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Swimming Academy

Learn to Swim

The Somerset Swimming Academy offers a Learn to Swim programme focused on delivering an enjoyable familiarisation to the aquatic environment. Children are taught water safety and swimming basics in freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke.

There are four levels within the Learn to Swim programme, these include:


Mums and Bubs (6 months to 18 months): 30 minute class
Mums and Bubs Senior (18 months to 36 months): 30 minute class
Tadpoles (3 years and over): 30 minute class


Jellyfish: 30 minute class
Rainbow: 30 minute class


Starfish: 40 minute class

The Learn to Swim classes are available between 2.00pm and 5.30pm on weekdays, and Saturday mornings all year round.

The Somerset Swimming Academy requires that all swimmers join the Academy before they can begin lessons. There is no cost to join the Academy. Forms can be obtained from Pool Reception or from the resources section on this page.