All you need to know to get ready for your visit to St Joseph’s Pool
25m x 8m, 6 lanes
Space for parents to sit on the pool side and watch lessons
Toilets and showers
Changing facilities available
Adult lessons available here
Introducing St Joseph’s Pool
We run lessons at pools in South West London. We are lucky enough to have been working with them for years now so we are well acquainted with them.
Each has its own character. And these stretches of water have been the beginning of many swimming careers.
St Joseph’s College has a wonderful swimming pool in the heart of Streatham, and local to Crystal Palace, Norwood and Herne Hill, with very convenient travel links. We are fortunate to have access to it as it is a great length and depth for both learning to swim, improving swimming skills and for our exciting annual gala events!
This pool is perfect for both our children and adult swimming lessons. Compared to busy public pools, learning to swim in this Streatham swimming pool really helps our pupils’ concentration and to build their confidence
Find out more about our upcoming school holiday crash courses!
Meet the swimming teachers
We have a rota of dedicated swimming teachers at our Streatham swimming pool 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 St Joseph’s 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.
Right kit for the right class
You can purchase this from us or can source the equipment elsewhere.
Stage 1-3 needs: kick board, noodle, diving sinkers and a drainable mesh bag.
Stages 4+ needs: kick board, pull buoy, pair of flippers and a drainable mesh bag.
Please note: The entrance for drop off and collection will ONLY be through the front gate to the school which is located on Beulah Hill.
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.
You need to use the main college gate to access the pool, as per the aerial map.
For parents with buggies:
Buggies and push chairs can be parked inside the pool doors and are left at your own risk. Please don’t block access with them.
Coming by tube / train
The nearest trains station are either Streatham or West Norwood.
Coming by bus
The following buses serve the area, with the stops shown on the map.
Coming by car
The entrance for drop off and collection will ONLY be through the front gate to the school which is located on Beulah Hill. Please note that there may be students, staff and contractors using the main school entrance and playground.
In order to keep your child and others safe do not drive into the school grounds.
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.