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New Forest Swim Academy offer tuition and coaching for all ages and abilities. Each centres academy runs 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?

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 three seconds, so learning to swim really is an essential life skill.

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

So Would you like to know more about

 Swimming lessons for yourself or swimming lessons for a child ?

I would you like to start swimming lessons, how do I do this?

Contact our dedicated team of Swim Academy advisors on 023 8028 5509 or email them at swim.academy@nfdc.gov.uk. They are available from 10.00am - 6.00pm Monday - Thursday and 10.00am - 5.00pm on Friday, if they are busy when you call, they will aim to get back to you within 24 hours. Unfortunately Academy enquiries can no longer be dealt with at the centres.

How much do Swim Academy lessons cost?

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