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 develop.

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Days and times

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. 

Penguins - Ages 0-1 yrs (maximum of 10 in group)

  • Tuesday: 9.30am - 10.00am
  • Tuesday: 1.00pm - 1.30pm
  • Wednesday: 10.15am - 10.45am
  • Wednesday: 13.15pm - 1.45pm

Hippos - Ages 1–2 yrs (maximum of 10 in group)

  • Tuesday: 10.15am - 10.45am
  • Tuesday: 1.45pm - 2.15pm
  • Wednesday: 9.30am - 10.00am
  • Wednesday: 1.45pm - 2.15pm
  • Saturday: 8.30am - 9.00am

Dolphins - Ages 2-3 yrs (maximum of 10 in group)

  • Tuesdays: 11.00am - 11.30am
  • Tuesdays: 2.30pm - 3.00pm
  • Wednesday: 11.00am - 11.30am
  • Wednesday: 2.30pm - 3.00pm

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

Directly following your lessons you can enjoy 30 minutes of complimentary water fun in the toddler pool with your child.


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

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