Swimming is most certainly up there on most parents lists of life skills they wish their children to possess, ultimately it could save their life. It’s also a great exercise, a sociable activity and so much fun! What are you waiting for?!! Sign them up for lessons this September!
We’ve put together a list of local swim schools (in alphabetical order) able to support your child on their swimming journey. Whether it’s babies first dip in the swimming pool, or an older child needing to develop their confidence and ability in the water, there’s a York swim school right for you.
Please contact the swim schools directly for further information, they will be happy to help you further.
Baby Swimmers and Swimmers Academy
“We began lessons when Adam was just 3 months old. I was worried at first that he might cry throughout the lesson, particularly when going underwater, but I needn’t have worried – he loved it! He is constantly smiling as we sing songs and sway through the water. We are now on our 3rd term with Baby Swimmers and are still enjoying it. I have returned to work and swimming is the only class we have continued with. Adam has progressed brilliantly and I find myself beaming with pride after every lesson. He can now hold onto the side by himself and is even attempting to climb out which is pretty amazing to say he is only 11 months old and can’t even walk yet! Massive thanks to Baby Swimmers.”
Rachel mum of Adam
Baby Swimmers & Swimmers Academy offer swimming classes for babies from 6 weeks to teens in Leeds, Bradford, Harrogate, York, Pocklington and Stamford Bridge. A chance for you and your little one to spend quality bonding time together as well as learn water safety skills or for the older ones to learn or improve their swimming technique.
Children’s Swimming Lessons and Lifesaving Courses – Adult Swimming Lessons
Our small team of Swim England qualified and experienced swimming teachers have been teaching high-quality swimming lessons for over 20 years.
Term time courses – Weekday evenings and weekends – Competitive prices – Groups and 121’s – Swim England awards
*Autumn Term 2019 places available in classes above beginner level.*
Waiting list for beginner classes for children from 5 years old.
Beginner, emerging swimmer and improver groups with small class sizes and teachers in the water. Bronze, Silver and Gold Challenge classes for children who have completed Swim England Stage 7 . Rookie Lifeguard classes for children interested in learning lifesaving skills. Coaching classes for children wanting to learn competitive swimming skills and strokes. Survive and Save lifesaving courses for aged 13 years plus, ideal for Duke of Edinburgh.
Adult learn to swim programme from beginner to advanced level – so if your children are now swimming better than you, come and learn to.
We believe swimming lessons should be fun, inclusive and motivating, giving everyone the opportunity to fulfil their potential as a swimmer.
Contact Catherine for more details or to book courses:
* FREE trial lessons available * Maximum of 4 in the class * Instructors teach in the water * Lessons in York, Pocklington and Cundall Manor *
At Brightwater Swim School we believe in providing a safe, fun and friendly environment for your children to learn to swim in. Our focus on small, four student classes ensures our lessons are personal and allow for that all important one-to-one interactivity with the teacher. Classes are taught through in-water instruction, ensuring an ideal atmosphere for learning this highly rewarding and lifesaving skill.
We run lessons on a Saturday and Sunday afternoon in York, a Sunday morning in Pocklington and thoughout the week at Cundall Manor. All lesson days and times can be found on our website.
Coral Magson Swim School: Teaching children to swim confidently with excellent stroke techniques for nearly 40 years!
● Coral started the swim school in the 1980s and for many years developed it based on the ASA (now Swim England) principles of teaching children to enjoy swimming and gain confidence in the water.
We continue to focus on getting the strokes correct, creating a fun & challenging environment and developing the children’s confidence in water as they progress from absolute beginners to completing their Bronze, Silver & Gold Awards; with distance, water skills & personal survival certificates achieved throughout their journey!
We currently teach children from 4 years old & we move children up when they are ready … we don’t make them wait to the end of term or until a whole class is ready to progress.
Our 30 minute lessons, with a high teacher to pupil ratio, are delivered between 4 & 6pm at: ●New Earswick pool ○Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday. ●Robert Wilkinson Primary Academy pool, Strensall ○Thursday (beginners only).
Our aim is to achieve consistent progress (at each child’s own speed rather than at the speed of the swim school) resulting in confident, capable and safe swimmers.
“Carol Saunders Swim School is a family run swim school and training center, which was originally established in 1987, 32 years ago! Our first lessons were held at Sherburn High School, Leeds, and are now at locations Nationwide.
Our York venues include the Mount School and Endymion Cottage, Barmby Moor.
The Swim School prides itself on its exemplary, and well-earned reputation of the delivery of high standards of swimming tuition and coaching to all ages, and also our personable service to our customers. We have recently achieved Bronze Accreditation in the newly launched STA Mark accreditation scheme.
Our lead Teaching Staff are fully qualified Swimming Teachers with the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA/Swim England) and/or Swimming Teachers Association (STA). They are also trained First Aiders and Lifesavers.
The safety and protection of our swimmers and customers is paramount and all Carol Saunders Swim School staff and volunteers are cleared by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) with an Enhanced Disclosure before they begin working or volunteering at the Swim School.
Mother and Daughter aquatic specialist team Carol & Naiomi provide a wealth of knowledge and experience to their lessons.”
At Mini Swimmers we have got lots of swimming classes for babies up to age 5 starting in September on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday mornings at our lovely warm pool at Emperors Gym in the heart of York.
Each class lasts half an hour and they are a great way to get one on one time with your little one whilst teaching them how to be safe and happy in the water. We follow the Swimming Teachers’ Association International Learn to Swim Programme so our classes are progressively developing swimming and water safety skills.
