Update 27th July 2020

We will be resuming our group swimming lessons from Saturday 15th August 2020 in line with the STA and latest Government guidance. We are now taking enquiries for swimming lessons, please complete the application form on the website. 

Update Friday 21st March

Dear Parents,

Following the Government’s latest announcement on Friday 20th March, there will be NO lessons running on Saturday 21st March as the club has now been forced to close. We are all so upset but understand we need to do this for safety reasons.

See you real soon!

Convid-19 Update Thursday 19th March 2020

Dear Parents,

With schools in England closing on Friday 20th March we have taken the decision to suspend all group swimming lessons after lessons conclude on Saturday 21st March 2020.

Group lessons on Thursday 19th and Saturday 21st March will therefore take place, but in the interest of everyone’s health and safety, no parents/careers or siblings will be allowed to sit on poolside and spectate.

In terms of the remaining prepaid swimming fee’s up to Easter, these will be carried over and used when it is safe for us to open up group lessons again.

We would like to reassure you that the Government and Public Health England maintain that it is safe to use swimming pools as the chlorine levels in the pool will kill any virus. It is also advised that swimmers shower with soap and water before and after swimming. The underlying reason we are stopping group lessons is primarily due to concerns over social distancing.

These are very challenging times, above all we all need to keep calm and support one another, making sure that we adhere to all Government guidance. For the time being the leisure complex at Gurnard Pines is going to remain open, and we want to support them as much as we can, as without them we would not have a Swim School.

We will be emailing you all individually over the next day or so, with an important update, and would ask that you keep an eye out for an email from us in your inbox.

We really do appreciate your continued support and together we will all get through this. Rest assured as soon as it is safe to restart group lessons we will be there for you.

Melissa and Paul.


Elite School of Swimming (IW) Ltd

Isle of Wight Swimming Lessons

Welcome to the Elite School of Swimming based at Fitness at Gurnard (Formerly Cowes Club Gurnard Pines) on the Isle of Wight, the Islands top Swim School for outstanding Customer Service.

We are a family run business and award winning Swim School for Customer Service (source: 2017 Venus Women in Business Hampshire and Isle of Wight awards). We pride ourselves on a friendly personal approach with small numbers of children in each group and Teachers teaching in the water to aid water confidence and fast progression.

All staff used by Elite School of Swimming once they attain the age of 16 have had a criminal record check with the Disclosure and Barring Service. In addition all teachers hold a current safeguarding certificate.

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