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The Aquatics Club

At Bedford Girls’ School, our specialist swimming coaches understand what it takes to become a high performance swimmer. As teachers, they are also adept at tailoring lessons to suit a wide range of abilities and experience.

We offer bespoke swimming courses during the school holidays, delivered by our medal-winning team. Lessons and courses are suitable for beginners, improvers, established swimmers and those already competing at county, regional and national level.

Taught in small groups within our own private pool, pupils will benefit from expert tuition in a safe, encouraging and productive environment where everyone can reach their true potential.

Swimming lessons and holiday courses are open to boys and girls from the wider the community and are not restricted to BGS pupils.


National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ)

Bedford Girls' School is running a NPLQ course on Monday 10th July - Friday 14th July 2017

Before starting the course the candidate must:

Be 16 years of age prior to commencing the start of the course

Be able to meet the following basic fitness criteria:

  • Jump/dive into deep water
  • Swim 60 metres in no more than 60 seconds
  • Swim 100 metres continuously on front and back in deep water, tread water for 30 seconds.
  • Surface dive to the floor of the pool (3 metres)

Cost: £270 (includes all course materials & exam fee and spine board bolt on)

If you are interested please fill out the form below and contact Mr Castro (Head of Swimming)

Candidate Enrolement Form

National Pool Lifeguard Qualification 

Small group lessons

Small group lessons are available between 12.30pm and 6pm.

  • Two-to-one/small group, 60 mins (£50)
  • One-to-one, 60 mins (£47.50)
  •  Two-to-one/small group, 30 mins (£25)
  • One-to-one, 30 mins (£23.75)                                                                                                                                                                                              

Please email our swimming coach at with the type of lesson you prefer and at what time. Please fill in the below booking form and bring with you to your first lesson.

Booking Form

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