Starting Blocks

Swim School

is your child Learning to swim?

do you want to gain confidence & improve your swimming technique?

Starting Blocks is a fun place to learn to swim safely and confidently.

Learning to swim is an important life skill and also a great way to keep Fit and Healthy.

Our learners framework includes awards from the swim England learn to swim programme as well as our own group personal development awards.

Courses run for 11 weeks during Spring, Summer & Autumn school term with a break through half term.

All group classes are small with no more than 6 students to 1 teacher.

We cater for ages from 3 upwards children and adults of all abilities, from nervous swimmers, beginners, intermediate and advanced.

For more info please call us or complete our enquiry form on the contact us link

Under 5's

Our Ducklings and Starfish groups are for new swimmers starting out between the ages of 3 and 5 years

Based at the Astley Cooper School, learners will engage in play and use equipment to introduce them to being safe & build confidence in the water whilst having lots of fun on the way

Classes are for 30 minutes.


Small Groups

For ages 5 and upwards we have a super cool development programme for our learners which includes awards from the swim England learn to swim programme and also our own individual learner swim development programme

New learners will start their 1st term with our Otters and can progress to Sharks where they will by the be able to swim 100m of all strokes, be able to swim in the water with clothing and be safe in and around the water knowing what to do if their is an emergency

Classes are for 30-35 minutes depending on your groups starting time


Adult Groups

Based at Astley Cooper School, our Adult classes are adapted to the needs of the swimmers, we have four ability groups.

Angels, Nemo's, Piranhas, Barracudas

We understand that learning to swim later in life can be very daunting and we like to create a happy atmosphere allowing you to learn at your own pace and achieve your best potential

Beginners classes offer the support of a teacher with you from in the water

Our intermediate groups focus on improving technique & Stamina

They are open to anyone that would prefer to have a coach to help support with your personal training or competition goals.

All our teachers are highly qualified and have lots of experience in both competitive and non-competitive swim environments, working with both adults and children of all ages and abilities

121 / 221 Classes

Subject to availability at the time, 121 or 221 classes from 30 minutes to 1 hour at Astley Cooper School.

These classes are designed to work closely with the learner and help to achieve personal development goals quicker Please enquire for more info