myfirstswim academy

Welcome to myfirstswim academy 

We are delighted that you have chosen our swim academy as the first step of your child’s water education. Our swim academy team is looking forward to supporting you and your child’s progression through their water education journey.

The framework that myfirstswim academy uses to get your child confident in the water is designed and endorsed by the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA). The tuition and support is therefore in line with best practice.

The core principles that underpin myfirstswim academy have been taken from the ASA’s Foundation framework for swimming. This framework is about getting your child confident in the water and teaching them the core aquatic skills using a fun and games led approach. To help keep the children motivated, there is a range of bright awards with fun and friendly characters to reward them as they progress.

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Please fill in the online form below in order to begin the process of enrolling your child.

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Details of days and times below. The courses are booked in a 10-week block, one x 30 minute lesson per week and cost £95. This excludes bank holidays, where the 10-week block may be reduced to 9 or occasionally 8 sessions. The cost of the course is then reduced accordingly. If you are interested or would like more details please contact us on 01325 406000.

Fun themes, nursery rhymes and friendly characters are used to take your child through their 10 week course. Each course is designed to target a specific age group and each age group is represented by one of our friendly characters:

Penguins - Ages 0-1 yrs (maximum of 8 in group)

  • Tuesdays, 9.30am -10am
  • Tuesdays, 1pm-1.30pm
  • Wednesday, 10.15am-10.45am

Hippos - Ages 1–2 yrs (maximum of 12 in group)

  • Tuesdays, 10.15am-10.45am
  • Tuesdays, 1.45pm-2.15pm
  • Wednesdays, 9.30am-10am 

Dolphins - Ages 2-3 yrs (maximum of 12 in group)

  • Tuesdays, 11am-11.30am
  • Tuesdays, 2.30pm-3pm
  • Wednesday, 11am-11.30am

Academy Pack

All parents who enrol their child onto myfirstswim academy receive an academy pack. The pack includes:

Parent’s Guide – this explains your child’s water education journey.

Discovery Duckling and/or Lola and Sammy Book – these books are a colourful guide to help your child learn the basic swimming skills. The books can be used to log your child’s progress as they develop their swimming ability week-by-week.

ASA Awards File - this is a lifetime keepsake and will help to log your child’s progress throughout their water education journey. The file is also relevant when your child graduates into our mainstream ‘Learn to Swim' programme. The Learn to Swim pathway is the next step of your child’s water education journey.

Invitation to Graduation Week – week 10 celebrates your child’s water education progression. This will include a free photograph of your child’s graduation.

Waterproof Wallet - to keep your welcome pack protected.

Interactive Toddler Pool – FREE FOR ACADEMY CUSTOMERS

Our interactive toddler pool has been newly refurbished in 2016 and offers fantastic, interactive fun for young children. Directly following your lessons you can enjoy 30 minutes of complimentary water fun in the toddler pool with your child.

If you have any questions about myfirstswimacademy or would like to make an appointment to come and speak to a member of the academy team please email [email protected] or telephone 01325 406971.


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