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So, you want your child to learn to swim.

Let’s help them learn the right technique, in the right environment, with the best people.

Let’s give them the courage to be fearless, make friends, swim strongly and have fun.

Then let’s see where those skills might take them.  

SWIM ACADEMY. LET’S DO THIS.

Brought to you by the experts at Puddle Ducks.

Swimming is a journey, not a destination and here at Swim Academy, we learn and have fun all the way! Download the image below and find out how we'll take your little one from 'happy getting their faces wet' to 'swimming 100m using 3 different strokes'!

Puddle Ducks Swim Academy

We are continually evolving and improving our programmes in line with new research and guidance on swimming and child development as and when it becomes available but also in line with what we learn internally about our swimmers and the way they progress through our programmes. As experts in teaching babies, toddlers and pre-school children to swim, we have this unique insight into child development and have integrated our findings into Swim Academy, our programme for 4-10 year olds.

The programme has been running and developing for 10 years. Our lesson plans are accredited by the leading international swimming body, STA. We continually listen to our customers and as a result have recently aligned the programme more closely with the ASA Stages (children who are taught in local authority lessons are graded against these stages) – this means you as a parent have a direct comparison as to what stage your child is at compared to their peers. 

Technically, we focus on beautiful swimming and the right technique. Our programme deconstructs each stroke in a unique way.

  • LET'S BE AWESOME.

    We train, we teach, we continue to learn, at the highest level, so that your children are taught in the best possible way, from their first class to their graduation.

    LET'S BE AWESOME.
  • LET’S KEEP IT SMALL.

    Our close-knit class sizes mean all children get the right level of support to suit their age. Small enough to nurture; large enough to let go. 

    LET’S KEEP IT SMALL.
  • LET'S GET THERE.

    We set clear targets and meet them. Track the progress of your superstar swimmer through your online account and follow their progress every step of the way. 

    LET'S GET THERE.
  • LET'S DO IT.

    Everyone deserves to be rewarded. We’ll congratulate the duckling that splashes from A to B as enthusiastically as the graceful swan that masters all the strokes.

    LET'S DO IT.
  • LET'S HAVE FUN.

    Children learn through experience, fun and some repetition. Practice makes perfect. We keep our classes fun, lively, varied and exciting to help your child stay engaged and challenged in the water.

    LET'S HAVE FUN.
  • LET'S OWN IT.

    We don’t knock children down; we build them up. Our strokes are deconstructed so that nothing is ever ‘wrong’ because they’ve always started out right.

    LET'S OWN IT.

What Our Customers Think


"When my son started Swim Academy, he could swim but wouldn't put his face in the water or jump in. His confidence soared, he achieved his 10m award and mastered many swimming techniques! I would highly recommend these classes to any parents wanting their child to learn in a fun but structured environment which engages children from the second they get in the water until the second they get out!" Louise Buck with Drew (5 years 5 months)



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