Pool measurements: 18m x 6m
Pool Depth: 0.9m to 1.8m


We have worked hard to ensure your safety, so you can swim, have fun & enjoy a coffee.

All lessons will take place as normal with the following safety in place, as detailed on our Safety at First Strokes page.

Our first bespoke purpose built teaching facility.  First Strokes Stanway was opened in 2003 by the Lord Mayor of Colchester. Since opening with 700 students the pool has been a huge success and has many thousands of students through its doors.

The centre is perfectly formed to offer a comfortable and relaxing experience for both the students and the viewers. The pool can cater for all ages and abilities.

To book please email: [email protected] 

Regular Timetable

Our Stanway Timetable

The Coffee Shop

We are open every day!

Freshly made cakes and snacks baked daily with barista coffee.  What’s not to love!!  Sydney Starfish Shortbread, our secret recipe sausage rolls and yummy cakes.  Perfect for after your refreshing swim.  Come relax and enjoy.

Find out how you can be a Barista for a day! Click here for details


Tel: 01206 213135
Email: [email protected] 

342 London Road, Stanway
Colchester, Essex, CO3 8LT

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