Swimming Classes in Harrogate and surrounding area.
Telephone: 07973 182 224
  • Our lessons are during school term times at various lcations around the Harrogate area. We operate small group sizes of only 4 per group to ensure the best swimming tuition for your child.

  • Intensive swimming courses in Harrogate are held in Easter and Summer School Holidays. Give your child a head start with their swimming.

  • The National Plan for Teaching Swimming (NPTS) is an‘all-inclusive programme’ which takes the non-swimmer from his or her first splash to developing confidence and competence in the water.

  • The Duckling Awards are designed to help babies and toddlers enjoy learning to swim with help from parents or guardians. Your child can work towards five grades of colourful awards, each with its own certificate and badge.

Parent Child & PreSchool Classes

Children’s Swim Classes

Adult Swimming Classes

Intensive Swim Courses

Harrogate School of Swimming

Welcome to the Harrogate School of Swimming. Louise Aikman founded and manages the Swim School. She teaches alongside a fantastic, enthusiastic group of fully qualified ASA instructors.

We offer an outstanding development scheme for children aged 3 years old and upwards, following the British Gas Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) Learn to Swim Framework. This plan teaches the fundamentals of swimming using the most innovative techniques, in a fun and exciting environment. The use of toys and games are a big part of our beginner classes. We aim to create a happy and safe environment concentrating initially on water confidence, and building on the necessary skills to develop stroke technique, through to encouraging stamina and advanced strokes.

Swimmers will be continually assessed during their lessons. However, formal assessments are undertaken every term, with badges awarded for successfully completing all skills required. There is a strict criterion for gaining each of the awards; therefore some children may not achieve awards every term.

Group sizes are small so that each child receives the attention they deserve and this enables then to progress at their own pace. Tuition is “hands on” with the extra security of having their teacher in the water with them at the early stages of swimming.

Lessons take place every week during the state school term times. All lessons are 30 minutes. Also intensive week swimming courses take place during the Easter & Summer holidays.

Private and group lessons are available for all ages and abilities by request – we provide for the absolute beginner, to the elite athlete.