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Spaces now open for our half day intensive open water courses running between April and July
Spaces now open for our half day intensive open water courses running between April and July

 

Our Open Water Swimming Clinics are an ideal way to transform your open water swimming technique in just one half day course. Whether you have just entered your first ever triathlon or are looking to shave time off your existing Iron Man swims, we have a course to suit you.

We use a combination of lectures, strength work, video analysis and of course lots of swimming in the lake to make sure that you master all the skills needed to become a more effective swimmer in open water.

All students are personally coached by Ed Williams who is a seasoned Channel swimmer so everything you learn has been tried and tested at the highest levels.

 

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ESA Founder Ed Williams is swimming the North Channel between Scotland and Ireland in 2015
ESA Founder Ed Williams is swimming the North Channel between Scotland and Ireland in 2015

 

Over 2014, 2015 and 2016 ESA Founder and coach Ed Williams will be aiming to complete the Oceans Seven Challenge. This involves a Channel Swim on each of the seven Continents. 

Achieving the Oceans Seven requires an ability to swim in both very cold and very warm seas. It also demands the swimmer is physically and mentally prepared to overcome every condition known to defeat open water swimmers, from strong currents to stiff winds, from jellyfish and sharks to rough seas. Like its mountaineering cousin, the Oceans Seven requires a tremendous amount of planning, time, financial resources and multi-national support teams of knowledgeable local experts. 

Ed will be raising funds for Wateraid who work together with the poorest and most marginalised communities to set up practical and sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene projects that meet their real needs.

 
ESA Founder Ed Williams is available to speak at school assemblies FREE of charge to inspire the children
ESA Founder Ed Williams is available to speak at school assemblies FREE of charge to inspire the children

 

Ed tours schools across the region every week to speak with the children about the importance of having a dream and doing everything it takes to achieve it. The big theme he bases these assemblies around is his Channel Swim. There is a heavy focus on the importance of trying hard and having the determination to succeed which leaves the children inspired and captivated. Ed will speak about his upcoming challenge to swim a 30km channel on each of the seven continents battling sharks, jellyfish, extreme cold and huge waves! 

Talks to schools are FREE of charge and we only ask that in return you send a leaflet home with each child about swimming lessons or alternatively an email to parents with a link to our website.

 

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Children's intensive swimming courses will be running over the October half term and Christmas holidays
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Children's intensive swimming courses will be running over the October half term and Christmas holidays

 

Intensive Courses run during every half-term and school holiday period. They are suitable for children between the ages of 3 yrs old and 11 yrs old, from complete beginners through to confident and established young swimmers who need to perfect their technique.

Just like our regular weekly lessons, these courses have a maximum number of 3 children per class with an option of 2 children or 1 child per class also available. The standard of teaching is second to none and a vast improvement is guaranteed.

 

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Spaces available for this term's childrens weekly lessons. Call now to reserve your child's place
childrens weekly lessons
Spaces available for this term's childrens weekly lessons. Call now to reserve your child's place

 

Our children's weekly lessons run in warm, private pools throughout Cambridge and Newmarket during school term time. All lessons have no more than 3 children in a class (and an option of 2 children in a class is available upon request). They are suitable for children between the ages of 3 yrs and up, from complete beginners through to confident and established young swimmers who need to perfect their technique.

Each class lasts for 30 minutes and you will notice huge progress every week. Our innovative techniques and high standards are second to none so although we are a little more expensive than other swim schools we offer massive value for money by delivering guaranteed results week in, week out.

 

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Welcome to Elite Swimming Academy - The ultimate in private swimming lessons and coaching for children and adults of all ages and abilities in Cambridge, Newmarket and Colne.

Children's Lessons

Intensive Courses

Intensive Courses run during every half-term and school holiday period. They are suitable for children between the ages of 3 yrs old and 11 yrs old, from complete beginners through to confident and established young swimmers who need to perfect their technique. Having a lesson every day for 5 days is a great way to improve confidence, technique and understanding of swimming in a very short space of time. Read more

Weekly Lessons

Our children's weekly lessons run in warm, private pools throughout Cambridge and Newmarket. All lessons have no more than 3 children in a class (and an option of 2 children in a class is available upon request). They are suitable for children between the ages of 3 yrs old and 13 yrs old, from complete beginners through to confident and established young swimmers who need to perfect their technique. Read more

Adult Courses

Would you like to transform your freestyle technique in just 1 half day? This may sound too good to be true but with a 100% success rate we GUARANTEE to achieve just that! If you are at a plateau with your training, fed up with people overtaking you who look like they are doing half the amount of work, struggling to get any faster, find swimming a real chore or generally want to improve your technique then this course is for you. Read more

Intensive Open Water Clinics

Our Open Water Swimming Clinics are an ideal way to transform your open water swimming technique in just one half day course. Whether you have just entered your first ever triathlon or are looking to shave time off your existing Iron Man swims, we have a course to suit you. Ed Williams is a seasoned Channel swimmer so everything you learn has been tried and tested at the highest levels. Read more

Group Coaching Sessions

These sessions are a great way to improve your freestyle technique, strength, stamina, speed and understanding with a small group of like-minded people. We never do the same session twice and each class is individually made to fit the abilities of the students.You will progress noticeably and quickly in all areas of your swimming in a very short space of time. Read more

1-2-1 Swimming Lessons

Would you like to improve your swimming skills under the guidance if someone who really knows what they are doing? Together, the teachers and coaches at Elite Swimming Academy have a wide range of skills and experience between them. We don't believe in teaching something unless you can do it yourself and that is how we GUARANTEE results in as little as one lesson. Read more

Children's Lessons Testimonials

"My two children (aged 7 and 3) just started with Elite after waiting for several months for suitable lesson times due to our other commitments and the popularity of the lessons! The classes were worth the wait - I noticed an improvement in their skills from their first lessons! I've recommended Elite to my friend for her 4 year old and she too is delighted! My kids' teachers are really nice, any emails are answered really quickly and the service as a whole is great!"

E Watson

"Fabulous! I saw clear progress in just one lesson. I am a teacher and could have filmed the lesson for use in professional development! Excellent use of assessment for learning, clear instruction, personalised per participant and clear explanations of how and WHY! Super. We will be booking lessons for Christmas holidays if available."

Nikki Gabb

"I must let you know that although we have only had 5 lessons with you so far, I am more impressed with the progress that Jacob has made in just 5 lessons than he has made in 5 years of our previous swimming lessons! Clear instruction, superb attention to detail and sheer professionalism every step of the way."

Laura Davies

"I can recommend Elite Swimming Academy in the strongest possible terms. My son was three and a half when he started his classes with Elite and was very nervous around water following some disastrous swimming lessons at our local leisure centre pool. After only one session with Anthony, he seemed entirely happy in the water. After two sessions, he was claiming that he "loved swimming". After a term, he had become a really confident swimmer. I have nothing but praise for Elite, Ed Williams and Anthony."

C Ross