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Langford Parent information page


Langford swimming pool looks after our swimmers who have moved up from one of our smaller pools having gained 200 meters plus. During their time at Langford, swimmers will develop their stamina, technique and skills following the ASA challenge awards from Bronze up to Gold and even Honors for some (White Hat).

As with all our venues there are eccentricities which we need to be aware of to make
the most of the time in the water.  This page details most of them which you will come
across from time to time at Langford and highlights specify dates for the diary 😉 M

Parking at Langford

The pool entrance is via the Northern carpark situated opposite JCG. The carparks at Langford are very busy, particularly on weekdays around 3:30pm. Please allow plenty of time before their lesson to find parking. The Langford carparks require a Yellow Parking Disc to be displayed at All Times, this includes late sessions and at weekends. This is monitored by an outside company taken on by Langford Sports Centre, please note that Le Mourier has no responsibility over this change.

Where to go

Once parked, in order to get to the changing rooms come in the front door and then turn right. Go through the next set of double doors and turn left, the changing rooms are the next two doors on the left. To get to the viewing gallery please go through the door on the left as you enter through the main entrance. Please ensure no footwear is worn through these doors, there is a shoe rack outside the door to place shoes in.

What to bring

  • Properly fitted swimming costume – no board shorts or bikinis please 
  • Well fitted Goggles – Teachers will be on hand to help fit them properly if needed
  • Swimmers must have a swimming hat. Please wear the correct Le Mourier swimming hat (Blue, Bronze, Silver, Gold or Honors)
  • Swimmers will need training fins for some of their lessons. It is ideal to have their own so that they remain in good condition and comfortable fitting. The teachers will have spares on poolside for the first few weeks should you wish to try on different sizes
  • Swimmers may like to bring a mesh bag to keep all their belongings in one place
  • Please ensure all kit is named, Le Mourier cannot be held responsible for any lost equipment

Criteria for the Awards & how we test

Here you can find a brief table detailing the requirements for the award the swimmers work towards

25m Fr/Cr & 25m Bk/Cr
Repeated for 400m
Within 30 minutes
(Invitation swim only)
50m Fr/Cr &
50m Bk/Cr
Repeated f0r 800m
Within 30 minutes
(Invitation swim only)
800m –
100m Fr/Cr &
100m Bk/Cr &
100m Br/Strk
Repeated f0r 800m
Within 25 minutes
(Invitation swim only)
200m -Front Crawl
200m -Back Crawl
100m Breaststroke
Followed by 500 free with Surface Dives
Within 20 minutes

(Invitation swim only)

100m timed swim 
No Time Limit
100m within 3mins
Within 3 minutes
100m within
Within 2mins 30 secs
Individual Medley (one length of each of the 4 stokes)
5m Under water swim through
Plunge dive – to correct standard
Plunge dive into timed swim
Starting Racing Style Dives
Competitive Starts and Turns
3 min tread water
2 min tread water one hand behind back
3 min tread water – one hand up
From 2019
5 m swim
Collect 2kg object from floor
Swim a further 20m with the object
Head First & Feet First Surface dives
Somersault – turns
Tumble Turns

Swimmers will work on and complete all the required skills during their lessons spread out over the term. Whilst working on the skills the teachers will also be working with them to increase their stamina and working on the technique of their strokes. Once their teacher feel they are ready for the award, an invite will be sent for them to attempt the invitation swim. This swim needs to be swum under ‘exam’ style conditions in a separate occasion:

These sessions will occur on week 10 and/or week 11, and then again on week 2 and/or 3 of the following term for those unable to attend. The sessions will be held at Haute Vallee swimming pool on the Sunday of the weeks mentioned above. 

Please note however that these sessions are subject to change depending on the term and pool availability

At the end of the term a progress report for each swimmer will be emailed to parents. These reports are a new system for us and will provide each parent with a detailed but easy understanding of where your child has progressed and what is required to progress further in the following term.

Also at the end of the term we will send out confirmation of your child’s place in the following term. This will also be sent out using the system above and will include information regarding the term dates and any other information needed. 

If you have any questions regarding swimming at Langford please email Max on or Tasha on 


Dates for the diary

Autumn 2018 – 17th September to 9th December Half Term 29th October to 4th November inclusive

Spring Term 218 – 7th January to 31st March 2019 Half Term 18th to 24th February 2019 (inclusive)