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 & Company Secretary
Clair CG Swim School


Swim School Coordinator and Administrator (Ely)
Bethan CG Swim School


Administrator (Newmarket)
Nick CG Swim School


Pool Attendant (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


Swim Teacher
Siobhan CG Swim School


Swim Teacher
Natalie CG Swim School


Swim Teacher
Josh CG Swim School


Pool attendant
Donna CG Swim School


Swim Teacher

Term Dates

These dates are for the Academic year 2023-2024

Summer 2023
  • Summer Term 1

    Newmarket: MONDAY 17TH APRIL TO FRIDAY 26TH MAY 2023

    Little Thetford MONDAY 17TH APRIL TO SUNDAY 28TH MAY 2023

  • Summer Term 2


    Little Thetford MONDAY 5TH JUNE TO WEDNESDAY 19TH JULY 2023

Autumn Term 2023
  • Autumn Term 1

    Newmarket: Monday 4th Sept to Friday 20th October 2023

    Little Thetford Monday 4th Sept to Sunday 22nd October 2023

  • Autumn Term 2

    Newmarket: Monday 30th October to Wednesday 20th December 2023

    Little Thetford Monday 30th Oct to Wednesday 20th December 2023

Spring Term 2024
  • Spring Term 1

    Newmarket: Thursday 4th January to Friday 16th Feb 2024

    Little Thetford: Thursday 4th January to Sunday 18th Feb 2024

  • Spring Term 2

    Newmarket: Monday 26th Feb to Thursday 28th March 2024

    Little Thetford: Monday 26th February to Thursday 28th March 2024

Summer 2024
  • Summer Term 1 2024

    Little Thetford Monday 15th April to Friday 24th May 2024

    Newmarket Monday 15th April to Sunday 26th May 2024

  • Summer Term 2 2024

    Newmarket Monday 3rd June to Friday 19th July 2024

    Little Thetford Monday 3rd June to Sunday 21st July 2024

Crash Courses 2023 - 2024
  • Crash Courses

    Little Thetford & Newmarket Tuesday 25th July to Friday 28th July 2023 (both pools)

    Little Thetford Monday 23rd to Thursday 26th October 2023

    Little Thetford Monday 19th to Thursday 22nd February 2024

    Little Thetford Tuesday 2nd to Friday 5th April 2024

    Little Thetford Tuesday 28th to Friday 31st May 2024

    Little Thetford Monday 22nd to Thursday 25th July 2024

Mermaid Experiences
  • Summer Term

    Little Thetford Thursday 20th July 2023, 10am to 12pm

    Little Thetford Tuesday 25th July 2023, 1:15pm to 3:15pm

  • Autumn Term

    Little Thetford Wednesday 27th December 2023, 10am to 12pm & 1am to 3pm

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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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