Swimming Lessons Crash Course in Cambridgeshire

About Us

Welcome to CG Swim School. We are a family-run swimming school whose aim is to inspire swimmers to be confident and safe whilst having fun. We strive to provide a friendly, welcoming atmosphere with a personal touch. All swimmers are welcome, from 3 months old to 100 years old, regardless of their previous experience and level of confidence. Our lessons are tailored to each individual need and we keep to a strict ratio of no more than 4 babies, 3 children or 2 adults per lesson. This is to ensure we can give our full attention to each swimmer and help them make as much progress as possible.

Our lessons are held across 2 sites in Cambridge: Little Thetford and Newmarket. All pools are kept lovely and warm (32 degrees) with clean facilities. We pride ourselves in cleanliness and creating a warm, welcoming environment so that your whole experience with us is enjoyable.

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Adult and Baby Swim Classes in Ely Cambridgeshire

Our Classes

We offer adult and baby sessions for children aged 3 months to 3 years; children’s lessons for ages 3 to 11 years, and adult lessons for ages 16+. These are half hour sessions run during term-time, for 6 weeks. We also offer crash courses during half-term holidays, which are 4-day intensive courses for any age.

Swimming Lessons Crash Course in Ely

Learn to Swim Awards

In our children’s lessons, we follow the National Plan for Teaching Swimming (NPTS), as set out by the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) Learn to Swim Awards. This allows swimmers to progress through seven different stages which make up the core, national syllabus of learning to swim for primary school aged children. They are designed to reward children for their development of the essential aquatic skills they need to be confident, competent and safe in the water.

Each of the Learn to Swim Stage 1-7 Awards has a list of clear outcomes that need to be completed in order to gain each award. Once these have been achieved, children are given a certificate to take home and be proud of.

Our Pools

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Little Thetford

Quarterway House
Ely Road
Little Thetford

07904 588 647

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51a Bury Road

07904 588 647

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The CG Swim School Team

Calum CG Swim School Founder, co-owner and head coach


Founder, co-owner and head coach
Christine Gawthorpe CG Swim School


Co-owner, administrator and everything in-between
Clair CG Swim School


Administrator (Ely)
Bethan CG Swim School


Administrator (Newmarket)
Ben CG Swim School


Swim Teacher
(Newmarket & Ely)
Jon CG Swim School Founder, co-owner and head coach


Swim Teacher
(Newmarket & Ely)
Beth Gawthorpe CG Swim School


Swim Teacher
Vanessa CG Swim School


Swim Teacher
Ami Gawthorpe CG Swim School


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Siobhan CG Swim School


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Natalie CG Swim School


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Josh CG Swim School


Pool attendant
Donna CG Swim School


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Term Dates

These dates are for the Academic year 2022-2023

Weekly Lessons
  • Autumn Term 1 (7 weeks)

    Newmarket: Monday 5th Sept - Friday 21st Oct 2022

    Little Thetford Monday 5th Sept - Saturday 22nd Oct 2022

  • Autumn Term 2 (7.5 weeks)

    Newmarket: Monday 31st Oct to Wednesday 21st Dec 2022

    Little Thetford Monday 31st Oct to Wednesday 21st Dec 2022

Spring Term
  • Spring Term 1 (5.5 weeks)

    Newmarket: Tuesday 3rd Jan to Friday 10th Feb 2023

    Little Thetford Tuesday 3rd Jan to Saturday 11th Feb 2023

  • Spring Term 2 (6 weeks)

    Newmarket: Monday 20th Feb 2023 to Friday 31st March 2023

    Little Thetford Monday 20th Feb 2023 to Saturday 1st April 2023

Summer Term
  • Summer Term 1 2023 (6 weeks)

    Newmarket: Monday 17th April to Friday 26th May 2023

    Little Thetford: Monday 17th April to Saturday 27th May 2023

  • Summer Term 2 2023 (6.5 weeks)

    Newmarket: Monday 5th June to Wednesday 19th July 2023

    Little Thetford: Monday 5th June to Wednesday 19th July 2023

Mermaid Experiences
  • Autumn Term

    Little Thetford Weds 28th Dec 2022

    Newmarket Thurs 29th Dec 2022

  • Summer Term

    Little Thetford Thurs 20th July 2023

    Newmarket Fri 21st July 2023

Crash Courses
  • Autumn Term

    Monday 24th to Thursday 27th October 2022

  • Spring Term

    Monday 13th to Thursday 16th February 2023

    Monday 3rd to Thursday 6th April 2023

  • Summer Term

    Tuesday 30th May to Friday 2nd June 2023

    Monday 24th to Thursday 27th July 2023

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Adult & Baby Lessons


per lesson

Children's Lessons


per lesson

Adults' Lessons


per lesson

Private Lessons


per lesson

Stage 3+ Lessons


per lesson

Mer-world Experience


per experience

Crash Courses


per course

Pool Party


per 60 minute party

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