticeably progress is incredibly rewarding, together with knowing that I am helping children to be fit and healthy adults in the future.

Chris Bone

Chris Bone

I began swimming for several local clubs at the age of 3. Swimming has always been in my life which gave me the confidence and passion to work in swimming. I have also tried out other water sports such as windsurfing, snorkelling, sailing and water polo.   

 

I started out as a lifeguard in 2013, working with swimming teachers on a weekly basis. This allowed me to pick up different teaching techniques and styles, and many different ideas.  I have been a qualified Level 2 teacher since the summer of 2015. I teach a variety of ages and abilities, each having their own achievements and future goals in swimming. I believe swimming is a life skill which everyone should have due to the importance of being able to swim for survival. 

 

Teaching is a rewarding profession as you are helping others develop key skills. Being able to see a pupil start as a beginner and develop into a great swimmer is a positive and motivating feeling for me. I try to keep my lessons fun and appropriate for each pupil. As a teacher you need to keep an open mind as each swimmer is different, so it is important to adapt lessons around them to optimise their success.

Jose Xavier

Jose Xavier

I graduated in physical education in 2002. My experience in the area involves working in the Gym as a Exercise on Referral Instructor, Personal Trainer, teaching exercise classes such as spinning and circuit training and also of course swimmin.

I became passionate about triathlon a few years ago when I decided to participate in a charity event for Great Ormond Street Hospital.  I have been training for triathlon events ever since and taking part in the sport helps me challenge myself and keep fit.

I’m enthusiastic about teaching swimming to children and adults. I will assess everyone individually and give them clear, practical instructions and tasks, breaking it down and putting the stroke back together again.

I’m very excited to meet you and your children.

 

 

Sandro Squillace

Sandro Squillace

I have been swimming since I was five years old. I remember being scared of water right at the start, but my teacher was very patient, helping me step-by-step through my swimming journey. Thanks to these amazing swimming coaches, I quickly become a confident swimmer and went on to be a competitive swimmer in Brazil.   

I have travelled across different cities and countries, participating in swimming events and competitions. It was from this experience that I knew that I want to make a difference in other people’s lives, from young to old. I have a huge passion for swimming and teaching, and I dedicate my time and experience to help to teach people who want to learn to swim.    

My professional yet fun swimming classes will make swimmers feel that being in the water is one of the most important exercises for your mind, body, soul, and health in comparison to any other activities.  So, by joining my lessons, we will conquer the water together.

Jan Masny

Jan Masny

I’ve spent most of my life in and around water and as a result, swimming has become a very important part of my life since childhood. In addition to swimming, I enjoy scuba diving and sailing, fully embracing the life aquatic!

I inherited my passion for swimming from my father who was a successful competitive swimmer. Following in his footsteps, I too was a competitive swimmer and also a life guard in my teens. Later, I completed my studies in the Academy of Physical Education obtaining a Master’s Degree together with full swimming coach qualifications. Since then I have pursued a career in the field of swimming teaching and coaching.

In every lesson, I strive to ensure that my pupils make fast progress, tailored to their ability and development, in friendly and relaxed surroundings.

My approach is not only to teach swimming, but also to promote lifelong participation in water-based activities for all ages and abilities, hopefully engendering a love of the water to match my own.

SERGIU GARBUZ

SERGIU GARBUZ

I was involved with swimming since I was a young boy. I was a keen swimmer as well as water polo player whilst growing up.

I decided to become a swimming coach when I realised that I could give my knowledge from years of swimming to help other people learn how to swim. My aim is to be a coach who inspires students to be critical and creative thinkers, as well as life-long learners.

Learning to swim is an extremely important life skill for all children to be safe in and around the water. It is important to me to give swimmers a better understanding of their movement through the water using specific drills in order to help increase their performance.

Louisa Ewing

Louisa Ewing

Sports has always been a massive part of my childhood; I was scouted to play for Chelsea girls at the age of 17 and represent my school in the south west national team for football.

I started my swimming career from the age of four and worked my way up to a competitive standard. I competed at county’s, regional’s and National’s across the country.

I started out as a pool helper at the age of 14, I have been in the teaching industry for 6 years. After reaching nationals at the age of 15 and 16 I decided to pursue my teaching, coaching career in swimming. I went on to gain my level 1 and level 2 teaching qualification. Through this I was then approached by my old swim club to coach and therefore, went on to gain my level 1 coaching qualification. I have had the benefit of teaching all ages from non – swimmer all the way up to regional and national standard.

 

Leah Carns

Leah Carns

I have been teaching swimming for over 10 years I have always loved swimming and I’ve feel that everyone has the ability to swim to a high standard, they just need the confidence and coaching to reach their potential. I have coached multiple teams to nationals with schools in the Richmond area. My favourite part of teaching is seeing the look on someone’s face when they finally achieve their goal that they have worked for and sharing in that process.

PAVEL STOYANOU

PAVEL STOYANOU

I remember clearly my first swimming coach from a local swimming club.  She used to travel to all the schools in my area looking to find young talented swimmers.  The majority of children who were hand-picked by this coach had given up after a while as they had realised that the competitive swimming is not a walk in a park!  But a small number of my friends and I decided to stick with it. I did not mind the gruelling training sessions at all – in fact, the buzz I used to feel after swimming was almost additive.

I have decided to become a swimming coach because I have been there myself as a young child learning how to swim. I have the good understanding of their learning process such as their fear of water and where they might struggle.  I know how to make it easy and fun for them.

In my view, learning to swim is absolutely essential for children.  It is an important life-saving skill and health benefits of swimming are countless.  I strive to inspire children with swimming and beyond, so that some of my students may remember me forever.

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