Learning to swim

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Tuesday 17 August 2004 3.38pm
yes, after many years of terror, finally i have vowed to confront my fear of chlorine and learn to swim. but, lo! there are no pools in se1 (are there?) so, if anyone has any suggestions, please let me know.

There is a trainer in Dolphin Square (not as much of a trek as you might think, esp. sur bicyclette ) but if there is a pool closer which can be recommended I would be happy to use that.

Anyone got any ideas?

(other than rubber armbands)

thanks.



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Tuesday 17 August 2004 3.40pm
Isn't there one in Camberwell?



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Tuesday 17 August 2004 3.40pm
Isn't there one at the Elephant? I'm sure when I was in there trying to get recycling bags I could smell chlorine.



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Tuesday 17 August 2004 3.43pm
http://www.fusion-lifestyle.com/centres/camberwell/pool.htm

and apparently one at the Elephant too... http://www.fusion-lifestyle.com/centres/submain.htm



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Tuesday 17 August 2004 4.01pm
The pool at the Elephant has been closed for about 10 years (unless I missed the reopening)

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Tuesday 17 August 2004 4.03pm
There is a pool at Guy's Hospital that it is possible to use.

See this thread

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Tuesday 17 August 2004 4.06pm

aha - swimming plus medical care on tap when i get a panic attack when i see the water. excellent.
Tuesday 17 August 2004 4.27pm
>>The pool at the Elephant has been closed for about 10 years (unless I missed the reopening)


It is closed - telephone conversation confirmed. I'm certain that the board included prices for swimming...
Tuesday 17 August 2004 5.17pm
Fusion [ http://www.fusion-lifestyle.com/fusion.htm ] run courses at most of the pools they run for Southwark
for considerably lower cost than a private trainer.

Peckham Pulse probably has the best organised programme of adult classes - because they are also a healthy living centre and get a lot of exercise referrals from GPs.

The swim school timetable for all centres is on this pdf document - adult beginners course on page 2 last column

http://www.fusion-lifestyle.com/centres/seven/swim_school.pdf

(The Darwin Court pool, I have just found from some swift Googling, is in a recent development for the over 50s in SE17 managed by the Peabody Trust.)

>Courses: >Adult Beginners >Syllabus:
>To develop water confidence to commence swimming.
Develop the ability to regain standing from front and back positions.
Women only, 50+ and men only courses are also available at some centres.




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Tuesday 17 August 2004 7.23pm
I signed my son up at the Brixton rec - even though it's not SE1, it's great there and they have loads of lessons!
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