Children’s Lessons


Active Swimstars is our learn to swim programme for children of school age through to teenagers

The programme follows key stages, SwimStars 1 – 7, SwimStars 8 – 10, Swimstars Diving 8 – 10 and along with the I can awards.

  • Become proficient in the four main swim strokes (front crawl, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly)
  • Get water-confident and build stamina
  • Obtain a range of skills which will enable you to take part in a range of other water-based sports
  • Learn a life skill which will enable you to lead a healthy and Active Lifestyle from child through to adult.
  • Discover the enjoyment of swimming
  • Practice for FREE and get unlimited free public swimming when paying by direct debit

A full breakdown of the skills taught for each pre-school stage is provided below: 

These awards are divided into progressive stages. They make up the core, national syllabus of learning to swim for primary school aged children and are designed to reward your child for their development of the essential aquatic skills they need to be confident, competent and safe in the water.

The Learn to Swim Stages 8-10 continue on from the fundamental lessons learnt in stages 1-7 of the Learn to Swim programme.

Each of the Diving Stages has a list of clear outcomes that need to be completed in order to gain each Award. 

These awards recognise specific single achievements and can be awarded at any time by your child’s Swimming Teacher. They are often used to help reward pre-school children who may struggle with a specific skill.

Swimming Lesson Enquiry

To make a booking or to speak to one of our Customer Service Advisors please call 0300 333 0300