George Watson's College

69 Colinton Road, Edinburgh, EH10 5EG

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Programmes Offered

Summer Term 2022

19 Apr – 3 Jul


2 May – 2 May

2 Jun – 2 Jun

3 Jun – 3 Jun



30 May – 10 Jul



11 Jul – 24 Jul


Autumn Term 2022

15 Aug – 18 Dec


Spring Term 2023

3 Jan – 2 Apr


Spring Term 2023

5 Jan – 2 Apr


Summer Term 2023

17 Apr – 2 Jul


1 May – 1 May

29 May – 29 May

Lesson Times
15:45 - 19:15
15:45 - 19:45
15:45 - 19:45

Intensive Courses

Summer 2022 Fast-Track Week 1
4 Jul – 8 Jul
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Summer 2022 Fast-Track Week 2
11 Jul – 15 Jul
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Summer 2022 Fast-Track Week 3
18 Jul – 22 Jul
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Summer 2022 Fast-Track Week 4
25 Jul – 29 Jul
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Summer 2022 Fast-Track Week 5
2 Aug – 5 Aug
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Summer 2022 Fast-Track Week 6
8 Aug – 12 Aug
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How Swimming Nature could help you

We teach beginners and train athletes. We build confidence in nervous first-timers and refine technique in competent swimmers. However old you are, whatever level you’re at, Swimming Nature can help.

By combining highly structured modular lesson plans, small class sizes and hands-on, in-water instructor attention, we ensure you or your child makes rapid and visible progress.

Not only do we emphasise the mechanics of the four strokes, but we teach the how, why and what behind effortless, energy-efficient swimming, so with Swimming Nature, you’ll swim faster, better and in harmony with your body.

COVID-19 Measures

You will see at George Watson that Covid -19 measures have been introduced in line with guidance from our governing bodies. These are measure have been added for the safety. With this in mind George Watson has a policy of parents of pupils over 6 years old are not permitted to enter the building. Pupils will be collected at the entrance and escorted to poolside for their lessons. Pupils will need to change after their lessons in the changing rooms and will be escorted back to reception for pick up. Children under 6 years old can be accompanied. Swimming Nature has exclusive use of the pool and changing rooms during swimming lessons. For the safety of you, your children, our instructors and the George Watson team, we ask that the changes are respected and adhered and we thank you in advance for your co-operation.


Customer pre visit information:

Parents can park in the main car park and use the main entrance, please note the pre- school car park is not in use and any other side entrances will be closed.

Swimmers must arrive 10 minutes prior to the start of the lesson.

Parents must sign the swimmer in and will be required to sign them out again when the lesson is finished.

Parents of children over 6 years old must remain outside the building at all times

When entering the building swimmers will be asked to sanitise their hands and follow the member of staff onto poolside.

Pupils will be met outside the changing rooms after the lessons by Swimming Nature staff who will escort pupils back to the meeting point outside main reception.


Pupil preparation:

Pupils must arrive pool ready. They will be led to poolside where they can change for their lesson.

Journey around the building:

The journey around the building has not changed but is now highlighted with arrows. Customers must follow this route. Swimmers must come ready to swim and have pre showered if possible. Visitors will be required to sanitise their upon entry.

Changing rooms layout and rules.

Changing rooms are open for drying down after the lesson sonly. Showers are not in use.


The pool is now accessed by the entrance door next to the female changing rooms. This is to reduce time in the changing rooms. Poolside viewing is strictly 1 parent/guardian to 1 pupil under 6 years old.  The pool hall has a one-way system in place to reduce people crossing over with each other. This sign posted on poolside. Once the lesson is finished the pupil and guardian must make their way to the changing rooms. The pupil can towel down and dry off only before leaving. The showers are not to be used.

White speech marks After two sessions with Beatrice, my fears have been replaced with calm, controlled love of being in the water, and I have actually begun to swim

J Tomlinson from London

Meet the Instructors

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