Our History

Founded in January 2017, we are now one of the largest swimming lesson providers in York. We cater for babies and toddlers, juniors and adults. We pride ourselves on delivering the highest quality swimming lessons at great value for money!

Our Management Team has over 25 years experience in swimming, ranging from teaching non-swimmers to coaching athletes to an international competitive standard. Our expertise also includes Coach Education, in the form of delivering Swim England Teaching/Coaching Qualifications and collaboration with the International Governing Body for Swimming (FINA) to deliver Coaching Clinics across the World. With this in mind, we pride ourselves on delivering high quality swimming lessons at great value for money.

Why Choose Us

We aim to have no more than 8 children in a class. Those children in the early stages of learning will have two teachers to support them during their swimming lessons.

Our expert teachers are qualified to the highest standards with experience of teaching children of all ages and abilities. They share our passion for delivering fun, effective, and diverse swimming lessons, putting the needs of your child first.

Our lessons take place in a warm, well lit, and clean swimming pool with a balcony for parents and family to sit and watch. There will be no other activities going on in the pool other than lessons. This promotes a safe environment with fewer distractions.

Your child will receive certificates and rewards as he or she progresses through our academy. This encourages your child to work towards tangible goals to aid in his or her development.

Parents/guardians can manage their child's account, make payment and monitor his/her progress via their own personal online portal.

Our passion is to share our love of swimming with everyone. We want to reach as many people as possible. Consequently, we aim to keep our prices low so that everyone can enjoy our swimming lessons at great affordability.

Our Teachers

  • Beth Taylor
    I have been swimming for as long as I can remember. I started…
  • Raie-Clare Underwood
    Swimming is something that has always been very important to me, as it…
  • Amy Taylor
    Swimming has always been a huge part of my life. I first learnt…
  • Josh McDowell
    Ever since I was a young boy, my life has revolved around swimming!…

Our Standards

Fun Swimming Lessons

We implement the Swim England Learn to Swim Framework, an all-inclusive programme designed to take the non-swimmer from his or her first splash to full competence in the pool.

The Swim England Learn to Swim Framework is the refreshed version of the National Plan for Teaching Swimming (NPTS) and uses fun and games to take children through 7 stages. The framework has clear progressions between each stage and children are awarded a variety of certificates on their journey to becoming fully competent.

Our Principles

We put the needs of your child first.

We understand that children are individuals. Our teachers are aware of the different ways in which children learn and deliver a variety activities to cover all learning styles. Content of sessions can be varied to ensure that every child is challenged appropriately.

Your child will be continuously assessed.

We do not put a week aside for assessment. Your child will be continuously assessed weekly to ensure they are continually challenged. Using your own personal online portal, parents/guardians will be able to monitor the progress of their child easily via their mobile phone/tablet/laptop.

You will receive regular feedback on your child's progress.

We understand the importance of a parent's involvement with their child's swimming development. Our teachers will give regular feedback on how your child is doing, what they can improve on, and how you can help. Parents/guardians can also monitor the progress of their child via their own personal online portal.

What We Offer

Our Advantage

Knowledge, Passion, Experience

The combination of our passion for the sport, our world class knowledge of swimming teaching, and our vast experience is what makes York Swimming Academy an unrivalled swim school.