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Learning to swim is an essential life skill. 

If you can swim you can enjoy all of the exciting activities that the water has to offer.  We offer lessons for all ages and all of our lessons are taught by qualified teachers.  We work to Swim England's Learn to Swim Pathway in all of our sessions.

Pre-school lessons

Sessions are aimed at babies and toddlers aged between 0-5 years old and aim to build the foundation for a lifelong love of water.

Swimming Lessons for School Age Children

Seven stages of fun and exciting lessons developing all of the skills needed for children to be competent, confident and safe in the water.

Aquatic Skills Lessons

When your child has completed stage 7 of the Learn to Swim Pathway they will have the opportunity to choose from a number of other aquatic activities such as; Competitive Swimming,  Rookie Lifesaving, Synchronised Swimming and Water Polo.  (Please note, activities vary between sites).

A member of our team will give you advice on which lesson would suit your needs.

Fill out our form below & a member of the team will be in touch:

Adult Swimming Lessons

Adult lessons are available for all abilities whether you have a fear of the water, haven’t been swimming since school or if you want to refine your technique ready for an event.

Here's what's currently being said about our lessons:
  • "I am so pleased with how far both of my children have come on with their swimming with their lessons at Ferndown. My son had Billie-Jo in red/orange hat and she was outstanding with him and all of my daughter's teachers have been great too."
  • "Lovely staff and swimming teachers. Really get to know you and your child(ren). Facilities are great and there's always enough lockers and space. Would highly recommend for swimming lessons."
  • "Our daughter has gained so much confidence as a result of attending swimming lessons at Ferndown. Her progress is slow, but she is happy and loves going to her lessons.
    The teachers are so patient with her."
  • "Great teaching staff who really want the children to do well."
  • "Janet is the most brilliant teacher, she has taken my children from being so incredibly nervous they wouldn't get in the pool for weeks to amazing confident swimmers. She is firm and no nonsense but is so kind and fun at the same time. She is a complete asset to your team."

You can check progress on all of our lessons using the Homeportal

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Using the Homeportal
  • Track you/your child’s performance against the key competencies for their stage
  • You will be notified when you/your child is ready to move stages and you’ll have the ability to choose from the available times for you/your child to move into at a time convenient to you.
  • Have a record of all information relating to the lessons.




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