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Advice on soccer, swimming classes for a 6-year boy @ the central London (WC1)

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Sunny2017 Thu 18-May-17 16:15:00

Dear all,

We just moved from the US to the central London (WC1) this May. From May to August, I will take care of my 6-year son by myself at home. I want to let my son to continue his soccer, swimming and Karate classes in London, and maybe try a new activity, such as horse riding. Could you please help to recommend some great schools/places for soccer, swimming, Karate, etc.? Thanks!

SquirmOfEels Thu 18-May-17 16:19:57

This might be a bit far away for you, but if you can easily travel to Battersea then worth seeing if you like this soccer club

SquirmOfEels Thu 18-May-17 18:13:58

If might also be worth looking on this site:

as they have listings of all sorts classes and clubs. There are few editions covering the different parts of London (and you can find hard copies of the (free) printed version in lots of places).

Sunny2017 Mon 22-May-17 11:08:54

Thanks! It is helpful. I will check these two websites.

user1496153650 Tue 30-May-17 15:38:53

Try Marshall Street leisure centre, or even better if you can get to the Porchester in Paddington. They do swimming and karate.

Needmoresleep Thu 01-Jun-17 18:49:16

Put your name down for Chelsea and Westminster Swimming Club and Camden Swiss Cottage Swimming Club. It can be a long wait. However both are very good including a track record of helping swimmers achieve scholarships to US Universities. (I recognise this is a long way off, but swimming is that sort of sport.)

Needmoresleep Thu 01-Jun-17 18:55:27

The YMCA Club in Tottenham Court Road also used to offer a less intensive swim club for younger swimmers, or The Brompton Swimming Club at the Virgin Active in Fulham has a reputation for teaching good technique to young swimmers.

I disagree with User about trying public leisure centres. It is bizarrely possible to qualify as a swim teacher without being able to swim yourself. Leisure Centre swim teachers have often specialised in other sports, normally soccer, and are then drafted in to teach after school swimming.

I agree about bedhead. Great people. Also look at the National Centre for Circus Arts (Circus Space) for great Sunday classes for younger ones.

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