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All children cost £12 per 30 minute lesson with an average 12 weeks per course (except Spring which is usually 11 weeks).


One-to-one lessons are available during most weekends and the school holidays - please email privatelessons@schoolofdolphins.co.uk to discuss availability.

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Our Swimming Lessons

Baby and Toddler Swimming Classes

Baby and Toddler Swimming Classes

We recommend that babies start swimming with us after they have received all their immunisations. Our youngest Little Fin enrolled is four months old!

Baby classes have a maximum of five in the water with parents or carers. The lessons are based on fun with activities to build water confidence. Toys, songs and games are integrated into the lesson with a three weekly rotation of lesson plans to ensure no one gets bored!



Pre School Swimming Lessons

Pre School Swimming Lessons

All  three years and upwards are in the water on their own with the swimming teacher and wearing hats and goggles! These classes hold a maximum of four children and once again fun and activities are incorporated into the session plans so that children build confidence.

Here stroke work, breathing techniques and responsibility are the core of the classes with the aim that by the time they reach school age our Little Fins can swim alone in the water for a number of strokes.


Primary School Swimming Lessons

Primary School Swimming Lessons

We have many different levels of classes within the timetable to accommodate the total beginner to more advanced length swimmers. Some have not been to us before reaching school age, and others have moved up the stages within our swim school and are more confident and able than others.

We classify children as beginners, intermediate, advanced or improvers all working within the framework of the NPT Awards.

Beginners: children who are unable to swim on their own either without an adult or with the support of floats. Lessons will begin with the basic aquatic skills being taught and move through the ASA National Plan

Intermediate: children can swim a width of the pool on their own and effort will therefore be concentrated on developing stroke work and technique. Again our children move through the ASA National Plan and a teacher will be in the pool or on poolside depending on the ability of the group

Advanced: these classes have a teacher on poolside only and children able to swim a full 10m length of the pool using stroke work. Again there are mixed levels of ability with some fast approaching their final National Plan Level 5 and others just beginning length work where strokes and technique continue to be developed

Improver: here we offer classes for older children who may have left School of Dolphins to swim at school or in a 25m pool but feel that some more concentrated work needs to be done to improve strokes or correct technique.

“Small classes that are made fun”

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