Swimming Lessons

Dive into our Swim Well program where the journey from 4 months to adulthood is a splash-tacular pathway.

Whether you’re making your first moves or perfecting your strokes, the aquatics adventure promises to be a wave of excitement, fun, and the development of a sea-rious set of life skills.

Swimming Lessons with move Urmston


Dive into a world of swimming fun with our diverse lessons designed for all ages and abilities!

Our fantastic team of swimming instructors are proudly supported by Swim England and hold recognised Swim England qualifications.

Lessons are available Monday to Friday from 4 pm to 7 pm, Saturday mornings, and select Sundays

We’ve carefully crafted the swim school pathway to provide your child with the best instruction, backed by Swim England’s expertise.

Each swimming lesson lasts 25 minutes, and it’s just £27.50 per month (minimum 2 months commitment) or an annual option of £330.

We also offer 1-1 Swimming Lessons £26 and bundle options available!

Our lessons run for 50 weeks a year, with a two-week break at Christmas. 

Swim Well Lesson and Development programme:

Discovery Ducklings

The Discovery Duckling Awards are the start of the learn to swim experience for all children. Discovery Ducklings caters for parents with babies from aged 4 months to 2 years. For children aged 2 to 3 years, the next stage is designed to encourage children to learn to swim through play with a purpose.

Ideal for gaining water confidence while staying close to adult support.

Discovery Ducklings is available at Altrincham and Sale.

Ducklings (Age 3 -4 years)

Brief Overview
Duckling Awards are the next step on from the Discovery Duckling Awards for pre school children aged 3 - 4 years.Ducklings will see children start to move by themselves in the water and will eventually be be jumping in, going underwater, floating and travel 10 metres without support. Duckling classes are available at all sites.

Swim Well  – Main Lesson Programme (Learn to Swim)

This is our main lesson programme working through stages 1 – 7 of the Swim England lesson frame work.

For ages 4+

Stage 1

Brief Overview
Swim England Learn to Swim Stage 1 helps to build water confidence, while introducing water safety skills and the basic skills needed to build swimming ability.

Stage 2

Brief Overview
Swim England Learn to Swim Stage 2 sees swimmers develop streamlining to their strokes and travel without their feet on the floor, using a recognised leg kick.

Stage 3

Brief Overview
During Swim England Learn to Swim Stage 3, swimmers will develop their kicks, on both their front and their back.

Stage 4

Brief Overview
Refining strokes to Swim England expected standards developing kick, breathing and increasing distances.

Stage 5

Brief Overview
During Swim England Learn to Swim Stage 5, swimmers will develop their skills in treading water, learn the correct arm pulls for all four strokes and learn how to do handstands and somersaults.

Stage 6

Brief Overview
Swim England Learn to Swim Stage 6 teaches swimmers how to prepare for exercise, while developing an efficient technique for all four strokes and further developing surface dives.

Stage 7

Brief Overview
Swim England Learn to Swim Stage 7 focuses on fully developing all four swimming strokes, as well as building stamina and improving diving skills.

So now you’re able to swim, you may well ask what’s next?

The develop well programme offers a variety of water based activities to further your aquatic skills, which include learning to dive, essential lifesaving skills, the team game of water polo, synchronised swimming and competitive swimming.

Swim Well – Stages 8 – 10

Brief Overveiw
Develop your skills further choosing from various different aquatic disciplines or the potential to join one of the Boroughs swimming clubs.

Swim Well Programme Options

Choose one of the options from below:

Synchronised Swimming
Synchronised Swimming is designed to encourage children - boys and girls to learn the basic synchro moves whilst having fun and building confidence in the water.

We currently run Synchronised Swimming at Sale Leisure Centre, for more information contact Sale here.

Learn how to save a life and stay safe in and around water. The Rookie Lifeguard programme is developed by the Royal Life Saving Society UK the leading provider for water safety education.

Avaliable at our leisure centres, contact us for more information

Water Polo
A great way for children to become involved in the team game of water polo. Build on your newly acquired water skills developing the basics of the game, how to throw, catch and move with the ball in the water. Great fun!

To play water polo you need to be very fit, strong and fast at swimming; even when not involved in play, as you can’t touch the sides or floor of the pool and must tread water. But there are enough players in a squad for every player to have a substitute to take over for them whenever they want, as often as they need. For more information on joining a water polo team please email Stretford Sports Village Swim Well Manager or visit www.stretfordasc.org.uk for more information.


Dive into the Swim England Learn to Swim Stage 1, where we focus on boosting water confidence, introducing vital water safety skills, and laying the foundation for essential swimming abilities.

Ready to embark on Stage 1? Simply click ‘Book now’ on our online portal to secure your spot. For any other Swimwell stages, feel free to use the enquiry form below.

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