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Jackson and Co Sponsors of Colchester Swimming Club Academy

Colchester Swimming Club Academy

Our aim at The Colchester Swimming Club Academy is to provide an enhanced environment for the teaching and coaching of young swimmers to develop every swimmer to their full potential. We look to provide an opportunity and the encouragement needed to enable swimmers to develop and explore the possibilities of competitive swimming.

Being part of the Academy will not guarantee a place in the competitive squad but with our focus being on good technique and stroke development we hope that this will give every swimmer the best opportunity to perform well in the Colchester entry trials. We realise competitive swimming may not be for every child, so once they are of a good standard we will offer them the opportunity to apply for a place on our lifesaving and/or junior water polo sections as an alternative.

Launch of the Colchester Swimming Club Academy with sponsors Jackson and Co.
Swimmers and coaches at the Academy launch

The Team

Academy Manager - Donna Cowan


Academy Secretary - Julie Firth



Information about lessons

Academy lessons are held at the Garrison pool on a Wednesday evening from 5.45pm to 6.45pm and a Friday evening from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. Half an hour and hour lessons are available on a Wednesday with Fridays being one hour lessons only.

For directions to the pool Click here


Half an hour classes - £5.75 per class
Hour classes - £7.00 per class

Please note that in the event of a pool closure out of the control of the Academy, refunds will not be given

Term Dates

To be advised



Enrolment into the Academy is by trial only. Information regarding trial dates can be obtained from the Academy Secretary at academy.enquiries. If interested in attending, you must contact Julie Firth at to register.

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