All Blacks rugby legend Zinzan Brooke and Team GB Olympics swimmer Abbie Wood have got behind plans to turn the empty store at Lichfield Retail Park, on Eastern Avenue, into Swim House, Abbie pictured above Taking time out of her training schedule ahead of travelling to Tokyo with Team GB for the Olympics. The plans, being shaped by community interest company Swim House Lichfield. The Swim House will boast a dry training facility, rehab pool, physio access and a cafe space. A baby pool, a viewing gallery and Covid-safe changing rooms are among the other features of the centre, which Swim House Leisure expect to be the first of dozens to be established across the UK.
Ever since we got heavily involved with saving the Friary Grange, we have been determined to deal with the lack of available swimming time in Lichfield. Like many of us, caught by surprise when the 1st lock down was announced a year ago, a Lichfield swim dad swim started looking for ways of keeping his daughters fitness up. He turned the garden and every spare mm into activity zones. To cut a long story short our friends nick named us Swim House. The Dad, Neil, a hospitality designer of 30 years was suddenly out of work ....he researched the state of British swimming and identified a huge problem coming when we finally get back to some kind of new normal. Whilst we have amazing talent to celebrate like Adam Peaty, Luke Greenbank, and others there is not enough available swimming water in the UK to catch up with the missed swimming lessons. Swimming pools are uber expensive to create ,early estimates for the replacement friary grange are at circa £11.8 million. We set our selves a challenge to to deliver high quality swimming spaces for under £1 million. because he has had the time, Neil has spent every waking moment developing the Swim House concept .
Little Sharks is a children's swim programme designed to give your child the best teaching in the area.
Our regular week day morning Baby & Toddler programme is designed to develop water confidence, strength, co-ordination, and basic water skills.
For the swimmers wishing to continue their journey past stage 7. Typically aimed at swimmers who are in a swimming club or want to gain the confidence to join a club. Practice Diving , Stroke Technique & Turns . Levels 8 -10+
Age does not matter its all about ability. We have 72 places available in our subsidized squad programme. Swimmers wishing to join our programme come for a taster session to see if they like what we do. This also allows us to evaluate the swimmers ability so they are offered the correct training pod. As our non club swimmers progress to county , regional & national times we feed them into associated high calibre clubs
The Dry pool gym is a swim specific HiiT workout space. We have 13 specific coaching zones. Dry pool revolves around the Vasa Swimming Erg (basically a rowing machine you can swim on) - The Vasa is the go-to piece of training kit for triathletes and serious swimmers.
We are in conversation with local Tri legends Sam Coxon & Ian Dempsey. Together we are creating swim to bike sessions, and S&C incorporating Vasa swimming ergs and TRX. We are even talking about creating "Junior Tri sessions"
The masters swimming sessions are some of the most popular. Our focus is on technique, fitness and fun
Every year, thousands of adults take swimming lessons across the UK. From learning to swim for the first time to developing technique while training for a triathlon or sporting challenge. Swim House offer a range of courses and lessons for adults. Pop in for a coffee and lets discuss what works for you.
40 Seat restaurant. A great place for parents to meet and wait in comfort. This will be the home of our after school club which provides a space for homework, (we have a tutor as part of our team) a balanced meal followed by group exercise
24 high seats give our visitors an un-interrupted view of the pool. Collect a coffee from the mezzanine coffee point sit back and relax
Join our weekday morning work out. Enjoy a low impact coach lead aerobic swimming session to improve your general fitness. Settle into the cafe after for a chat and a coffee.