Diving and Swimming

2 hrs of swimming and diving every day with qualified instructors
Excel+ Activities

Swimming / Diving

Excel employ specialist swim and dive coaches to teach the children while the Excel sports coaches assist.

Our swimming and diving lessons are located at the nearby Wester Hailes swimming pool. This large pool area is a fantastic space and includes a spring board and a 2 meter platform as well as a designated area for Excel classes.

Children will be transported to the pool by Excel coaches who remain with them. They will then be split into two groups depending on abilities, with one group diving while the other swims and then swapping.

Children will also have some free time to play in the pool at the end of their lessons. After 2 hours at the pool the children will travel back to Excel and join the main All Sports camp for the remainder of the day, participating in team events, film making and sports tournaments. Price is inclusive of the All Sports camp.

Swimming and Diving coaches are outsourced so that we provide the very best teaching available. All Specialist coaches have been checked by the swimming pool and Excel Sports Academy. There will be one swim coach and one dive coach per session plus Excel Coaches.

Our activity Calendar

Week by week Calendar

Suitable for 6 - 15 years ,Cost £295

Suitable for 6 - 15 years, £295 per child

Suitable for 6 -15 years, Cost £295


Activity FAQs

The following outline is a rough guide to a typical day at Excel Sports Academy…

8am – 9am Drop off time
Supervision of children watching a film, playing board games, cards, colouring, reading etc.
9am – 9.30am Transport to pool and changing
9.30am – 10.30am Group 1: Diving | Group 2: Swimming
10.30am – 11.30am Group 1: Swimming | Group 2: Diving
11.30am – 12pm Change and return to camp
12pm – 12.30pm Lunch
12.30pm – 1pm Down Time – Supervision of children watching a film, playing board games, cards, colouring, reading etc.
1pm – 2pm Sports Session
2pm – 3pm Sports Session
3pm – 3.30pm Team Film Making Practice
3.30pm – 5pm Sports Challenge or Tournament
5pm – 6pm Pick up time
Supervision of children watching a film, playing board games, cards, colouring, reading etc.

The following table of activities highlights what you might expect to do during an Excel+ week:

  • Enrolment
  • Team organisation
  • Sports activities
  • Excel+
  • Film making choices
  • Sports Activities
  • Excel+
  • Team tournament
  • Film Practice
  • Sports Activities
  • Excel+
  • Team tournament
  • Filming day
  • Sports Activities
  • Excel+
  • Team tournament
  • Themed Thursday (e.g. pyjama party)
  • Sports Activities
  • Excel+
  • Team tournament
  • Oscar ceremony
  • Prize giving

All equipment is provided but you are welcome to bring your own specialist equipment if you prefer.

For specialist camps you may need to check the main activity page fro additional details.

For the All Sports camp wear clothing suitable for the season and a full active day eg shorts and tracksuit bottoms, trainers, fleece and a waterproof. We like to get outside as much as possible.

Due to allergies Excel does not provide food. Bring snacks and a packed lunch full of nutritous food, fit for a full active day. Sweets are not a good source of energy! St George's often provide a snack at the end of the day but this will be given after sign out, to allow you to decide if it is suitable.

Bring a refillable water bottle. Water is available at the water fountains for refills.

If you need to bring medicine you will be asked to fill out a form at the start of the week and this will be kept stored for you in case it is required. This can be stored in a fridge if required.

Please do not bring ipads, tablets or telephones. If you do need a telephone, you will be asked to hand it in at the start of the day. This is to protect against images that may be taken of children.

The Venue

Excel Sports Academy have been in the fantastic facilities of St George’s School for Girls for many years now. Located in a quiet residential area just west of the City in Roseburn. St George’s is one of the countries top schools with first class facilities.

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The Staff

Our Staff are led by a PE teacher and all undergo training as well as appropriate safety checks. We regularly have other PE teachers, elite sports performers and university students training to be teachers.

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