We have lots of fun in the classes, singing songs and playing games which keeps little ones engaged throughout. Each week you’ll be taught something new as well as doing familiar activities to build water confidence.
So many friendships are made at our classes, with parents enjoying a coffee or lunch at The Middleton Hotel afterwards and enjoying a fantastic 25% discount of all food and drinks for our Mini Swimmers customers.
We want every child to love swimming, respect the water and swim beautifully. That’s why our standards are the highest and our approach is unique.
At Puddle Ducks, our highly trained and qualified teachers are experts at identifying children’s levels of ability and adapting activities to the individual, nurturing confidence and encouraging natural ability.
Our programmes and teacher training are continuously developed in the latest techniques, ensuring our teaching standards remain the highest.
Our promises to you make us a #differentswimschool Your child is truly at the centre of what we do.
Our teachers are especially trained to identify your little one’s own stage of development and confidence. They will then tailor the activities to suit your child, ensuring that they are happy, developing at their own pace and gaining confidence.
We never stand still We constantly review and develop our programmes to ensure they continue to be the very best possible. We believe in giving your child choice
If your little one isn’t ready to do an activity, we listen to them and adapt what they are doing to something they are comfortable with. We want to build their confidence, not break it.
Providing true value We know you see Puddle Ducks as an investment in your child’s future. Our lessons are worth every penny and we are continually told so by our customers.
Courtesy Classes If you cannot attend a lessons, just let us know and as a goodwill gesture we will offer you a Courtesy Class available for you to take wherever there is an available space in a suitable class.
Knowing how to Swim is a Must – it is a skill that could ultimately save you or your child’s life. We are a welcoming swim school with experienced ASA qualified swimming teachers. Our focus is teaching and developing efficient techniques and water skills.
I run swimming lessons from Archbishop Holgate School, Hull Road, YO10 5ZA, and have a variety of classes available for the Autumn ranging from Beginner classes through to Bronze, Silver, Gold Challenge awards and Coaching.
Classes run on Tuesdays from 4pm – 6pm Thursdays from 5.30pm-7.30pm.
New Class Thursdays at Carr Junior School at 10.30 am… Independent Swimmers from 2.5 years and above.
If you feel your child is ready to go in by themselves and they would like to do more stroke based lessons and having fun this is the class for you. You are welcome to get in with your child if they need you for extra confidence .
Swimming with Linzi Swim School teaches in a relaxed manner with a fun upbeat attitude where the children can relax, be happy and enjoy learning to swim in a safe environment through fun and games. With a maximum of only 7 children and the whole pool with only 1 lesson running, we can give you and your child some special bonding time together. Your child will learn how to be safe, water confident and above all enjoy the water. Each child is treated as an individual and they will learn at their own pace without pressure. We follow the STA Guidelines gaining the STA Starfish and Stanley awards along the way and as they turn school age, progress to Distance awards too.
Term starts on Monday 9th September 2019
Carr Junior School , Acomb, York (Baby – Pre-school) Monday, Thursday and Friday morning 9.30 – 12.00
Robert Wilkinson School in Strensall, York (Toddler – 10 years) Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 3.30 – 6.30
Team Jorvik Swimming Club run lessons through their swim school, Jorvik Swim Academy. All lessons are taken by former swimmers who are now fully qualified swimming teachers, supported by in-water assistants who are current club swimmers. It’s fair to say we are all passionate about swimming and its benefits!
We follow the Swim England Learn-to-swim programme and have a high staff to child ratio in the early stages so that even nervous beginners are fully supported. Most importantly, the kids have fun whilst learning to swim!
We have the expertise and knowledge to educate your children but we want to go the step further and to create a home for them in the water so they can fall in love with the water and be confident and comfortable in this environment. Your children should love swimming and understand that as well as being a life skill it can be something that can become part of your daily life. Team Jorvik is about promoting the value ‘swim for life’ because swimming is so much more than a sport.
Lessons are held on Sundays at Archbishop Holgate’s School. Club sessions are held throughout the week at Archbishops and other pools across York.
The Autumn is a great time to join Water Babies, as it starts to get cool outside bringing your little one to one of our toasty warm pools for some quality bonding time is a lovely way to meet other new parents whilst have lots of fun and developing an essential life skill.
Water Babies have lots of new classes available across the area for September and our highly experienced, fun and friendly teachers can’t wait to welcome you and your little one into our Water Babies Family.
We are so excited about the launch of our new website and YouTube Channel, at Water Babies we believe everyone should have the chance to build water confidence in their little one. Whether you are learning in the sink, bath or swimming pool there’s a video for you. www.waterbabies.co.uk/lessons/learn
With classes across the whole of North and East Yorkshire, swimming seven days a week we are sure to have something to meet your needs. To find out more about what we have to offer:
York City Baths Club is a competitive swimming club operating in a variety of pools in York.
We provide great opportunities for swimmers of all abilities, from lessons for beginners upwards within our very own learn to swim scheme, through to competitive swimming training within our squad programme. We also offer opportunities for swimmers to become involved in water polo, and for adult swimming through our Masters section.
We can provide full funding for those interested in gaining swimming teaching and coaching qualifications using local training providers, in return for a voluntary commitment for a set period of time.
The club’s Learn to Swim programme follows the principles of the Swim England Athlete Development Support Pathway and focuses entirely on the development of the skill in a fun and friendly swimming environment. Swimmers at York City Baths Club compete in a variety of competitions, ranging from graded meets to National Championships and we have doubled the number of National Qualifiers in the last four years! We are extremely proud of our historic achievements – including 5 Olympians to date.