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Welcome to Gold Fins

Gold Fins Swimming, a family-owned swimming school, is proud to offer swimming lessons to children and adults of all skill levels in Croydon. Our safe, progressive, and enjoyable approach ensures that everyone can learn and progress at their own pace. In addition to children's lessons, we also offer structured adult swimming sessions that cater to all fitness levels.

The founder of Gold Fins swim school, Stéphane, has won multiple national championships and breaking records since a very young age.  Stéphane's vision is to foster a great community to inspire the next generation and pass on his passion for swimming to both children and adults.


Our mission is to provide quality swimming lessons and equip children and adults with a life saving skill as well as providing structured programme to adults to help them achieve their fitness goal and mental wellbeing. 

Our lessons are taught in small groups and are focus on continuous swimmer development.   Gold Fins reward system using progression certificates keeps swimmers motivated and boost children's confidence in water. We have the perfect pool for little swimmers with pool water maintained at  32ºC. Our swimming teachers are Swim England/STA qualified with enhanced DBS checks.

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Our Courses

Gold Fins Swim School prides itself to offer a variety of courses, geared towards all ages, backgrounds and abilities. Gold Fins uses the STA International learn to swim programme which aims to provide a complete progressive aquatic pathway for learners of all ages to progress from their first aquatic experiences through to becoming safe.

Children Swimming Lessons at Gold Fins Swimming School
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Parent & Child Swimming Lesson (4 -36 months)

These lessons are aimed at giving  the child their first experience in the water with an accompanying adult. Early swimming lessons help children to build their water confidence through songs, games and other fun activities. Swimming promotes coordination and balance as well as provides quality bonding time with your little ones. Our pool water is maintained at 32ºC for which is the perfect temperature for little children.

Children Swimming Lesson (From 3 years)

These lessons are taught in small classes of 6 children to ensure that every child gets the special attention they need. Our swimming lessons are delivered through games and fun activities which have proven to be beneficial to Children's progress. Children  follow the STA award programme where progression will be tracked and at the end of each term we hold our Award and Fun day to celebrate the children's progress.

Adults Swimming Sessions (Swimmers only) 

Gold Fins provides structured sessions for busy  adults of all abilities to help to achieve their fitness goals and mental wellbeing. Weekly programme will be provided, depending abilities and individual goals. Sessions always end up with a high as a group relay to create a sense of community and will also help motivating swimmers. Our swimming instructor will always  be present for tips and advice.  

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