Learn to Swim with the Southampton Swimming Club Learn to Swim Academy.

We offer children’s’ swimming lessons for beginners/non-swimmers; for children who wish to increase their confidence in water; and for those who wish to improve their stroke technique. All swimming lessons are taught by Swim England qualified teachers, under the Swim England Learn to Swim Programme. Class sizes are small so that each swimmer receives close attention and to encourage pupils' rapid swimming development.

Our aim is to:
‘Give children the opportunity to learn to swim by developing confidence and stroke technique in a structured, fun and safe environment’.

We have an experienced team of either current swimmers or swimmers who have hung up their goggles to form a structured: progressive and fun lesson scheme. This will get the best out of your child in both technique and confidence.

The swimming lessons run during term-time and take place at Regents Park Community College in Shirley, Southampton on Saturday mornings and Wednesday evenings, and parents are able to watch these lessons from a poolside seating area.

 Timetable of classes

 Regents Park - 6:00pm


 Regents Park - 6:30pm

 Stage 1-4

 Regents Park - 7:00pm

 Stage 5-7

 Regents Park - 8:30am


 Regents Park - 9:00am

 Ducks & Stage 1

 Regents Park - 9:30am

 Stage 1-2

 Regents Park - 10:00am

 Stage 3-4

 Regents Park - 10:30am

 Stage 5-7

Information about the team

Pete - is a Swim England Level 2 Teacher and the current Learn to swim co-ordinator of the Learn to Swim programme run in partnership with City of Southampton Swimming Club. 

Jess F – is a Swim England Level 2 Teacher and a Swim England level 2 Coach. She is a keen swimmer, who still spends many mornings down at the pool. She is excellent in delivering the technical aspects of swimming. 

Aislinn- is a Swim England Level 2 Teacher and currently still a competitive swimmer. She can often be found also training at the Quays. She is able to bring out the best in children who lack confidence and self- belief. 

Issy - is a Swim England Level 2 Teacher. She is a very competent teacher and has a great understanding of the technical aspects of the sport. 

Nikki – is a Swim England Level 1 Teacher and previously a competitive swimmer who has now hung up the goggles. She is great at teaching children who lack confidence. 

Sophie -is a Swim England Level 1 Teacher. She is able to encourage our new swimmers into the pool. 

Grace- again is a Swim England Level 1 Teacher and still a competitive swimmer again like the other Teachers she can be found training at the Quays. She is good at settling the very young swimmers in to the lessons. 

Jess B- again is a Swim England Level 1 Teacher and still a competitive swimmer again like the other Teachers she can be found regularly training at the Quays. Is good at delivering all swimming strokes. 

George - is one of our current lifeguards 

Lucy -  is one of our current lifeguards 

Charlie - is one of our current lifeguards 

Lessons are competitively priced, paid termly. All lessons take place at Regents Park Community College:

Regents Park Community College
King Edward Avenue,
Shirley, Southampton,
SO16 4GW.

If you wish to know more about the Learn to Swim programme or want a free trial, contact Peter Farmer on: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 07498 736707.

Look forward to seeing you soon!

Learn to swim with Southampton Swimming Club