Swimming lessons - update

Junior swimming lessons will continue for children over 8 already booked on Swim Academy at Alsop, Ellergreen, Garston and Liverpool Aquatics. Adult lessons will restart on Tuesday 27th October.

If you were previously booked on a swim lesson course, we will be contacting you to join lessons with a reduced programme. 

We will not be running any Duckling or Stage 1 classes and only a limited number of Stage 2 classes due to the nature of support these ability groups need in the water.

Your swimming co-ordinator will email you with details of how to book online. Please keep checking your emails and don't panic - we will be expanding the lessons and more will become available soon. Please be patient and bear with us.

We are not taking any new bookings or enquiries for swim lessons at present. When we are in a position to take bookings again we will publish the information on this website.

Swim Academy Programme

Swim Academy Liverpool follows Swim England's Learn to Swim framework and the guidance and expected standards set out by Swim England. The children are taught by qualified instructors and follow Swim England's Award Scheme

Swim Academy Liverpool is structured into five categories and swimmers will progress to the next group when all competencies have been satisfied according to Swim England's expected standards.  We will continuously assess ability, speed and progression, which will vary depending on the individual.  You will be notified of progression to the next group by the swimming instructor. 

Our programme

  • Turtles logo


    Non-swimmers: Perfect for those starting their swimming journey. Focuses on water confidence and is linked to Swim England's foundation stage.

  • Seahorse logo


    Beginners/Improvers: At the end of this stage your child will be able to enter the water safely and swim 10-15 metres on their front and back.

  • Catfish logo


    Improvers/Advanced 1 and 2: At the end of this stage your child will be able to perform a horizontal stationary scull on their back, swim 10 metres with clothes on and more.

  • Dolphin logo


    Advanced +: At the end of this stage your child will be able to swim all 4 strokes for a minimum of 25 metres and perform a sitting dive.

  • Sharks logo


    Skill specific: For children who have completed stage 7 and are now ready to progress to specific aquatic disciplines to build stamina and technique. At most pools, sessions last 45 minutes.