Our History

Originally set up by Becky, with a vision of creating a swim school where quality mattered. Dolphin Academy is a best in class, family-owned and operated, swim school with a history spanning seven years.

After spending her whole life swimming, and coming from parents who were both swimming teachers, it came as no surprise Becky’s dream job was to teach children how to swim! After many years teaching for various companies, Becky saw swimming lessons were missing the complete swimming pathway and wanted to create a place that nurtured swimmers from their very first swimming lesson. She aimed to set up a swim school that could take a baby from their first swimming lesson all the way up to their first competition.

This could only be achieved with carefully planned and structured lessons, and so the research began! Becky wanted to move away from the traditional teaching on the side with large groups of swimmers and have more of a personal touch where each swimmer felt valued and confident. She wanted each swimmer to be taught the fundamental skills with could lead to a competition standard swimmer, and therefore the main focus would always be quality over quantity.

Becky couldn’t wait to deliver the swimming lessons she had designed, and Dolphin Academy was born in 2015. In 2015, Dolphin Academy was just a small hobby with a few swimmers allowing Becky to do what she loved – however it was soon clear to parents we offered something others didn’t. Since then we have helped thousands of children go from little splashers to full dolphins. We hope you'll join us soon to start or continue your swimming journey. Teaching people to swim is our passion and we want to ensure everyone develops the skills and energy essential to succeed as they learn to swim.

Becky, Dolphin Academy's founder, teaching people to swim in OldhamOur founder, Becky