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PN-Children's Lessons

Would you like to start swimming lessons or do you have an enquiry regarding your current lessons/payments?

Yes, then contact our dedicated team of  Swim Academy advisors located in our customer services unit. They can be contacted by telephone on 02380285509 or by email at swim.academy@nfdc.gov.uk 

Our experienced team of Swim Academy advisors will be available from 10.00am - 6.00pm Monday - Thursday, 10.00am - 5.00pm Friday and on Saturday mornings 9.00am - 12noon and if we are busy when you call, we will aim to get back to you within 24 hours.

Academy enquiries can no longer be dealt with at the centres.


For all ages and abilities

Welcome to New Forest Swim Academy where tuition and coaching is available for all ages and abilities. All Academies run a full programme of swimming lessons including pre-school, juniors and adults, from absolute beginners to more advanced stroke development including competitive, water polo, lifesaving and synchronised swimming.

Children can join Aquababes from as young as three months old and progress right the way through the levels to become life savers in their teens! We can offer nervous adult learners help and advice on how to take their first strokes or if it's tips on improving your technique that you are interested in then we can lend a hand there too.

Swim Academy is run to the Amateur Swimming Association's  ASA National Plan for Teaching Swimming. 

Why should my child learn to swim?

  • Safety
  • Discipline
  • Confidence
  • Social skills
  • Physical activity
  • It's an essential part of a child's education

Ensuring your child learns to swim at an early age not only provides endless health and social benefits, but could also one day save their life. Sadly, drowning is still the third most common form of accidental death in children and it only takes 3 seconds, so learning to swim really is an essential life skill. Swimming is a skill for life that once learnt is rarely forgotten

Why should an adult learn to swim?

The feeling of accomplishment and your new-found confidence in the water are only the beginning; it's also a great way to keep fit, tone up, and meet new people. Click here to see just some of the benefits of learning to swim.

Why Choose our Swim Academy?

Here are just a few of the reasons -

  • High quality teaching from fully qualified, CRB checked staff.
  • Unlimited FREE swimming during public sessions for those 17yrs and under
  • An ability to join throughout the term

How much does it cost

Just £26 a month (no payment taken in August), payable by our popular Academy Direct method.

So Would you like to know more about

 Swimming lessons for yourself or swimming lessons for a child ?