Swimming Lessons

Our swimming lesson programme has been designed to ensure that both children and adults receive high quality, professional swimming instruction in a safe and friendly environment. The all-inclusive programme takes non-swimmers from their first splash to developing confidence and competence in the water.

Our lesson scheme for children is based on STA (Swimming Teacher Association) guidelines and awards. 

All our teachers are experienced and qualified ASA (Swim England) or STA teachers who continue to learn and develop their own teaching skills. 

The safety of our swimmers is paramount and therefore all swimming teachers hold a valid pool lifeguard or pool rescue qualification and have a current DBS certificate at enhanced level.

We have high standards and progression through the STA International Learn to Swim Programme is achieved when children repeatedly show they can master skills and strokes to the required standard. This gives children the skills, stroke technique and opportunity to progress from beginners, through to coaching and lifesaving courses, and the ability to continue swimming throughout their life.

Children can start our lessons from 5 months old and will then progress through the development scheme at their own rate. We acknowledge that all children are individuals and therefore progression is related to skill and stroke ability level and not age. There are no rules for how long it takes a child to learn to swim and whilst continuous progress is sought, children will usually spend a number of terms in each stage of our development scheme, successfully achieving new skills and developing strokes each term, till they are ready to move to the next group.

All of our swimmers, both adults and children, learn in groups, and we believe that the social interaction, emotional support and collaborative nature of a group swimming lesson is the best environment for all swimmers. However, we do offer one to one lessons, during the school holidays.

We believe swimming lessons should be fun, inclusive and motivating, giving everyone the opportunity to fulfil their potential as a swimmer.

Swimming group chart

Starfish & Jellyfish


5 – 12 month


1 – 2 years


2 – 4 years

Stanley Pre School

3 years to school age

School age Children

4 years +









Adult Swimming Lessons



Private Swimming lessons

All ages

Most sessions will have two classes running alongside each other.

Classes will be sectioned.

Our current summer term will run for 12 weeks following WSCC term dates and group swimming lessons cost £10 per lesson.To ease payment,the 12 week term has been split into two blocks of 6 weeks. Should pupils join after term starts you will only be charged for the remaining lessons of the term.

All of our teachers are qualified either by the STA or ASA. All teachers hold a rescue certificate and have DBS checks.

Click here to see the term dates for swimming lessons

For all enquiries, please use our form on the ‘Contact Us’ page