Wednesday 28 February 2007 6.21pm
Both my children go to the Queen Mother in Victoria which is not as bad a journey as it might seem. I gave up trying to find anything in SE1 - used Guy's for baby lessons and tried to get information out of Druid Street
but it seemed a bit disorganised; Seven Islands seems to change its mind about whether it runs lessons or not - its website is completely out of date; County Hall
has sessions for children but no lessons. I heard that there is going to be a swimming pool at the new Coin Street
Children's Centre but don't think this is ready yet (just checked website - scheduled to open September this year).
The classes are run by Swimming Nature - www.swimmingnature.com - and there are all sorts of different levels/ages covered. They're not cheap but there are different options on class sizes which dictate the price. There are three pools there - a warm training pool used up to about age 5; a large pool split into lanes and a small leisure pool with a slide. It's all pretty well organised - the centre is council owned but run by a division of Cannons.