Why Dolphin Academy was started…

Dolphin Academy LLP was set up for one main reason – the owners’ love for the sport. Having both been national swimmers, we wanted to create a swimming school based on our passion and knowledge. Dolphin Academy was originally set up as a small family hobby business with a vision of being able to combine quality and expertise. However, it soon became obvious, to both ourselves and our customers, that we offered what our competitors couldn’t. The demand for our lessons grew quickly and we are now a very busy, happy business!

Who are we?

We are a private learn-to-swim school offering swimming lessons in Oldham and Ashton, Greater Manchester. We are a team of nine, four of which have reached National levels in the sport, one has been head coach for Lancashire, and two have swam competitively. You can therefore rest assured that your child is in the most capable hands: we know swimming inside out!


What do we offer?

We are proud to be able to offer a complete swimming journey, from Aquanatal classes to winning gold! A swimmer’s journey can start with us even before they are born in our Aquanatal classes. Once born, we suggest a small six week wait and recommend you join our Adult and Child classes in Oldham or Ashton.

When learners reach the age of two, children can become independent swimmers and join our Pre-school Swimming classes where they can progress all the way up to our fifth, and final, stage. In the early stages of learning, we only teach in small classes and our experienced instructors are always in the water with our learners.

Our swimming journey doesn’t stop there – for those who have turned into keen and talented swimmers, we offer our Top Squad. Top Squad introduces the competitive side of the sport to learners. As former competitive swimmers ourselves, we have developed key links with swimming clubs in Greater Manchester and we guide our learners toward them.

We also understand that racing is not for everyone, so for those who do not join our top squad, we offer Rookie Lifeguard classes. These unique classes offer our swimmers a chance to turn their years of swimming experience into a lifesaving skill.

Our Partners

DW Sports Fitness
Swim England Swim School MemberThe Village Hotel Club Ashton-Under-Lyne
Mermaid Swimming