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Purbeck Swim School

Our swim school is the most popular in Purbeck, working with the STA's international Learn to Swim Award scheme, we take children from their first splashes and teach them how to become competent, strong swimmers.

Stanley badge awards

As your child progresses through the stages of our swim school they will achieve Stanley Awards. Find out more information on the stages and awards in our swim school.


Lessons are available 7 days a week, 50 weeks of the year and held late afternoons and evenings every week day and on Saturday and Sunday mornings during term time.


Lessons cost £20 per month for one lesson per week on your preferred day or for £23 per month, children can also swim for free during all 'Swim for All' sessions.

To spread the cost, payment is made monthly by direct debit. 

Register your interest

If you would like your child to attend our swim school , please register your interest and a member of our team will contact you shortly to discuss your requirements.

Parent and baby swimming lessons

Suitable from 0 to 36 months, these sessions will take your baby through their very first swimming experience in a calm and safe environment. Parent and baby swimming lessons also offer a unique bonding opportunity for parents with their little ones.


Lessons take place on Fridays from10 January to 3 April 2020

  • 0 to 18 months - 9.45am to 10.15am
  • 18 to 36 months - 10.15am to 10.45am


Lessons cost £38 for an 8 week course.


All courses must be booked in advance. Please contact us to book.

Junior Lifeguard Academy

Fun packed sessions will teach children skills for personal survival in the water, first aid and lifesaving skills as well as lots of fun extras including:

  • inspiring courses, teaching invaluable lifelong skills
  • encourages young people to be active and make new friends
  • teaches your child how to respond well and know what to do in case of emergency

Junior Lifeguard Academy is open to very competent swimmers able to swim at least 50 metres unaided. Perfect for those in Angelfish, Shark or more advanced Swim School classes.


Saturday 9am to 9.30am.


Sessions cost £20 a month.


For more information on our Junior Lifeguard Academy please contact us and a member of the team will be happy to help.

Adult swimming lessons

These courses will take you through the basics of swimming. Join the beginners class if you are a non swimmer or a nervous swimmer to build confidence. Come along to improvers sessions if you are a leisure swimmer looking to improve your technique, stamina and efficiency using front crawl, back stroke and breaststroke.


Wednesdays, running in 4 week blocks from 8 January 2020

  • Beginners 7.30pm to 8pm
  • improvers 8pm to 8.30pm


Lessons cost £36 for 4 weeks.


Contact us for more information and a member of the team will be happy to help.

Private swimming lessons

Private swimming lessons are suitable for those wanting to improve on their swimming strokes or to gain confidence in the water. Lessons are 30 minutes long and are taught by a team of fully qualified swimming teachers, qualified under the Swimming Teachers Association or the National Swimming Association. Now available to block book in sessions of up to 3 months.

They are available for both children and adults either individually or in small groups of up to 3 people.


Private swimming lessons are available in the evenings, at weekends and during the school holidays.


Cost per lesson:

  • 1 person - £18
  • 2 people - £20
  • 3 people - £22


The times of these lessons vary from day to day - please contact reception for more information.

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