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Herne Hill Swimming Pool

Welcome to Heron Academy

Heron Road, Herne Hill

All you need to know to get ready for your visit to Heron Academy

Our lessons at Heron Academy

Children stages 1-3

After school only

Monday, Tuesday & Friday

I can't believe how much he has learnt!

“Our 6 year old has been swimming here for a few weeks and has improved in confidence so much. His swimming has come on loads, I can’t believe how much he has learnt in this short time.

Maria is an amazing teacher and really engages with the kids. She understands how to encourage them, pushing them further to get amazing results. They cover so much in just one lesson. Recommend to anyone who wants to learn to swim.” – Victoria

The sessions are well planned and always run on time

“We have been taking our 4 year old to Level 1 of Cindy Swim at Heron for 6 weeks now and we are really impressed at his progress. Our instructor Tavis is really friendly and a great teacher. The sessions are well planned and always run on time. Our 4 year old loves going and we will certainly be continuing in the next term! Thanks Tavis!” – Beth Clarke

Confidence has really grown

“My son has been attending for only a few weeks in this time his confidence has really grown. Tavis the instructor is very calm and patient.” – Angie Holmes

Introducing Heron Academy swimming pool

Baby in as swimming pool with mother

We run lessons at pools in South West London.

Each has its own character. And these stretches of water have been the beginning of many swimming careers.

You have enrolled in a class at Heron Academy Pool. We are lucky to have access to it as it’s super convenient for the surrounding area. It’s decent length and a great size for both learning to swim or improving your skills. Compared to busy public pools, it really helps the pupil’s concentration and to build their confidence.

What to bring

Please note the kit you need to bring to your class depends on what pool you are swimming  at and what class-level you are swimming at.  All pupils will need to bring: 

Swimming costumes and towel

It can be useful for changing if this is a poncho style towel although not necessary.


These can be purchased from us if you call the office in advance of your lesson so that we make sure we have the right size for you at the pool.

Other Equipment

Pool noodle, kick board, dive sinkers


Label everything

Please label your pupil’s kits and belongings so that you can easily identify them.
baby swimming with noodle

As prior lessons are likely to be ongoing please aim to arrive at your lesson NO MORE THAN 15 minutes early, allowing you enough time to be changed and ready to begin at your start time.

The entrance is located at the main entrance of the school on Heron Road.

Travel Tips

We’ve included some travel tips below. However, please refer to Transport for London for up to date travel information, as this can change.

Coming by tube / train

The nearest tube station is Brixton Tube Station.

Coming by bus

The following buses serve the area and stop as per the accompanying map. Here is a handy map of the bus stops nearby.

Coming by car

There is free on street parking on Heron road and on-site parking in the school parking lot

Some suggestions for after your lesson

We encourage our pupils and parents to spend time with each other outside of lessons. There are a number of cafes and parks in the vicinity of all of our pools. So why not suggest to anyone else at the lesson to grab a coffee or visit the local playground.
We are looking to build partnerships with local businesses to help benefit the school. Please do contact the office with any recommendations of places to go after class or services that might be useful to school members.
child under water giving thumbs up

Contact Details

The pool is pretty easy to find, any doubts please call the office and they will guide you.

Any questions outside of the lesson time please contact our office on 0208 0046545 or emailing and they will be only too happy to help.

That’s it for now. Hope to see you poolside soon.

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