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 both parent & baby and child swimming lessons at this venue.

Class timetable

CLASS TYPEMONTUEWEDSTHURSFRISATSUN
Pre-Schoolers & Children15:30 - 18:3015:30 - 18:3015:30 - 18:3015:30 - 18:3015:30 - 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
Julian Coman

Julian Coman

Julian Coman
Adam Manista

Adam Manista

Adam Manista
Tommy Kruk

Tommy Kruk

Tommy Kruk
Chris Bone

Chris Bone

Chris Bone
Sila Kurtoglu

Sila Kurtoglu

Sila Kurtoglu
Greta Trentin

Greta Trentin

Greta Trentin
Jose Xavier

Jose Xavier

Jose Xavier
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.

Julian Coman

Julian Coman

From a very early age I discovered a love for swimming and all sorts of water sports activities. Born in Transylvania, its rivers and lakes were often my playground on summer break.

I moved to Spain at the age of 18, where I found my passion for windsurfing and surfing. I undertook many different courses and programs to become a qualified instructor of windsurfing, surfing and paddle boarding.

I have also been lucky enough to travel; I have been to Norway, UK, Belgium and Canary Islands where I was able to live and experience the cultures and traditions these beautiful countries have to offer.

The arrival of my baby girl changed my perspective towards many things; it was only last year during my wife’s pregnancy that I realised I would like to work with children and teach them how to swim.

I strongly believe that swimming can be many things: a competitive sport, a worthwhile hobby, a means of self-discipline and part of a healthy lifestyle. Having gained my qualifications, I look forward to working with Sports Generation to help take your child on a journey of self-discovery.

Adam Manista

Adam Manista

Growing up in Poland I was extremely sporty, taking part in many sports including boxing and martial arts. However from early childhood I have always felt the most comfortable whilst swimming, and as time passed I realised swimming was where my heart lay. I spent my adolescent years surrounded by beautiful lakes and I would spend many hours teaching myself how to swim until each stroke was perfected. Even though I never swam competitively, my enthusiasm for swimming never waned and I concluded that I would love to be able to teach others my knowledge and share that same passion. I completed my ASA swimming teacher certificates in 2014 and I have been teaching ever since.

I have considerable experience teaching all ages – from as little as 3 months to adults. I particularly enjoy teaching children and I aim to achieve the right balance of fun and hard work in each lesson. I focus on each child’s ability, observing closely to make sure that each stroke is being correctly executed. My reward is seeing the progression of every child each week. I have taught children who have refused to even step foot in the pool; after one lesson there is always a complete turnaround and the child is relishing being in the water!

I share Sports Generation’s strong belief that swimming should be something that everyone is taught as it is a necessary life skill. I am very excited to be coaching for them and I look forward to all of my pupils excelling at swimming.

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.

Sila Kurtoglu

Sila Kurtoglu

I’m a sports fanatic, having played basketball for my country for 6 years, competed in athletics throughout my college years, and as I grew up on an island, swimming since the get-go. I have been a swimming coach and Personal Trainer since I graduated from my Sports Science degree (Bsc Hons) in 2013.

I’m an energetic swimming teacher, adept at customising swimming lessons for all ages, and passionate about getting students to appreciate all aspects of safe swimming and developing winning swimming teams. Most importantly I absolutely love working with children and watching them develop throughout the classes, whilst they have fun too!

Greta Trentin

Greta Trentin

I’ve always had a passion for swimming, having learnt to swim at a very young age and spending summer holidays swimming in the sea as a child.  Swimming is therapeutic and it helps me relax, especially when I moved to Grand Canarias away from my family at the age of 18, to look for a job and learn Spanish.  

I started volunteering at my swim club teaching younger swimmers when I was 15 and I took an opportunity when I was invited to do my swim teaching qualifications. I’ve always loved teaching others what I know and so incorporating both teaching and swimming made sense to me.  

I feel a great sense of satisfaction seeing children progress in what they are doing. I love being part of childs journey and building their own confidence.   

 Swimming is an important life skill and I believe everyone should learn not only for their safety but also to not miss out on the joys of life 

I believe every child should be supported to progress at their own natural pace, so I am very mindful and respectful of their boundaries. I have a very patient, understanding and encouraging approach with all my swimmers. 

 

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.

 

 

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