All you need to know to get ready for your visit to Greenmead Pool
6m x 4m, indoor, heated pool
Street parking is available
Space for parents to sit and watch lessons
Changing rooms and shower facilities
Introducing Greenmead Pool
We run lessons at various locations in South West London. Each has its own character and these stretches of water have been the beginning of many swimming careers.
Greenmead Primary School pool, located off West Hill in Southfields, is our newest addition.
We are fortunate to have access to this facility as it is super convenient for the surrounding area. It is a good size for both learning to swim and improving swim skills. Compared to busy public pools, it really helps our pupils concentrate and build their confidence.
Meet the swimming teachers
At our Southfields swimming pool we have a rota of dedicated swimming teachers who are all are either Swim England or Swimming Teachers Association Level 2 qualified or above (or hold equivalent certification). They all hold relevant first aid certification and all have up to date DBS certificates – to ensure the safety of your children.
You can find out a little bit more about the Greenmead Pool teachers on our our Coaches pages.
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.
Swim nappy and swim shorts
For the baby lessons, parents need to bring a swim nappy and tight fitting neoprene over shorts. We don’t sell these, but please call us if you are unsure what to buy.
As prior lessons will be ongoing please aim to arrive at your lesson NO MORE THAN 15 minutes early, to be changed and ready to begin at your start time.
The entrance to the pool is NOT located at the main entrance of the school on Beaumont Road. Please use the entrance located on Castlecombe Drive, as seen in the picture.
- The office will send you the gate code after you book your lessons.
- Once in the school gate walk towards the school.
- Turn right and then your first left.
- Please remove your shoes when you get to the pool or put shoe covers on when your get there.
Coming by tube / train
The nearest tube stations are Southfields or Wimbledon.
Coming by bus
The following buses serve the area and the stops are as per the accompanying map.
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.