Swimming lessons - update

Due to national lockdown all Lifestyles centres are now closed and lessons will not take place until further notice. If you have paid upfront for lessons your account will be credited and direct debit payments frozen. Keep an eye on your emails and our website for updates. Stay home and stay safe.

We apologise that some direct debit customers have had a payment taken for January - this was taken in error and we are working to fix the problem and process refunds. Please bear with us and sorry for the inconvenience.

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.