Our well established swim academy runs six days per week and teaches over 4000 children and adults to swim across our five Health and Leisure centres. Our instructors are highly trained and qualified and follow lessons as structured by Swim England. The Swim England Learn to Swim Programme is the leading national teaching syllabus for delivering safe, inclusive and effective swimming lessons for all ages.
Due to high demand, spaces are limited. Simply follow the link below to apply for lessons and a member of our Swim Academy team will be in touch.
Read below for some handy frequently asked questions about our Swim Academy.
While participating in swimming lessons it is essential that all parents with children under the age of eight years old remain in the building. Strictly no parents will be allowed to be on poolside with the children while the lesson is taking place, you are welcome to use the pool viewing galleries at each centre
Our Aquababes lessons are for babies three months to three years. We offer three non-swimmer stages dependent on your child's age,
Our swim stages are recommended by Swim England. When you apply you will be asked to provide as much information as you can about your child's swimming ability but you may be contacted to discuss your options by one of our dedicated Swim Academy advisors
Yes, however in the interest of health and hygiene all children who are not toilet trained must wear a swimming nappy when using the pools and are available to purchase from reception
We make every effort to maintain the temperature in our learner pools at 30 degrees and in our main pools at 29 degrees
You can either set up a direct debit with us allowing you to spread the cost of swimming lessons over 11 monthly payments per annum of £26.00 (no direct debit payment will be taken during August) or pay annually with a one off payment of £260.00 at reception
The lessons will run in line with the Swim Academy calendar, this calendar shows when the lessons will run and when they will break for Easter, Christmas and over the summer holidays and we strongly recommend you download a copy to keep for your reference.
Should you wish to cancel the membership within seven days from your first lesson, we will do so. Refunds will be given less any amount of the membership you have already used. After seven days we ask for a minimum three month commitment, after the three months is up you can cancel at any time
For advice on immunisations, please visit the NHS website
Yes, please thoroughly ready through our Swim Academy terms and conditions before you apply
Unfortunately at the present time we are unable to take any further Swim Academy applications. We will update our website when this changes.