Spring Croft

Nurturing swimmers of all abilities to reach their full potential

Spring Croft

Helping to develop the confidence of children for a lifetime of fun in the water

Spring Croft

Our highly trained teachers are considerate of pupils’ individual strengths and development needs

Spring Croft

We have spent over 30 years developing a range of approaches and styles to ensure we engage with every swimmer.

Welcome to Our Swim School

We pride ourselves in teaching swimming as a life skill, not only saving lives, but opening a whole new world of opportunity:-
sailing the oceans, riding the waves, paddling a boat or snorkelling in the sea, the journey begins here.

Swim School Services

Adults and Babies

Adults and Babies

Small friendly groups in a warm welcoming environment. Our holistic approach will ensure both adult and baby grow in confidence and strength each week while enjoying those precious early moments.

Solo Tots

Solo Tots

Preparing for the transition to solo swimming is key during the early stage. Independence and confidence in water is crucial for both aquatic development and water safety.

Pre Swimmers

Pre Swimmers

Developing aquatic skills, balance and coordination. Introducing the recognised strokes and water safety through fun and play.



Swimmers focus on continuing to develop key strokes and technique. Progression is measured by distance as well as the ability to swim each stroke proficiently.
Private Hire

Private Hire

Preparing for the transition to solo swimming is key during the early stage. Independence and confidence in water is crucial for both aquatic development and water safety.


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    About Spring Croft Swim School

    30 Years in the Making

    30 Years in the Making

    David Cartwright, our swim school founder, set up the company in 1989 and since then has developed and nurtured the swim school to what it is today. Our base in Stambourne Essex is now a hub for teachers and office staff and carries the same principle it always has; allowing children to have fun while learning key life skills in the water.

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    Swim Star Swim School

    We are proud to be a part of the STA’s Swim Star Swim School programme, the scheme has been designed to support independent swim schools such as ourselves, to showcase their commitment to maintaining the highest standards of health and safety, business procedures, teaching and customer service.

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    Pushing Standards

    Spring Croft being a privately owned facility means our levels of pool maintenance and hygiene are above and beyond what can be expected. Testing and cleaning are carried out regularly to maintain our high standards of hygiene and cleanliness throughout the day.

    The attention to detail and professionalism is reflected in the decision making for the use of equipment and aids, that are crucial to the success of our lessons, promoting the best practises for young swimmers.

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    Hop on Board

    Our knowledgeable office staff are available 6 days a week to take your call and discuss the best options for your child within our swim school. Lesson times include weekday evenings and weekends so we will endeavour to find a time that fits you and your family best. Set up easy and payment can be taken over the phone for a smooth and quick on boarding process.

    Your Own personal Home portal

    Our home portal system allows parents and carers to track swimmers progression week on week, keep up to date with badge achievements and also be aware of what stage in the 10 week course swimmers are at.
    The portal allows parents/carers and teachers to have an understanding of how the swimmer is moving through our lessons and also stay ‘ in the know’ within our Swim4Life.co.uk community.


    Being able to swim is a key life skill that can open up a whole aquatic world of opportunities for children, we believe it is never too late for a child to start this journey.

    Award Schemes

    Our swim school uses the STA’s International Learn to Swim Programme (ILSP) also supports STA’s swimming teaching qualifications. Swimstages Scheme is our own unique programme. It follows the progression of a learner from non-swimmer to becoming independent in the water.

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    Our Pool

    Based in the leafy Essex country side, our private 10m pool offers all swimmers the chance to grow in confidence and skill on a smaller more personal scale.

    We maintain a water temperature of 31 degrees, that makes swimming just as desirable in those cold winter months.

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    Our Team

    Our friendly and fun-loving teachers are driven by their students’ success in learning to swim and strive for each child to succeed week on week. Our highly trained team have decades of experience and several NGB qualifications which make them extremely knowledgeable in their practice.

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    Our Approach

    With small groups and teachers close by our personal approach makes a huge difference in swimmers progression and confidence. Demonstrations, fun activities and structured lesson plans set our swim school aside from many others and swimmers are able to learn while enjoying their time in the pool.

    We recognise that all swimmers are different and we feel working in smaller groups allows teachers to adapt their teaching practices to each child if necessary. We also use a wide rage of swim aids that allow swimmers to gain an in depth understanding of the strokes whilst staying safe in the water.

    What our customers say …

    “We have one five year old so excited to come back tomorrow!!”

    “It was fab for zara to be back, she loved every minute of her lesson! Thanks”

    “Dylan loved his lesson today. I enjoyed the lovely plants on sale too. grinning”
    “So looking forward to bringing my grandson back next week.”
    “Thank you for our wonderful lessons this year, for your efforts and success at keeping us all safe”
    “Can not praise them enough, fantastic atmosphere for any age to learn in. Clean welcoming environment in private location fantastic in everyway, the children lead the way and its brilliant to watch!”

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