Swim School

Monkton Swim School, based within the outstanding pool facilities at Monkton Combe School in Bath, offer swimming lessons which are delivered using Swim England's 'Learn to Swim’ programme.

At Monkton Swim School, we understand that swimming must be fun and enjoyable. That is why our entire swimming lesson programme is built around the term FUNdamentals. To ensure that we fulfil this goal, children will be encouraged to take part in a wide range of additional games and skill sessions within their normal lessons. 

These sessions may include water safety, lifesaving, water polo, synchronised swimming, diving and competition skills. These skills when put together result in a competent, confident and safe swimmer who has the skill base to participate in a wider range of water-based sports.

All our instructors are Swim England or Swimming Teachers Association (STA) qualified and all hold a lifesaving qualification. We also have our own Tutor who delivers ongoing training and assessments for all instructors.  All our instructors are DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checked.


Swim School

Our current Swim School term dates are:

Tuesday 16th April  - Tuesday 9th July  

Wednesday 17th April  - Wednesday 10th July 

Thursday 18th April - Thursday 11th July 

Saturday 20th April - Saturday 13th July

Monkton Swim School runs group sessions for children of all abilities, from Ducklings through to Stage 8. Book your child's place on the link below, where you will also find more information.

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Please email us if have any queries, or to have your child's details added to our waiting list for next term. To have your details added to the list, please provide us with your child's name, age and current swimming ability.


One to One Swimming Lessons

Do you think your child would benefit from private lessons with a Swimming Teacher?

At Monkton Swim School we believe we can help. We understand that not all children work well in a group environment. As a result of this, we have developed a 1-to-1 and 1-to-2 swimming programme. These lessons are built to meet you and your child’s requirements and can be used to build water confidence, work on stroke technique or stamina or just to give them that extra push to pass and move onto the next stage of the Swim School Programme.

With a number of teachers who actively teach 1-to-1 and 1-to-2, we are sure that we will find a teacher to match your requirements. We will ensure that you get the best possible results out of your private lesson.

Our 1-1 swimming lessons run in the school holidays, book now for May Half Term!

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Please check back for more information for lessons over the Summer.

If you wish to have more information on private lessons please call the Sports Club on 01225 833363.


How the swimming lessons run

Our Swim School Lessons run in line with the school terms and run over a 12-week block. Classes run between 30 minutes and 1 hour, depending on the stage of the class. 

All children are assessed on the NPTS and ILSP criteria and feedback is given at the end of the 12-week course. If your child has passed the stage they will be awarded a badge and moved up into the next stage. The cost of the badge and certificate are built into the cost of the course.

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Intensive Holiday Swimming Lessons

Over the holidays Monkton Swim School runs a number of intensive lessons. These classes will depend on the length of the holidays. The classes will cover different stages of the NPTS but will also include activities such as Introduction to Diving, Water Polo, Lifesaving and Stroke Techniques classes. 

If you wish to have more information on the Intensive Holiday Lessons for the next school holiday, then please call the Sports Club on 01225 833363.


Adult Swimming Lessons

If you are looking at getting into the water for the first time or want to look at improving your stroke technique, we can help. At Monkton Swim School we understand that you are never too old to learn something new and we will endeavour to help you reach your goal. 

Adult Swimming lessons are run on a 1-to-1 and 1-to-2 basis.

For more information or to book private swimming lessons, please email us or call 01225 833363.


Post 16 Vocational Courses

At Monkton Swim School we run a number of Vocational Courses as listed below. If you wish to get more information please give us a call at the Sports Club on 01225 833363.

  • RLSS National Pool Lifeguard Qualification      
  • RLSS National Rescue Award for Swimming Teachers and Coaches
  • STA Swimming Teacher - Beginners Course
  • STA Swimming Teachers - Full Course

STA Swim Teacher Course

The STA Award in Teaching Swimming is the perfect step to begin your exciting career as a swimming teacher and with no previous experience required, you can get started right away.

Start date - TBC

End date - TBC

Enquire now or contact Chloe O'Sullivan on 01225 833 363.