Frequently Asked Questions

At Dolphin Academy our lessons are carefully designed to create strong, confident and happy swimmers with great technique. We offer a unique pre-school class where 2-3 year olds can take their swimming lesson independently without their parents, and we believe this builds the best relationship with their swimming teacher and they can really develop their fundamental skills from an early age.

We teach our small class sizes from inside the water right up until our pre club swimmers, as this ensures we get the most from our swimmers whilst progressing them safely.

Unlike majority of swim schools, we have no head office! You can contact Becky directly, or speak to her at the pool. She prides herself in knowing each and every one of our Dolphins (yes, all 500 of them!) because each of our swimmers really matter to us!

Our swimming lessons are paid for via a monthly standing order, and so there is no need to rebook or worry about making payment at the pool.

Group swimming lessons - £42 per month
1.1 private swimming lessons - £125 per month
1.2 private swimming lessons - £175 per month

You can view our schedule and book via this link: (CLICK HERE)

You can view your swimmer’s progress via our online parent portal, here your child’s swimming teacher will grade their skills and pass their distance awards. Of course, you can always contact Becky for a full update if you have any questions!

Once you see a pass on a set of skills or distance award, you can go ahead and purchase their swimming award via our online shop. Your swimmer’s award will arrive through the post written and signed by Becky.

For optimum safety and to build more of a trust with their swimming teacher, we do not allow parents to watch on the poolside. Our DW Sports Fitness locations have a café area with a television screen showing the swimming lessons and at The Village Hotel you can watch via the seating area through the glass. We find we have great results from this stance, as our children and more engaged and less distracted.

Swimming hat, you can buy ours from our shop
Goggles (for stage 2+)
Swimwear, read our blog on most appropriate swimwear
Hair bobble to tie back hair
£1 for the locker (DW Sports Fitness)
£5 to purchase a locker band to keep (The Village Hotel)

Yes, there is free parking at our locations.

No. Parents only get into the water in baby swimming lessons. Our teachers are inside the water at all stages until pre club standard and so you can relax in the café area instead.

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer alternative lessons if you cannot make your regular slot. We can of course look to permanently move your lesson time, please contact us if this is something you need to do.

Please email [email protected] and request a link to change your card details.

We are always very sad to lose one of our Dolphins, but we understand that sometimes circumstances change. To cancel please give a month notice via email to [email protected]

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