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We are now celebrating over 40 years of swimming! Oakleigh Park School of Swimming was established in 1975. We pride ourselves on offering swimming lessons with restricted numbers to ensure maximum progress.
Pools in: Whetstone (inbetween Finchley and Barnet); Woodside Park (nr Mill Hill East Station) and Mill Hill (Apex Corner/ Sterling Corner)
BABIES - JUNIORS - ADVANCED COACHING - ADULTS - BEGINNERS THROUGH TO COMPETITION - PARTIES
Welcome to THE OAKLEIGH PARK SCHOOL OF SWIMMING website! We hope you find it useful and easy to use. If you have any questions or you would like further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.
For quick access to times and days you can go to the 'OUR SWIMMING POOLS' page and then 'lessons and coaching'. Or you can scroll down the times and days without submitting any booking on the 'BOOK ONLINE' page.
For term dates and news go to the 'NEWS AND EVENTS' tab.
Oakleigh Park School of Swimming was established in 1975. The manager is Jonathan Rolfe. His parents Ron and Pam have worked in swimming for over forty years. They met when Ron taught Pam to swim! It was whilst teaching all those years ago they realised that teaching swimming in cold water and with the public all around was not working. Land was acquired at the tennis club in Whetstone, which is still on the same grounds in Oakleigh Road North and building commenced.
All these years on and with the same philosophy: small groups and warm water. We offer numerous services such as:
> Lessons and coaching to all ages and abilities
> A centre for people who wish to gain their teaching and lifesaving qualifications along with pool management qualifications
> Complete pool management for the commercial and domestic industries.
We strive to make sure that our customers visit is an enjoyable, educational and motivating experience ensuring that they leave satisfied and excited in the swimmers progress. It is not unusual to find swimmers and teachers who have enjoyed our facilities for over 30 years.
We are also delighted to manage other pools in the area for commercial organisations, school pools and domestic pools.
In September 2014, we were awarded the 'STAMark' for the third time. STAmark was created by the Swimming Teachers' Association to provide a framework that would support and encourage the raising of standards within this unregulated sector. The STA wanted to develop a quality accreditation programme that specifically addressed the business and operational needs of these swim school owners, in order to raise teaching standards, promote learn-to-swim schemes and ultimately give the public confidence in the swim school they attend. The award was also the catalyst for the STA supporting the BSI British Standards in the development of PAS 81:2008; STAmark is currently the only nationally recognised quality mark that is fully aligned with PAS 81:2008 specification, and that externally validates and recognises safe practices and standards in swim schools and similar operations.
In August 2011, we started taking bookings for the newly built swimming pool at Northway School, Mill Hill. We are thrilled that we can offer our lessons with our teachers to the Mill Hill and surrounding areas.
In June 2014, we started offering lessons in our new pool in WOODSIDE PARK next to Frith Manor School. It is on the boundaries of Mill Hill, not too far from the Mill Hill East tube station. Postcode N12 7BN.
A 2011 survey showed that people come to us because:
> We have been awarded Distinction in the STA Mark accreditation
> We have small groups in warm water
> Our staff are approachable and friendly
> Our staff work by 3 objectives: Customer service, Health and Safety and Quality - go and check all swimming pools and speak to staff before making a decision
> Our prices reflect our class ratios. Check with swim schools, how many lessons you will get for the fee you pay
> Check the ratios of classes before you book anywhere. This is very important for any level of swimmer
> We pride ourselves with continuity of teachers throughout the term. This builds a trust between pupil and teacher, which ultimately helps progression
PLEASE SEE 'OUR SWIMMING POOL' INFO PAGE FOR INFORMATION ON SERVICES WE OFFER ALONG WITH TIMES AND DAYS. You can also scroll down the times and days without submitting any booking on the 'BOOK ONLINE' page.
Call us on:
020 8445 1911 For swimming instruction in warm comfortable surroundings, choose Oakleigh Park School of Swimming.
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